Thursday, February 25, 2010

32 Weeks...For Real

Tonight I had #1 take a picture for you. So there. Be happy :o)

At 32 weeks I weigh almost as much as I did when I delivered the boys. I'll know technically how much at my appt. next Wednesday...but I think I am within 3 lbs right now. My maternity clothes are starting to get tight.

I am 2 weeks from when I had Snug and 5 weeks from when I had Little Monkey Man. I have conflicting feelings about when I deliver. I do not want a preemie and all the potential complications...however I am so tired and feel so stretched out I don't know how I can get any bigger. I also know if I go to 40 weeks I am very likely to have a well over 9 lb baby. Ugh. Lets aim for 37 weeks. I think I can do anything for 5 more weeks. I think.

For the past few weeks I have craved anything sugary. I'm not a big sweets eater normally. Don't get me wrong, I love a good chocolate chip cookie or an ice cream, but not daily...or hourly. I seriously think about foods like that ALL the time. I also crave ice water. I am drinking tons of it, which is great.

I have braxton hicks contractions on and off throughout the day, but in the evenings will get several contractions that start very low and go up so high it is hard to breath and last about 45 seconds or longer. If I get more than 4 of these in an hour my OB wants me at the hospital. I also have quite a bit of low cramping if I lift anything. I have not been lifting Little Monkey for quite some time unless absolutely necessary, and now I don't even do it if it is necessary-I just make sure it never is. He'll have to be bleeding and needing medical attention at this point for me to pick him up. He does climb up on the couch and sit on my lap on his own power, and most of the time that is ok as long as he sits still (ha ha). I've actually found the more I can't hold him the more he wants it. It is kind of nice to be wanted!

So that is me at 32 weeks. I hate hate hate belly pictures of me, but thought Hannah might want to know someday what I looked like when I was having her...you know when she is feeling the same way. Not that this blog will exist in 20 some years, but I'll still have the actual picture. I don't think the boys will care a hoot what I looked like when I was prego with them, but I have a couple of pictures anyway.

7 comments:

Cop Mama said...

Yay!!! LOVE the baby belly! Hang in there, in God's timing it will happen. Take care :-)

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I think pregnant bellies are beautiful. You're doing great, Jenney. Just think of that sweet baby girl you're having!

Jenilee said...

you are adorable! :) praying for His timing!

Kim M said...

Thanks for the update - yep, a pregnant woman usually things she cannot stretch any further, but yet, she does! Hang in there - praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl!

Megan said...

I took more pics when I was pregnant with Alexis, thinking she would care more too, haha! I really craved sweets with her too and I normally don't care too much about them and I even craved them for some weeks after which was weird. And over 9lb babies aren't so bad! Matthew was 9lb 10oz and they called him the toddler in the hospital nursery, I knew for sure he would never get mixed up with any other baby in there since he was so much larger, haha!

All Things Family said...

cute! You don't look that big to me! Good luck...the last few weeks are always the longest!

CFMama said...

Thanks for the photo, your belly looks beautiful!!! You can hang in there!!! When the time is right you will know. =)