Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Baby W–32 Weeks


* Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 33 weeks and 5 days pregnant!*

32 weeks

32 Weeks as of February 14, 2014

This Week:

8 weeks and counting! Feeling like I am coasting along to the finish line! Had an amazing baby shower this week and have had so much fun delicately looking at each and every baby item! I can spend so much of my time imagining life with a baby and using these items.

Ended up having to go for the “dreaded” glucose test this week so that my paperwork could be properly submitted. I have to say it wasn’t at all as horrible as some people say it is! I actually enjoyed it the drink! I was getting thirsty and it was nice and cold and refreshing!

Baby This Week:

Baby is probably feeling pretty cramped now as it is getting so much bigger! According to How To Be A Dad if your computer is 17” long then that is how long the baby is! The baby is gaining about 1/2 pound a week and tipping the scales right now at over 4 pounds!  The lanugo hair is starting to shed and the digestive system is all ready to go! Baby has fingernails and toenails now too!

Maternity Clothes:

Yes! I am sure I will want to burn my work pants and shirts when this pregnancy is over as they will be SO worn out! They are all I wear! Finding a workout shirt that my stomach doesn’t stick out of is becoming an issue. I just have to wear Ryan’s for now as I hate moving around and then constantly tugging my shirt down. Some of my old zip up sweaters I can’t even wear now because they look so funny. My bust has gotten so big that the sweater sticks awkwardly out and doesn’t cover the front at all. 

Stretch Marks/Weight:

I remembered to weight myself this week (please hold your applause...) up 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks which brings me to +11.

I am starting to get use to my new stretch marks. They aren’t as sore this week which is a plus but still super ugly. Oh well, part of life I guess!


Ouch! I can see why sometimes people say that baby movements can hurt! I think baby is getting so big that the knees or heel is so much stronger! This little sucker is strong!

Food Cravings/Aversions:

Mmm…shower food! Got to love all the yummy snacks that were at my baby shower! Seriously, I’ve said it before but my girlfriends know good food!

Ryan was away all weekend and so it was just me for the weekend. One supper included cheese, crackers, sliced banana with peanut butter and a cookie. The rest of the week though I have been trying to cook an actual meal for supper so that Ryan and I can sit down at the table together. 9 times out of 10 he usually finishes my plate because I can’t eat the rest. Then, 2 hours later I am hungry again!

Been loving on fruit like crazy lately! Any fruit and all fruit! This week in particular I have been enjoying fresh pineapple for “dessert” after supper! The belly table is just an added bonus..”Look Mom, no hands!”



Big belly and boobs! Sometimes I can’t help but check myself out in the mirror in the morning and imagine what my body looked like pre-baby. I kind of forget but I know that the big speed bump in front wasn’t there.

Heartburn has been a nuisance this week! Having to try to find relief at least 3 times a day.

My skin has also seemed to change to SUPER dry and flaky. I don’t know if that is pregnancy related or if the weather is affecting it.

I am still super thirsty all the time and find myself getting up in the middle of the night just to have a sip of water! Which makes me have to get up an hour later to pee…vicious cycle! 

What I Miss:

Shaving my legs without it feeling like I’m doing an advance Yoga class.

Labour Signs:

Not yet! Ryan and I only have one more birth class to attend next week! This week we were practicing for the “transition” stage which seriously freaks me out! It sounds intense and difficult. I just keep repeating this mantra to myself, “you can do it…don’t be scared…lots of people before you have given birth”!


At my baby shower the hosts had every guest write down their gender guess, a name suggestion and advice for Ryan and I. I tallied up the total and there were 11 girl votes and 7 boy votes!

Belly Button In or Out:

Kind of in but pretty much non-existent.

Wedding Rings On or Off:

ON! However, by the end of a long work day, after supper and cleaning up I notice them feeling a bit more snug! Here’s hoping for 8 more weeks!

What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:

I didn’t know it but my baby shower! It was such a blast! There was something so comforting about being with my girlfriends enjoying that time before I have a little one. I was just trying to soak it all in and create lots of memories.

The rest of the week I got to enjoy looking at all the wonderful baby stuff that is now invading our home!

Daddy This Week:

Was gone all weekend but when he got back I was so excited to show him all the awesome baby stuff. I thought he’d be a little more excited but I think he was a little confused as to what some of the stuff was! Ha ha! Mommy gave him a crash coarse in what the items are used for…this snot sucker made him gag! Ha ha


Point the scissors far away from you when removing packaging…ouch!

Best Moment Of The Week:

Every night this week I have settled down in front of the television and gone through baby items one by one. I have really enjoyed the slow pace of going through each item so that I can closely examine it and get it properly placed in it’s new home! Life is going to be so hectic after baby arrives that I have enjoyed the slow and meticulous flow of organizing the new baby items.

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Linking up today with Mama and Mou for Baby Talk!


  1. Don't be scared about transition, your mind goes to another place and your body takes over from there. It goes fast and you know that you will soon meet your baby, that's what gets you through it. I don't remember much about that part but I can vaguely remember sitting on the edge of the bed puking in the garbage can, then the nurses started rushing in and getting the room ready for the doctor. It was exciting but so scary at the same time. If somebody like me who used to faint all over the place can do it, you won't have any problems!

  2. Do I even want to know what the scissors comment is about? Haha. OMG fruit is SO delicious. Try it with some vanilla yogurt. It's like a special treat. And I totally refused to buy that nose sucker thing. Some guy at the store was like "it's great I promise" but I told him it would do no good if I threw up on the baby while trying to use it! Haha. I'm still trying to figure out what I think the baby is...

  3. Well, I sure wouldn't mind a big bowl of pineapple right now!! LOL!!
    Only a few more weeks to go... :)

  4. You are still looking fantastic! I can't remember if I have asked, but do you have names picked out?

  5. I cracked up reading about shaving your legs :). Heck, it's winter... screw shaving legs... lol :)

  6. You look great!!! Hopefully that heartburn settles down for you!! I totally miss my big belly, it's almost like I forget how uncomfortable is as towards the end! Maybe once my due date comes, I won't miss it? Lol! But having Noah here is soo great!! I think you might be having a boy too! That's my guess! Not sure why! But I just seem to think boy!