Monday, May 13, 2013

Bump update! 28 - 32 weeks

20 weeks on the left vs. 30 weeks on the right.  Wow!  Hello belly!
How Far Along: 32 weeks.  8 months!
Size of baby: a honeydew, 19 in, 4.5 lbs.
Total Weight Gain: too much :(  yuck.  
Maternity Clothes: pretty much everything I wear except for some workout/yoga pants.  I can't go out in non maternity tops (and probably shouldn't wear them around the house either).
Gender: We had another ultrasound at 29 weeks to check the status of my placenta previa problem.  Tech, Dr. and midwife all confirmed it is undoubtedly a boy!
Movement: Oh yes.  I'm thinking he still has plenty of room in there for tons of fun.  He's getting strong!
Exercise:  Because I still have placenta previa my Dr and midwife have made me swear off running, riding and anything "strenuous" for the rest of my pregnancy.  I'm super bummed because I love being active, but I will have to make due with yoga, walking and swimming in my pool.
Sleep:  Still awesome.  I do feel more tired these days.  It could have to do with working my tail off on the new house. 
What I miss:  I'm ready for a cocktail.  A big one. 
Cravings:  I finally have a full kitchen again.  Movers came and I'm excited to have things again like my blender, keurig, toaster ... you know, plates to eat on. All that good stuff.  I crave avocado, watermelon, sweet potatoes, peanut butter on apples or bananas.  Eating healthy and organic is so much easier stateside.  I'm enjoying getting to cook again!
Symptoms:  I'm feeling so awesome.  It's great.  I do get puffy hands and feet if I do too much by the end of the day.  I feel huge, as in massive.  Baby boy is super active and I adore him already.  I only get minor braxton hicks when I do too much and get totally stressed out.  It's only happened a couple of times but it's like a little alarm that tells me to cut it out and relax. 
Best moment this week monthOk - big ones here!  We moved into a new house.  It's great!  And the pool out back is the shiz.  Our movers came with our stuff after being in the house for about 4 weeks.  I was overjoyed and totally overwhelmed.  We have way too much crap.  I think I have the nursery almost done.  Pictures and a post on it coming soon.  This is not the best thing, in fact it was the opposite for me, but my placenta previa has not resolved.  I have to schedule a c-section for when I'm 29 weeks around June 27.  That's only in 6 weeks, eeep!  The crappy, depressing side is that I wanted so much to have the natural birth I've been planning and hoping for.  I won't get to let my body do it's thing, I wont get to put my big hips to good use (I mean why else have I had to suffer with these huge baby makin' hips my whole life!?), I wanted ... something so different then a totally surgical birth.  Surgery terrifies me.  And for about a week I literally couldn't even talk about it without crying hysterically.  But, on the flip side, I'm so glad that with modern medicine the doctors can do something to save my baby and me.  The baby would die if I tried to give birth and I might too.  So, surgery is a much better alternitive.  I have a doula that is going to help me get ready mentally for the surgery and I am going to get as prepared as possible for the surgery and recovery process. 
What I’m looking forward to:  I can't believe that my baby boy will be in my arms in about 6 weeks.  

Here are belly pics from the last few weeks!  

On the porch of our new house!

Loved getting to see this beautiful boy's adorable face/legs/arms/belly - all of it!  I cry every time.

Pensacola beach!

I kind of look hot and sweaty... pretty much the case constantly this pregnancy.

This was from yesterday, Mothers Day!



Heather said...

Happy Mother's Day! Can't wait to see the nursery. Glad you got your move done. You never realize how much crap you have until you have to move it.

As for planned csection. I didn't want it either but had a breech baby. It went great.

Best wishes to you as you await your puddin!

Kaitlin said...

You look fabulous! Such a cute preggo.

That's wonderful that you're feeling so great!

As for C-section, that is bummer news if you were hoping for natural. You know you have Aliya and I if you have any questions/need recovery tips!

Big hugs!