Only one month to go!
Symptoms: I'm feeling better now than I have during this entire pregnancy - so thankful! No swelling; no heartburn; and I sleep well at night. I even have a bit of energy! *Beaming smile*
Baby: We recently had our 32 week sonar and the doctor is still very satisfied with everything. J's growth has slowed down a bit (he now measures 1.5 weeks ahead vs. 3 weeks at our previous sonar), so perhaps he won't be a big baby after all.
I've also finished all of our baby and hospital shopping (who knew that finding hospital pyjamas would be such a mission?!) and washed all J's stuff. All that's left to do now, is pack our hospital bags...!
Running: K and I are still doing our 2 km neighbourhood walks most mornings before work and I must say that it does wonders for my state of mind - perhaps that's why I've been feeling so good lately? We're definitely going to try to keep this up until as close as possible to J's birth.
Weight gain: I've gained a total of 13.5 kg (29.7 pounds) to date - still within the recommended pregnancy weight gain of between 12 and 15 kg. Maybe, just maybe I'll stay within the guidelines this time around...?
Food aversions/cravings: I been having a thing for coconut lately... Who on earth has a thing for coconut?! Not sure if it's pregnancy related, but I want coconut in and on everything. I'm even sprinkling it on my cereal in the mornings - yum!
In other news, our blender has died - a sad, sad day in the Running the Race household. No more daily choc-peanut butter smoothies for this mama... *Wipes a tear*
Bump pic: A random stranger stopped me to ask how far along I was this past weekend. When I told her that I was almost 34 weeks pregnant, she looked very surprised and exclaimed that I was carrying soooo small...!! Bless her heart :) . And then, three days later, another random stranger asked me how far along I was, and when I replied 34 weeks, she said that it looked more like 36 weeks... Ha! [As you can see, pregnancy is an excellent way to start conversations about the way your body looks with complete strangers. Just in case you were wondering].
Only one more month until we meet our son!!