We are continuing to go to our prenatal classes on Tuesday evenings. We had our breastfeeding class during week 31 and it went well. We learned a lot and continue to hope and pray that breastfeeding will go well for us. Week 32 brought the first of our 3 childbirth classes. We had originally had it scheduled for one full day, but had to change it. We are making the long trek to St. Joseph's hospital in St. Paul, but it is totally worth it. We are learning a lot and each class makes it more real! We are going to be going through labor -- this baby has to come out! Ryan giggled when he pointed out a spot in the book that was geared towards the partner that said, "Don't take anything personally." Seriously. :)
I had another prenatal appointment last week and it went great again. My blood pressure is still great and I still haven't gone over 10 pounds in weight gain, which is good for me. I got my Tdap vaccination and my 32 week packet with lots of information as well as information on pre-registering at the hospital. It is so hard to believe that it will be here soon.
This week we went to Wisconsin Dells with Sam, Rachelle, and the kids and stayed at the Wilderness. We had a fun time, but baby sure made it easy for me to take it easy! On the very few water slides that I was willing to ride, the trek up the steps sure was a lot of work. I can tell that baby is really starting to grow and take up space inside of me -- and take my breath away! I tired very easily and took lots of breaks.
Here are baby stats this week:
Size of baby: According to the Internet - a large jicama. Seriously? Who comes up with that stuff? And what in the heck is that? Apparently she is around 3 3/4 pounds - 4 pounds and about 16-17 inches long. She still has lots of growing to do!
Movement: She is a very busy girl and I am loving it! I feel her movements all of the time. I feel a lot of her movements up by my left rib cage, but feel them all over as well. I love watching her move in my tummy too! What a miracle!
Sleep: I am still not going to complain about sleep! I am getting it and that is all that matters! The last 4 nights I have woke up every 2 hours to pee, but I fall back to sleep right away! Every morning before I get out of bed I wait for a kick or punch from baby girl. :)
What I miss: Not sure.
Cravings: Pizza. It is so good.
Symptoms: Week 31 brought a new symptom for me -- Heartburn. I have never had heartburn in my life. Ugh -- gross! I will fall asleep for a little while and then wake up, sitting up fast with a feeling like I am going to puke and nasty taste in my mouth, throat, and chest. Yuck. Tums have been my friend. I also had one night where I woke up with what I am sure was a Braxton Hick contraction. And of course, the peeing and the charlie horses. I am still battling a bad cold. This will be the third week. That can go away anytime soon!
Maternity Clothes: Nothing has changed here. Yes, maternity clothes are necessary. My normal t-shirts are getting tighter by the day.
Best moment this week: My heart melts when Ryan feels or sees the baby move. He gets so excited and it just melts my heart. I get to feel her all day long and the little bit he gets to feel her is just so exciting. I love it.
Week 32! Not sure if she is as big as that pumpkin yet-- but I feel that way!
This week will be a fun week. On Tuesday night we have our second to last childbirth class. On Tuesday afternoon we are doing something very neat that we will share after we do it! This weekend my mom is throwing me a baby shower in Grogan. I am very excited!! It is hard to believe it is getting to be the end of October!