Every week I wonder how it is possible I am this far along. At this point, I am also wondering how my belly is going to grow bigger and bigger for another six or seven weeks! I feel like I am as big as I was at the end with Ashton, even though I still have weeks to go.
Everything has been going good: I am gaining the right amount of weight per week, the baby is moving a ton, the NST’s have all looked great.
At the 32 week appointment, baby girl was measuring a week ahead of schedule, but that can vary and change week-to-week. I am really curious to see if she is still measuring ahead of schedule at the 34 week appointment. She definitely feels bigger, her kicks and rolls are strong! They can shake me (like when I am in relaxation poses at the end of yoga, haha) and it’s pretty crazy to watch my belly move around. Depending on her position, my belly can look pretty lopsided at times! 🙂
I am so grateful that she is doing so well! But along with the good, a few other not so pleasant symptoms have started popping up. The worst? Pregnancy insomnia… UGHHHHH!!!!! Seriously, I wake up in the middle of the night after a few good hours of sleep, use the restroom and then lay awake for hours. I’ll toss and turn (as much as a belly this large will allow) and pray that I fall back asleep for even a little bit before it is time to get up in the morning. I know it is common at this point in pregnancy, but I really hope it doesn’t last. I know the sleepless nights that are going to come with a newborn, so I want to get every drop of sleep I can now. I get so jealous of Ashton’s long, sound sleep he gets every night…
Another symptom I have noticed in these last two weeks is heartburn. It’s not too bad, but sometimes when I am having the insomnia attacks, I get some heartburn. I remember getting heartburn with Ashton towards the end too. Maybe it means she will have as much hair as he did/does?!
I also think I can feel contractions now and then. I never did with Ashton, but it was more because I didn’t know what I was looking for. After one of my last NST’s, I realized some of the sensations I get are actually contractions, and not just low kicks, etc. Now I can feel them and know what they are. They don’t happen often. I maybe feel them once or twice a day.
I would still be walking if the temperatures weren’t dangerously cold outside. Grrrr! I love the cool weather and winter, but I don’t like it when it is so cold that I can’t even go outside for a walk. I will go walking in temps that are in the 20s and 30s, but not when the wind chill is single digit or less. I am getting major cabin fever and dying to go for a long walk. It looks like Sunday or Monday I might actually get out for one.
As far as food goes, the only thing that I really have an aversion to is almond milk. For some reason it just makes my stomach turn during this pregnancy. I eat pretty much whatever I want, just not as big of quantities lately. I get full quicker and quicker as the weeks pass. Green smoothies are back as a staple again, and I love that Ashton is loving them with me now too 🙂 I have been thirstier than normal lately, but I think it is because my husband and I ate out a few times and I am just not used to all the sodium that restaurants use.
There isn’t too much new/exciting to report these weeks. Oh, except that we are 99.9% set on a name… Woohoo! But that will be a secret until she is born 🙂