Baby Update #7

How far along: 32 weeks, measuring 33 weeks

Baby Bump: You better believe it. And that bump has spread to my rear end and thighs. Weird, because I thought a baby grew in my belly? 🙂

Maternity Clothes: Absolutely.

Total Weight Gain: Here comes the weight…+6 lbs since last visit. BUT I didn’t take my shoes off this time and I was wearing jeans. That’s like 7 lbs of clothes, right? So really, I’ve lost a pound :).

Cravings: really really really cold milk and breakfast items with real blueberries (pancakes, bagels, muffins)

Food that nearly makes me vomit when I think about it: Anything that may cause indigestion…which is basically everything.

Symptoms: Any symptom you can think of that would be normal during the 3rd trimester: fatigue, weight gain, EXTREME insomnia, back aches, Braxton Hicks contractions, emotionally unstable (haha), indigestion, etc.

Sleep: I have discovered that if I eat a bland dinner no later than 5 (to decrease the chance of indigestion) and use lavender lotion at night in combination with sleepy herbal tea, I average about 2 good nights of sleep per week (minus the constant bathroom interruptions).

Movement: Yes! Not quite as spastic as it has been. I think he’s running out of room.

Gender: It’s a boy! Scott is his name. And let’s just go ahead and nip this in the bud: I’m not ok with calling him Scotty.

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: Not getting exhausted after doing something so simple: like walking up a half flight of stairs.

Best Moment: Lily went to my last doc visit and of course she had to know every detail of every thing my doc did. She thought it was HILARIOUS when I peed in the cup! She uses her little doctor kit to measure my stomach and listen to Scott’s heartbeat.

Biggest Challenge: Getting through the day on very little sleep. I am so very blessed that Brent works from home. Although he doesn’t actually work at home all day every day, it’s nice to have him around when he is home. He is such a selfless husband/father and works his rear end off to provide for us and also keep up with his demanding wife and daughter :). He never ever complains. 

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