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32 Week Update

32WeeksI just had my 32 week appointment at Inanna today.  I can’t believe I only have 8 weeks to go!  Our graduation from birthing class is next Tuesday, so I guess we should be ready after that.  We’re physically prepared in that we have a house, diapers, a car seat, a few clothes, and a way to feed him.

Here are answers to the most common questions I hear for this point in my pregnancy.

1) Weight gain? My goal to stay under a gain of 25 pounds is pretty much shot.  I weighed in at a gain of 24 yesterday.  My midwife told me to cut out more bread products.  That’s going to be hard.  Most of what sounds good right now is carbs.  :(

2) Cravings or aversions? Not so much.  I do have to watch my protein intake, though.  I get really light headed if I don’t get enough.

3)  Boy or Girl?  Name? We had another sonogram on May 28th, and actually got to see the proof that this child is most definitely a boy!  We have decided on the spelling of “Grayson.”

4) Is he kicking? YES!  Often. For awhile he was content to jam his head up under my right rib.  He was actually in a breech position at the sonogram, but was head down at my appointment today.  As I write this, he must be flexing his back muscles.

5) Belly button? It’s pretty much gone.  There’s still a small indention that I would call an “innie.”

7) How am I feeling? I’m very tired and finding it more and more difficult to do physical activity.  Since we bought the house, I really want to be out in the yard clearing up the weeds, but I just can’t bend over to do the work.  It’s too uncomfortable.

8 ) What are you doing with the baby’s room? Now that we own the house, we will be doing something with the second bedroom that includes a place for baby.  We are still working on a plan.  Grayson will sleep in our room for a few months, but we are getting a crib and some storage furniture for baby stuff to go in the second room.  However, Grayson will still have to share with Daddy’s office space.   There is plenty of room in there for both of them.  We’ve registered for some nice long baby gates to divide the room.  We’ve even discussed painting a shade of blue.

9) How are you sleeping? I sleep good while I sleep, but I’m waking up a LOT to go to the bathroom.  I also wake up several times and have to turn over because my legs ache.  I had a good system with my pillows up until last night when I had to add another one.

Posted June 10th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

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