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32 Weeks Down, 8 More To Go!❤


Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 31-32:
I actually had to sit down with a planner and write what I did on each day this past week because I have been so busy! Between Brayden's appointments, my baby appointments, my biopsy, trying to pack to move and keeping up with Luckless... this momma is ready for hibernation

Last Thursday I finally broke down and had a mini panic attack but after hugs from my momma and remembering that it could always be worse I got up, brushed my self off and carried on. When I look at my life from a perspective I see how lucky I really am. I have an AMAZING man who has stuck by my side through thick and thin. I have a healthy baby boy who is way advance for his age and loves me more than I could ever imagine. I have a perfect baby girl in the womb preparing to make her appearance any day and most of all I have people who love me and always give me the strength I need when I am feeling down.

Besides being sleepy all the time and napping at any chance I have this week has been pretty easy. I have managed to avoid restless legs this pregnancy so far and besides catching a 24 hour stomach flu I have no complaints. My breast is still a little tender and bruised from the biopsy but not as bad as I had anticipated. Lets face it... we all worry about our "girls" when it comes to getting needles shoved in them. The pressure on my pelvis has eased up a little as she plays kick boxing with my ribs these days, but that's okay. I try not to complain about her movement or being in pain because I know there are so many moms that would have killed to be able to carry their babies a little longer in the womb. I cherish every back ache, uncomfortable car ride, sweet craving, rib kick, heartburn nightmare and stretch mark I get while carrying my baby girl.


SYMPTOMS:
Uncomfortable 
Frequent urination
Braxton hicks
Sore breasts
Blotchy face
Sore back at night
TIRED
Dry Hair
HEARTBURN
Cramps
Itchy abdomen
CONSTIPATION

This week's big developments: She's starting to get ready for her big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these past few weeks, it's all about practice, practice, practice as she hones the skills she'll need to thrive outside the womb — from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck her thumb for a while now. Something else to note: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby's skin, she's becoming less transparent and more opaque.

Your body week 32 of pregnancy: To accommodate you and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. With your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often.



Weight Gain/Loss: +12 pounds Sleep: I have actually been getting a lot of sleep yet I am still exhausted ALL THE TIME.
Best Moment This Week: The best moment this week was getting Brayden back to almost 100% healthy. I can't wait to have things calmed down. This past month has been horrible. He also says Mama and Mum now. Melts my heart!
Movement: I always thought she really low but lately she has been bulging more at my ribs. I suppose it makes sense since she is head down now and getting ready for birth. Her little legs are always moving around. It's okay Elena keep pushing moms boobs up and making them look perky. I like the extra lift. (;
Food Cravings/Aversions: This week I haven't had a big appetite but when I am hungry I am STARVED. Matts grandma made us sauerkraut and pork. I pigged out on it! Matt has also made me orange soda and vanilla ice cream floats the past two nights. I KNOW I'M CHEATING MY HEALTHY DIET. But it is SO GOOD!
What I Miss: I have to say I still miss just not being pregnant. I love everything about my bump and feeling her movements but I am ready to have my body back and get back to speed. Im not use to being slowed down! And lets face it my sex drive is not anywhere close to what it use to be. Poor Matt. Hard to be "in the mood" when you feel like there is an elephant laying on your lungs.
Stretch Marks: My mother has stretch marks so I knew I would get them. I apply lotion like crazy but I know that I will still get them. I may not have a perfect body anymore but I already have one perfect child and another on the way!
Mood: Earlier this week I was crazy emotional and dropping my basket but the past few days have been getting better and I am finally feeling like the world isn't on my shoulders! I hope things continue to ease up on us.
Labor Signs: I am trying to remember what day it was. I am thinking it was last Wednesday. But suddenly I got horrible cramps so bad I had to get on my hands and knees to ease the pain and breath through them. I started to time them to make sure it wasn't contractions. They were about 40 seconds every 4 minutes. I messaged my midwife and told her what was going on and she said it could be a stomach bug but if it got worse go to the ER. Sure enough not even a half hour later I was projectile vomiting in the toilet for about 5 minutes straight. Once I threw up the contractions eased up and baby girl and I were feeling amazing by the next morning! After getting that brief view of contractions again I can say I am getting a little nervous for labor again. PUT MY BIG GIRL PANTS ON BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE 56 DAYS TO GO!
Upcoming Appointments/Events: Friday is my appointment with my midwife! I got my results back from my biopsy and they said I was A-OK! I couldn't be more relieved. What I look forward to: Moving into our town house, My baby sprinkle, Brayden's first birthday, the birth of my baby girl and marrying the love of my life.

Weekly Wisdom: When your life is pulling you in every direction, take a deep breath and forget where you belong. Just think of where you wanna be.

Starting weight 119lb - Starting waist measurement 31in.
I am now 131lbs and 39in
Had to include my handsome little man.
So bitter sweet.
He is growing up WAY too fast.
I will be doing his 10 month update very soon!

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