32 Week Bumpdate
The homestretch of this pregnancy is here – 32 weeks! My friend Amanda said it best, this pregnancy is going so slowly and flying by at the same time. Now, it is officially flying by time.
This is usually when things start to get a little crazy for me. I need to get all of the baby gear, set up a room, put a plan in place for who goes where and does what during labor and hospital time, etc. At my monthly check up last week I started to realize just how little time was left and true panic set in.
I am a very Type A, OCD, control freak. Order and plans make me very happy. Our move is throwing this all off for me. When I am thrown off, I get stuck and anxious and freeze. Baby-centric decisions I should be making aren’t happening and everything is behind schedule. The baby’s room is painted as of last week, which is really helping to motivate me again and get the ball rolling with really putting it all together.
Let’s talk about topics other than my crazy lady anxiety. 🙄
Pregnancy is not doing me any favors (it never has.) I’m wiped out all day, can’t fall asleep at night, and up at least twice per night. My whole body is swollen, head to toe. Rings have been off for weeks, I’m down to a couple pairs of flip flops I can squeeze my sausage toes into and I barely recognize my puffy face in the mirror. I have daily leg cramps, usually in the middle of the night. Often, they last through the day making it hard to work out.
My skin is really suffering – hormonal acne is dying down, but my face is covered in broken blood vessels which resemble severe breakouts. My legs have crazy veins in them that I am really hoping will disappear post partum. I dream of being one of those belly only, glowing pregnant ladies, but that is not my reality. I’m so grateful for the babe growing inside of me, but pregnancy hormones can make accepting the physical changes beyond my control extra emotional.
This little girl is active! She is the most active of my kids in utero, by far. She is moving from the second I wake up until I go to sleep. When I wake up in the middle of the night, she is almost always moving then as well. Her heart rate is very high and every doctor comments on how much movement there is during appointments. I am definitely going to miss feeling these little kicks and flips more than anything. She feels like she is sitting really, really low. So low that it is causing a lot of discomfort and can make it hard to walk at times. I’m hoping this means she will come on the earlier side!
Diet and Workout
My appetite has been out of control! I try to eat super healthy all day and only splurge in the evenings. Salty everything and fruit are my biggest cravings. I cannot get enough lemon and mango. I am eating a lot more ice cream than is necessary, but worse things have happened. 😉
My workouts are really suffering, mostly in part to moving. I took a couple weeks off and getting back into it has been slow and hard. I am doing online Barre3 workouts a couple of times and week and going for walks a couple of days. Our new neighborhood is very hilly and my asthma is rough (thanks pregnancy!) making a walk seem strenuous. My goal is to keep these both up until labor, as much as possible.
32 weeks have come and gone faster than I could have imagined. The countdown is officially on! I would love to hear any recommendations of baby products you love and think we should have! If you read all of this, thank you for sticking with me!
23 Week Bumpdate
Pregnancy Weight and Workouts