Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Baby Bump: 32 week Update!

Week: 32 weeks and 2 days
Weight gain: 40 lbs so you are keeping track that's 4 lbs in 2 weeks...guess she had another growth spurt!
Baby's sex: Another Team PINK!
Baby's name: The name has been decided but Special K wants to wait until the birth to announce this time.
Sleep: oh I miss being able to go to sleep and sleep all night.  Lately my trouble has been having to wake up to roll over and can I tell you the pains I feel while rolling over are enough to wake the dead!  I try not to make any sounds when I roll over and wake up Special K but sometimes it happens. :(  I've been going to be earlier to make up for the waking up in the middle of the night...that seems to help but I'm still exhausted!!
Movements: Still lots of movements! I can tell they are different now that she is losing more of her room in there but she is still moving a ton!  Love it all!
Labor Signs:  None.
Maternity Clothes: I've been all about comfort!  Still loving the Blanqi support tank! I still wear a couple non-maternity t-shirts and I've started to wear some of SK's t-shirts because they are comfy and cover the belly.
Big Sister Carmen: She is doing great!!  I hope she stays healthy like she has been!  She's been so silly lately and learning new things EVERY day!  She's been reading, singing, kissing, and hugging the baby still and it's so adorable! Love how good she is with her dolls and really hope that she is as great with her baby sister.
Past couple weeks: As I mentioned 2 weeks ago...even though I was having aches, pains, and such I was still feeling overall I'm counting down.  Exhaustion has hit and it's been a struggle staying awake throughout the day.  I'm just getting closer and closer to being done.  I'm focusing my thoughts on the prize here but I'm pretty ready to be done with being pregnant.  I know I have at least 6-8 weeks left but I have a feeling it's not going to be a super easy road.
I visited the chiro last week and he couldn't really adjust me much, he did recommend getting prenatal massages for my overworked muscles through his office every week the remainder of my pregnancy which is COVERED under my insurance!  He said I could start with 2 so naturally this week I had my first one on Monday and scheduled one for Friday too!! The first one was amazing and while it helped my hips and legs feel SO much couldn't take all the pains away.  It did help enough that I'm all for going twice a week for this week and next week and then I'll go once a week until I deliver!  The lady was great and helpful!  Gave me some things that Special K can do too!
Doctor's Visit: Today's apt was with one of the doctor's I usually say is my least favorite BUT today I really liked her.  She was nicer than she's been in a while.  She also said some supportive things this time and not the usually comments that come out of her. :)  She asked me how I was doing and pretty much said that all looks good and that my pains are normal...which all the doctors have said but I still mention them because they are there.   I had a little scare with really low blood pressure last week but she said that is ok and that it's nothing to be concerned about.  My blood pressure was normal today and she said I've run low a couple times but nothing too low.  She said if I start feeling faint then they need to know but otherwise not to worry.  She also said my iron levels were great, which surprised me since I've been so exhausted.
When she measured my belly, it's measuring 34 weeks!  She said that it's fine to measure a couple weeks bigger or smaller but if the measurement increases then they will want to do an ultrasound to guess weight.  CGR always measured about a week smaller and she was 7lbs 4 oz when born 2 days the doctor said be prepared for this baby to be bigger.  The doctor and I both agreed the ultrasound guess weight wouldn't change my plan to wait until I'm in labor and try to go natural like I planned last time.  I'm open to the epidural(which I got after 14 hrs of labor with CGR and no progression past 3cm in that time) but I don't plan to have it unless I feel I need it then.  While she's not my favorite doctor, she knows that I don't want to be induced and will only ok being induced if it's medically necessary or if I'm still not in labor 10 days after my due date.
That being said...I do plan to start doing everything in my power to naturally encourage this baby to come out starting March 23rd!   My sisters will all be off work/school that following week on spring break and I think it's a great time for this girl to join the family!  Now...last time I swore CGR would be early since I had braxton hicks for over a month before she was born...but that girl held on!  So, I won't really be surprised if it's April 9th and I'm still pregnant.  Like everyone says, it's all in this baby's hands and only God knows when this baby is to be born...hope they are both listening!
Next Doctor's Visit: Feb 27th is the next OB apt.  Massage apts have been scheduled for Feb 15th, 18th, and 22nd. :)
Looking forward to: The massages!!  Oh they are so fantabulous!  I'm also looking forward to getting closer to my due date.  I've been trying not to rush the last weeks of Carmen being an only child but I often ponder what it will actually be like when the new baby is in our lives.
Todos: Same as 2 weeks ago...since nothing got done! Sort through Carmen's current drawers and remove any clothes she no longer fits into. BIG things that have to be done soon are to find and clean the cover on the co-sleeper/pack-n-play and the carseat.  Look into getting a rock n play sleeper and a Baby K'tan.
Overall, I'm still feeling good.  Getting more and more ready to have a baby in our lives and not be pregnant but I'll make it there.  Just need to take it one day at a time and focus on the end goal. :)

I posted the following picture on Facebook 2 weeks ago but I wanted to post here too...this is a comparison of my 2 pregnancies.  The left is CGR at 30 weeks and the right is Baby Rush #2 at 30 weeks...I can't get over how different they are!

Thanks for reading another baby bump update!!

Happy Wednesday!  

Anyone have any guesses on my delivery date?  I've given you as much info as I know...we can start putting out our guesses now. :)


  1. Hooray! I'm glad massages are covered and hope they really help you relax a bit. You already know I love the compare/contrast photo from CGR, so...


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