Wednesday, May 8, 2013

bump update: week 32

When I first became pregnant I remember thinking that I'll be 32 years old when I'm 32 weeks along... that felt so far off in the distance and I can't believe that time is actually here! I have 8 weeks, at most, left... and can hardly believe it. I am so excited for the birth of my son, but I must admit that I'm really starting to stress about everything under the sun... from finances to cherishing these last few weeks with just Bryan to managing our parents expectations when the baby comes.... it's all so stressful and keeps me up at night! But all in all, I'm so very thankful for where I am in life and for who we have in our lives. Very soon our little family is going to consist of 3... and Cali.... and I have to keep my eye on the prize -- my 1st child!

Due Date: June 28, 2013

Gender: All things blue!

Movement: Very consistent. Some major jolts throughout the day, but it's obvious that he really likes morning and nighttime... that's when he moves the most. Other than that, his movements look like a minor earthquake eruption taking place. Lots of shaking and rolling of my stomach. I'm pretty sure Cali feels him move more than anyone else :) Also, I don't know for sure, but based on his movement patterns I think he's flipped and is head down, but what do I know...

Feeling: I seem to go go go for days in a row... and then I crash. I'm also starting to feel the reality of what is about to happen, and to be complately honest, I'm nervous.

Food Cravings: None

Food Aversions: Salmon, most all fish and v8

Clothes: Still a mix of pre-pregnancy, new regular clothes sized up and maternity. I'm loving that it's sundress weather and I'm able to wear all of my sundresses again... jeans are getting to be so constricting!

Stretch Marks: Not yet...

Sleep: Sleep is iffy. Some nights I only wake up to pee twice, whereas other nights I'm up peeing all the time, moving around or even wide awake for an hour. I can say that I haven't slept through the entire night in at least a month now.

Symptoms: Frequent urination... like very frequent (thanks to baby boy sitting smack on my bladder). An unusual amount of daytime energy. Faint linea nigra. Pregnancy mask on forehead (my skintone is so uneven). Tailbone pain while sitting. Heartburn is increasingly getting worse. It's getting harder and harder to get up off the couch (I'm so front heavy!). Feeling more fatigue in the evenings. Carrying on the right/lopsided. Hand swelling... I'm afraid my wedding ring will have to come off soon :(

What I Miss: Sunny side up eggs, Eggs Benedict, salami, hot dogs

Best Moment: Having all of my special ladies at my baby shower, 7 of whom came in from out of state for little-ol'-me!

Memorable Moments: 
* 30 weeks - Nursery Progress - The nursery is 90% finished! I still have a few more things to tweak, a fun diy that my friend is helping with and have to decide on a glider... after that it'll be pretty much finished with the "newborn" nursery... once he's mobel some things will have to change. Just call me "Captain get 'er done!"
* 30 weeks - Appointment - My mom was in town and able to go with me. She heard the heartbeat and cried... it was so cute! Everything with my little guy looked great :)
* 31 weeks - Baby Shower - I still can't believe that so many came in from out of state (CA, PA, DC and MO) for me and the baby. Warms my heart to know end!
* 31 weeks 5 days - Braxton Hicks - After a long day of running errands and being on my feet, my 1st experience with Braxton Hicks contractions happened and oh...emm...geeee, those sharp darts of pain hurt! But I haven't felt them since, so maybe it wasn't Braxton Hicks, hmmm...

Aaaaaaaand... who doesn't love an awkward outtake? Yikes!

Cali Update: Cali deserves an update because she's just too darn cute! We're pretty positive that she thinks the nursery is for her... a doggy playroom of sorts. She wants to play with all of his stuffed animals and cocks her head, so intrigued, when we press the buttons on some of his stuffed animals and make them "talk." She's obsessed with his toy bin and often tries to take toys out of it to play with. Heaven forbit we squeak one of the babies squeaker toys... she' goes nuts, thinking it's for her and wanting to play with it so bad. I often catch her laying on his activity mat, trying to take a little nap. Or she'll bat her paws at everything hanging on the mat and it's the cutest thing ever! I put her in the babies crib to sniff it out and she was so content in there that she laid right down. Calz has been my little helper -- every time I'm in the nursery hanging clothes, organizing items, etc... she's right by my side. I'm still not convinced she's going to immediately love the newest addition to our family, but I think, with time, she's going to be just as protective and loving with him as we will be.


  1. You look great! Loved the shower pics

  2. I cannot believe you are already at 32 weeks!!! So crazy how fast that went HA! Well for me reading it went fast LOL
    You look great! And seriously your hair always looks so perfect. Kinda jealous how flowy and full and the perfect curls it has ;)

  3. haha! i LOVE the 'outake'. i felt exactly like you are when i hit the 30ish week mark...i started to over-think, over-analyze and stress a lot. it's totally normal...but totally sucks!

  4. Zantac was a life saver for my terrible heartburn like everyday for the last trimester! maybe that will work for you too!

  5. You're looking great! I promise that the last few weeks go by so quickly and you'll have that baby in your arms before you know it! I think the "getting up 42x a night to pee" is God's way of preparing us for a new baby, but I felt like it was easier to get up with my baby at night than it was to get up a million times to pee. and yes, get some Zantac!

  6. You are absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your little man. Boys truly are the best!

  7. CONGRATS!!! So close, mama!!!

  8. So stinkin' close!!!! Can't wait to meet the little guy!

  9. I know exactly what you mean about getting nervous. I wasn't nervous earlier in my pregnancy, but now that I'm 24 weeks along and it's feeling more real, I'm starting to get nervous about everything too. You will be a great mom and like everyone has been telling me, things will fall into place just fine. Bronx has also been doing some strange things since I've become pregnant! He definitely knows something is up. Last night, he kept laying his head right on my stomach and just resting it there.

  10. I'm new to your blog but I just wanted to say hello, and tell you I love how you love your Cali so much! I'm a couple weeks behind you in my first pregnancy (also a boy- I'm almost 31 weeks) and I have two little fur-babies (a maltipoo and a maltese) that have my heart as well. It's nice to see someone else with the same love for their little dog! They, too, share in my baby boy's toys and whatnot. It's adorable! :) You look great by the way!

  11. You're so close to the end! :) I had to take my wedding ring off. :( The only bad part of spring and warmth coming. Ugh.

    I can't wait to see the nursery!!

  12. Awww you're getting so close!! A little advice regarding parents' expectations - just be honest and clear with what you want. If they're respectful, they will 100% understand, and if they don't well that's their issue so don't stress!! I only wanted my husband in the delivery room, and everyone understood that. My parents live close so they "dropped by" a lot and I ended up just asking if they could call first. They didn't mind! My husbands parents live out of state and that was more of an issue. I did NOT want anyone staying at our house for the first month. His mom took that really harshly but I didn't mean for it to be mean, I just wanted time to recover and adjust. She ended up coming out a month after our baby was born and everything was fine. Just be honest!! Recovery is hard! And you'll be SO tired, you won't necessarily feel like entertaining people lol.

  13. You look great, girl! How precious Cali is spending some time in the nursery and so curious! I know my dog, Kelsey will do the same! So cute.

  14. Looking great!! I am majorly stressing too- I have had 2 birth dreams recently and oh they are not helping with my anxiety at all! My puppy is obsessed with all the baby stuff too- we said we might have to buy 2 of each toy!

  15. I can't wait to see your nursery!! And all of your symptoms....sounds just like me the past few months!

  16. My birthday is in June - and I always think of how close that it is to your lil man's due date. It's flying by! You look like a hott momma :-)


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