Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

32 Weeks

Date: 22 January 2010
How far along: 32 weeks, 7 days
Weight gain: lost one pound
Sleep: Nightmares are back. Also I had trace ketones in my urine in the morning. My doctor informed me that this is an indication that I am not eating enough, therefore my body is tapping into my fat reserves for the necessary energy, therefore the ketones in my urine. I have read that low blood sugars are related to nightmares. Every morning that I've woken with trace ketones, I have had a nightmare the night before.
Best moment this week: D finished painting the baby's room. It was so exciting to see our dreams come true. Now we have to hang the paintings and the cranes. I hope she likes it all. I want to buy some glow-in-the-dark stars to glue to the ceiling.
Movement: She is kicking like crazy. Sometime so hard I can't remain seated. She kicks when I play reggae and when I play some classical.
Food cravings: carrot cake. My doctor told me I should eat it if I want it. So after leaving her office I went to store and bought a slice of carrot cake. However, I did work out before going to the store.
What I miss: Not missing anything this week. Am good!
Next challenge: Finding a vehicle that fits baby and fits our lifestyle. We're thinking about buying another Jeep, a slightly bigger one so that we can haul Baby and our gear up to the trailer.
What I am looking forward to: We have baby prep classes this weekend. I can't wait until she's here!
Noone told me about this: The steering wheel hits my belly. And, I can't move back too much further because then I won't be able to reach the pedals.
Weekly Wisdom: "Family are crazy. Just accept it!" from my friend Anise, confirmed by my therapist.

I took this picture in the bathroom in the building where I go to therapy. There's great light in there. I had to take this picture, because it occurred to me how ridiculous I was in thinking I should get a little dressed up for my therapy appointment. Yes, putting on jeans is a step up from my usual sweats. But, it does me good to put on some nicer clothes. I've been feeling trim and healthy lately. And, a lot of people have commented about that. It's my mother who mentioned that I was fat and waddling. Sheesh. Like I needed that.

Doesn't matter because working out is making me feel good, physically and mentally.

Did I mention that now the diabetic educator thinks I'm not eating enough carbs now. I can't win with these people!

From BabyCenter: By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) 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.

My baby actually weighs 4.7 pounds. The ultrasound doctor says that's in the normal range. My pre-natal doctor says that in the 60th percentile. She thought baby might be a little big. We're watching this.


  1. Wow! You're getting so close! You look fabulous!!!! I'm really excited for you guys! And, yes...families are crazy. I have to remind myself of that often...


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