My little McBaby is 32 weeks old this week! With only 8 weeks to go, I’m overwhelmed by how soon I’ll be a mommy. It seems I waver between two extremes: 1.) UNBELIEVABLE EXCITEMENT, daydreaming about holding my little one for the first time, and 2.) SHEER AND UTTER TERROR. Wait, I’m going to be a MOTHER?! What am I going to do with a baby?!?!?! Something like that. 🙂
But the truth is, I’m elated. Brad and I talk regularly about how we can’t wait for him to just be here. And I know very quickly 8 weeks will turn to 4, then 2, and suddenly, I’ll be holding our little sweet boy. EEEEeeeeeeeee! I can’t wait!
This 3rd Trimester has not been without it’s challenges, but it’s also held many exciting moments. And that, my friends, brings me to my 32 week survey…
About Baby: I won’t know the actual stats of our McBaby until our 36-week ultrasound. But here are some stats to give you an idea: Baby is 3.5 to 4 lbs and 17-19 inches long. What I find most interesting is that according to BabyCenter.com, he will gain 1/2 lb per week for the next 8 weeks! Crazy!
Maternity clothes? I alternate between maternity clothes and loose fitting regular clothes/leggings and jeans with belly bands. I also bought a few of these maternity tanks from Old Navy, and they’ve been lifesavers. If you have a rapidly growing bump, I urge you to check them out! (I bought them in 4 colors, and the black and white polka dot one is my favorite)! 🙂
Stretch marks? So far, so good! Funny story: I asked Brad to inspect me the other day, and he said, “Do you think there’s a chance in hell I’d actually tell you right now if I found a stretch mark? Nothing good would come from that!” HA! He’s probably right… 😉
Sleep: The last few weeks have brought some struggles in Sleepville. I’m having lower back/sciatic nerve/hip pain that is making finding a position very difficult. I use an army of pillows and weird positioning to find relief, but I think the next 8 weeks will be challenging.
Top moment(s) of the week: Washing all of McBaby’s little clothes, socks, and blankets. 🙂 Surprisingly, I loved sorting and putting away all of his tiny little clothes. P.S. I did all of this laundry on Friday night. My weekends used to be so much cooler! 😉
Also, receiving early shower gifts from friends and family has been a weekly highlight. Every time the door bell rings, I squeal. It’s like Christmas!!!
Meet Jacque the Peacock! I hope he makes McBaby smile as much as he makes me smile!
Worst moment of the week: Between back pain and some shortness of breath (I think baby may be smushing my lungs), Sunday was a really rough, uncomfortable day/night. But we’re all better now. 🙂
What I’m missing? Being comfortable. There are so many discomforts in my body right now, I miss the days where I could just sit comfortably on the couch or fall asleep at night without issue.
Movement: More than ever! 🙂 I’m starting to learn where he likes to hang out and his movement patterns. I can often feel his little butt (I think) to the left of my belly button, and I think that’s adorable. 🙂
Food cravings: Honey Nut Cheerios are my kryptonite. I eat them every day, which is funny because I never ate cereal before. I’m also obsessed with vanilla pudding and any (all) ice cream. It’s safe to say I’m craving dairy!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I smelled seafood in the grocery store the other day and wanted to die.
Bump Photos: This is me at 31 weeks!
And 32 weeks!
Belly button in or out: In, but barely!
Who knew…that “nesting” could be such a powerful force?! I don’t know if I’m actually nesting, or if I have a spring cleaning bug, or if it’s a combo of the two, but I’m on an organization streak like no other. I’ve re-organized my pantry, spice cabinet (I alphabetized the spices!), junk drawers, multiple kitchen cabinets, and our linen closet…and I’m still 2 months out from my due date. I wish I had this motivation all of the time!
Looking forward to: Finishing McBaby’s nursery! We are super close to having everything done and I’m completely in love with the room so far. I can’t wait to post pictures of the finished product! Also can’t wait for my shower in just a few short weeks, and my 36 week ultrasound in 1 month!
Here’s a sneak peak of his bedding from grandma Phyllis, and new little mobile from his great grandma, both of which I just LOVE. (I still need to wash the bedding, so don’t judge me for how sloppy it all looks). 🙂
That’s it for week 32! As always, thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!