I still feel great... just get tired!!! I nap in the afternoons though, yes.... even with the construction guys here:) I don't think I could get through dinner and the evening hours without some moments of rest!! Probably due to being 32 weeks pregnant!!! But I also think it's due to staying up tooo late and not getting outside to "get into shape"!
There is a BIG change though in me that I am not excited about AT ALL!!! I have noticed my feet and legs swelling........ grrrrrr!!!!
I have always gotten a little swollen.... but with Anna, my legs and feet got soo big that it was gross to look at. I had people stop me at the grocery store and offer to get me a wheelchair or if I needed "help"!
So that has started again...... and it's early, so I can only imagine how big they will get in the next few weeks. The only good things are that it doesn't mean anything is wrong, it doesn't affect Nathaniel and it goes totally away before I'm a week postpartum... or it did when I had Anna!!
Some of my cravings are back!!! LOL!! I was really craving cheese.... which most of you know isn't found in our milk-allergy house. So cheese crackers and just cheese has been a yummmmmy snack. And chocolates... my favorites are the mini Easter eggs "AKA glorified M&Ms" (always have been my favorites!!!!). I read that baby needs more calcium during these next few weeks so his bones can harden.... good excuse, right!!
Another craving has been grapefruit. I bought some on sale a few weeks ago and have had the fridge STOCKED since then... as long as I eat them in the morning with other food I haven't had trouble with them causing heartburn:) Chris likes them too:)
And now onto NATHANIEL!!!!!
I have blogged before about him having "quiet days".... but it's actually more than that. He is just been a low-key baby to carry. I can feel him move only when I eat/drink and sit/rest. His favorite kicking times are afternoon naptime and when I first lay in bed. And his kicks are really like nudges... he's just really gentle and I feel him pushing on my hips more than in my ribs/chest.
At my OB appt on Friday, I mentioned how "quiet" Nathaniel has been. My midwife seemed concerned until I told her that he's been that way since I first started feeling him move. His patterns really haven't changed... he's just a "quiet", or maybe it's content, baby thus far.
On my chart it has that Nathaniel is breech.... he's NOT head-down!! So Friday, she mashed around on my belly to figure out how Nate is situated.... she was STUMPED! She didn't have a clue what was his head or his bottom and he was lying across my belly instead of up and down.....
Right now it isn't a problem. But at 36 weeks, if he isn't FOR SURE head-down, we'll be getting another ultrasound, and then proceeding from there... lets just say it doesn't sound fun!!
After some hunting around she found his heartbeat. It was steady and fine. But she really had to hunt since she wasn't sure how he was laying!!! She thought maybe some of his movements have been "gentle/quiet" because of the weird way he is laying.
AS far as preparations go...
1. Got Chris' newborn clothes washed and ready... might have to hunt for some more seasonal items since Chris was a winter baby:)
2. We bought a stroller and infant carseat on clearance with a coupon:) It's a Graco and I have really loved the Graco carseats we have owned.... so I was excited!!
3. The crib is up;) Just need to get the bedding washed and put on:)
Right now were just helping where we can with the renovations and trying to get through the schooling!! I'd love to have Anna finished the main subjects and only have history and science left to enjoy over the summer!!