Here I am at 32 weeks! The tiredness I was feeling in the first trimester is starting to come back and baby's kicks are getting more powerful and slightly painful. I'm beginning to understand what they mean when they say that the last 2 months are the toughest. I get heartburn pretty much every time I eat. Thank heavens for Tums! My feet get swollen and legs cramp up constantly. I find myself having increased shortness of breath. I'm sure that's due to the fact that my large uterus is squishing up against my lungs. I've also started to feel more frequent Braxton Hick's, when my tummy will get really really tight and feel like I have a overly inflated basket ball in my stomach. I'm starting to get bad back pain, which makes for a really uncomfortable nights sleep. But as I continue reading in the "Baby Bible," What to Expect When Your Expecting, it says that all these things are normal and that they are only expected to get worse as I get closer to my due date. Oh joy...
As far as how baby is doing, Doctor says she's right on track! We found out that her head is now facing down and she's expected to stay that way till birth, which is good. Doctor said that it's unlikely that she will move from that position other than rolling from side to side which she does constantly.
This month is sure going to be an exciting one with baby showers up in Washington and well as down here in Utah. I'm so excited and can't wait to celebrate with family and friends! We've already had the invitations sent out(but if you didn't get one PM me or send me an email). They were purchased on Etsy here. I just love the design! I wrapped some pink and white bakers twine around them to give them a little flare.
As baby's due date gets closer and closer my nesting instinct has gotten stronger and stronger. I have finally narrowed down the colors I'm going to use for her nursery. I really love the combination of coral and mint. Here is a collage of ideas I've been working on with furniture and decor I like.
We are still working on painting her crib white. I'm going to sew all her bedding so I have been searching for fabrics. I have already found one that I'm going to use for her bumper and possible crib skirt. That's all we've gotten done so far. I feel like I'm starting to get a little overwhelmed with only 2 more months left. Time is surely flying by!
Aside from the temporal things I've been doing to get ready for baby, I've also been trying to prepare my self mentally and spiritually. Bringing one of God's special spirit children into this world is an immense responsibility. I sometimes get down on myself because I wonder how I'm ever going to be this perfect spiritual mother who never gets mad at her children and knows exactly how to raise them up in the gospel so they stay strong and grow up being talented, self-reliant individuals. But then I remember that I don't have to do it on my own. I have a smart, wonderful husband and a loving Heavenly Father who are going to be there by my side to help and that brings me a lot of comfort!