Sunday, December 12, 2010

32 Week Update

So I never did a 32 week update and now I'm over 34 weeks!! So I thought I'd just combine the two. So far everything is still going well . . . ish. I don't know what has happened over the last week or so but I'm definitely feeling huge and out of breath all the time. And even though they say that the baby's movements should calm down (since she's quickly running out of room) and get less intense . . . this little girl does NOT seem to know that! She still bounces all around in there and now she packs a punch!

But it's still so cool to be able to see her from the outside and feel her so strongly. One thing that started happening maybe 3-4 weeks ago is that she got the hiccups for the first time. And now she gets them ALL the time! I feel kinda bad for her because she probably gets them once a day or so and they last a good 5-10 minutes! But it's also pretty cute!

Another change is that the sugars are starting to misbehave again. I'll probably do a whole other post on that because it just about broke me. Suffice it to say, the going was rough for about a week and that seemed to also be the week that the pregnancy hormones kicked in (up until then I'd been holding my own on the emotional front) because that week of crappy control really got to me.

As far as the doctors are concerned, everything is going to plan. Her overall growth is still in the mid-40th percentile but her abdominal growth jumped from 50th to 70th percentile. That TOTALLY freaked me out but I was assured it's not worrisome at this point. But since then, I've been working overtime to get these sugars under control so that she is affected as little as possible. I saw my endo last week but he hadn't received my test results from the lab yet, so I don't know my most recent A1C. Hopefully he'll call soon with that. Anyway, on to belly pics!

Here's a reminder of the belly at 29 weeks . . .

And here's the belly at 32 weeks. . .

And here it is today at 34 weeks and 3 days. Whew! It seems like the last 2 weeks she has really grown. For those who don't know, I'm pretty short, just shy of 5' 2". And my torso has always been the shortest par of me. I'm starting to wonder if that is why the belly is starting to poke out so sharply and I'm getting more and more uncomfortable (like, exponentially) the bigger she gets. That . . . or maybe I'm just being a huge wimp and need to get over it. Hmmm?

And, just because I was curious how the pics of "my view" of the belly would look if I put them side by side . . . here it is at 25 weeks.

. . and my view at 29 weeks . .

And my view today, at 34 weeks.
Holy smokes! These last 5 weeks she's been a busy lady!

That's about it for the update. The delivery date is still up in the air but it's looking like 37-ish weeks which means we only have 3 more weeks!! And then we get to meet her!!! And I did want to talk more about my trials and tribulations with my blood sugars but I just don't have it in me right now. And I also need to post pics of the nursery because it's pretty much done. All that will have to wait for the next update. Hope everyone is having a good Monday! Hopefully next time I update I'll have more info on her arrival!!


  1. Oh you are SO cute!!!! I am 5 feet tall, and not a bit over, so I totally know what you mean about getting uncomfortable! haha!

    The doctors all told me she would slow down in her movement and all that, but Rylee totally didn't. I was out of breath all the time cause she was always squishing my lungs. ::sigh::

    It's fun, though! Sounds like you are doing great!

  2. Your pics are so good! I'm still too chicken to do them myself.

    Glad everything is going relatively well, I can't BELIEVE how close you are! You must be dying to hold her!

  3. You look great!!!!!!!!! So I am 100% with you on like all those fronts. Around 32-33 weeks is when I started feeling the weight of the pregnancy too so-to-speak. I've been out of breath, moving is difficult, getting up is difficult, sitting down is difficult. I am NEVER comfortable lol. And although they tell you she will slow down, our little Peanut is on a mission to become the world's youngest Olympian with her punches and kicks. There are days when I jump up because she'll get me real good right in the ribs! And she's had hiccupes since probably sometime in the 20's week and gets them 1-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes. I feel bad for her too but the doctors say she's just practicing breathing and it's fine. Are you DYING for her to be here already? Because I am!

  4. Hey Layne! I can't believe you only have 3 weeks to go! I know it may not be my business but why are they looking at a delivery at 37 weeks? Just curious. It honestly hadn't even crossed my mind that I would go earlier. You look fantastic! So exciting! :)

  5. By the way, why are you delivering at 37 weeks?