Team Erickson

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Weekly Update – 32 Weeks! September 3, 2010

Filed under: Belly Pictures,Pregnancy,Weekly Updates — teamerickson @ 9:22 am

How far along?:  32 Weeks!  Only 8 weeks to go!  

Maternity clothes:  I’m growing out of a few of my maternity clothes.  But I still have a few that are too big for me, thank goodness!  

Stretch marks:  Still no stretch marks!!!  I can’t believe it.  But I’m not getting my hopes up about not getting them.  I know I’ve still got more growing to do. 

Sleep:  I am so excited to sleep in tomorrow.  I’m going to go to bed at a decent hour tonight, and I’m not going to get up until my body can’t stand to be in bed anymore.  Oh such a great feeling to sleep in!  This week has been ok, but all those crazy pregnancy dreams keep my mind running around all night, so I don’t feel very rested when I get up. 

Best moment this week:  J’s parents rolled into town on Tuesday evening!  It’s been so great having them here.  And they brought us a wonderful gift!  It’s a baby rocking chair!  It was J’s Aunt Cheryl’s rocking chair when she was a little girl, and it’s just beautiful.  It’s been so well taken care of, and it’s solid wood.  They don’t make ’em like they used to, and this chair is proof positive of that.  

J’s parents have also been working really hard to get a lot of home projects done.  It’s been so nice to come home from work the past couple of days and find that the mudding and taping is done, the baseboards are painted, the holes in the wall have been patched, my kitchen is clean, etc. etc. etc.  What a wonderful blessing! 

Worst Moment this week:   Not much to share this week.  Things have been mostly patched up with my coworker.  All this crazy dreaming is killing my energy though. 

Movement:  Oh yes there is movement!  It used to be that baby would swim around in there and bounce all over the place like a pinball machine, but now it’s more of a jab here, a kick there, and a full body stretch (ouch!) every once in a while. 

Food cravings/aversions:  Of course, the eggs.  Oh the eggs.  Other than that, chocolate, protein, and whole grain toast.  My only picky foods are ones that aren’t cooked or seasoned well, or things that have been sitting in my fridge for a while.  I guess that’s a good aversion.  Nature’s way of saying old food may not be the best choice.  🙂 

Belly Button in or out?:  Still getting flatter and flatter.    

What I miss:  I miss bending over easily.  It’s not that I can’t bend over, it’s that it’s SUPER DUPER uncomfortable when my tum-tum gets squished between my legs and my chest.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to work around that thing. 

What I am looking forward to:  Finishing more projects this weekend!  We will probably get done with the baseboards on the main floor, the texture on the walls in the basement bedroom, and probably even some painting.  Yay for finishing projects!  And once we’re done with the basement, we can start on getting the nursery organized.  No real work to do in there, just fun organizational and set-up stuff!  

Also looking forward to Church in the Park this Sunday!  Our church does this every year where we meet in a local park instead of the regular building.  It’s just so much fun! 

Milestones:  Baby’s skin is now turning more and more opaque because the chunky fat has filled him or her out!  He or she is about 4 lbs and about 17-19 inches long.  Baby has toenails and fingernails (hope baby doesn’t try to scratch his or her way out!) and even some real hair too!  I think baby is in the head down, bottoms up position (which is the best one for birth) because whenever he or she hiccups I always feel it down low in my belly.  So yay for that!  I’ll have my next Dr. appt. on Wednesday. 

Symptoms:  Chub-a-lub belly.  Tired.  Crazy dreams.  Not being able to paint my own toes cause of the uncomfortableness of it all. 

And would ya look at this belly! 

I feel like I'm posing for a "first day of school" picture here.

From the side. Just look at that bump!

And there's the bump in all it's glory.

It’s been so fun to be able to look back at all the bump pictures and see how much I’ve grown!  Hope you are all enjoying this peek into my life too!  🙂

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6 Responses to “Weekly Update – 32 Weeks!”

  1. Joanna Says:

    I figured you were craving chocolate from your birthday treat suggestion this week 🙂 I was a little nervous taking a suggestion from a pregnant chick, but the brownie cupcakes were a hit!

  2. melissa Says:

    Aww Gina gina love reading your post! You look great. Lucky you no stretch marks…this mommy has the nice red ones. Six weeks to go for us. Love you and glad the in laws are in town to help you guys. They are great people.

    • teamerickson Says:

      Miss you Mel Mel! And from what I’ve heard, the stretch marks are all worth it. 🙂 I’m hoping I don’t get any, but I’ve still got so much more to go that I wouldn’t be surprised if they pop up any day now. Six weeks for you! Can’t wait to hear all about it and see some pics!!

  3. Dad Says:

    This is your mom! My computer is in dry dock getting repaired. I think you look really cute with your baby bump!
    Try reading the Psalms we used to read to you when you were afraid of the dark to get the dreams to simmer down. I will pray for you too. Love, Mom


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