Monday, March 17, 2014

32 Weeks

How far along: 32 Weeks-Only 2 months left!
How big is the baby: Baby boy is the length of Kale-16.7 inches
Weight gain: 30 pounds. My doc was happy with me today!
Rings: No prob bob.
Belly Button: Innie still. But it is really ugly. Whoever says when you get your belly button pierced it will heal right up is a big liar. I got it pierced when I was 18 and took it out at 22. Put Vitamin E on it. There's a scar still! And now I can see the scar from the outside hole and the hole that used to be inside my belly button!
Doctor/Medical/Body Stuff: 32 week appointment went well today. Little man is still head down and facing my right side. I feel most of the movements on the right so it makes sense. I have tightening once and a while and some mild cramps, but nothing that's any big deal!
Sleep: Ergh. Depends on the night. But that kicked with a steel toed boot to the nether regions feeling is getting worse with time!
Movement: I feel him all the time. I love it! Today I was sitting in IEP meetings all day and it provided lots of entertainment for me.  
Food/Aversions: The heartburn seems to be back though there's no rhyme or reason to it. It makes me want ice cream. 
What I miss: I can't think of anything now. But I AM grateful that my feet have stayed the same size and I've been able to wear boots all winter. What would you wear in such an awful Chicago winter if you couldn't wear boots!?! 
What I am looking forward to: My sister coming home for a visit on Friday! She will be home for my spring break week and two of my baby showers! So excited to see her!!
Baby Projects: Last Sunday we made the pendant light drum shade that I've been imagining (post coming soon). This weekend we finally got the ribbon to put around the bottom of it that it needed. Adam is working on painting the pieces of wood for the closet door so they look like barn doors. Oh, and he put together a little table lamp we got from IKEA. Only from IKEA would a lamp be so complicated!
Pearls from the Preschool: While assessing one of my students on body parts:
Me: (points to my eye)
Him: eye
Me: (points to my mouth)
Him: mouth
Me: (points to my hand)
Him: hand
Me: (points to my belly)
Him: baby
Me: cue laughter!
Oh! And This: Last Tuesday we had our first Bradley Method class. It is an 8 week session we are taking at a lady's house with 3 other couples. The Bradley Method is a method of natural childbirth. We are going to take the classes to get the tools to prepare and see how it goes when that time comes. Then Thursday we had a breastfeeding class at the hospital. Unfortunately Adam had to miss it because he got called in for overtime, but I learned some really good tips. It was taught by 2 lactation consultants and they were full of info. 

Creepy Toddler-sized baby at my breastfeeding class. 
I didn't want to pretend it was my baby!

Our DIY light fixture!

Adam working hard on an IKEA lamp