29, 30, 31 + 32 Weeks // Baby E

We’re really in the home stretch now and couldn’t be more excited! Everyone keeps saying my nesting instinct will kick in soon but I can’t help but laugh and say it’s been there all along – our house is almost where I’d hoped it would be by the time baby girl arrives! Her nursery is 90% complete and we’re working on a couple other projects and purchases throughout the rest of the house that will give me such peace of mind to have completed. Only 8 weeks to go before we get to meet our sweet baby girl!

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How far along? 32 weeks

Total weight gain: 30 lbs – eek!

Maternity clothes? Miraculously, I do still fit in some pre-preg tops but mostly the ones that were already too big for me. I ordered some Old Navy maternity tops to get me through the next two months. While I’m not loving my wardrobe right now, I’m planning to be patient and quit purchasing until I’m ready to buy regular clothes again.

Stretch marks? Bought another 4 weeks of no stretch marks. 8 weeks to go! I know I’m not totally in the clear until she’s here, so fingers are crossed.

Sleep: It’s crazy – I just don’t wake up as often as I figured I would by now. I’m not sure if my Bump Nest pillow is just the best thing ever or I’m just lucky. Either way, enjoying the sleep while I can…especially today’s extra hour of daylight savings!

Best moment this week: Okay, best moment of week 29 was, hmm, not much. I had to take the 3-hour glucose test after failing the 1-hour, so that wasn’t fun at all. I ended up passing the 3-hour so no gestational diabetes, but week 29 was pretty uneventful.

Week 30 was AWESOME. We got to see little girl on our 3D/4D ultrasound. She has her daddy’s upper lip and mama’s big wide nose. Ha! It doesn’t appear she has any hair at the moment so we’ll just have to see when she gets here. We also attended baby classes AND had our maternity photo session this week, so it was a big week for baby.

Week 31 was also uneventful because daddy was out of town! In the past when he was in the Marine Corps and gone at drill, I would make the best of his absence and get so much done around the house. None of that really happened this time – I was just a complete waste of space missing him like crazy!  I guess that’s a good sign that I won’t later kick him out for too long – haha!

Week 32’s best moment was picking said missed husband up from the airport and celebrating Halloween! We went to the neighbor’s house for a little party which was pretty fun and gave out candy to a whole bunch of adorable trick-or-treaters. We haven’t seen so many trick-or-treaters since we were their age so it was nice to finally live in a kid-friendly neighborhood to enjoy the holiday.

Miss Anything? Still frustrated over the swelling problems. It’s no fun at all :(

Movement: Still quite a bit and definitely more predictable each day but I get the feeling she’s quickly losing space to wiggle in there. The movements have started to be more rolls and twists vs. jabs.

Food cravings: The other day all of a sudden I wanted Reese’s peanut butter cups. YUM.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still no.

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: More Braxton Hicks but nothing major.

Symptoms: Swelling – boo! Super tired again too, but not as bad as 1st trimester.

Belly Button in or out? Only out when baby girl is pressed against it with her back. She’s usually more towards the right so most of the time this little belly button is flat as can be or still in entirely. Crazy!

Wedding rings on or off? Definitely off as of the end of our maternity photo session. I was getting nervous about how difficult they were to take off each time. Taking no chances the rest of this pregnancy!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: We are not 95% complete with the project I previously mentioned because unfortunately there is just too much left and not enough hours in the day! I should really be 95% in the next 4 weeks because if we’re not, then I better start training someone else to close this program out – ha!

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