7 weeks and 6 days to go until we meet our Prince (approximately 55 days to go). I really can not believe how quick time is passing. I feel like March just began and now here we are approaching April. I am still betting that Jr. will make his debut sometime late April. I am sure Abby would love to welcome her baby brother for her 5th birthday. (nice gift, right?) Just think about how we are going to plan and manage two kids with birthdays less than 30 days apart; could potentially be days apart. After this blog post I will be clicking over to Pinterest to look for party planning ideas for sister and brother birthday parties. 🙂
Sad to announce that I have yet to pack my hospital bag. Benefit of the doubt, this is baby #3 and I crown myself as a professional and Queen of childbirth. I know this baby is coming whether my bag is packed or not. I am nowhere in a frenzy like with our first. (carseat and bag was packed in the car since the 1st trimester) I honestly, am confident enough that my Husband Andrew will manage to locate all of my necessities if the time arrives earlier than anticipated and I am not prepared. (He is a professional too) Honestly, it’s on my to-do-list but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Fatigue is starting to plague me again in these final weeks and I rather take a nap than refer to my to-do-list for incomplete tasks.
Thank you to our amazing family and friends who have been marking items off of our registry. Today, we received our carseat and crib set. For those of you that did not know we are registered at Target and we appreciate your support.
I cannot wait until I wash and put the linen in his crib. Everything is really coming together nice and we are definitely prepared for his arrival.
32 Week Milestone & Current Events:
- Baby is the size of a Florida Pomelo
- Measuring about 18 inches long and weighs about 4 lbs
- Baby has fully developed fingernails and toenails
- One of his favorite activities right now is sucking his thumb
- Baby is head down and in the birth position
- Mommy is experiencing fatigue (despite going to bed early and frequent naps)
- Sleeping is becoming more difficult (need more pillows)
- Contractions are occurring more frequently
- Pelvic pressure is increasing as baby grows and pushed deeper into the birthing canal
- Leg cramps plague me once again
This week I am 172.5 lbs. There is no significant change compared to last week. I am beginning to accept this as a blessing. Less weight gained = less weight to lose after baby. I am happy to hear that he is growing just right and even measuring bigger than expected. I definitely notice my stomach growing bigger each day. Baby is sitting very low as he is preparing for his big day.
This week my appetite has started to increase and I have been craving almond milk, sweet tea, greens, and oreos. Weird combinations.
My next appointment will be next week and I will continue to keep you all updated. Until next post. . .