32 Weeks, and 1 Last Vacation

GOOOOOD MORNING!
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I’m not sure why I feel so chipper this morning, but as I’m not generally a morning person and I’m usually kind of a grump, I’m going with it. πŸ™‚ Tomorrow morning I’ll have to be on the road at 5am to head to the airport (10 days in MN with my family – whohoo!!), so I definitely enjoyed snuggling in bed with my hubby this morning until 6am. There’s something so nice about snuggling under the covers when it’s cold and snowy outside. Phew. I can’t believe winter is here.

RockStar is now about 16.7″ long and weighs roughly 3.75# (the size of a large jicama). I guess the kiddo is gaining about 1/2# per week at this point, which is pretty incredible to think about. It’s so nice to know that at 32 weeks, RockStar is basically just plumping up and getting stronger every week. I obviously don’t want him/her to come out for awhile still, but it’s comforting to know that it wouldn’t be the end of the world at this point if that happened.

I weighed in at 178# this morning (down #1 from last week, up 17# overall). My weight always seems to vacillate a bit, and if I gain 1#/week overall for the rest of this pregnancy, that’d be a 25# weight gain, which was my high-end goal, so I’d be pretty darn happy with that. My belly is still growing by the day – it’s pretty incredible to see how quickly the fit of my shirts is changing at this point. HFS.

General Symptoms: My linea nigra started showing up last week, but I forgot to mention it. Kinda crazy to see that little line getting darker and darker.

The kiddo is definitely flipping and stretching and kicking and moving a lot now. It’s pretty awesome to feel (and see!) that connection with him/her. I can tell how much bigger RockStar is because it’s beginning to take a lot of effort to get in and out of the car (or from any seated position really), and it is generally accompanied by a lot of grunting and shortness of breath.

I’ve also started wearing braces every night, all night, and for at least part of the day that are helping a bit with the carpal tunnel pain. I might have my chiropractor put some kinesio tape on me, but we’ll see. I have a massage appointment set up for next Tuesday already, and when I get back from MN I’ll probably make a visit to my acupuncturist. I also found my arnica when I was cleaning out the bathroom drawers this week, so I’m going to try to apply that every day as well. Thanks for all of the advice you gave me ladies!

Lots to do today before I fly out tomorrow – I’m so excited!!

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23 comments

  1. Have great vacay Josey!!! Can't believe its snowing in certain places already when we have been just looking for a little relief from this 80 somthing degree weather, this weekend should bring rain to us and that would be much appreciated.

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  2. I'm so glad you're going to have that 10 days with your family before Rock Star gets here. I suspect they will spoil you and let you relax as much as you need too (which is what you need right now). May I also add that you continue to be cute as hell!

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  3. Have an awesome time home with the family and give your mom a real-life hug from all of us for buying us dinner.

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  4. You look beautiful. Have a great trip!!

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  5. You look awesome!Have so much fun with the fam and give Mom J a hug for me. πŸ™‚

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  6. OMG you look so pregnant now! In a good way πŸ™‚ Your belly is sooooooooo cute.

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  7. You look great and you're so close to meeting your little babe. It's going to be so overwhelming seeing you hold that little baby. What a rocky road you've been on but I'm glad it's almost coming to a close and starting a new phase!Very exciting!Have fun on your trip!

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  8. Have a great trip!It amuses me a bit to know that there is that much snow in other parts of the country right now.

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  9. Have a wonderful time with your family!! πŸ™‚ I can't believe how far along you are…seems like just yesterday you were telling us all " HFS! I'm pregnant!" πŸ™‚

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  10. looking good momma!!! Enjoy your trip. You deserve it…and it may be a while before you leave again! Grow baby grow!!!

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  11. Can't wait to see you tomorrow night Josey!

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  12. OMG have you popped out or what! Your belly is way! rounder than the last time! So cool to see you more pregnant by the day…of course, you only have 8 or so weeks to go. Good luck with that cuple tunnel. Yikes.

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  13. Thank you so much! You look great too! Not too much longer, yay! Yeah, I am definitely carrying low…I wonder if it is because it's…heavy? Lol. So crazy how different bodies can be. Maybe once they get bigger they will fill in higher…until then, I guess I'll enjoy breathing! Hope you have a wonderful time on vacay:)

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  14. Holy crap, 32 weeks! Have a great vacation and enjoy your family!

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  15. So happy you're with your family right now. Have a great time! xo

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  16. You look great! Enjoy your vacation!

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  17. Have a great time with the family! Perfect time to be pampered and spoiled:] You look great!

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  18. Hope you've been having a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!! You look absolutely incredible!!! Congratulations on being 32 weeks!!! So exciting!!!

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  19. You are so cute! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family – they must all be loving seeing you like this… the anticipation killing everyone! Have fun!

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  20. Very cute baby bump. I wish it was going to be winter here, I would even settle for fall. I am so jealous of where you live! Have fun in MN.

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  21. You look fabulous.I have a linea negra too. Actually, it never disappeared from the last pregnancy, and I am full on pregnant again.Just want to ask you something….Please Please Please…..can I totally steal your old wives's tales and gender post…..please? Please?

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  22. Have a great time on your trip! I think your cold weather is heading our way soon. Should be fun learning to deal with the cold AND a baby. πŸ™‚

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  23. Looking good mama!! Take those wrist braces with you when you go into labor- I wish someone would have told me how damn sore my wrists would be from holding my legs, OUCH!!

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