Weeks pregnant: 32
Baby size: Large Jicama
Total weight gain: +29 lb
Total waist gain: +10"
Physical stuff: Late pregnancy hit me like a freight train this week. Insomnia, acid reflux, fatigue. I've been waking up at 3 or 4am every night and having trouble going back to sleep. If I do fall asleep, it's not long before I have to get up anyway, so then I'm tired all day. I'm also super reflux-y, especially with my prenatal vitamins and iron supplements. I thought I saw a stretch mark this morning, but I'm pretty sure it was just a crease from sleeping. I've never had stretch marks before–I've heard that's a hereditary thing, so that would not be a welcome change. Appetite is way down (although still eating my fair share of Christmas cookies), which is good since I only have 1 pound left that I'm allowed to gain. Also serious spider vein thing going on in my legs. It's gotten worse each pregnancy, and it's pretty bad now. So yeah, lovely.
Emotional stuff: I just need to skip this category for the moment. Too much to even get into.
Baby prep/birth prep: Prenatal appointment this week was very routine. Weight, blood pressure, heartbeat, check, check, check. The girls came with me and got a kick out of hearing the heartbeat. It was cute. I had a great influx of hand-me-down baby boy clothes this week. I had so much fun sorting and oohing/aahing over all the cute stuff.
To do list:
- unpack baby clothes and gear/set up
- write out instructions for helpers who come after baby is here
- make list of people I can call to watch the kids when I need to go to the birth center
- freeze a couple of meals
- freeze lactation cookies/other snacks
- get birth ball ready
- order breast pump through insurance
- dinner/movie with Josh
- meet with birth photographer