Well, my photo this week pretty much expresses how I've been feeling. Exhausted and big. I had just gotten home from a four hour long baby shower...yes, you read that right. It wasn't mine, it was for an Armenian girl who is expecting the day before me (I've mentioned her here before). It was a lovely shower, but four hours is a lot for a preggo to sit through. So by the time I got home I was done for the day. But it was pretty much my last shot at capturing 32 weeks on camera, so I had to do it. Also, I choose to believe that my black cardigan is making me look much larger than I actually am because it's showing no gap between my arm and back...and no, I'm not obsessing about my weight gain, what would make you think that?
So 32 weeks down....8 or less to go! Ohmygoodlord I can't believe I'm SO close! Here's what's been going on in our world the past couple of weeks.
May 1, 2013...but maybe a little sooner!
This Week Baby A...
is growing, growing, growing....he's over 4 pounds and around 17 inches! I can feel him moving like crazy in there pretty much all the time. He's gaining about a half a pound a week at this point, and man can I tell! He has toenails, fingernails and hair. His skin is plumping up and becoming smooth in preparation for birth. He's almost done cooking!
Definitely sleepy and wear out easily....it's super frustrating. Other than that the main thing I'm dealing with is constantly feeling achey. Feet, legs, hips, belly, neck, back, hands...it all hurts all the time. Which leads to not-so-great sleep, which leads to more sleepiness. But oh well! I'm getting so excited that he's almost here that it's beyond worth it at this point.
About 26 pounds. Not terrible. I'm not sure how I keep gaining so much because I feel like I barely eat...could be the fact that I rarely move these days.
I've had a couple of dreams that he's born, and he ends up being a girl, so when we went in for our 32 week sonogram on Friday I told her I needed to be SUPER sure that he's a boy...and he is! We are good to go :)
Cherry Limeades from Sonic, Iced Chai Tea Latte's with Vanilla from Starbucks, Thai Iced Tea....still on my drink kick. I also discovered some smoked brisket enchiladas from a Mexican restaurant right by the house that were phenomenal...I can see that being a bit of a problem.
Goodness...I don't even know how to explain what he's doing. At the moment it feels like he's trying to turn a full somersault and just doesn't have the space...it's actually almost painful. But most of the time it's just a lot of fun to feel all his little kicks and jabs. If he hasn't moved in awhile I can give him a little jiggle and he'll respond by giving me a big kick. So fun.
Not the best...not the best.
He feels like we're getting super close...and getting more excited every day. He's been so helpful lately and so tolerant of all my excessive needs. He even sat through an 8 hour prepared childbirth class with me on Saturday and didn't complain for a second. He actually said he's glad he went because he learned a lot. Such a good daddy!
Our 32 week sonogram was fun! We learned a lot....like the fact that his head is measuring a week and a half farther along than what I actually am, as well as his belly. He's a big boy...which was totally unexpected! I thought we would have a tiny little baby based on how big Arsen and I are. Nope! My doc also said that she'll be surprised if I make it to my due date, which makes me excited! I really want him to be an April baby for some reason...and of course I would love for this pregnancy to wind down a little early if at all possible :)
Looking Forward To...
My baby shower in a couple of weeks! I can't wait to get together with everyone and celebrate our little man. Then a couple of weeks after that I think Arsen's sister is throwing me another shower, so we get twice the celebrating. And then....I'll only be a couple of weeks away from meeting this little guy!