Size of Baby: She’s the size of a Florida pomelo. Or, if you prefer, is about 18″ and weighs about 4lbs. Some days I’m pretty sure she’s massive though, because quite often I can feel her in my ribs and in my pelvis at the same time. Joys.
Feeling: Big. Okay, I’m not that big, but I sure feel like it. I’ve actually gained less weight right now than I did with Isla, which is a huge high-five moment for me. But, and I’ve said it a zillion times already, my body sure is reminding me that I’m carrying just over 20 extra pounds of weight around with me. It hurrrrrts, but it will soon all be worth it.
Craving: All the sweets. Seriously. And I’m doing a pretty good job (IMO) avoiding those cravings. With the exception of a 7-Eleven Slurpee on the weekends and a handful of chocolate-covered raisins every now and then, I’m caving into cravings a lot less this time. (Which is probably why I’m 5lbs less at 32wks than I was with Isla at 32wks.) I go for a little yogurt cup instead of ice cream before bed.
Other: I scored the exact curtains I wanted for the nursery on a local mom swap/buy group for only $15 for 2 panels! They’re normally about $20/panel brand new, so I’m pretty proud of myself! (Even more since there were a 1/2 dozen ladies lined up to buy them if I failed to pick them up from the seller.) Kyle has a shelf to rehang in the closet and Isla’s new dresser to assemble, and then the nursery will be complete!
I’m also thinking about going to Home Depot and picking out a “Just in Case” swatch of paint. For some reason I’m not 100% sold that this baby is a girl. I had a dream a while ago that “she” came out a “he”, and ever since then I’ve been apprehensive about this one being a girl! (Although I did buy a “feminine” coming-home outfit.) I’m sure we won’t have any surprises, but I’ll pick out a colour and keep it on hand just in case! My step-father in-law is an excellent painter, so I’m sure he could have the room repainted before we even come home from the hospital ;)