1 - Weird habits. Well, I finally painted my nails! I got a mani/pedi before my shower and it was amazing. I used Butter London Trout Pout, which is a "3 Free" nail polish with no formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP. I might actually start keeping up with it, well, until she arrives!
I also had my first cup of caffeinated coffee this past month, and man, did it make her go crazy!
Finally, acid reflux?! Holy crap! I feel so bad for anyone who deals with this on a regular basis. I've never had acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion,etc but like the rest of the 3rd Tri aches and pains (and leg cramps), this one has started to kick in and it is no joke.
2 - Sleep. Not so great. I'm now getting up for about 4 bathroom trips (though I usually stay half asleep for most of them) and I finally broke down and bought a body pillow. Luckily, it was only $8.99 at Target, it was on sale at the end of the aisle so major score there. The first night with it blew, but since then I've figured out how to get comfy and it actually works. The worst part is when I do go to move my body is so stiff that my shoulders, back and hips will crack, and that usually wakes me from my halfsleep slumber.
3 - Weight gain. I'm finally starting to pack on the pounds. According to the doctor's office, at my 32 week appointment yesterday, I'm up 17lbs. According to me, I'm up 22. I'm pretty pleased with that at this point.
4 - Cravings. Sugar! Cookies, cake, icing, Oreos, Cadburry mini eggs, ice cream, rice krispie treats, you name it. Trying to replace the cravings with fruit, doing a mediocre job.
I also craved my first beer last week. The weather was just so gorgeous and there is nothing like a cold tasty brew on a warm summer night. Oh it's March? Okay, I'll just wait for summer for real then!
5 - Wedding Rings. Still on and not too tight. They were only tight the one day that it got up to 80 when I went to take them off that night.
6 - Shopping. Haven't bought anything for myself recently and held off on buying clothes for baby since I knew our shower was coming up, where we did end up receiving a bunch of adorable outfits. Starting now to make a list of the remaining gear we need before she gets here, the rest can wait.
7 - Belly Button. It's still out, but still no stretch marks!
8 - Worries. A bunch. Everything is seemingly picture perfect. After measuring a week behind at my 30 week appt, I'm right back on track at 32 weeks. No labor signs, no abnormal contractions outside a few Braxton Hicks here and there. For the most part, getting constant movement (though it's now shifted into my ribs which is not only uncomfortable, but it sends a shooting pain through my back because the rib sitting on the nerve). Weight gain, blood pressure, and her heart beat are all picture perfect. Naturally, this makes me worry. Can it be this easy? Am I finally getting my time to enjoy this after a rocky 1st half of the pregnancy? I hope my irrational fears are exactly that, irrational!
9 - Size of Baby. According to Babycenter, she's 16.7 inches long and weighs 3.75lbs. According to the ultrasound technician at our 3D ultrasound, she was pushing 4lbs at 31wks! (more on that below)
10 - Momma Treat. I finally cashed in the Spa Gift Card the husband got me for Christmas. I called on a Wednesday and made my maternity massage appointment for the next day. My rib has slipped out of place again and I've been in some serious pain. The masseuse seemed pretty shocked at how tight and knotted my back was, I wasn't sure if I should be embarrassed or proud that I impressed her. Either way, the massage was AMAZING.
11 - Favorite Moment of the 7th Month #1. Our 3D ultrasound! We originally were going to pass on the elective ultrasound, but after a Living Social deal was posted, I was able to snag an appointment for only $55! We were able to schedule the appointment quickly and get in at 31weeks before baby became too smushed in the womb to see clearly, but luckily she had enough chub on her that she looked like a baby. The only problem was that her little face was right up against the placenta. It made it really hard to get a clear shot, as most of them look like she's looking through fun house mirrors or have splotches in the way. We did get confirmation she really is SHE (whew!) and saw all her adorable 10 fingers and toes. And we also will need to invest in some scratch mittens as she loved to keep her hands on face or in her mouth - when not shielding herself clearing saying "no pictures!". We definitely think she looks a little bit more like Daddy, but it'll still be a surprise when she enters the world in 50 some days or so!!