32 weeks pregos!


How far along? 32 weeks and 6 days.
Total weight gain/loss: 24 pounds and going strong ;-) (technically I’ve gained 16 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight but because of the 8 pounds I lost in the first trimester its a total of 24).
Maternity clothes? I finally bought some maternity pants! I got a pair of jeans and shorts! Now that the summer seems to be officially over, I think I am going to have to buy a few more pairs of pants because squeezing in to dresses is not going to work anymore and I can use the pants post-pregnancy the first few months.
Sleep: About the same…sleeping well but getting up a few times per night for pee breaks!
Best moment this week: OMG so much has happened since my last post but best part of this week was working on the nursery! It’s slowly coming together. Also my husband and I took an infant car seat safety class which was really fun! There were so many other clueless couples…who ever knew there were so many details that go in to installing your car seat properly.
Miss Anything? Probably being able to comfortably wear heels. I wore some heels this weekend to a party and after a few hours my feet were not happy with me.
Food cravings: Nothing specific, but if someone mentions something yummy that’s all I think about until I can get some! O and the sweets addiction still persists and having Halloween candy laying around everywhere isn’t helping the situation! (but I passed my glucose tolerance test so I can have all the candy I want :-)).
Symptoms: Still can’t get enough of all of her wiggles and jabs. As I am getting further along and bigger, I’m starting to feel the pressure a lot more in my lower abdomen and back and especially my legs at night after work. But I am trying to stay as active as I can.
Looking forward to: This week we have an ultrasound so I can’t wait to see her little face again! But just everyday as it’s getting closer and closer to my due date, we can’t wait for her arrival. 32pic2

At 32 weeks, our little one is about 3.5 pounds and 16.5 inches long, approximately the size of a pineapple! Around this time is when she is supposed to move to the head down position getting ready for her journey in to the world. We’ll be able to confirm her position this week at our ultrasound. Fingers crossed she is head down already. 32pic1

These past several weeks have been super busy; I feel like this post is a recap of so many events that happened over the last several weeks since my last post at 27 weeks. I promise to touch up in detail about the special events over the last several weeks in separate posts. Some updates since my 27 week post are…my glucose tolerance test was negative so I can still binge on all the sweets I want ;-).
Nothing too exciting happened at 28 weeks…except busy at work! 28week28weekpic2
The greatest part of 29 weeks was being able to get the day off to go to my cousins baby shower! My cousin and I are 4 weeks apart and our little ones are due 3 weeks apart! Though we don’t get to see each other a lot because of my crazy schedule, its so fun being pregs together. We are constantly texting back and forth about things not to forget to do and updates! I can’t wait til our bundles are born and get to grow up together like we did.sana

The best part of 30 weeks was our maternity pictures. For our engagement, we did not do a professional engagement session so we really wanted to do something special for the pregnancy. We had such a great time taking our maternity pics and to top it off they turned out so cute! I can’t wait to share them with you.maternityphoto
The highlight of 31 weeks was my baby shower! It was perfect and so amazing to see all of my family and friends! I will post some pics and details about the shower planning ASAP.babyshower

Now that my work schedule has finally calmed down a bit, have a lot more time to prep for our little one and take it easy. This last weekend my husband and I went through our registries bought everything that was not purchased so we are basically set (I’m sure I am still missing a lot)! We assembled our stroller which is now waiting sitting in our living room waiting for our little one! We haven’t tried installing the car seat yet even though we took the class this week. We still have 8 more weeks! Right now the nursery progress is our biggest focus. It’s coming along piece by piece! Working on the nursery makes her pending arrival that much more real. I’ll post some pics as soon as its done!

Things to do: With only 8 weeks to go (it sounds like a long time but it’s sure flying by) we are in the process of looking for a pediatrician in our area. It’s important to find a few pediatricians you would consider and then narrow them down based on recommendations and interviews. I will write a specific post about what to consider when looking for the right doctor. Also at this point, if you haven’t done so, its a good time to take an infant CPR class and some sort of birthing class. My husband and I are taking CPR next week with my parents because I know they will be babysitting a lot. Also in two weeks we are going to take a birthing/baby prep class. Given our schedules we signed up for a one day expedited class. I’ll let you know how it goes!

27 weeks pregos!

KRAOUFI-20130902-00128-1How far along? 27 weeks and 4 days.
Total weight gain/loss: 10 pound gain from my pregnancy weight, totaling 20 pounds.
Maternity clothes? I bought a dress for my baby shower. It’s not a maternity dress so I just bought a size up and the stomach area has a lot of spare room.
Sleep: I’m sleeping well for the most part….I’ve been having some intermittent insomnia some nights, but I think its just because I have a long things to do list and no time to do it because work is super busy.
Best moment this week: My husband took some great home maternity pics
Miss Anything? I think the only thing I really miss is the versatility of my clothes. All I wear is my scrubs and a few dresses…hopefully I’ll have time to go shopping soon ;-)
Food cravings: Appetite is still no problem…my addiction to sweets continues. I find out my glucose tolerance test results next week…hopefully I don’t have to cut back on the sweets
Symptoms: Still can’t get enough of all the little kicks and punches
Looking forward to:  Since sending out our baby shower invites, gifts have already started arriving! I can’t wait to paint the nursery and finally start setting it up.

This week was full of crossing things off my things to do list!!!! With our due date slowly approaching, one very important thing to do was to register for pregnancy/baby classes. Though I’m in medicine, I did not want to take the experience of a Lamaze class away from my husband. Our hospital offers a “Super Baby” class which is an 8 class that discusses breathing techniques, what to expect in the deliver room, familiarize you with medical terminology, etc. I think it is really important for my husband to take this class so he isn’t shocked the day of. Also we signed up for a baby CPR and car seat safety class. For the baby CPR, I signed my parents up as well because they will be helping us care for our little one once I go back to work. It’s important to have anyone that is spending a lot of time with your child to be familiar with CPR and baby safety. As for the car seat safety class, it is offered for free at our hospital. If your hospital does not offer a car seat class, the local fire/police department offer proper car seat installation instructions.
Also, this week we scheduled our maternity pictures. After speaking to a few photographer, the general consensus was that the best time to take maternity pictures is between 7.5 – 8.5 months. Most said you don’t want to be at a point that you are too big, but also you want to make sure that your stomach is nice formed out already. The last thing I started this week is gathering names of pediatricians that my friends and coworkers recommend. Though I work with some amazing pediatricians, my work is over 20 minutes from our house so I want to find someone a bit closer. Stay tuned for a post about finding the right pediatrician for you and questions to ask when you are interviewing them.

At 27 weeks, our little one is about 14.5 inches and between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds, overall the size of a head of lettuce.