Tomorrow marks the 6 week (or less!) mark until we meet the baby! I get more and more excited each week, knowing the little guy will be growing our family and lots of newborn snuggles are on the way. I seriously can’t wait!
Here is what is going on with Baby Baum #2 at 32 & 33 weeks
- The little guy is now between 17 to 19 inches in length, around the size of a pineapple
- He weighs about 4.5 pounds now and will grow about 1/2 lb per week until he is born!
- The uterine walls are becoming thinner, so baby can now see the light coming through to help differentiate between day and night
What’s going on with me:
Weight Gained: At my 32 week appointment, I was at a 20 pound weight gain in total. My weight gain was so front heavy, and I have really tapered off since those first 20 weeks. I am thinking all of my weight gain these days is going straight to the baby – and my boobs! Ha!
Workouts: I am consistently running 3x a week, 3 miles at a time. I’ve been taking a few walk breaks here and there, as I am really feeling the weight in my pelvis. Weight training usually rounds out at 2x a week, and then I am walking all of the other days. I’m not sure how much longer the running will last, so I am soaking in each and every time I am able to get out and pound the pavement.
Symptoms: I’ve been feeling a lot of movement and some Braxton Hicks contractions too. If I am on my feet a lot, on the weekends especially, my lower back gets pretty sore. I’ve been taking a lot of baths to help combat that soreness, and it seems to be helping quite a bit. I also had some nausea for about 3 straight days last week, which really stunk. I felt like I was back in the first trimester and am so happy that went away. I was not looking forward to feeling that way until the baby makes his arrival!
Food Aversions: No aversion here!
Food Cravings: I am still quite boring here. I pretty much crave anything that’s easy to make – aka, I am super lazy these days. I am honestly happy eating a PB&J and yogurt for dinner if it means I don’t have to cook. The thought of food prep for baby makes me cringe, although I know I am going to need to start that in the next couple of weeks.
Sleep: I’ve been heading to bed super early each night, usually between 8:30-9pm. With an early bed time, I’ve been up by 6:15 just about every morning, which isn’t so fun. I would love to be able to sleep in just a little bit, but it just is not happening. I spent the weekend at the beach with some friends last weekend (hence the beachfront bump photos), and sleep was definitely less than stellar. It always takes me a little bit to get used to hotel rooms, and this trip was no different!
Baby Items Purchased: I found a ring sling over the weekend at a farmer’s market down in Sarasota, and I am so excited about it! It is very similar to one I borrowed when Grant was little and I think it will be perfect to carry around our new little guy! Otherwise, we bought a new glider for the nursery and I am in love! It is so crazy comfy and I have a feeling I will be falling asleep in that thing a lot!
Miss anything?: I miss being able to comfortably lay on the couch and watch tv. It’s been pretty rough to lay anywhere buy my bed lately, which is super strange. Its better with a pillow between my legs, but still not great. This baby is just growing and growing, and my hips are just not liking the spreading I think.
Do you know the sex? We will have another little boy running around!