32 Weeks on 05/21/14.
I feel quite big. My belly is tight most of the time which makes me worry that Tilly is running out of room. Or that she’s giant. Or that my skin is going to rip and explode into 1 billion stretch marks any day now. It’s all par for the course and I should be feeling big at this point.
The last few days my fingers have been a little swollen. It’s been really hot inside our house (as we try to remember how we live without air conditioning in the summer). So I’m blaming it on that. I can still get my rings on and off but sometimes it involves running my hand under cold water. I have had heartburn most of the time. And last night I couldn’t get comfy until I propped up 3 pillows and slept half sitting up. But I still feel good. My body doesn’t hurt. So yay for that! I’m still loving all the movements too.
I had a midwife appointment this week since we are doing them every 2 weeks. Tilly is still laying on the right side with her head down and just above my pelvis. She sometimes sticks her bum up into my rib cage but she keeps her feet on the left side of my belly. She’s still punching my cervix and occasionally she will hit my cervix and my ribs at the same time, which also makes me think she must be a giant baby. Viv my midwife said that my uterus is measuring exactly right, whereas 2 weeks ago I was a week ahead. So maybe Tilly is the perfect size and I just forgot this part of pregnancy.
I’ve gotten some more done in the nursery. I have newborn to 3 month clothes washed and put away. I also sorted out the rest of the clothes I have and have a 3-6 month load to wash. The rest I put in bins for the future. So I’m feeling like we are slowly getting there.
Here are my comparison photos. I think I’m pretty much the same in all of these. So that makes me feel good! Henry, William, Ottilia: