Saturday, October 11, 2014

thirty two weeks

how far along: 32 weeks..and a few days

baby size: BT is about 16 inches long and weighs about 3 lbs. 

baby's progress: We are working on getting Bennett to turn! He is currently transverse and has shown very little effort in flipping. I go back to the doctor this week and if he still hasn't turned we will have an ultrasound to see his exact positioning. If he still hasn't turned by my next appointment they will try to turn him from the outside. This straight up terrifies me but the thought of a c-section scares me too. Either way I just want my baby to be safe : ) 

weight gain: 18lbs and counting. I'm starting to get nervous that I am putting on so much weight with so much time still to go but hopefully I won't have too much trouble getting rid of it after he gets here. As long as Bennett is healthy I will do whatever : )

stretch marks: Nope, & so thankful!

sleep: I have had some of the best sleep I've had in a long time lately. Mostly because I come home absolutely exhausted everyday!

gender: BOY! Bennett Tucker.

He is CONSTANTLY swimming. It is the craziest/coolest/weirdest thing ever. But I love it! I think this is the one part of pregnancy I will truly miss. I love watching him from the outside and just wondering what he looks like...

best moment this week: I have been nesting like crazy and sold about four pieces of unused furniture in our house!

looking forward to: Bennett's second baby shower! We had a shower with my family a few weeks ago and now are having one with Adam's family. Everyone has been so generous and we are getting pretty close to having everything we need for Bennett!

food cravings: Um, if its food..I will eat it. I guess my body is making up for the 20+ weeks I spent throwing up everything I ate but holy crap this girl can EAT! I have a feeling I'm getting a tiny glimpse of what it will be like when BT is a teenage ha!

weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing too strange in the food department but I have been eating ice like crazy!!! I'm pretty sure this means I'm anemic so I've been trying to eat more foods high in iron just in case. 

anything making you queasy or sick: I had one day of sickness a few weeks ago but I will blame it on the funnel cake I devoured at the county fair................

labor signs: I've been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions. Most of the time they are not very noticeable but sometimes they are pretty uncomfortable. 

what I miss: Let's be honest..I miss shaving my legs. I have had to start doing it only once or twice a week because I physically can't do it. It takes forever, makes my belly hurt, and just all around sucks. Good thing were entering fall...ha!

symptoms: leg cramps..ugh! I miss being able to get a good leg stretch in when I wake up..if I even try now I instantly cramp up and it HURTS. Also, heartburn has entered full force over the last few weeks..I'm hoping the old wives tale is true and BT has lots of hair!

things that suck: pants. 

things that don't suck: feeling like I can finally see the finish line! It is so crazy to me that I only have 8 (or less..) weeks left before I can meet our son. I can't wait to see what and who he looks like and just get to know him. SO excited : )


  1. GIRL my mom gained 70 pounds with me- so be happy about the 18 :)

  2. You make an adorable pregnant lady! I cannot wait to see how precious BT is!

  3. SO exciting. And you are teeny,tiny, adorable! Happy 2nd baby shower!

  4. I'm with you on the leg cramps!! Nobody warned me about them, and I naturally stretch my legs before getting out of bed by pointing my toes, and it immediately triggers charlie horses. OUCH. My husband has also started joking that I need to carry my TUMS around my neck because I'm always leaving them somewhere and he goes on a hunt to find them for me. He's started to buy me multiple bottles so I can leave them throughout the house and always have one nearby. ;)

    Yay for only 8-ish weeks left!! We've got about 18 more to go... :)


  5. My daughter was Transverse literally up until the morning of my 36 week appointment. I feel ya, it is SO uncomfortable and weird when they morph your belly in all different shapes. But the night before I went in I prayed and prayed for her to turn and my husband (this sounds weird I know) rubbed his hands in circular motion on my stomach where her head was (saying he was showing her what to do). Low and behold she listened to Daddy and the next morning she was turned! So don't worry too much you still have time!