32 Weeks [Round Two]

I feel like we’ve reached another slow part of this pregnancy.
While I can’t believe we are at 32 weeks, I am physically feeling like we are much later.
Surprisingly, I don’t feel as big as I did last time around. It is mostly the late pregnancy symptoms that
I’m sure will not let up any time soon. I already have a decrease in appetite,
which is somewhat depressing since mama loves to eat.
I eat Tums daily, sometimes more than once.
I feel like this baby could be here in the next four to six weeks, not eight.

At my 31 week appointment last week, I was measuring at 32 weeks,
so we’re back ahead one week. Next week I’m sure will be something different.
Baby G2’s heartbeat was low at 125bpm. I’m very anxious to see if it will
still vary from appointment to appointment, or if it will stay low.
Then, will the heartbeat be a real indicator of if it’s a boy or girl?!
I’m starting to get anxious to know who this squirmy baby is!

With Kenley, I felt Braxton Hicks contractions starting around 20 weeks,
I wasn’t sure what they were at first, but I felt them the entire second half of my pregnancy.
I expected to feel them this time too, but wow, are they different.
They are MUCH more frequent and sometimes painful.
The day before my baby shower, I was actually getting nervous and
started to time them. They weren’t as frequent as I thought, but they were
very unpleasant. So much so that I was relieved to walk in and see my mom
at my house. I told her that I felt like I was going to go into labor that weekend.
I obviously did not, and my doc says he’s not surprised that they are painful.
It’s a common misconception that BH contractions are painless, and again,
it’s common to have symptoms earlier & stronger the second time around.
The real concern is if I start having contractions that are consistent,
and we have a while before those start, I’m sure.

I’m still wearing my wedding rings, which shows that I am not as swollen
this time around. I couldn’t keep them on past 30 weeks last time,
but I’m not sure how much longer I will be able to wear them.

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I feel like I am carrying much lower this time.
I don’t think it’s possible that I’ve already “dropped”, I just think
this is where the baby is hanging out… and that I probably don’t have any ab muscles
left to keep baby up any further. Awesome, right?
I had to buy a couple layering tanks (I love these from Old Navy) that are long
because some of my shirts are actually already too short.
I may be graduating to dresses in the next couple of weeks.

In the next few weeks, I hope to have gotten the nursery in some sort of order,
and maybe even share a few pictures!
As well as get started on packing our hospital bag… per Greg’s request.
Somehow, i have completely forgotten everything about labor & delivery,
so if you have suggestions for what to pack in our bag, let me know!

2 thoughts on “32 Weeks [Round Two]

  1. You look great! So funny that Greg is the one requesting the hospital bag be packed! Dan was the same way before Hogan was born. I finally did it when he told me that he had a crazy anxiety dream involving a suitcase that he couldn’t get to… 😉

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