BEYOND THE OVEN: Bumpdate (32 Weeks)
So I guess it is safe to say I didn’t get around to doing regular maternity updates as I planned. This thing goes so fast and as it progresses, energy swindles. It is what it is. But here we are with only 8 weeks to go (I still can’t believe it!!) and I have a quick update for you!
How far along?: 32 weeks
Due Date: August 2 (officially), July 29th (unofficially).
Baby is the size of: Coconut! (about 4 lbs 12 oz )
Gender: BOY for sure. Testicles descended as the ultrasound technician pointed out this week.
Total Weight Gain: About 18 pounds
Maternity clothes: YES! That’s all I wear…at least to work. At home non-maternity yoga pants and sweats still work.
Stretch marks?: I haven’t noticed much yet and I am still slathering on Palmer’s Cocoa Butter every morning.
Symptoms: I noticed my feet started swelling last week after standing for extended periods of time in the kitchen. This is a bummer as I am always baking up a storm over the weekend for blog recipes, clients and family. But looks like it’s time to slow down. Also, I am getting heartburn again like the first trimester and this time everything from spicy to non-fried food triggers it. Braxton Hicks have started as well which is a good sign we are heading in the right direction.
Sleep: I am getting lots of sleep finally and kinda scared to say that out loud.
Exercise: Non-existent sadly. Just long walks around our new neighborhood and those help a lot. I wish I could do more but I am so tired after a long day at work and I have no energy to do much.
Movement: Like crazy tumbling and kicking in there and it is visible from the outside now. Oh, Mr J plays ‘chase the light’ with him. The baby seems to follow/ kick where he shines the flashlight. It’s cute to see how amused he gets seeing the baby respond to him. Sadly, just one of us is enjoying being kicked from the inside.
Best moment this week: We had our 8 months check up this week with an ultrasound. It was fun to see the little guy kicking and moving around. It’s so reassuring he is growing well.
Miss Anything? : WINE!! Just one glass pleaseeeeee. Went to the Taste of Syracuse yesterday and I really wanted to get a wine slushy.
Food Cravings: I’ve been bad at this because I have no specific cravings. I eat lots of carbs (bread!) and not so much sweets these days.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. but everything gives me heartburn so yeah.
Mood: Anxious. Lots to finish before he gets here (experiments to wrap up in lab, blog recipes for clients, baby shopping to finish etc etc) and I have a feeling he will be early so working fast to get everything done. I should probably pack my hospital bag soon!
Wedding rings on or off? : Still on and lots of wiggle room. Don’t think they will be coming off.
Nursery: Almost done. Just waiting for glider to come in and some few little decor items I should get (curtains, lamp, books, wall art etc)
Looking forward to: My baby showers. One next weekend with the family and the week after one at work!!
Z, you look glowing and definitely ready to start with the new journey. Can wait to meet little man.
Looking good chica!! Can’t believe you’re almost there! Time FLIES.
Time really flies!!
Rest up my friend and let the fun begin… 🙂 Thanks for the update!
You look amazing! I remember getting so tired in the third trimester and thinking that if I had to commute into an office or anything like that full-time there is no way I’d ALSO exercise. Your body can only do so much!
Thanks Lauren!! I am so tired it’s not even funny anymore. All I can do after work is eat and put my feet up lol!
Oooh I’m so excited for you, Zainab! T minus one month to the cutest little nugget ever!
Awwww thanks Sarah!!
glad to hear everything is going well! you look great 🙂
Thank you Sarah!
Looking great, Z!! I can’t believe you’re not craving sweets! I hope this boy doesn’t come out as a dessert hater. That would be a bummer! XO
He is not allowed to not love sweets. Will be impossible in this house lol!
You are TOO adorable!! I had heartburn all throughout my pregnancies. I got in the habit of carrying Tropical TUMS with me all the time. Hang in there, it will come sooner than you think!! 🙂
Hahha thanks Renee!! I am the TUMS lady these days…helps to carry it everywhere lol!
yay yay yayyyy! so much wonderfullness! You look amazing and I’m so excited for your lil boy!
Thanks dear!! U are the best 🙂
Rock that bump girl! You are radiant. Love the baby bump update.
Ah, can’t wait to see the babes! Lucky you with the limited stretch marks! My sisters were complaining about it SO MUCH when they had their kids!
Yeah I have been lucky 🙂
Zainab, you look beautiful, and I love this little run-down of how your pregnancy is going! Sounds like you’re doing great, and 18 lbs at this point is phenomenal! Can’t wait to see the little guy. 🙂
Awww thanks Marcie!! I do feel a lot better this past week!
You are adorable with your baby bump. Almost another 4 weeks has past since this post. I hope you are still doing well.
Thanks Emily! We are going along quite fine!