This week. 32 weeks pregnant. So thankful.
It feels like since the baby shower that time is just speeding ahead! Next week I will begin my weekly NSTs at my OB’s office. I will do them every Wednesday until baby arrives. Im really happy to be getting the extra monitoring late into the pregnancy as I did early on in it. Its as if it is coming full circle now. I have been having some of the same symptoms I did in the first trimester again-light cramping, waves of nausea, fatigue. Im really hoping that baby boy holds off for a little longer still despite these symptoms.
In addition to the nightly snoring, I have now added in talking too! Go figure. Hubby reports to me some of the wackiness I ramble on about, other times I catch myself actually talking when I wake to pee. Peeing is on an hourly schedule now throughout the night. My carpal tunnel has only gotten worse but has decided to radiate mainly in the 2 fingers on my right hand when I sleep. Before it was the whole hand/wrist area. When I wake up, I cant bend them at all until I massage them out a bit. Its odd. Appetite isnt as strong as it used to be, probably due to the lack of room in there. Braxton Hicks still coming daily, along with lots of movement. I am really enjoying all the kicks, rolls, punches, and jabs now. I havent used the doppler in quite some time as his movement has been giving me peace of mind.
We did our maternity photos this past weekend. I must say I am really pleased we decided to do them after going back and forth about it for awhile. Im also happy I decided to wear the fancy lace gown I ordered online. I was starting to doubt whether or not I should wear it as the session got closer & closer. I just wasnt feeling so lovely in it. However hubby & mom talked me into it, and Im glad I listened. The dress was most awesome because of how it could be worn various ways…we changed it up throughout the session as a skirt, tube top, shorts, etc.
I told our photographer that I think I did more physically at the shoot than I have my whole pregnancy! We did a sunset beach session and walking around in the sand totally kicked my butt! By the end of the hour, both hubby and I were in the water splashing around trying to wash off, while freezing our laughing butts off at the same time. It was a lot of fun! My favorite part had to be the sky towards the end of it…it literally looked like a rainbow. We all just stood in awe of it for our rainbow baby. We got a few pics as a sneek peak and we are so in love with them already! I cant wait to see them all!
Our CPR class at the hospital, along with the car seat safety inspection we scheduled at the local police department. We also made a list for our hospital bags (thanks for all your help in my last post) and hope to get started packing in the next week or so! Mom & I have been washing away blankets & clothes this week, which makes it so much more real that he will be here soon. We are so excited!