Always, Katie: Baby, Baby: 32 Week Bumpdate

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Baby, Baby: 32 Week Bumpdate

The Kidlets

How Far Along?
32 weeks!  Our doctors have been telling us all along to really focus on 32 weeks as a goal, because while babies born after 32 weeks may still need some NICU time, they will most likely not have any longterm complications from their prematurity!  Yahoo!!!  Obviously, the longer they can hang out on the inside, the better shape they'll be in at birth, BUT I am immensely relieved that I've managed to carry them to a point that they would eventually be okay if they were born any time :-)

One girl, one boy.

How big are they? 
My achy breaky body says "BIG."  My apps say around/a little over 4lbs each, 17-18 inches long.  Similar in size or weight to a jicama (what?), a squash, a head of lettuce, a cantaloupe, or a Florida pomelo (whatwhat?)...

Changing Momma

Have you started showing yet?
Yep.  A lady at the Chinese buffet this week was exclaiming over how I must be due at any moment :-) 

Weight Gain?
Didn't get weighed this week.  Still hovering around 30lbs as far as I know!

Maternity Clothes?
Yep.  But we did pick up two non-maternity maxi skirts yesterday... I've been wearing my maxi dresses a lot, but they're not ideal for all the belly-baring at the doctors' office.  :-)

Stretch Marks?
I am one STRIPEY little tiger!

Belly Button In or Out?
Still in...

Momma's Feeling

Bacon and crab :-)

Anything making you queasy or sick?
Just morning sickness... that crops up randomly and goes away suddenly. 

Happy or Moody Most of the Time?
Happy week!

So much :-)

About the same, but I'm starting to adjust.

What I Miss:
The usual...

Other Symptoms:
Braxton-Hicks, itching... lots of heartburn breaking through the Prevacid... and I cried through a preview at the movie theater yesterday.

Highlights and Coming Soon

Best Moment of the Week:
Getting to peek at our darlings on Thursday. <3
Looking Forward To:
Getting the nursery finished up... other little organizing projects so we can have a deep-cleaning done on the house :-) 

Doctor's Appointments:
This week's appointment went okay... the NST was perfect, and my BP was 121/75.  The fluid check showed that Baby Boy's fluid is still a little bit high, but no higher or lower than before.  The doctor decided to do a fluid check weekly from here on out.  Everyone at the office keeps saying not to wory, but it is a little alarming (and honestly, makes me feel a little defeated) to have so much increased monitoring when we were only expecting one or two more ultrasounds total.  Also, after 32 weeks, they increase NSTs to twice a week.  So starting next week (I think), I will be at the office twice a week - once for just an NST and once for an NST and a fluid-check ultrasound.  At least we get to see the babies every week :-) 
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