Monday, October 29, 2012

32 weeks

30 weeks with twins
30 weeks with Reid

32 weeks with Twins
32 weeks with Reid

So... I am seeing by comparing 30 weeks to 32 weeks that A LOT happened this week. Reid must have taken a HUGE growth spurt! ha! It has been a good month other than having a ton of braxton hicks AGAIN! ugh! Although... when pregnant with the twins, the contractions never stopped... they do stop now! I will sometimes have them 5 minutes apart, and it scares the mess out of me... but they stop, so that is a good thing! I went in and got all checked out and now have the reassurance that the contractions are not changing my cervix at all and Reid is all safe and cozy in there growing! I would just love to make it to 38 weeks again or beyond! God has His hand on this pregnancy and I am resting in Him!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 32 weeks

Size of baby:  16.7 inches from head to heel — the length of a large jicama and weighed 4 lbs and 6 oz at our last doctors visit

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 25lbs

Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses

Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name: Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal's late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)

Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! There are no longer flips, I can feel him pushing and turning and I can almost discern what body part I am feeling.

Sleep: Sleep is still better with sleeping aids :)

What I miss: um... still  miss WINE!!! (and being able to pop up off of the couch and bed easily)

Cravings: no cravings really at this point. I have been a little extra hungry between meals, but no craving.

Symptoms: still a few braxton hicks here and there, and sciatic nerve pain comes and goes. I have found it really helpful to soak in an epson salt bath every night. It really helps with the muscle pain. I have had to start taking some meds to calm down the contractions, but no dialation or change... so no bedrest 

Best Moment this month: I was so grateful this month to have the ability to throw my sweet babies a birthday party. I would have never been able to do something like that previously pregnant with the twins. It is nice to not be so limited this time around.

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