Monday, October 14

32 Weeks Pregnant

Since my last post I've gone on a quick getaway with my hubs and a long road trip to Georgia. I've been too busy catching up on life (and sleep!) to post!

27 Weeks

28 Weeks - at our bed and breakfast in Oxford

30 Weeks - at my family shower

32 Weeks

The Bump: I love that my belly is big enough to fill out all of my maternity clothes. I haven't reached beached whale status, but I feel very pregnant, which is fun. I love seeing my belly move, but sometimes I forget it's there and bump into things with it!

How Far Along? 32 Weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss:+25 lbs! It seems like a ton of weight to gain, but I'm just glad to be within the recommend range. I actually lost weight last week despite eating like it's my job.

Maternity Clothes: Aside from lounge clothes and cardigans I'm strictly wearing maternity items now. I got some really cute things from A Pea in the Pod recently. I just wish the weather would cool down because I'm too hot to wear fall clothes comfortably. Oh, and my feet have been swelling enough to limit my footwear choices. I can barely squeeze into my favorite leather boots.

Baby Related Purchases: I received so many amazing gifts on my trip to Georgia! We've got just about everything we need except diapers. Yesterday I went through our baby clothes and exchanged a few things for different sizes. I also bought some basics like socks and pants, as well as an outfit to wear home from the hospital.

Unpacking shower gifts - such a blessing!

Michael's mom made this beautiful quilt in the nursery colors

He'd better be a Georgia fan!

Stretch marks: I don't think I have new ones, but I'm not worried about it. That's the good thing about having stretch marks from growing up!
Sleep: I slept terribly on my trip, but I've been doing better in general. I still feel like I need about 10 hours of sleep, but I'd wake up long before I got it.
Movement: Some days I swear he doesn't sleep! It's amazing how his movements have changed now that he's bigger and running out of room. One day he started getting hiccups and he's rarely missed a day since then.
What I miss: Wearing my wedding ring. My hands swell too much so I'm wearing it on a chain around my neck. 
Cravings: Sweets all the time. I've always had a crazy sweet tooth (except during the first trimester), but now I'm really indulging it!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: It's a BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Heartburn, tired feet, swelling, being hot/sweaty, feeling like I'm going to pee my pants when the baby turns in just the right position.
Belly Button In or Out? In - getting shallower by the day
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy, but also tired and mellow. It was hard seeing so many of the people I love for only a few days on my trip. And sometimes I'm overwhelmed when I think of everything I'd like to do before the baby comes.
Worries: Getting the nursery set up, maintaining relationships with friends that I want to stay close to after the baby comes, changes at work, and planning for a very different holiday season.
Best moments this month: A quick trip to Oxford with Michael, Georgia/Alabama trip to see friends and family, baby showers, and fall festivities with coworkers

Sweet room at our Oxford bed and breakfast

Still waking up at breakfast

Rowan Oak - William Faulkner's home

Eating catfish at Taylor Grocery

One of the adorable dishes at my storybook-themed family shower

Great-grandmothers-to-be at my family shower

Shower thrown by my college roommates


Dinner with Priyal - my other roomie

In Augusta with my fun Doctors coworkers

Sweet, laid-back shower with Berea ladies
Eating lunch with my favorite fifth grader
Holding Thea's baby Nola fresh out of the oven

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa's new place

Fall dinner party with fun friends

Looking forward to: getting things done before my due date
Size of Baby: About the size of a honeydew melon
What Baby's Up To: Growing in length and weight, growing hair, opening and closing his eyes

Less than two months to go!