Tuesday, March 30, 2010

32w Update: 80% cooked

How far along: 32w.  The end feels very much in sight.  35w is my next goal/milestone, and that’s just three weeks off.  Three weeks!  That’s nothing!  As of this Thursday, we should know what Baby Girl’s birthday will be; I’m so, so excited to get that date on the calendar. 

Total weight gain
: It’s been almost two weeks since my last weigh-in, where I was down a pound.  I expect to be back up one or two (hopefully, no more than that) at my visit Thursday.

General disposition:  Fairly good.  When people ask me how I’m doing/feeling, my general answer has been “just pregnant.”  I can’t really complain outside of feeling big, puffy, and in a constant state of either starving or nauseated (from heartburn).  All my clothes still fit, though even my maternity tops are hardly covering my bump at this point.

I’ve found that I do better with a half-dose of Ambien than a full dose, so other than some unsettling dreams, I’ve been getting much better through-the-night rest. 

Best moment this week:
Unrelated to pregnancy in anyway, it would have to be the weather.  We have had abundant sunshine and mild temperatures.  There is just something about the definitive arrival of spring that just has risen my spirits. 

:  Like crazy. =)  I thought Seth and Duncan were rambunctious; they’ve got NOTHING on their sister. 

Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note: Still having pretty strong contractions, but nothing too severe or regular.  I’ve started to notice some, um, mammary changes, but I guess that it to be expected.  And I take it as a good sign.  With as many problems as I had with nursing Seth, it’s kind of nice to know my body is already getting into gear for Baby Girl’s nutrition needs. 

What I miss : Freedom of movement.  I feel like I have to plan and execute even the smallest maneuver, like getting off the couch. 

What I am looking forward to:
An official countdown to D-day; weekly ultrasounds and time to just “hang out” with my girl.


Mom said...

Just keep her cooking. Love ya

Sara said...

Cook, BG, Cook! You're doing a great job, Mon! I hope tomorrow goes smoothly & I don't have to come down there to kick some medical peeps butts! *hugs* Love you, girl!

Brooke said...

I can't believe how close you are!

Valerie said...

Time is just flying by now, isn't it? I can't wait to see final pics of BG's nursery.

Sending thoughts & prayers!