Tuesday, October 20, 2009

32 Week Update — A Personal Milestone

Sorry I haven’t updated or kept up much with commenting. Been busy at work, then either crashing when I get home or decluttering/cleaning. Boy, do I have a lot of crap I don’t need or use. I’m not a hoarder by nature, but stuff just accumulates so quickly.

So, 32 week appt and u/s yesterday. I really don’t look 32 weeks pregnant. I’m not a skinny girl, and never expected to be carrying small, but I guess you never know. Even my OB said I don’t look like I’m 32 weeks. I still have no idea what I weigh (I don’t want to know what I gained from treatments and stress while TTC), but I have gained 19 lbs since my first OB appt. (I get on the scale backwards and have the nurse just tell me the difference since the last appt.)

Ultrasound was after OB appt. Even thought the belly is small, baby girl is measuring perfectly. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I was a preemie. I was born at 32 weeks and weighed 4 lbs. The u/s tech estimated my daughter at about 4 lbs, 4 oz yesterday. 60th percentile. I know it’s just an estimate, but it feels good to think that she’s already a little bigger than I was when I entered the world. Even though I know it doesn't correlate that a preemie would have a preemie, I'm relieved to get this far and have her looking so good.

Placenta has moved up a little bit. Tech said she would call it “low lying” rather than previa. But she’s not the dr. I put in a call this morning to have my OB call me to discuss the u/s results. Haven’t heard back yet. Next u/s and first NST scheduled for 4 weeks from now.

OMG!!! I’M GOING TO HAVE A BAYBEEEEE!!!! I suppose I should realize that from the way she’s rockin’ and rollin’ in there, but it still feels surreal. Watching my belly move is really strange (and wonderful).

I’m getting excited about my shower. It’s less than 2 weeks away. I’m looking forward to celebrating this miracle. My BFF (since we were 14) is hosting, but I designed the invite (and printed them on the color laser printer at work). I’m rather proud of how they came out, so here it is with pertinent info blurred out.

My feet are AWFUL!! So bad yesterday that I used a cane to go to work today. Don’t really think the cane helps much, but it might help me get that seat on the subway. Come on … ya gotta get up for the preggo with a cane!!!

So that’s the deal on Dora’s Bump Watch, etc. What’s up with you? BTW, I got a really cute (BRAND NEW) maternity coat on ebay. (Bought it in August, so it would be cheaper.) If anyone thinks they’ll be just about ready for a maternity coat in January, let me know. I should be able to fit into my regular Winter coat fairly quickly and would be happy to pass it on to someone who can use it for the rest of the season.


Calliope said...

thank the lawd for an update from you! seriously.

SO glad to hear that things are going well in there- congrats on passing your 32 week milestone.

And the shower invite? love.

and you know some of us would dig a bump photo...

'Murgdan' said...

Your invitation is gorgous! Love it. So good to hear from you. :-) Glad things are going so well, well, except for the whole feet thing.

Quiet Dreams said...

Congrats on reaching your milestone. I think that little baby buggy is adorable--the whole invite is really cute!

So excited for you! :)

Io said...

You're having a BAYBEEEEE!
That is nice to think that she is bigger than you were.
So glad everything is going well.

Kristin said...

Do yourself a favor and, the next time the little girl starts rockin' and rollin', get out a camera and video tape the belly moving. I still regret not getting it on video tape.

Those invites are stunning.

battynurse said...

Yay for 32 weeks!! I'm glad things are going well and that you've reached an important milestone for you. I hope that your shower is fantastic. The invite is great. I really like it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!! The invite is beautiful. You really are in love with the chocolate brown for baby girl aren't you?

The kids and I got ours in the mail this week and are very sad that we can't attend...

I only gained 23 pounds with the twins and though they were born at almost 35 weeks, were not really considered "preemies".

You obviously didn't get my package yet..... I was thinking of your feet. Hope it comes today.


Anonymous said...

Yippee for 32 weeks!! Love the invite, so adorable! And I second the bump photo request. :)

Beautiful Mess said...

Beautiful invite! You did a great job! Glad baby girl is doing well. Hope your feet feel better soon!

Magpie said...

Wow! 32 weeks - you are having a baby. And the invite is sweet.

Another Dreamer said...

The invite is beautiful! I love it.

Glad baby girl is measuring right on track, wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations Dora!! I'm so glad to hear how great things are going for you ('cept for the feet.... :(! Did someone mention bump photo?? Hmmmmmm??

Gorgeous invite! And if nobody else takes that coat off your hands, I'd be happy to. I should be 6months by then - provided nothing blows up!

Good to hear from you - I've been thinking about you a lot lately. You're getting so close to meeting your girl!! :)

Billy said...

What a lovely invitation!
And yay for 32 weeks!!

Michelle said...

32 weeks wow! You are almost there. I am glad things are going well with the pregnancy but I am so sorry about your feet. Love the invitation!