Third Trimester | 32 Week BUMPdate

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I can't believe I'm 32 weeks pregnant! Which means we only have 8 weeks left... or less! Baby is the size of a squash and measuring about 16" long and 3.5 pounds! These are just average sizes so she could be a little more or a little less. I want to say a little less, but I can definitely tell she's grown a lot within these past few weeks. When she's moving I can feel her from my left side all the way to my right side.

We now see our doctor every 2 weeks! They've just been doing a heartbeat check and measuring of my belly. They said she seems to be growing right on track and might already be head down. I'm not sure when my next ultrasound is, but Seth and I also want to do a 3D/4D ultrasound to get a better glimpse at her face. My doctor suggested we do one between 30-32 weeks so they're nice and plump, but not too large that their face is hidden! 

Once I hit 30 weeks I really started to feel the "heaviness" of pregnancy. I was definitely moving slower, it was harder to breathe - especially if we we're walking uphill or stairs, and I feel myself getting tired earlier in the day - just like my First Trimester. 

Maternity Photos at 29 weeks

We've had many life changes these past few weeks so I thought I would update you! We officially sold our house! It was a bittersweet moment since this was our first home we bought and updated together. We didn't think we'd be moving so soon, but the market was too good to pass up. We're currently living with my parents until after the baby comes and then we'll start looking for our new home toward the end of the year. We ended up moving during the hottest week in Las Vegas - steady temps over 110°. I felt so bad for Seth since I couldn't do too much, he had to do all the heavy lifting and loading up our storage unit. But he did have some help from his family which was so nice!


Also, I got my job back at The Mirage! Our hotel had been closed since the city shut down in March and just reopened on August 27. So I went into the office a few days prior to opening, it was so weird to see inside an empty casino and how quiet it was. The opening went great and the guests and employees are so excited to be back. It's a crazy time here and a roller coaster of emotions since there were thousands of employees who were laid off on August 31, due to business needs. I feel so blessed and thankful to be back to work, but I will miss so many of my co-workers! 

After a long day in the office or running around I find myself starting to waddle! LOL it's such a funny feeling you can't really describe until you're pregnant. I try and stand up straight and hold my belly in but OMG my back is killing me by the end of the day. Sometimes I'll do a heating pad, massage chair or stretching to help alleviate the pain. I even did a prenatal massage a few months ago which was amazing! Highly recommend. I've also heard great things about seeing a prenatal chiropractor, but I haven't done that personally. 

Merloe seems to be moving quite often - which is great! Especially if I sit down for work or really at the end of my day when I'm laying in bed. Seth's been able to feel some of her big moves and kicks which is so amazing. It's just funny to wonder what she's doing in there and which part of her is poking me. I always feel more of a "rounded bump" on my right side so I think it's her bum! And then a slight poke on the right side of my waist so I feel like she's kicking that way? I have no idea! Before I was pregnant the thought of a baby moving inside me freaked me out!!! But now, it's so special and exciting to feel her. It's never been too bad to the point where she prevents me from sleeping. I do toss and turn throughout the night, but my pregnancy pillow has been a lifesaver. I used to be a back sleeper, so I cannot wait until I can do that again. 

Side note... I also miss wearing jeans. I've tried buying a few pairs and sizing up but it's just not the same. I can't wait to wear jeans, sleep on my back and eat raw sushi!

I've been really trying to focus on getting my water in for the day. If I can get a half gallon of water down, I feel like that's a success. And any more than that is just extra credit! If anyone is looking to do the same, this water bottle has helped me! I can definitely tell when I don't drink enough water. I've had a few leg cramps while sleeping - not fun! So I try and eat a few bananas a week and use Liquid IV - those have been my lifesavers! And then I'm getting up to use the bathroom on average 2 times in the middle of the night, sometimes more sometimes less. Not too bad!!

About a month ago I started feeling these little "spasm" like kicks from her. So of course I had to google and turns out those are hiccups! Who knew?! She has those every once in a while so those are kind of funny to feel. 

As far as working out... LOL. Full blown workouts ended a while ago. But I try and walk Poppy 5 days a week so that's been super helpful. We get up early in the morning before it gets too warm and walk for about 30 minutes or so. There's a beautiful park in our new neighborhood with a lot of trees and grass so it's very refreshing and peaceful over there. We even took our new stroller out (Thanks Mom & Dad!!) to practice walking Poppy with the stroller. She hasn't quite grasped the stroller concept yet - but she'll get there!