Tuesday, November 5, 2013

32 week update... Surrogate Side

Date: November 5th, 2013 (Happy birthday, J!!!)

How Many Weeks:  32 weeks!

Total Weight Gain:  19lbs.  We are consistently gaining a pound a week.  Not sure how I feel about that, but I'm not sure what I can do about it...  Maybe cut out my sweets?!  LOL!  Well, K&J will have to stop giving/sending me all the pastries and cookies!!!  Just last Friday when we met up for our ultrasound and OB appointment, K gave me a huge box of Halloween/Thanksgiving sugar cookies!  What sweet people...  I'm so lucky. However, my waistline may disagree...  (wink,wink)

Baby Size:  Squash

What is going on with this baby:
  • He's getting ready for his descent -- he's likely in the head-down position now.  NOPE!  The ultrasound confirmed that he is, in fact, BREECH; which explains my newly revisited kicks to the awkward girlie regions.  I think he had flipped, though, because there was a period of time that I wasn't being bombarded with his tap dancing routines on my goodies.  That said, I am hoping that he flips again soon.  We don't want to deliver a breech baby!!!  I wonder if we can still deliver vaginally if he is breech?  I'll have to do some google research.  
  • And he's probably feeling a even more cramped.  Yes, definitely more cramped.  Poor guy!  But, ultrasound also indicated that he was a "normal" sized child.  I say "normal" because in comparison to my own 2 previous monstrous deliveries, this child will not be an above-average size...so far at least! 
Maternity Clothes:  I don't wanna wear these anymore.  Can I just wear my comfy jammies from now on?  Actually, we just had spirit week at my job and I couldn't bring myself to participate in Pajama day...  What if something crazy happened?  I'd be in my jammies and looking like a fool.  But, I would have been very comfortable and nothing crazy happened.  I have no school spirit.

Sleep:  Still going really well.  The leg cramps really flourish during this time.  It's like they are conniving little bastards who conspire to get me at my most relaxing time.  They plot their attacks just when I'm most comfortable.  Otherwise, blissful! 

Movement:  Okay, you know I tell you all the time that little man moves regularly, right?  Well, this baby refused to perform on demand for his Momma and Grandma on Friday afternoon!  I even tried jiggling him around, drank a cup of water and ate one of the sugar cookies that K brought for me and my family.  All this effort to no avail.  Dang boy!!  I felt so bad. 

Symptoms:  My back hurts towards the end of the day.  I'm having some Braxton Hicks contractions periodically throughout the day.  Some days he feels like he's very heavy on my cervix and that is kinda painful.  The leg cramps at night are no fun, either.  On a positive note, the boobies feel a lot less painful!  (Or, I have just gotten use to the pain?!?)  They are still ginormous, though.  (*Funny that "ginormous" is considered a real word now -- it doesn't come up with a red misspelling squiggly underneath it...  Hmm.  I'll have to google that one, too.  Is it a real word???)
Yep, it's a word!  But, it's not NEW?!  1940s?  Geez, and here I was thinking I'm a genius...

Food Cravings/Aversions:  I still love me some applesauce!  I've told the hubby that we need to make a stop at BJ's to get a 5-gallon bucket of the stuff.  Okay, I know this next loved food product I mention isn't considered "healthy" for pregnant women, but I have enjoyed a hot pastrami sandwich and LOVED EVERY BITE.  So, there. 

I'm looking forward to:  maybe eating another hot pastrami sandwich...  maybe with a side of applesauce...  (I think it's time for lunch.)


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