Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 32 Weeks Preggers

32 Weeks

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P weighs about 3 3/4 pounds and measures about 16.7 inches long and is about the size of a jicama!
  • I’m gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to Baby P.
  • She’s going to gain about 1/3 of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb.
  • She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair.
  • Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: Had my doctor appointment on August 2nd. I gained approximately 8 lbs from my last appointment at the end of June. Total weight gained since start of pregnancy: 25 lbs. Keep your fingers crossed… trying not to gain any more than I really have to.

Workouts: ha! This prego lady ain’t doing anything extra walking or lifting outside of what I do at work as well as trying to keep up with my toddler who won’t let me relax when we get home for the day. So yeah… workouts will resume 6 weeks postpartum thank you very much!

Symptoms: 

  • Just being plain uncomfortable – getting more and more difficult to get up from sitting position, from laying in bed… just difficult to move period.
  • Shortness of breath without even walking much or far… Baby P is really taking up a lot of room in my belly.
  • Raging hormones – major mood swings from one extreme to the next.
  • Fatigue. Super freaking tired on the daily.
  • Carpal tunnel and weird cramping in my hands and feet at the most random times

Food Aversions: none I can think of

Food Cravings: everything sweet and bad for your health. Like root beer floats. And cheese. Lots of it.

Sleep: still able to sleep well. No insomnia here. No restless leg syndrome here. *knock on wood*

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? Bought 4 new onesies from work.

And the 4th one – front n back…

How freaking cute is that?!

And from here on out, I will be making purchases for other items I need (and want) for baby. Like new burp rags, wash clothes, bandana bibs, muslin blankets, swaddles, and wearable blankets. And then once I’m on maternity leave, depending on if we get gifts from friends and family, I’ll be finalizing my shopping lists of must haves before Baby P arrives. Lots to do before she arrives!!!

Stretch Marks:  I think I see some new ones. There’s some red marks under what’s supposed to be my belly button. The area itches. I’m pretty sure there will be stretch marks there. *sigh*

Miss Anything?: being able to walk without waddling

Belly Button In or Out?  Very much an outtie

Wedding Rings On or Off? On!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? This week? Pretty chill. And happy.

Any Movement? Hell yeah…

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Totally drawing a blank here. Guess that means nothing really exciting and new has been going on. Except for the growing belly and the constant reminders that I look like I’m about ready to pop. Yup… at this point in time, it doesn’t even faze me anymore. I kind of agree that I’m huge.
 
Looking Forward To? Going on maternity leave! 3 more weeks!!!

Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 31 Weeks Preggers

31 Weeks

 

And, of course….another cute moment between mother and daughter….

 

 

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • She is measuring over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/3 lbs making her about the size of a coconut and is heading into a growth spurt!
  • She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump up as needed fat accumulates under her skin.
  • She is probably moving a lot, too, which can make sleeping a bit difficult because her kicks and somersaults may keep me up – which I don’t mind because that just means Baby P is active and healthy!

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: will give an update in the next post! Since my doc appointment happened at the start of my 32nd week

Workouts: workout? What’s that?

Symptoms: 

  • Major drooling. Yup. Gross but true. I didn’t realize it was pregnancy related but I noticed the drooling for about the last month or so? I don’t usually drool but it never dawned on me that it could be pregnancy related until I saw some article about pregnancy symptoms pop up on my FB newsfeed. But yeah… makes sense. Extra saliva = drooling problems. Go figure.
  • Aches and pains. All over.
  • Pregnancy brain. It’s real yo!
  • Cankles. Swollen because of the heat.
  • Frequent trips to the restroom.
  • Extreme fatigue.

Food Aversions: none

Food Cravings: 

  • Nacho Cheese Doritos w/sour cream
  • Fried chicken. Like country fried yumminess.

Sleep: still pretty good. Even with the bathroom trips, I’m able to go right back to sleep.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? we ordered our maternity photos! Gotta say… our toddler stole the show. As far as baby stuff… will be making purchases in the weeks to come. She’ll be here before we know it… we need to buy some things before that happens.

Stretch Marks: still no new ones.

Miss Anything?: just being able to get in and out of bed with ease!!! Ohhhh the simple things in life we take for granted.

Belly Button In or Out? I think after this pregnancy, it may never go back in 😂

Wedding Rings On or Off? It came off for a couple of days because the heat just made my fingers swell. But they’re back on!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? I would say it was an emotional one. Just a few issues that I can thank my raging hormones for sure. There were some tears shed. Some moments of emotional outbursts. And then even some sadness. I won’t go into detail about the chain of events that led to this emotional rollercoaster ride but I think it’s something that started off very early on in this pregnancy that I just tried to push to the back of my mind. And then I think the anxiety of my fast approaching due date triggered something that just sent me into a state of emotional instability… it wasn’t pretty. But I’m good now.

Any Movement? Yes! Non-stop! She’s definitely running out of room!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Probably the only fun thing this week was getting to see the digital gallery of our maternity shoot and picking out our favorites! I’m looking forward to getting them in the mail so I can put them out on display!

Maternity Collage

Looking Forward To? Going shopping for this baby of mine. Even though we have a lot of things from Ella, there’s still some things we need for our #2. Some people might think we don’t need more stuff but I beg to differ. So I’m excited to go on a little shopping spree for this little princess.