Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gum Drop = 32 weeks.

I really have a lot of work stuff to get done tonight so I can’t do a fun, long post.  We had a crisis situation at work today which interfered with most of my work day so now I’m stuck doing stuff at home.. at 9 p.m. but oh well.  I’ve been feeling pretty junky lately, definitely huge and uncomfortable but I know I still have a ways to go.  I will be full term in 5 weeks so at that point Gum Drop can come whenever he wants.  We still have a good bit to do around the house to prepare for his arrival – we really need to clean, organize, rearrange and make room for him to join our family =)  I need to get his laundry done and figure out exactly where his clothes are going to go.  Maybe this weekend hubbs and I can get some stuff moved and rearranged.. and maybe we can get his crib together =)

I finally took photos of some of Gum Drop’s goodies:

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the bear outfit will likely be the one that he wears for his newborn photos and for his trip home.  It is a little heavier so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the weather is like around his birth.  Gav and Gabby wore adorable teddy bear outfits in their newborn photos and for their trip home so I’d like Gum Drop to do the same!  I like that this outfit isn’t blue and it just looks so soft and comfy for a newborn babe =)

How far along: 32 weeks 3 days
Weight gain: according to the Dr’s scale I am up 17 lbs.  I was up 24 lbs with Gabby at 32 weeks so I should be content with 17 but it still seems like a lot. 
New maternity clothes: I got a shirt on clearance b/c I had to return the one I bought about a month ago.. it really was just too small.
New baby items: nope, nothing new recently.
Stretch marks: blah.. they really are looking pretty bad.. I’m actually a little embarrassed to post my belly photos because they are definitely more noticeable now but I guess that’s part of the process.. I look like a tiger =)  
Sleep: lately it’s been okay but it’s hard to find a comfortable position; thankfully Miss Gabby has been sleeping well through the night! 
Best moment of the week: seeing the babe on ultrasound Friday; being told that he looks very healthy and is growing well!  Currently he weighs 4 pounds 10 ounces and is in the 74th percentile for his growth =)  He’s going to be a big fella just like his big brother was!
Food cravings: no real crazy ones this week.. apple cider sounds yummy!
Gender: team blue! 
Labor signs: nope. 
Belly button in or out: flat and funny lookin’ 
What I miss: my normal ‘pre-Gabby pregnancy’ clothes 
What I'm looking forward to: FALL!!!  cooler weather, pumpkins, mums, beautiful leaves, fairs and fair food, parades, Gav’s birthday & Gum Drops arrival! 
Weekly wisdom: please remember to use your turn signal.. it’s there for a reason.. thank you =)

Milestones:  By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds, pick up a large jicama and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

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Lindsay said...

You look great! I completely understand that you're hating the way your stretch marks are starting to look but try not to let it bother you!! I was 54" around the day I delivered the twins and oh how ugly my stretch marks were but they truly do fade over time! I know it's not much comfort but it's amazing how your body can recover!

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Meant to be a mom said...

Your prego pics are great. I love the new things you bought for Gum drop. The bear outfit is precious! I'm glad your doing good. Your getting so close.

I hope you got your work done and you can enjoy your weekend :)