Just typing ’32’ makes it feel even more like we’re entering the final stretch. We’re just under two months to d-day, and it seems like there’s so much to do and not much time left!
This week, baby is the size of bok choy. I’ve probably purchased bok choy once in my life so I don’t have a solid grasp on how big that is, but it certainly feels big! According to the book, Chickpea should be just under 4 pounds and almost 17 inches long.
I’m continuing to feel bigger and bigger, and can’t imagine how big this stomach is going to be two months from now! We’re now at the doctor’s office every other week for checkups and everything seems to be going smoothly; baby is measuring on track for 32 weeks and there’s not much to report. (A good thing!)
I don’t have an official ‘bump picture’ this week, but I snapped this one last week while trying out some dresses that I ordered. I ended up sending this one back.
I definitely feel like I’ve had an easy pregnancy so far (avoiding morning sickness = huge win in my book) but after breezing through the second trimester, I feel like I’ve regressed a bit back to some of the symptoms from the first trimester. The fatigue isn’t quite as bad as it was for those first few months, but carrying an extra 20 pounds around all day definitely leaves me exhausted well before what used to be a normal bedtime. Even on the weekends, I’m happy to get to bed early (like well before 9 p.m.) if we can!
Sleep is quickly becoming another symptom. Or rather, lack of sleep. I think last night was a record of like 6 bathroom trips. Plus, it’s getting harder and harder to get comfortable. The snoogle helps, but it’s also GINORMOUS and hard to crawl over during the bathroom trips. I also have to fight a little red puppy for access to the snoogle because she thinks it was created just for her.
Everything just seems to be harder lately. Cleaning the kitchen- no easy feat! I guess that’s probably a sign that I should try to slow down a bit, but that’s easier said than done.
I realize these ‘symptoms’ sound like a giant list of complaints, but overall I do feel good and can’t complain too much. I’ve realized though that I’m probably not one of those women who love being pregnant. I’m SO excited for the outcome, but I’m ready to go back to feeling somewhat normal!
Not much to report here. My appetite has been pretty normal for awhile now, and I think might even be dwindling a little bit as stomach space gets tighter and tighter. I’m still liking sweet stuff more than I usually do, but a bite of dark chocolate (or a peppermint patty) does the trick.
If it wasn’t for working out I think I’d be feeling a lot worse than I do. I’ve been running 3 miles, 3 days a week (read more about that here) and walking or doing yoga on the in-between days. I’m not running fast, by any means, but it feels good to get out there and move and really helps me to feel more like myself. Fingers crossed that this will also help when it comes time for labor!
Jim’s t-shirts and a water bottle. All of my t-shirts are officially too small, so I’m stealing them from the other side of the closet. And the water bottle doesn’t leave my sight because I’m SO thirsty, constantly. And speaking of water bottles…
I took advantage of a 4 a.m. bathroom trip last week and popped online in time to order one (ok, four) of the Lilly Pulitzer/Starbucks S’well bottles. I might not fit into Lilly right now, but a pretty water bottle I can get on board with! Unfortunately, the bottles sold out before 7 a.m., but there are lots of other colors/patterns available at Nordstrom, and I got a solid green one back in the first trimester at Target (it even made my list of first trimester favorites).
We started childbirth classes last week and that’s definitely making everything seem very real. Every time we go to the class, I find myself in disbelief that just a few short weeks from now we’ll be just down the hall for the real deal! At this point, I have no specific birth plans other than to go with the flow and try not to look like the woman on this chart!