{Prego with Jack} 32 Weeks, There’s the Panic Button Again!

I just got done reading my 32 Week post when I was pregnant with Abbey and I was clearly in a panic mode. I want to say that it is different this time around but no, it is the same! Here I am at 32 weeks pregnant with Jack and we have decided to re-list our house, who does that? Um, yea, that would be me! I haven’t felt the same “nesting” symptoms like I did with Abbey, ahem gutting our only bathroom, instead I have been into organizing and re-organizing clothes for Jack that I have received from family/friends (thank you) into various tubs. Pulling out the Newborn and 0-3 month sizes only so that our house isn’t in a state of madness for the days we have showings. I’m trying to only think positive vibes for our house to sell quickly so that maybe, JUST MAYBE, we can be in a new house right around the arrival of Jack Edward Herron.

{How far along?} 32 Weeks

Ab joined me for my 32 Week picture{Total weight gain} I am feeling defeated in this category right now. I did soooo great about watching what I ate, making sure I wasn’t gaining too much and I feel like the wheels have literally flung off the train recently. George has been so sweet in this department. He tells me I’m “cute pregnant” and reminds me when I say I’m fat that I’m not and that I’m pregnant. I’m trying to not stress about my weight gain and to just enjoy these last few months of pregnancy knowing that I have the tools to get this weight back off!

{How big is baby?} According to the interwebs, Jack should be almost 4 pounds and Dr. Caligaris said that my belly was measuring perfect this time around. With Ab I was measuring two weeks later and just all-around much bigger. I’m wondering how big Jack will be at birth!

{Maternity clothes?} YES! I just requested ordered a few things off OldNavy.com with my rewards to help get me through these last 2 months. It is sooooo cold and I’m just wearing the same things over and over and over.

{Sleep?} Do I really have to sleep on my left side ALL. THE. TIME? I swear, I’m getting ear cramps on my left ear. I tell this to George and he thinks I’m friggin bonkers but it is true! I’ll wake up and my ear has the worst cramp.

{Best moment this week?} There are so many great moments while being pregnant with Jack. Abbey is a huge contributor to these moments because she is so interested and interactive with him/my belly. Another fun moment was my awesome company and co-workers throwing George, Abbey, Jack and I a baby shower. Could they seriously get any better?

{Movement?} OH yes!

{Food cravings?} Nothing really to report here except for the best adult grilled cheese and tomato soup combo ever! Thank you Panera! The worst about this craving (besides the fact that it is terrible for you) is that George absolutely HATES Panera, talk about a conundrum.

{Labor signs?} Occasional braxton hicks, I think?

{Heart Burn} You know, this was actually a big problem a few weeks ago but right now I’m sitting pretty in this department. Who am I kidding anyways, my Abbey girl was damn near bald until she was 18 months old. Know chance that Jack has that much hair when he is born.

{Belly button in or out?} In….barely! Each week I’m losing my “innie” belly button. (That was my update with Abbey and it is true with Jack) Ab loving Jack

{What I miss} Warm weather but that has nothing to do with my pregnancy. I just hope in April that I’ll be taking walks with my two babies in some nice spring weather.

{What I’m looking forward to} Just like with my pregnancy with Abbey, I’m excited to see Jack for our 36 week ultrasound. Just a few more weeks!

{Milestone} Not sure if these are milestones or just flat out dumb things to do while I’m hugely prego but we will be taking Abbey to DisneyLive in February, George is taking me to Wicked in early March and we are taking Abbey to the circus in mid-March. OH my lawd! I should get a shirt that says, “WIDE LOAD” or “PEES A LOT” because I’m sure I’ll be up a lot during these performances. But that is one thing I have learned with being pregnant with a toddler at home, life does NOT stop!

Here is my “comparison” picture of being pregnant with Abbey at 32 weeks and being pregnant with Jack at 32 weeks. These pictures never cease to amaze me and it just reinforces my thankfulness of getting healthy (the healthiest I’ve been in a loooooong time) before the start of my pregnancy. No wonder Dr. Caligaris kept saying I measured farther along with Abbey and I’m measuring on-time, on-schedule with Jack. My belly with Ab was HUGE (and so were my boobs, WOWZA!

32 Weeks Prego Comparison

Love the freebies

Being a new mom or REALLY new mom comes with many perks.  Sure, people are excited around you and allow you the “your pregnant” excuse when you forget something.  But the best of all the perks would be the amazing freebies.  When I first found out I was prego and went in for my first doctor appointment I walked out with a big swag bag full of freebies and goodies.  There was a $25 Shutterfly gift card, diaper, coupons and prenatal pills.  Pretty good for only being prego for 6 weeks.  Online it gets even better, there are offers left and right being displayed on various mom blogs or other website for a free this or that.  On Saturday I received a few of these free packages that I signed up for a few weeks back.

Freebie #1 – Graco sent me Lite up baby nail clippers.  I thought this was a great free item especially since I finally figured out what the light was for!  I was thinking it was so you could really see what you were doing because they are so tiny but my cousin, Kat, filled me in on the secret of clipping the nails while they are sleeping.  GENIUS!

I was actually supposed to get some “I’m prego” t-shirt (Aunt Karen sent the link) but I guess they ran out and I’m pretty happy with the nail clippers instead.

Here is the link for your free clippers – Graco Lite-Ups

Freebie #2 – a parenting website that I’m a member of (there are only 1,000 of them out there) sent me a code for a free “Udder-Cover” which covers you up while breastfeeding.  These bad-boys are retailed at $32.00 a piece and I got mine for free!  It is a great pattern (the picture shows the pattern I chose) and you can’t beat free.

I think you can still get an “UdderCover” and here are all the details if you are interested:

Go to uddercovers.com, click on “Shop Now”, select the product you would like (they also have 3 piece gift sets available with this promotion) and you will automatically be directed to the center of the page where you can enter in the promo code! Type in “Family2010” and it will pull up the ones available. They are selling out fast. You can use the code more than once – you just have to open a new browser/window to do so. Good Luck!

I’m on the hunt for other freebies and feel free to pass them along to me (and Jami) if you see other great stuff.  There are so many mom blogs that get their hands on free wipes, diapers and other great toys and accessories and I’m on the hunt for more (wow, I think I’m kind of addicted).  If you are an expecting mom or mom with little ones, check back for other freebies as I’ll list them here as well.