Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Michelle's 32 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello everyone, it's Michelle blogging a pregnancy update. Wow, time just keeps on moving along! I feel like Hadley is going to be here so soon! Jen keeps reminding me that I do still have 8 weeks, it just feels like it's creeping fast! 

How Far Along: 32 weeks

Size of baby: By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.


Total Weight Gain: about 20-23 pounds 

Sleep: Well, laying on my left side just isn't that comfortable! I like to toss and turn, move around, sleep on my back and apparently that's not allowed. I'm sleeping, just want to be able to sleep more comfortably.

Symptoms: My back has been hurting a lot lately. My sciatica is still bad, but now my whole back hurts. I can't sit comfortably at all. I last like five minutes on the couch (like right now it's bad). I really don't know what that's from, it's my upper back like I have bad posture, but I'm sitting up straight?

Cravings: Really no cravings besides desserts.... something weird though... I am finding that every time we go out to eat, I don't like my food. I don't care for any of the chicken and I find something wrong with everything I order. Sometimes I get it and I eat nothing of it. I keep saying it's San Antonio food, because I liked all my food in NY! James said he just thinks something weird is going on with my tastes, because he's enjoying it just fine. We've had to get me "second dinners" because I haven't been eating properly. Our conclusion is that we just aren't going to go out so much, because I waste money :) 

GenderHadley Emilia

Movement: She's a crazy mover, she moves a lot when I lay on my side or when I'm hungry. She sometimes does BIG movements that startle me, I'm not sure what she's dong in there? She got the hiccups for the first time last week! I've been waiting for them, it was neat.

Maternity Clothes: Yup has to be, all my t-shirts are even getting too tight and short

Best Moments this past week: We've been super busy with baby stuff this last week. We had a breast feeding class and child birth class. They were both very informing. We got the hospital tour with the child birth class and I was pretty impressed. It's a very nice new facility. Nice "wood" like floors which make it feel very elegant. Private rooms for everything and you can do "room service" for all your meals. There's no set times to eat and you can order  from a menu. It's also the only hospital in our area that allows clear liquid all the way up through delivery (not c-section). They also try their best to only medically induce and not do "happy hour" births (where Drs. schedule inductions at 5pm on Fridays so they don't have to deliver on weekends). It's a weird set up because the midwives/doctors (or residents) I see in the clinic are not who deliver. One of them out of the bunch might, but generally not. It's a teaching hospital too, so you have a lot of residents and others that will be assisting/helping (which I guess there are pros and cons for). We did not care however to watch the video with FOUR child births... as if I wasn't nervous enough, now we have to add traumatized. 

What I'm looking forward to: We decided to do the optional 3d/4d ultrasound. We had our appointment LAST Saturday, but little miss Hadley must have picked up on her cousin Max's naughty tricks and decided to be a little complicated :) We learned some great news though, SHE'S HEAD DOWN!! horray!! Since Max was frank breech, I was sort of expecting Hadley to be a little like that as well, but nope. She's squished up to my right side with her feet/booty right up into my rib area- which is nice when she does kicks haha. The ultra sound technician wanted to do a rescan (for free) because her face was pushed up against my right side and we could only get profile shots. She also kept putting her hands in her face and her hands on her knees (she's so cute already!) She has some hair on her head that we could see, not clear on how much, but it's there. Hopefully she'll cooperate more on Thursday and then I'll post some pictures! We also have our maternity photo shoot coming up next week!

Milestones: We ordered Hadley Emilia's crib bedding! I'm having a lady make it from etsy, it won't come in until probably after Hadley's born, but we won't need it then anyway. I will do a little mock up to show you in a different post, along with the room choice we decided on. Happy Fall everyone! James and I celebrated by going out to a corn maize, hope you're enjoying your Fall with maybe cooler temperatures than us (we're still at 90). 



She's really popping out now! 
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3 comments:

Jen said...

Hadley looks so cute in these photos, oh and so do you! I loved reading about it all. The weeks will go by fast and you're keeping busy with all your things leading up to her arrival. Can't wait to hear about your photo shoot.

Gigi said...

This is all too exciting! I can't wait to meet Hadley. You look so beautiful and healthy. Keep up the good work.

Emerson kelly said...

Hadley looking gorgeous and active in these photos. keep it up!!
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