How far along? 32 weeks 1 day
Maternity clothes? Yep. But things fit fine for now. :)
Best moment this week: Ok. I am tired. All the time. BUT, my tiredness has decided to manifest itself in the form of laughter, which is awesome. Last Sunday, Cameron poured me a cup of crystal light at dinner. He filled it right to the brim and I laughed, HARD, for an hour about it. Days later, I was just minding my own business when I thought of that cup of crystal light and a laugh attack happened again. It's happened 3 times so far. Hilarious. And in my head, I know I'm being totally ridiculous, which only makes me laugh harder. Also, Valentine's Day. :) Cameron totally spoiled me (AND WE STAYED IN THE BUDGET!) He made the next volume of our family videos which included IVF and the pregnancy. Made me sob. And it was my first "treat day" so I enjoyed a gorgeous bowl of yogurtland's best. YUM. We also went to a piano trio concert...which was a little too culturey for us. We spent the bulk of the first half of the concert making up movie scenes to go along with the "music" and left at intermission. (I caught another case of the giggles in the middle of it too...and everything is far more hilarious when you're not supposed to make noise...oh dear.)
Movement: More just stretching, although there are a few kicks and turns. You can see them moving like crazy from outside now. I actually got it on video on my phone, but the file is too large to text to my e-mail, so I can't show you. Maybe sometime I'll figure out how to get it onto the computer.
Food cravings: The other night we were watching tv and the mom on the show walked in with a tray of carrot sticks. I immediately gasped in delight. Cam asked me what was up and I said, with the hugest smile on my face, "I have cucumber slices in the fridge!" Very little can make me as happy as the right food can right now. I made some veggie sushi the other night and dipped it in my mom's wonton sauce. (glory, I should post that recipe). Also on the happy list, Emilee's shrimp dip and club crackers. And Sarah Salad. And just about anything else Em makes. The same giddy smile happened at her house during the super bowl party. I had just finished off my second plate and sat on the couch so dang contented with my life, all because of the food.
Also, Mango. I could eat a boatload. I've had a Mega Mango smoothie from Jamba Juice and a big bowl of Mango Mixer from Yogurtland in the past week. Oh joy. And it's shopping day, so I will be filling up on more fruits and veggies (and hopefully a mango...and grapefruit...or two.)
Labor Signs: Not sure. We'll find out tomorrow at our appointment if any of these "surges" are actually changing anything down there or if I just have an over-excited uterus that really wants to practice for the big day.
Belly Button in or out? Neither. And, as Cameron so lovingly pointed out yesterday, it's purple.
What I miss: Nada. I've been kind of in survival mode for the past little while and yesterday, watching the video Cameron made me totally woke me up. It feels good to be alive again. :)
What I am looking forward to: A nap. And a big glass of water. And my chiropractic appointment. And grocery shopping for fruit. (cue the giddy smile).
Milestones: 32 weeks. That's kind of a big deal, isn't it? Also, I'm increasingly panicked about getting my wedding ring to come off. I hope my fingers don't swell up too much in the next few weeks. My toes and ankles are taking on water, but if they are rubbed often, the swelling goes right down. Not sure how long that will last.
Realization of the week: There are two real babies in my belly. And they are coming to our family. My cousin had her sweet baby boy on Sunday and it hit me that that will be me, us, in just a few short weeks. He is gorgeous. Soft skin, dark eyes, tiny hands and feet. And eventually, I'll be able to see exactly what our boys look like, they won't be black and white ultrasound outlines anymore. I can't wait.