How far along: 32 weeks
How big is baby: About the size of a head of lettuce, or 17-19 inches long. Weight is around 3.9 pounds.
Newest baby developments: He’s starting to get ready for birth in terms of his position and he should be facing head-down very soon, if not already. He’s also continuing to practice basic life skills like breathing and sucking so that he’s ready for his birthday!
Movement: I’ve been noticing a lot more movement down in my pelvis, if that makes sense. Sometimes I think he’s already turned head-down but then other times I still feel him laying transverse. He’s running out of room, though, so pretty soon he’ll be stuck in that head-down position and he probably won’t be able to move around as much after that. His days of open swimming are over!
Weirdest symptoms: Shortness of breath for sure, and it’s getting annoying to not be able to bend down and pick things up. I literally have to go into full-on squat and then it’s hard to get back up (and that’s if I can see whatever it is I dropped in the first place. My bump is good at hiding things beneath me). I’m feeling more and more like a chubby old lady lol. I can’t even remember what it’s like to not be pregnant. I can’t wait to lay on my tummy again. 🙂
Best moment this week: There were a lot of good moments this week! I got to spend time with friends and family quite a bit, which is always a blessing. We’ve been getting packages in the mail almost every day with things we’ve ordered for Jameson or things other people have been sending us. We ordered our stroller/car seat combo which I’ve been dying for since I was like two months pregnant (Britax B-Agile/B-Safe). We were able to hang curtains in Jameson’s room and his dresser is all mostly organized now! Plus my father-in-law came and helped us install a ceiling fan/light in his nursery, which was much-needed. It’s quickly becoming my favorite room in the apartment! Sometimes I go in there and read to him from his little collection of books. Sometimes I just sit with my back against his crib and look around, imagining my tiny, perfect baby who will be here so soon.
Worst moment this week: Well I threw away our mail key on accident lol. It wouldn’t be so bad except that this is the second mail key I’ve thrown away in the past two months. It doesn’t cost much to replace but I was so mad at myself! I’d like to blame it on pregnancy brain but I probably would’ve done the same thing before I was pregnant too lol. Sheesh! Alex says that when we get the new key, we’re tying it to a brick so I don’t throw it away again.
Cravings: If there are snap peas in the house, I will legitimately eat them all in one sitting. Like I can’t stop. It’s getting ridiculous.
Looking forward to: I have two friends coming to visit from New York on Tuesday! They’ll be here for a whole week, which includes my baby shower on Saturday! Yay!