How far along? 32 Weeks
Total weight gain? 17 pounds
Maternity Clothes? Yes…but I’m approaching my last week of summer ‘comfy’ clothes. Seven weeks of work clothes here I come!
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep? Sleep is getting more and more uncomfortable. Lately, I’m down to one side. I can’t sleep on my back or stomach, and when I sleep on my left side, I get a pinched nerve in my arm. This morning, I woke up feeling as though I went on a three-day bender.
Meanwhile, Beau has developed a snoring issue. I’m not sure whether he’s always snored and I’ve slept through it, or he’s picked it up as a pregnancy symptom of his own. Either way, I’ve been very tempted to plug his nose in the middle of the night several times.
Symptoms? HEARTBURN! Haven’t been able to find any relief mechanisms either. Sometimes Tums work, sometimes milk, but most of the time, I barrel through until bedtime. I’ve never had heartburn until pregnancy, and I’ll be more than ready to see it go after this baby’s here!
After telling my mom about my heartburn issues, she mentioned it to a friend of hers. Her reply was, “What has she been doing? Eating tacos for dinner?” Funny she should mention that, as last week I ate tacos for about four meals in a row. My goal was to kill the leftovers, not create a black hole in my chest! Sorry to say I haven’t had tacos for three days and the heartburn has yet to give up!
Best Moment This Week? I booked belly shots for next week. I contemplated whether I wanted to do this or not, but thanks to one of Beau’s high school friends, I was referred to a talented photographer from the Jesup area (thanks Jen!). I’m hoping for good weather and a good ‘belly’ day!
Least Favorite Moment This Week? Tuesday was probably my most uncomfortable day since being pregnant. After an unfortunate night’s sleep, it seemed like every muscle and joint in my body was out of place. My back hurt, my neck hurt, and my heartburn was outrageous!
What I Look Forward To? Celebrating my last birthday without someone to help me blow out the candles. I’m not sure what we’ll do, but I think it might involve a buffet of never-ending crab legs!
Weekly Wisdom? Chiropractor?
Milestones? Baby J is busy training for his first marathon, aka, delivery. He’s been flexing his muscles quite often, otherwise known as Braxton Hicks contractions. He’s also sucking, breathing, and swallowing…all very important skills to master before he’s ready to come out!