How far along:
32 weeks (I can't believe there is less than 2 more months until my due date!)
Size of baby
: she weighs about 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long (from babycenter.com)
Total weight gain/loss
: +22 pounds (yikes that sounds crazy!)
still a good mixture. Thanks to maxi dresses, I am able to wear many of the clothes that I've worn every other summer. There are also a few flowy tops that still I'm able to wear, but other than that, it's all maternity clothes from here on out. I just love the clothing selections for a summer pregnancy! Lila was born in February, and I felt so pale, big, and restricted in jeans and sweaters!
Gender: a GIRL! Allison Neal Gentry
Movement: Yes!! She definitely has more of a pattern than Lila did. I can always feel her moving around 9am and 9pm no matter what I'm doing. Here lately, I feel her more squirming around rather than strong kicks, which is exactly what Lila did. I think I'm due to have two squirmy babies, which will be sure to make airplane rides fun :)
Contractions: I started having Braxton-Hicks contractions at around 18 weeks, which is MUCH earlier than last time, which I hear is completely normal for your second pregnancy. Although they are annoying, it's good that my body is already starting to get ready for labor. I get them A LOT when I'm walking on the treadmill or outside for exercise, which makes it harder and harder each day to get in a full workout!
Sleep: I'm actually sleeping really well right now, although every now and then my hip will start hurting and I need to switch to the other side.
What I miss: everything!! I have wanted wine and champagne much more this pregnancy. I gave in recently and had half a glass of white wine, but it felt really weird and wrong so I think I'll hold off imbibing until after she is born. I've got a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay reserve waiting for me in the refrigerator for when we come home from the hospital! I've also wanted sushi (the good, raw kind!) more than last time.
Cravings: Cheetos, anything sweet (mainly chocolate and cake), and deli sandwiches (yeah I know they're supposed to be a no-no, but I just try to not have them everyday!). Also, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits and McDonald's sausage and cheese biscuits (I'm getting hungry just typing this).
Best moment this month
: This past month was so special with the celebration of my second Mother's Day. We (Lila and I) spent Mother's Day with friends because Josh was working, so Josh made the following week Mother's Day week. He is such a sweet husband and father!! This past week Lila and me took her 15-month pictures down on the beach in Galveston. It was so windy, but I think the photographer got some cute shots of Lila playing in the middle of the ocean in her pretty dress.