Tuesday, August 27, 2013

32 weeks and the excitement level

How Far Along: 32 weeks

Size of baby: Size of a squash- length is about 16.5 inches and 3.5 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Yesterday at my appointment I was 131- only 1 lb in the last two weeks! I think that's the slowest I've gained yet.
Maternity Clothes: I dare you to find regular clothes that will fit over that belly that AREN'T a size XL.
Gender: Elyse Ann is on her way! (see, it's questions like these last two that make me glad I'm only doing this every other week, as opposed to every week.)
Movement: Still busy as ever. Moving mountains busy. I feel like she's long and low because it's almost like I've got toes in my ribs and a batter-ram on the other end all at the same time. It's......pleasant. And there are still 8. weeks. left.
Sleep: Still not great. I've developed a pattern of being up for at least an hour about 4 hours after I go to bed.
What I miss: Feeling skinny.
Cravings: Not really any.

Symptoms: So itchy. My poor skin and ab muscles are taking a beating- tight and itchy and generally uncomfortable. And again, there are still 8. weeks. left. Also, some may say that my patience level is waning. But those people probably aren't saying it to my face.
Best Moment this week: Passing the 3 hour glucose test! I found out at my appointment two weeks ago that I barely missed the mark on the one hour test. That meant I had to come back for the 3 hour one. While there are much worse things in the world than sitting for that test, there were also about a thousand other things I would have rather done. Thankfully I passed it with flying colors, and after speaking with my dr yesterday, she said it was highly unlikely that anything would develop in the short time I've got left. Probably one of the few times 8 weeks will be considered a "short" amount of time. Just ask a teacher. Or a kid waiting for Christmas.
You know, people keep asking me if I'm getting excited. If I'm ready. Of course I'm excited! Of course I'm ready! I can't wait to meet this little girl. See if I finally get my dark haired baby. My green eyed girl. To love on her and hold her and breath her in. But.....I'm also glad I know she isn't coming tomorrow. It's not that I don't want to do the work of parenting three kids by myself, I just know what it's going to mean not only for me, but for the two I've already got. And I'm okay with waiting until the time is right to dive into that. I'm enjoying these last few weeks with the family dynamic we've got going. Cause believe me. "Dynamic" is certainly a word you could use to describe my current children. This one?

She decided on Saturday she wanted to wear panties. Well I don't have any panties for her yet. So I plopped her on the potty (where she did go) and put on a pair of Luke's tidy whities on her little bottom, making a big deal out of DO. NOT. PEE PEE.
She lasted 30 minutes.
And her brother. Lord have mercy. In the last week he's told me that he MIGHT learn to read this year, if he feels like it, that he wanted me to drive home fast after work so he could love on me, and in his prayers has prayed for God to touch our hearts so we could make good choices and be kind.
Did you die yet? <3

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