Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baby#2 - Week 32, A Sleepover, We Have Walls and a Photo of Moi

My Dr's Appt went just fine ... blood pressure is staying steady at 140/82 ... he's not concerned 'yet' but every Wednesday from here on out I have a Non-Stress Test Ultrasound ... he will have a better handle on how things are going in the next few weeks ... hopefully all will stay fine ... Charlotte did cooperate and scored and 8/8 in the tests they check for (heart rate, breathing, kicks etc.) and she is in deed a SHE! We also got a new photo of her ... so until Friday - Have a Great Week! (ABOVE: Baby Charlotte Jo at 32 Weeks)
(ABOVE: We've got walls ... thank goodness ... now on to mudding, taping and sanding - and a MESS!)
(ABOVE: The Girls eating popcorn while watching a movie on the pull out couch!)
(ABOVE: Jaden 'diving' into the leaf pile - plugging her nose and all!) (ABOVE: Yup - I am pregnant - Jaden took this yesterday - Me at 32 weeks)
(ABOVE: Jaden - ready for winter!)
(ABOVE: Jaden and Hannah - I love this picture - Harley is sitting in the middle just 'waiting' for them to drop something - anything!)
(ABOVE: Jaden and Hannah making their Ginger Bread House ... actually ... just eating lots of icing!)
(ABOVE: Fetal Development at 32 weeks)
Happy Wednesday all! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was pretty relaxed ... Saturday we had an appointment to tour the hospital's Maternity Ward. It is a newly remodeled hospital and it was good to go just to make sure we knew where to park, drop off, pick up etc. Jaden came along and was very well behaved. She is just a good kid all around anyhow! I am lucky ... I suppose that means Baby#2 will be a polar opposite right? After the Hospital Tour we headed to lunch at the Weinery ... it was delicious ... aside form the place itself we had a nice lunch. I ordered a Manhattan Vienna Beef Dog - smothered in chili, onions and cheese - YUM - Charlotte enjoyed it very much too ... Jaden, well she had a grilled cheese and Jason had a Manthattan Dog plus a Spicy Italian Sausage Dog topped with jalapeno sauce. I swear when he dies 100 years from now it will be from GUT ROT from all the jalapenos and serano peppers this man eats!! After lunch we picked Hannah up for a sleepover at our house. We headed to Target to get the girls some arts and crafts to do - they found a gingerbread house kit so we picked that up. Jaden needed a new pair of jeans and then we were out of there and at home. The girls are like sisters and behave so well with each other - you never hear a peep out of them. They slept on the pull out couch and were fast asleep around 11 - and wide awake around 6:30!! Sunday was our laundry and house cleaning day so we stayed home and took naps!! All in all my kind of weekend. Today I head in for my 32 week appointment which includes an Ultrasound - so wish me luck that Charlotte is still Charlotte ... that sure would throw a wrench in to plans wouldn't it? That would just top off my week - I am having one of those weepy weeks ... was home with a headache and stomach ache Monday - fell asleep and woke up to find NO WORKERS at the house. Well that irritated me - yesterday - NO WORKERS at the house ... WTH! Last night I got home before Jason and had to pee so bad - well my house keys are in a lock box on the door ... punched in the code and nothing would open that lock box - so I sat in my car in the driveway, doing the pee pee dance in my seat and just cried ... yeah, I must have needed a good cry! This morning - WORKERS ARE at the house ... hopefully mudding and taping the drywall and repairing places they need to repair. This house thing is moving along fine but not fast enough for me ... ahh, how lucky is Jason to be married to me!? Well I will post a new Ultrasound Photo (hopefully) tonight as well as Dr. Appt. news ... until then! Here is what's up with Baby#2 at Week 32 ... can you believe it is week 32? OMG!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
How your baby's growing:By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.
How your life's changing:To accommodate you and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. With your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often.You may have lower back pain as your pregnancy advances. If you do, let your caregiver know right away, particularly if you haven't had back pain before, since it can be a sign of preterm labor. Assuming it's not preterm labor that's ailing you, you can probably blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back. Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting a strain on your back. Hormonal changes in pregnancy loosen your joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine. This can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the tub, bend, or lift things.
Well other than what is stated above things are going well. Sleeping is getting annoying - tossing and turning and creepy crawly feelings all over but other than that I think I am doing pretty well. No heartburn and no shortness of breath as of today - hopefully that stays at bay ... and I am proud to say I can still tie my shoes :0) ... well have a great week everyone! See you for FFF!
Love ~ The Clark Family ~ Rebekah, Jason, Jaden & Baby#2 too!


Beck said...

I LOVE that picture of Jaden jumping into the leaves. You'd think she was jumping into water the way she plugged her nose! She seems like such a fun girl!! And look how cute you are!! Baby Charlotte will be here before you know it (: And the construction is coming along nicely! I am jealous, we sure could use some construction around here, ha.
Have a great day!!!

Leslie said...

OMG i cant believe you are 32 weeks already!!!!!!!!!!! Im sooo excited for you! The last 6 weeks are so hard but its almost over!!!!!

Love all your new pictures and cant wait to see the finished wallS!!!


Becca said...

You look absolutely gorgeous - glowing!

Peace and Hugs,

Therese said...

I love the pictures, and I want to borrow Harley for a couple of weeks. We need a live vacuum under our kitchen table!

I'm glad all is well at 32 weeks! She's almost here!


Kristen said...

You are adorable as well as that little belly! You're almost there, the finish line is in sight. I can't wait to see pictures of baby Charlotte!