Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pregnancy Journey - 32 Weeks


Here's another week of updates!

Weight GainedAround 20ish pounds.  Going to the doctor next week.

I didn't realize how much I'd popped until I saw this picture

Body:  Although I still have been feeling pretty great, my energy level has definitely not been as high as it was in the second trimester.  The workweek certainly tires me out.  I also had some nausea a few mornings at work.  Eating all the time seems to help with that.  Friday morning I had another feeling faint experience.  I was getting ready for work and it just washed over me.  I quickly laid down on my bed on my left side for no more than a few minutes and I felt better.  I then drank a little juice.  So bizarre.  I had eaten a solid breakfast (of oatmeal banana pancakes) an hour earlier.  Luckily I felt better quite quickly after the juice, but I definitely felt a bit wiped out.   

 Cravings:  Must eat all the time!  Nothing in particular that I'm really craving.  Although, Thursday night for dinner my husband and I had PB&J sandwiches on wheat bread before our last birthing class and it tasted really good.  I guess sometimes a simple meal is best.  Smoothies aren't as appealing as they were, but I did make a few last week.  I had a veggie burger with fries one day that hit the spot.  Over the weekend I made tomato soup from the Oh She Glows Cookbook.  I love that the recipe includes cashews.  It's super simple, nutritious, and delicious!  

I also enjoyed a bowl of So Delicious cookies n' cream ice cream with berries on top over the weekend (among other desserts).  YUM!

There's no just breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacking anymore.  It's breakfast, second breakfast, snack, snack, lunch, snack, snack, snack, dinner, dessert, maybe another snack.  I really try to stick to healthy foods for the most part. 

Sleep:  I'm sleeping, but tossing and turning from side to side all night long.  I fall asleep quick at night though.  I don't often make it through the night without getting up to use the bathroom anymore.

Best Moments:  Our baby boy tends to be very active at night time.  Sometimes especially when I'm climbing into bed for the night.  My husband was feeling our baby boy's kicks on Sunday night and I fell asleep, but he told me the next morning that while I was sleeping the baby was still kicking lots.  I think it was really sweet that our baby boy was kicking for his daddy when I was fast asleep.  It was Father's Day and the two boys got to spend some time together!

Last week I had my breastfeeding class on Tuesday and my husband and I went to our last birthing class Thursday evening.  Took in a lot of helpful information and it felt like an accomplishment getting those classes done with.  I really want to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months (or until we introduce food).  I hope that it's easy (of course!), but if it's a struggle at first, I'm willing to put in the work. 

It was another great weekend filled with relaxation and sunshine.  Also, I cleaned the inside of the house while my husband made the garage sparkle.  A crazy clean garage is a beautiful thing (especially after your dog gets into a bag of mulch and makes a big mess).  We test drove a Subaru Outback on Saturday since we are thinking of buying one this fall/winter because we don't currently have a car that we can travel with both baby and dogs safely in.  We ordered the bassinet online and wall owl decorations for the nursery.  They are going to look so cute.  I can officially say there is nothing else my husband and I plan on buying before baby boy arrives!  Now I just need to organize.

Diaper changing area is all setup at least!

 On Sunday we celebrated Father's Day with my parents.  They came to town and we had a picnic out on our deck - burgers, sweet potatoes, pasta salad, beans, fruit, and strawberry shortcake dessert.  After lunch my husband and I were off to the hospital where I'll be delivering because we had signed up for a tour of labor and delivery.  It was a very nice thing to do and just further eased our minds about the whole process.  

Beautiful flowers planted by hubby!

Goals:  Rest and enjoy my growing belly.  I'm wondering how much bigger I'm going to get.  Putting on socks is officially a serious challenge.  I want baby boy to grow as big and strong as he needs to though, so bring it on!


  1. Aww you look great! Good thing you don't need to wear socks too much in the summer ;)

    A lady at my work is 8 months right now and she dropped a pen. I saw her trying to pick it up and I was like omg! It's got to be so hard to bend down at all!

    Love hearing your updates :)

    1. Thanks Melissa! It is totally hard to bend forward and very bizarre! And yes, thank goodness for lots of slip on sandals and shoes this summer =)

  2. You look so great!! What an adorable story of your son kicking while you were asleep.

    I haven't felt faint but I definitely have moments where I feel really weird and off and just extremely tired. It's so hard to feel like that and know that it is "normal" for pregnant women.

    1. I hear ya on the moments of extremely tired. It just like washes over me. Definitely a crazy feeling. We're just doing our job for our babies! =)