Monday, February 20, 2017

32 weeks pregnant

Is it possible that I am 32 weeks pregnant!?!?!  WHAT?  I remember when I first found out I was pregnant and downloaded a pregnancy app to my phone and scrolled through and saw that I would be 32 weeks in February... it seemed so far away then.  But alas, 32 weeks has arrived.

I feel like a lot has happened in the last few weeks, but not many photos.

28 weeks: We toured the hospital.  Panic and terror set in.  I told Ian on the way home, "Wouldn't it be great if there is a 50/50 chance that we are having a little boy or a goldfish?  And we got goldfish!  I wish we were having a goldfish!"  Had my 28 week check up and glucose test.  I failed my first glucose test so I got to do the three hour test.  Ian was a trooper and sat with me through all the tests.  Thankfully I passed every stage of the three hour test, so I am in the clear.  I think I may have failed the first one because I had a HUGE bowl of ice cream the night before (whoops).
Hospital tour day!  28 weeks
29 weeks: I was hit with the plague that has been going around school.  I went from "I think I am catching a cold" on Tuesday afternoon to "I am definitely getting a cold" on Wednesday morning to "I am so sick" Wednesday afternoon.  Whatever it was, it came on quick and I, of course, ended up throwing up at school and heading home early.  Have I mentioned that I am really ready to be done throwing up for quite a while?  I pretty much slept the rest of Wednesday, most of Thursday, most of Friday, and tried to recover on Saturday and Sunday.  I had some pretty discouraging moments while sick - trying to imagine caring for an infant and having NO energy (and anytime I got out of bed for more than 10 minutes feeling nausea.)  Hopefully the fourth trimester does not go that way...

30 weeks: I tried to get caught up on life after being sick and still rest.  I miss taking Nyquil so much!  My mother-in-law came in town towards the end of the week and was able to attend my baby shower.  It was such a sweet shower thrown by friends from school and attended by all the different friends I have in Denver.  Everyone at the shower decorated a onesie for a little guy - I can't wait to put him in them.  There are different sizes so he can wear onesies for almost an entire year - everyone was so creative with how they decorated.  People were so generous with their gifts!  It was definitely overwhelming to be loved on so much!

This got delivered to me during lunch on February 14th - Thank you 6th period Calc BC

31 weeks: I tried to start exercising again after recovering (mostly) from being sick.  We celebrated our last Valentine's Day sans kids with a Little Caesar's pizza and studying calculus (me) and Ian studying for his oral exams in March.  My poor husband!  He had a dry spot/rash on his arm for quite awhile and I was not sympathetic at all towards him (sorry Love!) It continuously got worse and worse until he decided to go to urgent care.  He has shingles!  Yikes!  So we got to do research (and freak ourselves out for an hour or two) about being exposed to shingles while pregnant.  I am going to check with my doctor when I see her this week - but at this point, I think we are okay. Ian's shingles are healing and he is feeling better.  I hope that this is not foreshadowing my parenting skills "Suck it up!  Brush it off!  You're fine kiddo!" and then find out he has a broken bone or something...

31 weeks 4 days - after a very long day at school
I guess I should include that I am still feeling good.  I have not had any Braxton-Hicks contractions.  I use the restroom about the same as before I was pregnant.  I only get achy and uncomfortable for a few hours before bed at night.  I am sleeping almost as well as before I was pregnant (before I was pregnant, I would lay down, fall asleep within 5 minutes and not wake up until my alarm went off - it was awesome).  I have not had too many vivid dreams [except for the one last week when I had the baby but he had shark teeth and breastfeeding was a hot mess and no one believed me that he had shark teeth (HE DID!)]  Every so often I have a rough night.  I am not swelling too much.  I get really painful cramps in my legs during the night every other week or so.  I get heartburn if I eat too much and then lay down right away.  But all symptoms are quite manageable.  I am hoping that I have another 4-6 weeks of feeling this way?  We shall see.

The other day we were driving somewhere and I was rambling something about how worried I am about something (nonbaby related) and Ian said, "Worry kills."  And it has stuck with me - along with the idea that worry is a choice.  Just like joy is a choice and love is a choice.  So I am trying to choose to not worry.  I try to think of this sweet song when I feel the worry creep in.  I don't know how often I think of Ian and me "getting to be the ones" that watch our little one grow up and help him create fun memories.

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