7 more weeks to go! I had a doctor's appointment last week, and baby boy was measuring right at 32 weeks.
**All previous weekly updates are under HERE.
Baby boy is apparently putting on 1/2lb a week now, and plumping up quite nicely. He's still sitting very low and jabbing me with his elbow and feet all day and all night. It's such a weird feeling, but I love it and I know I'll miss feeling his movements as I go about my day.
I carried Piper really high, so she was always kicking my ribs and making them sore at this point. Since I'm carrying lower, I haven't had that problem at all which is so nice, but I think it's caused a little more lower back pain and achy hips. Sleeping is the biggest problem right now because my hips ache after being on my side for too long...but I can't lie on my back or my stomach. I'm tossing and turning all night long, which I'm fairly certain Jordan does not appreciate haha. I figured out if I prop myself up with 4 pillows, and 1 behind my back, I can actually get to sleep! I'm taking over the bed, one pillow at a time, but it works!
No crazy cravings this week, just insane hunger (duh, what else is new). Since I wake up a lot in the night I get hungry and have to grab a snack before I can back to sleep. And by snack, sometimes I mean actual feasts.
My body has slowed down a lot this week. I had some weird nerve pain, along with lower back pain from hiking 8.5 miles while carrying Piper (not my smartest move), so I've done a lot of low impact exercises and stretching to help. Some days I feel awesome and my workouts are great, and other days a walk is all I can manage. I'm trying really hard to listen to my body's needs, rather than what I want to do. It varies (sometimes drastically) day-to-day, but I try to always do something because I always feel better, it's keeping my body strong, AND keeping our baby healthy. **My pregnancy workout guide is HERE, and I log all of my workouts HERE.
I don't know if this is weird to mention (eh, probably just TMI), but I've been leaking colostrum for a few weeks now! I didn't start until I was around 37 weeks with Piper, but it weirdly makes this pregnancy seem way more real! I've been having braxton hick contractions for quite a few weeks as well, and it's exciting to me that my body is gearing up for this little babe's grand entrance. To be honest, this whole pregnancy has sort of flown by (even though I can't remember NOT being pregnant now), and I don't feel like I've had a chance to properly wrap my head around the fact that another little baby is really joining our family! With Jordan graduating, moving to Arizona, living with our in-laws all summer, and then moving to California...plus taking care of Piper, it's all just been one big blur. I'm trying to soak up every second of these last few weeks of being pregnant, along with these last few weeks of just Piper and I. I can't wait for this next phase we're going to enter, but I'm a little sad about leaving this phase behind, ya know?