Tuesday, June 14, 2011

32 Weeks

How Far Along: 32 weeks.
Size of baby: According to BabyCenter, she weighs just about 3.75 lbs and is about 16.7 inches long. This week she weighs approximately what a jicama weighs, and I'm totally cool with that because I’m totally in love with jicama on a nice fresh garden salad. (Put some cottage cheese on it too, please!)
Total Weight Gain: Obviously don’t know, but I have an estimate in my head of where I theeeeeeeeenk I am. Knowing me, I’d step on the scale and be like 10 lbs higher than even that and have the meltdown of the century, so I’m definitely going to shy away from ever seeing my number. I should be gaining about 1 lb a week though, and about half of that is going to my growing baby, so I’m going to remember that and just keep plugging along.
Maternity Clothes: Yes. And a couple of my maternity capris/jeans are getting a little tight…so help me on the day when they no longer fit! :(
Gender: Girl! Avery Jane!
Movement: Movement has been grand this week. I am having fun feeling her little bum and (I think?) foot when she gets really active.
Sleep: Sleep is getting tough, I’m not gonna lie. And I still have 8 weeks of this misery – and I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse, which kind of makes me wonder how that’s even possible. I can more or less fall asleep okay, it’s actually getting comfortable enough to stay asleep that’s hard, and once I’m up, I have a ridiculously tough time getting back to sleep. My back pain is pretty bad.
What I miss: This week I have definitely missed my old body. I know that many think pregnancy is beautiful, but I just don’t think I’m that well cut out for it. I am lucky and blessed to be carrying Avery, but I will also be happy when she is in my arms and I have a flat tummy again.
Cravings: Anything sweet. So help me.
Symptoms: Lotsa peeing, back pain, and my belly button is starting to look like a snooze button.
Best Moment of the Week: watching my tummy with Brandon in awe as it moved around because Baby A was doing flips – you should have seen it…it was rippling and jumping and we just stared at it, amazed. It looked a little creepy, but it was fun!
Appointments This Week? Yep, I have an apt this Thursday. Will update on how it goes next week. I have lots of questions to ask my OB about my lungs and about having the baby, etc, so it should be a meaty update.
What I’m looking forward to: Being able to wrap Little A in all the receiving blankets I’ve been sewing/crocheting.
One Thing I've Learned This Week: That the weight gain is not going to stop. I was hoping it would slow down, but my pants say otherwise. (Breathebreathetrynottofreakout.)
Pictures from this week:

So Cade took the above picture all by himself.  When he saw it, he started giggling, and broke into a random song:
"Big Belly, Big Belly, what do you see?
I see Mommy's belly button lookin' at me!"


Maggie said...

I've been reading your blog for a while, but never commented so I just wanted to say hi and that I really enjoy your blog and your honesty toward things! Congrats on the pending arrival of Baby A!

Krista said...

I feel for your pregnancy pains! Only 56 more days! Whatever you do don't give into looking at the scale. I think it's awesome you have been so strong not look. I kind of accidentally on purpose made the mistake of not telling my new doc when I switched that I preferred not to see my weight and it totally messed with my head. You are (hopefully) going to gain weight whether you see the number or not so all it does is cause major angst. Really I think it takes a lot more courage than many realize to stay away from that dreaded scale and you are doing it!

Traci said...

You are ALL baby and oh so cute!

I know how much I gained and it's a scary scary number, I'm sure you are not even close!

brie said...

thanks for the love, guys. :)

Erin said...

Your baby still needs to what, double in size or something (I'm a baby virgin, I don't know -- but it needs to gain more weight) so that means you do too! :P

And you are all belly, lady.

lisalisa said...

when I first looked at the pic of you in the green shirt I thought that the baby bump was your boob and I was like "holy @#%&!".

Will said...

what other baby names did you like?
you always pick such great names and we are workign on a list and want some more ideas. thought you might have some other cute names you ended up not picking!

battleinmind said...

Oh you look so lovely and I am super happy for you and the Bump.
Love following your pregnancy.

Katie said...

You are so cute. Love your blog.

Shannon said...

You are so beautiful! Seriously, can we trade hair? Anyway, love that you have taken up golf and that you can do it with the hubby! So fun.

As for pregnancy, I am also not a fan (except for those cool baby moving times). I have "easy" pregnancies. I don't puke the entire 9 months or get put on bedrest or any of those horrible pregnancy things, but it's not fun. I'm super uncomfortable. I can't sleep. I'm exhausted. Blah. I always feel bad whining, but sometimes a good gripe session is necessary. :) Hope the warm weather and sunshine helps! Enjoy the pool!