I’m 32 weeks today and little man should now be about 4 pounds and 19 inches! Less than two months to go until he’s here!
Caleb finally has more furniture in his room besides just his dresser / changing table. We are now with crib! Jerry and my mom put it together and it looks great. We also put up a few of the homemade decorations and it is starting to really come together. Now we just have to get the gliding chair and bookshelf, and all of the furniture will finally be in there. I’ve been washing more clothes and have gotten small drawers for inside his closet where I’ve been putting his onesies and socks. We are making progress and I’m very happy with it! I keep looking at it and smiling because it’s just so stinking cute and my vision is coming to life! I even caught Jerry going in there the other night to look at it again. Isn’t that sweet?! I’ll give you a sneak peek of his crib area. I plan on doing a full nursery tour once it’s all complete, which will probably be after Christmas sometime since we’ll finally be able to buy the rest of the things we need after Christmas shopping is done.
Sorry to complain, but I want to remember everything about the pregnancy, including symptoms. I’m totally dragging lately. Walking around and standing sometimes feels like a cardio workout – ha! I’m pretty sure I’ve had a baby butt or foot in my ribs a few times too over the last week because when I’m sitting in my office chair at work, I can’t get comfortable most days and my ribs are sometimes sore. Slump forward, slump backwards, lean towards the right (always the right… not sure what this means about his positioning)…. but nothing works. Breathing is definitely becoming heavier too. I’ve read that once he drops, breathing becomes better again, it’s just that my lungs are being crowded at the moment. I wound up taking a bubble bath over the weekend because I was sore and I wanted to relax. I felt like a baby but it was nice!
Perhaps the worst symptom at the moment though would be my hormones. Oh my goodness, my poor hubby. I am on a rollercoaster of emotions lately, and everything either upsets me, ticks me off, or stresses me out. Let’s not get into when he accidentally spilled coffee in my Jeep this weekend… oy!
His movements are becoming more sporadic, which I’ve heard happens as they become bigger and start to run out of room. Pretty sure that’s the case now since I’m only 5’2 and don’t have much of a torso… short people problems. His movements feel different now and are not as frequent (I read that they are also sleeping more at this stage). Instead of a jab or kick, a lot of times it just feels like a rolling or shifting sensation. I see my tummy tremble and move a bit when he’s doing this and it’s really cool. Jerry even saw a few movements over the weekend. He remains most active at night though when he goes crazy and throws himself a little dance party for at least 10 minutes. Wild man!
Tomorrow is my 32 week appointment and I’m hoping the doctor will be able to tell me how Caleb is positioned! Hoping the little guy is head down. We are hosting Thanksgiving for the second time (we moved in right before Thanksgiving last year… my mind is blown right about now), and are really looking forward to it. This is our last holiday season without our baby. Next Thanksgiving and Christmas will be so much different and so much more magical with a little one! I can’t wait!