Today I hit my 32 week mark. Only 8 weeks left! That’s 224 days, so far, that I’ve been pregnant. You know, in case you’re counting. Some days I feel like it’s all gone so fast, and others, I just can’t wait to meet him already!
Apparently, for the next 8 weeks, Binary Boy is supposed to gain a half a pound a week. Oh. My. Gosh. I have no idea how I can get any bigger, but, I’m sure my body will find a way (scary).
Anyway, here are my bulleted lists of what’s been going on with my pregnancy since I last updated.
- My hips don’t hurt anymore! My mom says it’s because they’ve probably done all the stretching they need to. I hope she’s right. That was pretty damn awful.
- I don’t (read: can’t) stuff myself anymore with food. There’s just no more room in there. It’s all him, now. I’ll have my little noshes throughout the day, but no more constant eating & snacking.
- I’m sleeping better. Oh, I still get up like 4-5 times a night to pee, but I can fall right back asleep now. Sleep = Bliss.
- Drinking coconut milk (read: electrolytes, I just love anything coconut) helps keep my feet a semi-normal size. See below.
- Binary Boy’s crib and co-sleeper are ready when he is.
- Kevin (my coach) and I started my birthing classes last Tuesday. We’re taking the Bradley Method classes, as they are more geared towards natural, unmedicated child birth than Lamaze or others. After one class, I know they are going to be helpful and I’m so glad we’re taking them together. Kevin has mentioned that he doesn’t want to see any videos. I think he’s sorta S.O.L. at this point. Poor guy.
Not so good stuff:
- Oh my aching feet. My poor, swollen, sausage-feet. They are hideously swollen by the end of the day. And totally uncomfortable to walk on. Plus, I need a pedicure. It just depress me to look at them. At least the coconut milk helps some.
- Even though Binary Boy’s crib and co-sleeper are ready, nothing else is. Not his changing table, not his room, not much of anything else. It’s really stressing me out and I can’t do it alone. We’re going to try and make some real progress within the next week or two.
And, yet again, the good outweigh the bad. I plan on keeping it that way, too.