21

Mar

32 weeks

32w1d1

it’s official.  this marks the week that I officially feel pregnant.  I’m feeling big.  feeling breathless.  feeling like I’m beginning to waddle.  feeling braxton hicks.  feeling a wee bit uncomfortable.

feeling restless.

at my doctors appt last Friday, I decided to ask her if she could tell how big he was at this point.  while she said it was all kind of guesstimate at this stage, she did feel my belly and immediately say “oh yea, he’s about 4lbs” which if going by the average size on most websites and in books, is either right on track or about a week big.  bigger babies do run in the family, as do early ones.

I can’t help that the thought of this little man coming early has also been on my mind.  I was only 3 days early but Levi comes from a family of 5 children, all who were early but one.  he was a month early and already 7.5 lbs.  I know babies come when they’re ready, but I can’t help but want to be prepared for his early arrival just in case… which makes me a bit restless.

only a few more weeks, little man.  and if you come early, we’ll be ready for you as long as you’re ready and healthy enough to come out.

32w1d2

would you believe it if I told you I’ve had this shirt for 3 years?  yea… I wasn’t quite convinced when Levi told me back then that it looked like a maternity shirt.  it’s sat in my closet for a while, even though it hasn’t gotten too much wear.  and what do you know?  apparently it does work as a maternity shirt after all.

Comments:

  1. 21

    Mar

    karen c said:

    you looks so cute :) so excited for you and levi!

  2. 21

    Mar

    Liz said:

    Well, despite feeling restless, tired, etc, you LOOK gorgeous. Seriously. You’re adorable! Hope it’s just an off week and you get your energy back soon!

    • 21

      Mar

      alyson said:

      thanks Liz!!

  3. 21

    Mar

    Jess Moore said:

    you look so
    darn beautiful,
    aly… radiant!

    can’t wait to see
    this little guy
    (all in his own
    good time…)
    :)

  4. 21

    Mar

    Jess Moore said:

    also
    holy moly,
    your hair
    is LONG!!!

    • 21

      Mar

      alyson said:

      um yea. I’ve kind of let it get out of control long! I’m too lazy {and broke} to get a hair cut though. at least all these hormones have it feeling and looking super healthy right now. :)

  5. 21

    Mar

    d. Sharp said:

    You look so great! Congratulations! Parenthood is a wonderful adventure….

    Both my boys were over 9.5, induced on their due date so they couldn’t get bigger. For my first, it was actually good because I didn’t feel like I could ‘break’ him so easily.

    You will do wonderfully!

  6. 21

    Mar

    Claudia said:

    For me, the “feeling pregnant” comes and goes…even at 38 weeks!
    You do really look good :)

    • 21

      Mar

      alyson said:

      yea, same here. except previously I didn’t really “feel” pregnant. now I go through periods where I’m like, ok… I’m large and uncomfortable! other times – I’m great!

  7. 21

    Mar

    Siri said:

    You look really amazing!! Happy, healthy, glowing – all the things you should be :)

  8. 21

    Mar

    ali said:

    There is nothing original to be said here. You DO look amazing and so beautiful. And hooray for your long hair and pseudo-maternity shirt.

  9. 21

    Mar

    Caroline C said:

    I must agree with everyone else; you look beautiful! And I do love the shirt.

  10. 21

    Mar

    alyson said:

    aw, thanks everyone!! you sure do know how to make a lady feel lovely. :)

  11. 21

    Mar

    Jenny said:

    You look lovely! And I’ll just throw in a “ditto” for everything you said about week 32. On the one hand I want to make sure that the nursery/car seat/stroller is all set since he could come at any time. On the other hand I don’t want people coming over and wondering why the heck I have an assembled stroller parked in my living room.

  12. 21

    Mar

    Dana said:

    hang in there. this is the hardest stretch! before you know it, you will be holding your little boy in your arms.

    p.s. your hair looks gorgeous! i will say if you do want a trim, do it before your little dude arrives. i haven’t had my hair cut in six+ months–the last cut was about two days before my son was born.

  13. 21

    Mar

    abby said:

    a super cute maternity shirt at that. You do look beautifully pregnant. I must agree :)

  14. 23

    Mar

    Lily said:

    you look gorgeous.

  15. 23

    Mar

    natalie said:

    You look fantastic!

  16. 25

    Mar

    you are so beautiful! looking pregnant but really really great.

  17. 25

    Mar

    ellen said:

    so cute! I highly recommend being ready for an early baby. Our daughter was 3 weeks early and it was completely a surprise since our midwives told us most first babies are late :)

  18. 31

    Mar

    jen said:

    ha! i have several shirts that fit the same description. better to call it ‘economical’. ;)