Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bumpdate: 32 Weeks

So before I get into the normal update, I should probably catch you all up on a few things. I had a doctor's appointment last Thursday & found out two important things. A) My blood pressure is slowly starting to creep up again, which is a sign that preeclampsia may be in the cards this time around too. The good news there is that I'm not swelling & there's no protein in my urine. So for now, we're still ok there. B) Olivia was measuring small, which wasn't a huge deal because Ella was a small baby, but they wanted to do an ultrasound to check my fluid levels & make sure that everything was going as it should in there. Of course, with the long weekend, an ultrasound wasn't possible until Tuesday morning. That meant a "request" from my doctor to take it easy over the weekend, and an overprotective husband hovering over me from Thursday until Tuesday. Good news though, all is well & I'm proceeding as planned. Still working, still exercising, and my blood pressure has actually gone down a smidge :) 

size of the baby:  According to The Bump, she's the size of a squash & between 15.2 and 16.8 inches. According to our ultrasound on Tuesday, she's weighing in at about 3 lbs. 13 oz. 

total weight gain:  21.5 lbs - which doesn't surprise me after I ate absolutely anything I wanted over Memorial Day weekend 

gender: Baby Girl - Miss Olivia Rose 

movement: Lots. She's very busy in there! During my ultrasound I could see her playing with her hands & kicking her feet :) 

missing: A good night's sleep. Between heartburn & being uncomfortable/hot, I'm just not getting the rest I need. With Ella, I took naps after school & that helped immensely, but that's just not in the cards with a toddler running around the house. 

craving: Ice cream. 

exercise: I took it down a notch last week & really relaxed over the long weekend. I didn't track my calories on Saturday & Sunday and I didn't worry about hitting my step goal either. I was right back at it on Monday, feeling recharged, and I feel like I gave my body the little break it needed. 

symptoms: I am having a little discomfort with my sciatic nerve towards the end of the day, but nothing intolerable. And like I said, I'm not sleeping as well as I'd like. Overall, these are relatively small concerns in comparison to my heartburn that just. won't. quit. I know Olivia is squished in there & it won't be going away until she drops, so I'm just sucking it up until then... 

best moments: 
  • my ultrasound 
  • all the sunshine this past weekend
  • popsicles - any moment involving a popsicle makes me happy right now

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