Monday, October 26, 2015

Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks

I'm officially eight weeks away from my due date. Eight weeks sounds SO long to me. But in days, I only have 51 more to go and that sounds really close. So for my sanity, we're counting down in days now.

32 Weeks
Usually I'm loving this part of the pregnancy, but this third one is a ringer. Everything hurts and I feel like I can never breathe. Sleeping is hard to come by, which was never a problem in past pregnancies, I battle continuous sinus headaches, and I have constant heartburn that is now also bringing back the nausea. If heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair, I'm going to give birth to a monkey.

I tried to take a prenatal vitamin a couple days ago and it made me so sick, I've sworn them off permanently. Seriously so sick that I drove to my moms so she could possibly watch the kids while I went back to the doctors, even though I was there earlier that day. It was TERRIBLE. Luckily, the distraction of driving and talking to my mom helped calm things down and I didn't have to go in.

I am loving the rolling and kicking of this baby. He's still as active as ever and really responds to touch. If I press on my belly I can usually always expect a kick in return. If I lay on my side, he always is kicking the side of my belly that is resting on the bed. When I fold my arms on top of my belly at church he likes to give me a good jolt, like "get off me mom!" Even the doctor laughed because when she was finding his heartbeat, he gave the wand a good kick. Those small things make all the pains worth it.

At my last appointment I had gained four pounds this last month, and I'm measuring 31cm, which is a week behind. But, of course, the doctors just chalk it up to my being tall and say I could be hiding a huge baby. Who knows these days. I'm always flipping between worrying my baby is too small and not getting enough nutrition, or worrying he'll be huge.

I've been organizing and re-organizing the baby's room and the rest of the house, but I still have some more to do and what I have done still doesn't feel quite right or very clean. I'm going to spend the month of November really getting down to the nitty-gritty.

Remember that crib fiasco with the missing screws? Well amazingly, the company that runs the app that I bought the crib off of sent me a message saying I never should have had to deal with such a debacle, and had someone bring me a gift for my troubles.

I was so surprised, and pleased. It wasn't Varage Sale's fault and yet they somehow noticed the issue without my saying anything, and made up for what happened! It was the sweetest thing! And now I have a cute little pot full of baby supplies. Amazing.

After seeing how the kids interacted with my friend's newborns (twins), I was a little worried. Ammon was pretty rough with their heads. So we had a family home evening about all the changes coming and also had the kids practice holding babies.

Ammon wasn't quite sure what "support the head" meant at first. But with some help, he caught on.

Of course, practicing with plastic babies is quite different than the real thing, and I'm not sure how much they actually got out of the lesson, or will retain, but it was adorable. And I think they understood a little bit better some of the changes that will be happening.

As for the changes happening already - I've still been attending exercise class, but I don't know how much longer I'll last considering Zumba just kills my pelvic ligaments so it's hard to do any of the moves, and the Boot Camp class leaves me worn out and sick for the next two days. I REALLY don't want to give up the boot camp class because I love it so much, so I'm supposed to modify even more than I already do, but I find it hard to remember that when I get in the groove and the familiar "push through the pain" drive comes back. But if I can't slow down I won't be able to go at all. My doctor says my blood pressure is probably dropping too low from my heart rate going to high which is why I've been getting sick afterwards. What a drag. My mom says I need a reality check and to accept that I'm pregnant.

I just hate that jello-leg feeling that I always get at the end and I notice that exercising helps keep it at bay. When I go too long without working out, it creeps in real fast.

However, safety for the baby comes first, and if I can't modify enough these next couple of weeks I'll just have to stick to yoga, walking, and lighter cardio workouts at home. Considering how sick I am of all my videos already, I think I'll just turn into a couch potato.

1 comment:

  1. That is great you got a gift from the place that sold you the crib!! How awesome! Also, I love the idea about having an FHE on how to properly hold babies. Abby is pretty good with other babies, but I wonder how Madalyn will be!! Also, that is great you are still rockin zumba and boot camp. I probably would have given up boot camp months ago!!! That stuff is hard. I sure miss our workout days. They still do Zumba on Friday mornings, but I'm too chicken to go by myself in a stake I'm not even a part of!! Haha. Can't wait to see your baby boy in just 8 weeks. Although, I will be quite jealous as I've been done being pregnant since about week 12. Haha.