// 32 weeks//
Happy or moody?
I decided to start with this question today. This morning I needed extra time and sleep before coming to work. I feel like I’ve been fighting a bug and sometimes my body just says no. So I took my time, snuggled in my blankets, got ready with my hus, and headed out to starbucks before work.
I sat in the starbucks drive through with the rain coming down hard around me. And my eyes well up. As they do a lot. The third trimester has been easy, except for hormones. Oh you lovely hormones.
I sat in my car and thought “I love the fall”. And I realized we have a lot in common. Some days I feel sunny and others it rains in the middle of the afternoon for no reason. Some days are dark and gloomy and other days the sky is ablaze with color. Fall is a time of change and anticipation. It’s unpredictable. This is how I am.
It takes a lot of patience and a lot of attention, but the change that happens is worth it. We will both emerge into winter, where I’ll leave behind an old self - leaves fallen - and I’ll emerge a budding mother. And by spring, hopefully our little family will be thriving. So let’s be patient, enjoy the changes, and look forward to the time we get to snuggle in together while we grow and watch the snow fall.
How far along? 32 weeks today! Hello, November :)
Baby’s size? About 4 pounds. Read more.
Days until next doc appointment? 2 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? About 25 pounds. Feelings about my body can be a total roller coaster - as with just about everything right now. :P Most days I’m so thrilled by my pregnant body. I hardly even notice how much I’ve grown. I can stare in the mirror forever amazed at how my body is accommodating this little growing person. Other days it feels like I’m carrying an elephant on my back and my joints and muscles are crushing under them. I can be so discouraged at my inability to do simple things without a serious amount of effort and loss of breath. I worry about if I’m okay - eating too much? exercising enough? getting enough protein? too much sweets? But, I think all in all I’m doing okay. We’re both healthy and most days feeling great!
Maternity clothes? Why don’t my rain boots fit?! WHY? Not cool.
Stretch marks? Yes, more on the boobs. Less discouraging this time though. Still none anywhere else!
Sleep: The dreams…oh the dreams. I had a dream there were two babies in my belly, and I only registered and bought stuff for one of them! I was so upset in my dream..I was even calculating day care costs for two versus one. Ridiculous :P
Best moment this week: Going to the pumpkin patch, seeing friends, going to a Zags game…doing things that will be harder to do in a short while. :)
Movement: Still rockin’! I hope her movements will be more consistently felt from the outside though. She’s so deep that it can be hard to share the joy with others who want to feel her.
Food cravings: Not really. Still learning how to adjust to the shrinking space for my stomach.
Anything make you queasy or sick? Eating even slightly too much or drinking too much makes me feel awful.
Have you started to show yet? Silly question. I’m all sortsa show.
Missing anything? Energy and stamina..the usual. I miss the independence…sometimes being so reliant on Donald or other people can wear on me.
Labor signs? .Nope.
Belly button: Innie ya’ll.
Wedding rings on or off? On more often than not…maybe it was the summer weather.