Saturday, September 24, 2011

32 Weeks

Cravings: peanut butter & jelly sandwich and no aversions to any specific food but after I have eaten something the smell of it later does make me feel queasy
Sleep Cycle: this sadly keeps getting worse.  I do sleep with a pillow but it does not do much good.  Plain and simple my back is a mess.  Unlike with Gracie a message would have cleared this right up but where my pain is in the center of my back it has nothing to do with the muscle.  My back situation was explained so well on baby center this week:
"Hormonal changes in pregnancy loosen your joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine. This can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the tub, bend, or lift things" 
This is exactly how it has been for some time and the doctor said it won't get better:(  I have had 2 nights of good sleep this week which is a record.  Most nights consist of a shower before bed and I wake up almost every hour or so to turn because of the pain in my back.  Around 4 or 5am I get up and take a hot bath and then get some much needed rest until about 6:30am.  My weekend naps are a must because for some reason this is when I get the best sleep.
Movement: this child never stops moving and it will be weird when he comes out and just wants to sleep, I am hoping;)
Names: nothing yet, we are waiting until the last minute;)
Excited For: this little man to come, the name to be decided, to see Troy holding his son for the first time, and to see Gracie holding her little brother, all the above
What I miss: sleep and throwing Gracie around.  She wants to wrestle so badly all the time.
A surprise: belly button is still holding strong.  Braxton Hicks all the time
Funny Moment:  Gracie loves to talk to her brother.  I asked her to say hi and she yelled hello into my belly button and then blew into it.  She always asks why he is not talking back.  I love it!  Gracie also keeps asking if the baby is coming yet.  I told Gracie no but said when he gets here she could hold him, kiss him, help feed him and even change his diaper with me, she was so excited.  she really wants him to take a bath with her.  I told her that won't be for a while but she could help give him a bath.  I think she is very excited to have a sibling. Just love this.
New/Best Moment:  Feeling his head at this appointment and knowing you are down and ready to go.
Nesting Stage:  I have made 2 peanut butter pies, lemon drop cookies, cake batter blondies, & peanut butter cups.  No, I did not eat all of these, they were either shared at work or at bible study.  I love baking whether I am pregnant or not but being pregnant does enhance this urge.

Sorry these pictures aren't very good.  I tried enhancing them but turns out I still look pregnant;)

Gracie really wanted to join in on the photo op


Jennifer said...

Sorry your back pain is so bad. :( I had awful pelvic pressure/pain my entire pregnancy with Isaac. It was no fun. I felt 90 years old! Isaac was also, by far, my most active baby in the womb. And he's never stopped moving. He crawled the earliest and I expect him to walk the earliest, as well. (not to give you more bad news, but he's also been the WORST sleeper...:-/). He's such a good baby, though. It's been so fun seeing how different he is from the other two. Can't wait to see pics and hear the name!
You look beautiful, by the way!

The Schenk Family said...

thanks Jen:) this sounds like I am heading down the same path. I am a little scarred of that activity when he comes. Not that Miss Gracie is not wild but I can get her to sit and play. Only time will tell. Thanks for the encouragement:) I love see how fast your kids change and grow.

Joshua Lambert said...

Do you have a recliner or a couch that would allow you to sleep slanted? Maybe that would help support your back and allow you some sleep. I hope that it doesn't continue the rest of the time, but I'm glad you are close to the end. Hang in there!

Jenny said...

Sorry, that last comment was supposed to be from me, Jenny. I didn't realize Josh had signed into his Google account on my screen.

fblife said...

Looking beautiful!!!

The Burgess family said...

My 2nd pregnancy was my most uncomfortable, too! Funny how that works. I 2nd the sleeping-in-a-recliner idea, that sometimes helps some folks.

And I LOL'd at your comment about enhancing the photos but still looking pregnant! You look great :)