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Pregnancy update | 32 Weeks

MotherhoodSamantha WetterholmComment

Woo hoo, 32 weeks! It is amazing how time feels like it is simultaneously flying by and slowing down. When I think about all the things we still need to do and get, I feel like we do not have any time left. But when I think about meeting our precious baby girl, time cannot move fast enough. Weird, eh?

At 32 weeks, I am feeling quite suffocated and uncomfortable. It is a rare moment indeed when I feel entirely comfortable. Yeah, that “glow” you are seeing is really just sweat. Sleep is becoming more and more difficult. I have been waking up at odd hours with a busy mind and of course, frequent trips to the bathroom. My back, feet, legs, arms, and shoulders { pretty much everything} are achy.

Though the physical discomforts are increasing, I am handling it pretty well. Knowing that all this discomfort is for this amazing gift of life makes it entirely more bearable. Cheesy, I know.

I had another ultrasound and OB visit last week. The wee one is nearly 4 pounds already! Apparently, she has already settled head down. I think she enjoys having her head cradled. My doc now wants me to start coming in every other week. 

Hello blurry little princess.

It’s been about four weeks since my last pregnancy list update so here it goes!

HOW FAR ALONG? 32 weeks.

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: 16.4 lbs {as of my appointment last week}, doc says keep eating since I’m still below average for this stage. She wants me to pack on the extra weight for breastfeeding.

MATERNITY CLOTHES? I bought a few more maternity blouses last weekend. It’s nice to wear clothes that comfortably fit over this watermelon. 

STRETCH MARKS? None.

SLEEP:Sleep? What’s that? I have the combination insomnia of can’t fall asleep and can’t stay asleep.

MISS ANYTHING? Getting comfortable while I am resting on the couch or sleeping. 

MOVEMENT: She is the QUEEN of movement. She has about 4-6 crazy acrobat sessions per day with many stretches in between. Her kicks to my hips are actually quite painful.

FOOD CRAVINGS: MILK! And everything that goes with it {cookies and cereal especially}.

ANYTHING MAKING YOU QUEASY OR SICK? Strong smells. People, when it comes to perfume, less is more.

SEX: Girl.

SYMPTOMS: Heart burn, back ache, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, frequent urination, head ache, slight swelling of my hands and feet, anxiety, hot flashes, and nesting.

BELLY BUTTON IN OR OUT? Finally popped out!

WEDDING RINGS ON OR OFF? On, although they are a bit snug.

HAPPY OR MOODY MOST OF THE TIME: Excited but anxious. I just want to hold her already!

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Picking out a middle name, getting the rest of our baby items, and our second baby shower at the end of March.

Check out all my pregnancy updates here

Sporting one of my new maternity blouses and feeling all glowy.

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