Monday, July 13, 2009

32 Weeks

I was 32 weeks on Friday, but had a very busy and blessed weekend so I'm just getting around to this!

How far along?: 32 weeks.
Total weight gain: Up 5 lbs. from 2 weeks ago. ACK! Apparently that is my current trend. Brandon did remind me that I was at mom's for over a week so I definitely did not starve!!
How big is baby?: 4+ lbs. This is his last week as squash so he's gotta be a huge squash. Next week he's a pineapple. Don't want to think about delivering a pineapple so we'd like for him to stay snug until he's a watermelon. Bigger, but less prickly. HA!
Maternity clothes?: Totally. Although, I bought a few non-maternity shirts in XXL. They were only $5 at Target!
Stretch marks?: None on the belly. The ones on my saddle bags are this new awesome purple color.
Sleep?: Decent. Hot, very hot. Poor Brandon, poor Angel (our kitty cat who tries to get under the covers because she is freezing) and poor us when we pay the electricity bill.
Best moment this week?: Getting to spend the weekend with Kimberly, Kendel, mom, sisters, and all of my super special guests at my baby shower in FW.
Movement?: Dr. said she thinks he is already head down and doesn't think he will switch back. This is an answered prayer as we've been praying that he doesn't end up breech like his dad. It has been fun to watch his back switch sides and feel his little feet on the opposite side.
Food cravings?: Does it count if they are created??? Abby, a dear friend who was coming from Austin for my shower, texted on Friday night if I wanted anything from the czech bakery in West, Texas. I almost threw out my texting thumbs responding so quickly. MUST HAVE STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE KOLACHES. She was such a dear and delivered a dozen to my house on Friday night. Bless you, Abby. Before you even ask - I totally shared, but I have banned Brandon from consuming the last one.
Labor signs?: None.
Belly button in or out?: Flat. I did have my first little bit of "outie" envy, but it quickly passed. Kimberly has the cutest little outie.
What I miss: Ankle bones.
What I'm looking forward to: Going to Baby Basics class with Brandon on Monday and Wednesday nights. I know that Brandon is going to be such an awesome dad, and I'm excited about seeing him in action. It will be nice to get some refreshers about everything. Pepper (B's mom) got him this awesome Baby Instruction Manual for Father's Day (along with a fabulous Aggie Diaper Backpack for game days) that is so cute - it is literally little diagrams for everything. We've enjoyed reading it together!
Milestone: We'll hit 50 days left on Thursday. Holy Cow!

Also, Travis got his first personalized bible on Saturday. I feel like this is such a milestone for him. It is so important for us to bring Travis up in a Christian home, and I can only imagine that one of our proudest days as parents will be when he accepts Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Amanda, my best friend since we were 10 and college roommate, gave it to him at the shower. I have so many memories of us and our Precious Moments bibles so it was such a thoughtful and fitting gift to come from her.

We also met with our pediatrician on Friday - everything clicked perfectly and am so glad to have that item checked off our list.



  1. Glad that you are feeling good and enjoying your last few months before Travis arrives. And, CONGRATS on finding a pediatrician!

  2. Love your quizzes! I'd fill it out too but nothing has changed :/ What a special gift Amanda got you!

  3. Gara, so sorry I didn't make it to the shower. We took Gregory on his first vacation. We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to meet Travis. A few posts back you were talking about Babysteals and Mama Bargains, you also need to check out Baby Cheapskate. It has a wonderful weekly update of all the diaper sales. If you want I can start sending you all the diaper coupons. I have a stockpile of diapers that should last us through the next year, so I won't be needing them anytime soon. We still need to try and get together for dinner soon.