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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lil D's 3rd Trimester {Weeks 32 - 34}

Thursday, 5/12/2011
(32 weeks)

I've been behind the last few weeks with working, packing/organizing/throwing, garage saling for the new house/new baby and growing this little peanut below, which let's just say the first trimester tiredness came back full force.

Here is me & Lil D at 32 weeks:



Baby's now the size of a squash!
Thursday, 5/19/2011
(33 weeks)


Baby's now the size of a honeydew!

Thursday, 5/26/2011
(34 weeks)

 This is me & Lil D this week:



Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
To start at the beginning, I have actually been waddling for awhile. Wayne just laughs.
I do feel some tightening in the tummy area every once in awhile. It's mostly when I am walking and then I have to really slow down and almost stop.I've just assumed those are Braxton Hicks and will be asking the Dr about them at our next appointment. They are so infrequent right now, that I am not too worried.

We had our 32 week Dr appointment on May 16th. The Dr felt my tummy and thought she was head down, butt up. Yay. Hopefully she stays that way. My blood pressure was perfect and Hailey's heartbeat sounded great!

I haven't had any heartburn, yet...knock on wood, but I do get short of breath very easily. I don't believe she has dropped any at all because of that. I've had to sleep propped up by pillows for awhile now. I'm using 3 (a body pillow and 2 king size pillows) but I'm actually thinking I need a couple more. Lying flat is not an option. I just feel dizzy, even if it is on my side.

I have not had much back-pain thus far. It's mostly just the normal aches and pains of stretching and moving.

This week my ankles have disappeared, which is not a pretty sight to see and kind of embarrassing, but it's nothing I can control and I have to keep reminding myself of that. My feet are swollen by the end of the day and every once in awhile my fingers swell up to little sausages. I'm definitely glad I took off my rings when I did a few weeks back.

My body temperature has gone up and I get warm easily. It's almost like I am having hot flashes. I'm usually the one with the sweater or hoodie with me at all times, just because I get so chilly quickly. I have actually been the opposite and wearing tank tops with ease.

I am feeling her jabs and kicks all the time now and it's so fun to just stare at my belly and see her move around in there. Sometimes they do startle me and are harder than what I think they should be. But I just keep thinking that it's all a good sign that she's moving that much and so active. Wayne gets a kick out of it as well and when he sees it, his eyes get all big and he looks at me like, "Oh my gosh, that was really her." I reply back with, "Yes, honey, who else would it be."

I do plan on breastfeeding. I am going to give it a go and really try hard. I know it's better for baby and it's obviously cheaper, but we'll see how it goes.

Even though the last couple weeks have been harder and rougher on my body as she gets bigger and the pounds keep adding up, it's still been a relatively easy pregnancy. I know I could have it so much worse and I'm just thankful for what I'v had thus far.

Here is a funny that was in one of my baby emails. It's so true.


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