Thursday, February 4, 2010

32 weeks

Alright, as you can see from my weird smile, I dislike posing for pictures. But it does show off nicely our growing baby. I'm now 32 weeks (almost 33) and feeling more and more uncomfortable. Baby seems to be growing straight out... looking at me from the back, you wouldn't even know I was pregnant. Various muscles and ligaments have all started giving me grief, so thank heavens that I'm married to a wonderful man... who (conveniently) happens to be a chiropractor! I was already a big fan of chiropractic... and now I'm an even bigger fan. It's helped so much ease some of the aches and pains.

Baby is very active, kicking and punching me quite often. He even gets the hiccups. He's head down and his little feet are up in my ribs (just one of those aches!) I can sometimes feel his feet through my skin and see them as he's moving them... which is a fantastically strange sensation!

We don't have much other exciting news to share. I pretty much go to work, go to the gym, make dinner and then sit on the couch (or sit on the couch while Cory makes dinner). It's a really exciting life :) We've started to pack some stuff up, so we can sell some furniture that we don't plan on bringing with us. We've got a tour of the hospital planned for next week, we're going to a cloth diapering class, and we've been reading lots of books and watching natural childbirth videos. Like I said, exciting.

I am putting together a list of what needs to go in the 'take-to-the-hospital' bag (for both Cory & I). I've got a fairly extensive list, but feel free to comment about what you thought was essential. There's always the chance you think of something that we haven't. Also, for those couple of people who have asked - we are registered at Target. Please don't take this to mean you have to buy us presents... it's just an FYI. Our ward is throwing us a shower, and the college is throwing us a shower/goodbye party and we're telling people that gift cards would be wonderful gifts. The less stuff we have to move, the better :)

Less than 2 months 'til baby makes his big debut! We're so excited!


Andrea said...

So I have no idea what to bring to the Hospital, but I would put some candy in there. You deserve candy after all you went through. And good luck with the cloth diapers. There is no way I can do that. My brother once said that using cloth diapers "is saving the world one crap at a time." It made me laugh. Good luck!!

The Fife's said...

Take alot of snacks and movies.

Marie said...

Sarah, you look GREAT!!!

Melvin and Carly said...

You look great. And I like your description of baby's movements being "fantastically strange." Feeling and seeing the baby move was one of my favorite things about being pregnant.

And thanks for the info about gifts. I've been wondering. :)

Brett and Emily said...

You look awesome! We can't wait to meet him.

P.S. Thanks for all the snow.

Scott - Emily said...

You look so cute!!!!! Congratz!!! It has been forever since I have talk to you! Thank goodness you posted your blog on your facebook so I can now stock you! :) Hope all is well!!! Yahoo for New York!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Hm . . . I carried my first baby 42 weeks. Hope that you are one of those ladies who puts the average down instead of up.

Jen Ballif said...

You look good. Congrats on nearing the finish line. I'm glad Cory can help you out with the aches and pains. Mine are pretty bad this time around... I'm thinking about finding a chiropractor. With our first we packed a bunch of miscelaneous things, but didn't end up using much of it. With our second a full half of the stuff we packed for the hospital was food. I get so hungry in labor and right after birth... So I would suggest packing some good snacks. More than a few granola bars. We've enjoyed using cloth diapers with our kids too. We like prefolds and bumkins covers.

Zach and Megan Jones said...

We are so excited for you! You look so great and you make a beautiful pregnant woman! I am so excited to see you in May I just can't stand it. I will be bringing a little something for you then, thought that would be easier than moving/mailing something to you! Can't wait to meet your little one and for you all to meet Dax! Best wishes on your last few weeks (he'll be here before you know it!) :)

The Binghams... said...

You look so cute! We are so excited for you and we can't wait to meet the little guy!! Do you have any names picked out yet?

The Carpenters said...

You look great, Sarah! I am so excited for you guys. Try to get some good sleep over the next few weeks!

belle said...

what a blessing! i clicked "next blog" after posting on my own and hit yours.... welcome to the amazing world of motherhood.

natural childbirth is wonderful (:D) i've done it 5 times.... don't forget to breathe! hahaha

my favorite "after baby" item in the bag has always been scented body soap/bath gel stuff. natural childbirth allows your body to still be mobile after birth so you're READY for a good shower within minutes... this is a great energy booster. hehehe

may your labor be blessed, quick, and safe. happy valentine's day!

عرفات العلى said...

In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the Merciful
All praise be to Allah Who is the one and only God , He on Whom we depend ,He begets not , nor is He begotten , and none is like Him .
Islam , the last Revelation from Allah is based on five pillars that form the basic foundation of Islam :-
1- Shahadah, a statement professing monotheism by testifying that there is no God worthy of worshiping but Allah and Mohammad ( peace be upon him ) is the messenger of Allah .
2- Salat (Prayers), a Muslim prays five times a day at certain set time for each prayer . While praying aMuslim stand before his creator thanking Him and asking Him for forgiveness and guidance .
3- Zakat , it is paying charity on accumulate wealth and is paid by the rich to the poor.
4-Sawm (Fasting), It is withholding from eating , drinking, and sexual activities from sun up to sun down and is done for the whole month of Ramadan . Fasting is obligatory on every Muslim who is of age and physically able to fast
5- Hajj (Pilgrimage) , It is visiting the holy city of Mecca and performing the rituals of Hajj, Hajj is obligatory on every able (physically and financially) and should be done at least once in a life time .
The similarities between Islam and Christianity are vast but one major difference is the way we believe in Jesus . Muslims believe in Jesus as a messenger from Allah ( not as the son of God ) and the Holy Quran states that He was created from dirt as Adam was ,Allah created Adam without a male or female , Eve from a male without female , and created Jesus from a female without a male , The rest of humanity were created , from a male and female and were made into different races and tribes to meet and live together in peace.
This is brief summary of the Islamic faith and is meant to educate and promote understanding , May Allah accept and lead us to the righteous path .

Brooke said...

Wow... that last comment! May Allah bless you in these last 8 weeks! You're really close, enjoy it! I'll be waiting to hear!

stephanie said...

I am soo excited for you guys!! You have a way cute pregnant belly!

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