Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hi, I'm Stretch Armstrong

32 Weeks! And the beginning of February means that I'm officially having my baby next month (due date is March 26- so unless he's a week late... and let's all hope that doesn't happen)!
This week marks the beginning of every-other-week appointments, then every week starting at 36. The best parts of seeing the Dr. this week were 
1. Having him suggest a heartburn medicine that ACTUALLY WORKS! My throat doesn't feel like it's on fire all day! I'm in heaven! and 
2. I got a surprise ultrasound! Even though my fundal height measurement has been right on at every appointment, he wanted to just double check that baby boy was growing alright and that my fluid levels were good. The nurse was able to get me in for the ultrasound right then so that I didn't have to worry for a night or 2 before finding out if everything was ok (rookie mom... nerves... hormones... no sleep... a.k.a. I'm crazy). Everything looks perfect (and he is still DEFINITELY a boy)! He's even in the right position for delivery, which doesn't mean a lot since he still has time to flip every day if he feels like it. But hey, if he's favoring that position already, maybe it's a good sign! He weighs 3 lbs. 12 oz already. It is AMAZING to me how much they can tell from the outside. Hooray for healthy, happy, strong little boys!

-Loving how pregnancy is the only time it's socially acceptable to comment daily on how large a woman is getting. I kind of love it.

-Sleeping... sleeping... sleeping... can't stop!

-Finally doing some shopping for the essentials. Got all our nursing gear last night after reading lots of reviews. We felt really cool standing in Walmart comparing notes on breast pumps and off brand Boppys!

-Craving things I never crave. Like that big mac on Friday that I polished off no problem... what can I say, baby wants some beef!

-Learning as much as I can about labor, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care, etc. before he comes... I don't want to mess this thing up!

-Pain inducing kicks. More than once I've uttered an audible "ow, geez!" in public (and much more than once when I'm not in public!). Just talking to my unborn child. So it looks like I'm talking to myself. It's fine.

-Loving the past 2 weeks of jogging. I've had consistently good runs every day of the last 2 weeks, no big cramps, no days where I felt too tired to finish, and no need for walk breaks (keep in mind- the treadmill is at 5.5, slightly under an 11 minute mile. DEFINITELY not a speed racer here!). This hasn't happened in months- usually I have at least 1 or 2 days of the week where I do a lot more walking and have to shorten my distance- which I don't mind- but it is refreshing to get some good ones in there! It's been a pleasant surprise and I'm thankful, especially because now I'm just starting to grow so much so fast that I think before long, the stress on my knees and back will be too much and I'll be a full time walker. 

-Nightly baths so my legs don't swell up- it totally helps!

-Drinking enough water to classify myself as a camel. So. Thirsty.

-"Listening to my body" has taken on a whole new meaning. Yesterday when we were shopping, I hit a point where I REALLY did need to sit. As much as I feel like a big pansy when I have to take a break and hit up the rocking chair section for a few minutes on a trip to Target, it just had to happen. I also can often be seen making smoothies at 2 a.m. and (always be seen) sleeping every day at 4 p.m. Yesterday I didn't take my afternoon nap and thought I was going to die by 9 o'clock. I think I might be 80 years old. Taking it a day (or hour!) at a time seems to be the way to go, and my body is getting really good at telling me exactly what it wants and exactly when to stop!

Right now, Trevor is in Galveston, TX for his last physical therapy school interview. Yes, he is staying at a beachfront hotel without me. He definitely deserves a quick glimpse beach in his life for the one night he'll be there- he's been working crazy hours and dealing with pregosaurus for a long time, and handling it like a champ! Boo, it's boring and lonely when he's not here, even though he's only there for about 24 hours and all I do is sleep anyways. Everything is just better when he's around! I can't wait to hear what he says about the school and how the interview goes! 


  1. you look so cute! i would highly recommend seeing a lactation consult each time you need to feed once the baby arrives. They're free to see at the hospital and help so much! Nothing prepares you for the discomfort and "art" that is breast feeding. :)