how in the world are we already past 32 weeks? it absolutely blows my mind that in less than 50 days our little man will be here! we have been busy getting his nursery all ready to go and celebrating with baby showers. he is already so loved and spoiled!
how far along: 32 weeks 5 days
due date: August 2nd
name: we will be sharing once he gets here! we are still debating between a few names!
how have I been feeling?: still feeling really good! I am getting around pretty well and am not even waddling yet! sleeping is getting a little bit tough as I need to make sure that I have a pillow propped under my heavy belly so I stay on my side and don’t get a sore back! switching positions in the middle of the night is near impossible so if I can stay in the same position all night I’m doing good!
cravings/aversions: I am a little sad to say I never really got any cravings. there was one week I wanted cake with frosting SO bad. we went to the grocery store and got a small cake [cupcakes weren’t good enough] had one piece and the craving was gone. my husband would probably tell you that I craved pizza. I do love pizza but now it gives me such bad acid reflux! basically my diet now includes anything that can keep acid reflux at bay. I suppose there is still time to have some crazy craving so I will let you know.
bumpin’ at the lake this past weekend [swim is non maternity from cupshe]
physical changes: the bump is getting quite impressive in my opinion. he is for sure running out of room and his movements are a lot more intense and noticeable which is fun! unless he is crowding my ribs, then its not so much fun. Andrew and I love seeing and feeling him move around and cherish the time we get to just sit and watch our little boy. my feet and ankles are almost always swollen now even though I try to elevate them as much as I possibly can! luckily the doctor says my swelling is normal and nothing to be concerned about.
doctor appointments: over the past month we have had some interesting doctor appointments. at 28 weeks I went in for my glucose tolerance test. [if you are not familiar, you drink an extremely sugary drink and they test your blood an hour later to check for gestational diabetes] the appointment didn’t start off very well as my blood pressure was high which can be a major concern. then I found out I had failed my glucose test and would have to come back to do a 3 hour test to officially determine if I had gestational diabetes. I came in a few days later to do the 3 hour test and it was so awful. i felt extremely sick and light headed and was doing everything in my power to keep the drink down and survive the 4 blood draws. luckily i passed the test and was not diagnosed with diabetes! thank goodness. I went in for my 30 week appointment and again had high blood pressure. because of the two high readings in a row they were concerned about preeclampsia. they ordered blood tests as well as a 24 hour urine test. you really have to swallow your pride during pregnancy. collecting my urine for 24 hours [8 hours of which i was at work] is far from glamorous. they also wanted me to start coming in for weekly ultrasounds to check on baby and make sure all is going well. we were told at this point that if i did have preeclampsia they would not allow me to go past 37 weeks. fast forward to this past week and we found out that all of my lab work came back normal! my blood pressure was also normal and baby looked great on the ultrasound. in fact, he is a healthy 4 pounds already! they still plan to monitor me weekly just to be safe but i think we are in the clear. either way we will not go past 39 weeks. he will be here before we know it! please continue to pray for us! especially that my blood pressure would remain in a good range and that he would pass his ultrasound tests.
nursery: we painted the nursery over memorial weekend and I am so happy with the color! the light cream color really brightened up the space and looks great with our white crib. [i’ll share pictures when it is more finished] in my last bumpdate I mentioned needing new cushions for the rocking chair. I decided to get out my sewing machine and make them myself and really like the way they turned out! my sister in law is coming over to paint the chair white so it matches the crib. right now we are searching for a new light for the room! I really like this, this, and this style. which do you like better?
the finished cushions! I also made a lumbar pillow. my sister crocheted this giraffe. is it not the cutest thing?
i finally decided to get some pajamas that fit so that i didn’t have to wear my husbands clothes. i am all about a cute pajama set and fell in love with this nightgown. i plan to pack it in my hospital bag because it will be great for nursing!
these are the best. they are so comfortable, have great support, and the buckle is adjustable! they are the only sandal these swollen feet fit into and i am so grateful for them.
I love wearing white jeans in the spring/summer so I made sure to get a maternity pair. these fit so well and have belt loops and a button so they look just like normal jeans! highly recommend.