How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 12lbs
Maternity Clothes: Full throttle at this point, reg. jeans just are not comfortable
Stretch Marks: nope!
Best Moment This week? The day Danielle had Tripp, little man was absolutely INSANE with movement! I have never felt anything like it before. He obviously was excited for his cousin to be coming into the world that day. Even Rowdy was blown away with all the craziness that was evident from my belly.
Miss Anything? Having room to breathe, not having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes.
Movement: Like you wouldn't believe.
Food cravings? Nothing really CRAVING, but im digging ice cream a lot these days lol
Anything making you queasy or sick? Mainly beef, raw beef smells like wet dog to me, gross.
Have you started to show yet? Getting to whale status
Labor Signs? 24/7 Braxton Hicks. Doctor says that even though I have them more than "normal", it is a good thing because my body is preparing hardcore for baby to come.
Belly button in or out? This has been quite the phenomenon, it's starting to make its way out. Sometimes when I sit, one edge of it will start to protrude....
Wedding rings on or off? On and loose
Happy or moody most of the time? A little stressed with always working and having school and feeling to unprepared for him to come. His room looks like baby clothes exploded all over it. I'm nesting and wanting everything clean and tidy, but don't have the time to do it and it is driving me nuts.
Looking forward to? These 8 weeks to fly by, my last shower and my prego photoshoot
Funny Moment this week? I would say it was the day Tripp was born, he was just crazy that day. Also, I was out doing my routine 3 mile walk that Friday and people were waving and honking at me, as if to say "You go preggers!"
Everyone asks me how I am feeling and to be honest I feel great usually. I get uncomfortable at night, but I really don't have much to complain about. I have been going to the doctor routinely every two weeks and my weekly visits start Nov. 1st. I L.O.V.E. my doctor. Love him. He has been so supportive of everything I want to do, answers any and all questions I have and always puts me at ease. He takes his time with me, makes sure I know what is coming and what is going on now with my body. He always has a huge smile on his face and is so warm as a person. I have been blessed with such a wonderful doctor!
Little man is already head down and has been for a couple weeks at least, which makes me feel good, no breech baby is great news! He likes to play in my ribs and move around a lot, I don't know if it's because he's full of energy or because he doesn't have a lot of room so he's constantly trying to find more. But I honestly love it, sometimes though in the middle of the night it can be a bit much and I kindly ask him to sleep so that I can get back to sleep. It's a little difficult when someone is constantly kickly, punching and rolling around when you are trying to enter dreamland.
Rowdy's oldest sister, Danielle had her baby last friday! Tripp Bradley Bowers born Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:30pm 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. He is cute as a button and his older brothers are thrilled he's here! Danielle had been having false labor earlier that week and Lacey was concerned she was going to miss the birth. Apparently little Tripp just wanted to mess with his aunt Lacey because Lacey and Poppy's plane landed around 11:45pm and they were off to the hospital at 3am. Just in time! We are thrilled nephew #7 is here!
I've been having dreams about little man being born early, and I'm starting to wonder when he will actually decide to arrive. Everyone I have seen the last couple of weeks have said "WOW, you have dropped!", this is true, but sometimes he floats right back up, doesn't mean much at this point. I have my finals the last week of November, giving me 6 days before his due date of no school. I am fine with him coming early, just as long as it is after my last final on the 28th of November. I am constantly running through my head what it could all possibly be like. Where I will be when it all starts (most likely at work), how long I will labor at home for, how Rowdy's going to react when everything starts, etc. I'm not scared of the pain, simply because I have nothing to reference it to at this point. I know there will be pain, but I also know what that pain is for and how it is working for my body and my son.
I've been really disappointed lately with school, the timing kinda stinks. I want to be a mom, I don't want to be going back and forth to class, home and work. I have to take Sign Language right after he is born and I am not able to take a term off like planned because they only offer ASL once each consecutive term, so I have to leave my little boy while I go to a class I no longer enjoy anymore. Luckily, my mom said she could watch him for us, I just don't want to miss out on anything. Id rather pick school back up once my own are all in school. I know getting a degree is important, especially when you are as far along as I am, but my priorities have shifted to my family, where as school is more on the back burner for me. But I have to finish. Everyone keeps telling me I have to finish. I commend all those who are able to do it, I'm sure those who are single parents think that everything I'm whining about is a piece of cake, but in my own little world it still stinks.
I can't wait for these 8 weeks to just fly by. Our lives are going to change drastically, forever and it is a welcomed change for us =)
Here are some pictures from my first baby shower: