Sunday, July 2, 2017

32 Weeks (Bump #3)

Spending this next week of pregnancy at the lake house, and I couldn't be more excited about it!  Last big trip before all the nesting happens & baby arrives!!!

Total Weight Gain:  27 lbs.

Symptoms:  Now that I'm in the PNW, I don't have to complain about the extreme heat.  I am still slightly uncomfortable with Kane being in a transverse position, and getting more uncomfortable by the day.

Movement & Position:  So yes, he's still transverse.  And yes, I still think about it multiple times a day.  Apparently relaxing isn't my thing.  Sometimes he literally stretches so hard, and it puts so much pressure on both sides of my belly.  It's actually a really bizarre feeling, so so different than anything I ever felt with my first two.

Baby Finds: I'm seriously trying to slow down on the baby purchases, because all of sudden I've realized that this baby may just have an entire brand new wardrobe for the first six months.  And that is completely silly since he has all the hand me downs he will ever need!

Birth Affirmations:  There was such a wonderful response to the birth affirmations I shared, so I thought I would talk about exactly how I use them.  Many people choose to write them on pretty cardstock to have all around while laboring, but with Finn, I had Conor read one to me in between contractions.  I would then repeat it and focus on that affirmation through the next contraction.  I loved doing this and plan on it again.

Liam's Thoughts:  One of the home births videos we watched together this week just happened to have our midwife in it!  Liam thought this was amazing!  He has recently decided that he does want to be present when Kane is born, which I'm excited about too.  He has so much awareness about this baby coming & his growing excitement is so apparent.

Finn's Thoughts:  Finn on the other hand gets a tad impatient with a long birth video.  He just wants to get to the baby!  Still lots of kisses for me & my belly, so I know he's going to be a little baby lover!

A big thanks to Victoria for snapping these shots of me and the boys!


  1. Have a beautiful vacation! It looks like a little piece of heaven.

  2. You are looking fabulous as ever!
    Fingers and toes crossed that Kane switches positions!!

  3. Fingers crossed that Kane switches positions! He's still got a couple weeks!

  4. Such sweet pictures! Enjoy all that cooler weather! I hope Kane moves head down for you soon!

  5. I love how excited Liam is about his baby brother. So cute and him being there for it. Awesome!

  6. Your baby bump is just precious and I love your swimsuit. I know you guys had the best week at the lakehouse. Seems like you always make great memories there. Mason stayed transverse for a while and I remember how uncomfortable it was at times. Thinking about you and hope he changes position soon. The affirmations being read in between contractions sounds so awesome. I love that idea.

  7. What beautiful pictures of you and the boys! How exciting that there's only a few more weeks left... I love how the whole family is involved in your pregnancy and ready for this new little one to arrive. My husband didn't particularly like watching birthing videos, but he still came to all the hypnobirthing classes with me. If I could do it all over again, I would try for a water birth! You look amazing, my friend!


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