Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pregnant with Abigail {week 32}

I apologize for being MIA for a few weeks. Sometimes I don't feel like posting every week because really the only facts that change are how far along I am, the size of my little ladybug, and the weight gain. I'll probably only post every other week or two. Not much longer though, I can see the finish line!!!!

How far along?: 32 weeks! Hello month 8!
Baby is the size of a: Large Jicama (???) or a Bok choy
Total weight gain/loss: + 27
The Bump: Growing every day! I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones who had little/no stretch marks, but I was very wrong. They finally started showing around 29 weeks, and now I look like a tiger. Rawr.
Symptoms: Still allergies.
Food Cravings: Haven't had any crazy cravings lately that I can think of. Oh, sometime last week I really REALLY wanted some hot wings. I settled for some buffalo chicken tenders.
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope, let's hope that morning sickness doesn't come back! So far, so good.
Sleep: I've finally hit the stage where I have to get up 2-3 times in the night to pee. One second I'll be sound asleep, and then she will move a certain way and I almost pee myself. Good thing I wake up.
What I Miss: Being able to clean the apartment, run around doing everyday activities! This bed rest thing is getting old real fast. BUT... The end is near! I have an appointment next week and if things look okay, I'll be taken off strict bed rest and on moderate bed rest (light LIGHT activity)! Woohoo!
Wedding Rings - On/Off: Just depends on the day. 
Movement: Lots and lots of movement. She's a very active baby. 
Maternity Clothes: Since I've been on bed rest, I've mostly lived in my husbands pajama pants and t shirts. Hey, I'm not trying to impress any body. 
Labor Signs: Well... We went back to the hospital on the 18th {30weeks} because I thought my water broke. Turns out it didn't but they re-tested me for preterm labor and I was positive. {There's a protein that is in between the uterus and the placenta that is leaking. It's basically the glue that holds everything together, and it means that I'm at a higher risk of giving birth early, but it doesn't guarantee anything.} they gave me steroid shots to help develop the baby's lungs in case I DO have her early. That's why I've been on bed rest. But it has been 2 weeks and no baby yet, so I think I'm in the clear. Woohoo!!

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