Monday, July 9, 2012

Week 32

Dear Ellison,

You are 32 weeks old now! We are officially 8 months pregnant!  Wow!  You're weighing in at around 3.75 pounds and are measuring almost 17 inches from head to heel.  You're gaining about a half a pound a week now.  You have fingernails, toenails, and real hair on your head.  Your skin is smooth and soft as you begin to plump up for birth.  Here are the little details of the week...

How Far Along? Thirty Two Weeks...56 days to go!

Weight Gain?  Up 26.9 pounds.

Sleep?  I fall asleep pretty quickly, but am definitely up every 2-3 hours using the bathroom and switching sides. 

Miss Anything? I feel like I'm out of breath so quickly these days.  I miss being able to climb the two flights of stairs in our house without needing to catch my breath!
Movement?  She's really rolling around a lot!  I can tell when she's awake and asleep because when she's awake, her presence is definitely made known!  She's getting bigger too...I can feel her pushing on both sides at the same time now.  Most of her kicks and punches are still pretty low, but every now and then I'll feel some strong pushes in my ribs or near my belly button (which I still have, by the way!).
Food Cravings? Same stuff...fruit, cold water.  I've also noticed that I've wanted ethnic foods lately...especially Asian.

Any Aversions? Yep...still eggs and big chunks of chicken.
Gender? It's a GIRL ~ Ellison Gray.

Symptoms?  I started to lose my ankles a little on Thursday!  We had such a busy week and it's been so hot outside.  I'll notice that if I'm standing for too long or if I get too hot, my ankle bones will start to disappear and my rings will get tight.  So far, it's only lasted for a short amount of time and if I kick my feet up and drink some water, they go back to normal.

Best Moment this Week?  What a busy week!  We met Ginger, Ellie's potential day care provider, on Tuesday.  She was really nice, and we definitely liked her...we just need to decide if we're going to be more comfortable with Ellison in a home day care or in the Child Development Center at work.  It gave us lots to think about!  Our maternity photo session was so fun!  It's nice to get all dolled up every now and again.  We had our childbirth class on Saturday and feel much more prepared for the upcoming event!  We also got a call this week that our glider and ottomon are ready to be delivered...about 6 weeks ahead of schedule! 

Looking Forward To...  We have our 32 week appointment coming up on Wednesday.  It will be our last appointment with a new doctor and then we'll go back to seeing Dr. Rogers again for our visits.  Our glider and ottomon are being delivered on Saturday and I'm looking forward to getting it in place...the nursery is really coming together now!

1 comment:

  1. You look so great for being so far along!
    Can't wait to see your maternity photos!