How far along are you? 32 weeks
Maternity Clothes? Yup, mostly.
Stretch Marks? No. But baby seems noticeably heavier. She still has 3-4 pounds to grow, and once she drops, I'm sure I'll get those stretch marks.
Best moments: Attending our first Bradley class! It's an 11 week class, so we'll miss the last 2-3 sessions, but I've already learned so much about what I need to do to prepare for natural labor. It's so nice to have Ryan involved with this. It's one of the things that I've feared about labor- Ryan not knowing what to do to help.
Missing Anything? Wearing high-heels.
Movement? Yes. And sometimes it hurts!
Food Cravings: Cereal. Maybe because it involves no preparation/cooking.
Symptoms: My ribs hurt sometimes and it's getting hard to breathe.
Belly Button in or Out? Out.
Happy or Moody? Happy.
Looking Forward to: Scrapbooking/making a baby book- my form of nesting since we don't have a nursery for baby. I've filled out a handful of pages already. I'm including these weekly updates in there, so hopefully this would be something she'll have interest in reading when she's older.
So, the Bradley method. Also known as husband coached birthing. It requires eating a lot of protein and exercising those birthing muscles. Squats and eggs have consumed my life. Ha. My squats are weak but my scrambled eggs are not. (Follow these rules for perfect scrambled eggs. It'll change your life.) It's recommended that pregnant women eat like, 100 grams of protein a day. I'm eating a lot of chicken since it doesn't gross me out like beef and pork do. I was a pescatarian for 7 years before finding out I was pregnant. I can only have tuna and other fish sparingly, so chicken it is. Sorry, not sorry. Confession, though: I ate an In-N-Out burger shortly after we moved to Arizona, just to see what the hype was all about. I've had one before, but it has been years since then. I failed to remember how salty they are. Super salty! Maybe that burger was a fluke? I may or may not eat one again.