How far along: 32 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 21 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Maternity and dresses one size up.
Movement: I am starting to see a little pattern with his movements. He is definitely most alert around 10ish in the morning and moves the most then. He has had some days where he moves a ton at times, though, in the past two weeks.
Sleep: It has gotten a little better this past week. I have been able to go back to sleep when I get up to go to the bathroom (which is now twice a night). The week before last I was up for at least an hour each night.
Cravings: Pumpkin anything! I also have a bit of a tootsie roll thing going on.
Symptoms: Same as previously. I also have had lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. Back aches. It helps to not carry Emmy…which I still do, but between the baby weight and Emmy, that is like 50 extra pounds I am hauling.
Looking forward to: Celebrating this baby with friends and family! Getting his room set up!
Best moments: We had an ultrasound this week and it is so fun to see him and know his position! He is head down and has his feet on my upper right side. He is a lot less under my rib then Emmy was. He is estimated to weigh about 4.4 pounds, which sounded huge to me. But I guess is in the median weight. The ultrasound tech also commented again on his hair!
Big sister: The baby will push his little foot out on my side and I have asked Emmy if she wants to feel his foot. She will try to look under my shirt and ask me to see it. Ha! We got her several big sister books for her birthday and she loves to read those, especially the book Mother’s Lap. (We also got her The New Baby and I’m A Big Sister, which she really likes as well.)
When asked what she wants to do when Baby Brother gets her, she will respond with “Take a Bath.” I guess she is excited about having him in her tub!
She will also sometime gently pat my stomach, which is sweet.
Question: So with Emmy we had a bassinet in our room that my sister let me borrow. The mattress of it had a plastic liner, so it would wake her up pretty easily and I really couldn’t sleep with her in here, so within 2 weeks she was in her own room. I am not sure how that will go this time, so I wanted to know what you all recommend for the baby sleeping in your room. I don’t particularly want to use the plastic sounding bassinet, and would prefer to keep the baby flat on his back because I don’t want to go with the weaning of the elevated Rock N Play. Soo…..what do you recommend? Different bassinet, pack n play, something I have never heard of?! Thanks for your help!!