Monday, June 21, 2010

32 Weeks! 8 months Preggers!

How far along are you?
~32 weeks = 8 months!!!!  (technically as of post date: 32 weeks,2 days)

"Your baby is taking up more and more space in your uterus and weighs as much as a large jicama -- about 3 3/4 pounds. (Length: about 16 3/4 inches, head to heel.)"

***Well, my baby girl weighs 4lbs, 2 oz already, so we're passed that. :)

What symptoms are you experiencing?
~uncomfortable sleep
~carpal tunnel yuck

How are you feeling?
~The heartburn has been terrible some days ... for a person who has NEVER had heartburn in her life until this pregnancy, it has been quite an adjustment!
~I've had a couple days where I've felt pretty miserable, but overall I'm just tired and need a nap most days again.

Any Midwife/Doctor appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
~I did have a growth scan and regular ob appointment Monday. Everything looks great!!

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
~A is visiting his dad in TN and I miss him...a lot.

Any fears or hopes you want to get off your chest?
~I'm really hoping that she turns around on her own and doesn't stay breech! I'm also not crazy about the thought of the doctor trying to manually get her turned around.  I just had no trouble with my son's delivery and I'm not excited at all about the possibility of a c-section. Pray for this little girl to flip!

Any belly pics or ultrasound photos from this week?
**pic to be added when the batteries charge on my camera. :)

Any food cravings?
~Freeze pops. Like 20 a day.
~chocolate chip pancakes
~peanut butter & jelly. still.

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week.
~G telling me, "Wow, your belly is really cute. I can't wait to see what she's like."

What has been the most surprising thing about this pregnancy?
~The amount of swelling recently has surprised me.

Baby brain moment of the week?
~Being half way to Cincinnati and not certain that I locked the door.
 Random Question of the Week:

Are you having any panic or freak out moments regarding the pregnancy or upcoming birth?
~Honestly, I'm not freaked out yet, but I'm really hoping she gets flipped around.  We still have time, but I really hope she does!!!



  1. so funny! i saw boxes of those freeze pops at the store the other day and thought about getting two of 'em. and I experienced heartburn for the first time ever a few days ago. No fun. Hang in there chica! We're almost there!

  2. Flip baby flip!! Um what in the world is a jicama?!?! LOL is that a really big potato? Hahahaha

    I remember when I was pregnant with Kelcee and I would get these weekly updates and print them for my pregnancy book I was like couldn't they compare to something I knew what it was LOL

    Yummy freezer pops....I call them cold sticks LOL I am crazy that way

    Summer ;0)

  3. I have an award for you! :)

  4. Try these!

    Breech Tilt - begin at 32-35 weeks gestation. Do 3 times daily for 10-15 minutes each time, when you have an empty stomach, and the baby is active. Prop one end of an ironing board securely on a sofa or chair 12 to 18 inches high (or may use slant board). Lie down, bend knees but keep feet flat on board. Relax, breathe deeply, avoid tensing. May also use pillows on a flat surface to raise hips 12-18" above shoulders. Gravity pushes the baby's head into the fundus, tucks it, and baby can then do a somersault to a vertex position.

    Knee to Chest Position
    In one study of 71 breech babies, 65 turned when their mother adopted the knee-chest position. To do this, kneel with your hips flexed at slightly more than 90 degrees (but do not let your thigh press against your abdomen) and try to keep your head, shoulders, and upper chest flat on your mattress. Maintain the position for 15 minutes every two waking hours for five consecutive days. By positioning your body so your head is lower, gravity encourages the baby's head to "float" toward your fundus, flex her chin onto her chest and start to turn under. As pressure builds on the back of the back of the baby's head, she gradually rotates first into transverse, then all the way to vertex.

    Also contact some chiropractors. Several of them have methods to turn a breech baby if you get there early enough.