And the 8th month is here! I can't even believe 2012 begins tomorrow! It has been quite the year for us and we are so blessed to have our little bundle arriving in just two short months. We had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas in Colorado. We were able to catch up on things around the house and enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts.
How Far Along: 33 weeks- but picture was taken at 32 weeks
Size of Baby: Imagine a Pineapple- just over 4lbs and 17 inches long
Total Weight Gain: A whopping 25lbs!
Maternity Clothes: Thanks to both my mother and mother-in-law, I will have enough maternity clothes to make it through the rest of this pregnancy. I love having lots of maternity, ruched t-shirts, because they cover my belly and are good with layering for work and can be casual too.
Sex: Check back in 7 more weeks!
Movement: LOTS....There is a constant bulge on one side of my belly button that is always moving back and forth to either side. When I went in for my doctor appointment this week I asked the doctor if she would mind feeling the baby to get an idea of his or her position. So, she proceeded to feel around and said "Wow, that bulge by your belly button is really hard, let's do an ultrasound to see for sure how it's positioned." I hated to make her do an ultrasound just for that, but I couldn't argue with her. So, I was able to get another glimpse at the little one, and he or she was head down...with buns of steel- as the doctor said. That constant bulge is the VERY hard rump. I'm pretty impressed...either it's a boney butt or the little one has been doing lunges in my belly. Either way, the position is perfect, just crossing our fingers that the baby will not rotate in the next week, as after week 34 it's unlikely the baby will flop around with the little room he or she will have in there.
Sleep: Really not too bad. I wake up for nightly bathroom breaks and roll back and forth from side to side to stay comfortable, but it's not terribly uncomfortable to sleep.
What I miss: Being able to easily maneuver myself without feeling like I'll run into ever corner I walk past. Also, it will be nice to have my mobility back- working out just doesn't seem comfortable to me and hasn't for a while. When I would use the treadmill, my legs would constantly whack the bottom of my belly, so it becomes uncomfortable quickly.
Cravings: Nothing in particular. I've eaten more sweets than usual lately, but that's about it.
Symptoms: Heartburn. It's common for me to have an aching pain at the top of my belly...which I'm attributing to heartburn. Also, I've had some really harsh round ligament pain in the last couple weeks, especially when I stand quickly or make sudden movements.
What I'm looking forward to: Baby shower in a couple weeks! Also, looking forward to finishing up our to-do list (making freezer meals, finishing up the nursery, buying any last minute baby items, etc.). And of course the arrival of the little nugget.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2012! Have a safe NYE!