Thursday, August 25, 2011

32 weeks

the exciting thing about this week's picture is that despite my whale-like physique, you can see the finished chair rail and one piece of nursery decor- the banner laura and kathy made for my iowa baby shower. it was too precious not to have on display somewhere.

ps: sorry this is several days late

how far along: 32 weeks

how big is baby: leila is weighing in around 3.75 pounds- whoa mama! she's also about 16.7 inches long, which is a whole extra inch in two weeks.

weight gain / loss: monday i weighed 168 even, or a 23.8 pound overall pregnancy increase.

symptoms: i almost had a heart attack this week when i thought i saw a stretch mark. have no fear, it was just a scratch. my rings still fit too, so if my body wants to keep on this stretch mark and finger bloating free path, i'm on board.

cravings / aversions: i could eat pizza everyday and am loving fresh lemonade. canned lemonade makes me queasy.

movement: remember last week when i said i only ever feel movement on my right side? well i had an appointment on monday and my doctor said right now leila is head down with her back and legs on my right. i think she must love it over there because that's where i've felt all her movement these past several weeks.

gender: girl

belly button: it's an outtie now. le sigh. but if i have to trade an outtie belly button for no stretch marks, then that's a bargain.

sleep: i was waking up in the night from discomfort around my hips for a few days. once i put a pillow between my legs, i felt fine.

what i'm looking forward to: finishing the nursery this weekend. we got a glider and a gift card to buy our dresser at my office shower today, so we are almost done!

what i miss: can't think of anything, all is well with no regrets :-)

highlights this past week: we went swimming last weekend and i LOVED it. i felt so light, it was great. when i got out of the pool and felt like i was going to fall over from being heavy, well that wasn't as enjoyable. but those few hours of buoyant bliss were superb.


  1. Swimming and baths towards the end of pregnancy are bliss. Do it as much as you can. :) You look great!

  2. Loved your swimming comment. I never thought about how lovely it must feel to take that weight off for a little while. Glad the nursery is finishing up!