32 Weeks Down!

Dear Abramella,

How much longer do we have until I can hold in my arms and not in my ribs/on my bladder/lower back?  I’m pretty sure you’re counting down the days as well.  In fact, it feels like you’re using my ribs to count down the weeks.

You are now the size of a squash!  That sounds huge and appropriately so seeing as how I feel like I grew an extra few inches this past week.

According to “The Bump,” here are the symptoms associated with Week 32 and how i’m stacking up:

  • Braxton Hicks Contractions: YES! Holy crap, yes! I never had this with your brother.  When I was pregnant with your brother I was so nervous as to whether or not I would know when I was going into labor.  Everyone said, “Oh, you’ll know!!”  Well, guess what – I didn’t.  My water broke with no contractions.  Um, yeah, that fear is gone – I know what contractions are.  I don’t care for them much.
  • Shortness of breath: This kind of goes hand in hand with Braxton Hicks contractions.  So, big fat yes to this symptom too.
  • Heartburn: Yes, Yes, YES!!  Touch my smoothie-flavored tums and die.  Pretty sure if I focus hard enough I could breathe fire.
  • Enlarged breasts that may leak: Enlarged breasts – major understatement.  Let’s just say “check.”  Now leaking??  Are you kidding me??  No, hasn’t happened…but I know what i’ll be having nightmares about tonight.

That’s it?? That’s all you got for me at “The Bump”??  I’m certain they missed a few symptoms.  Swelling of the feet? – yes.  Extremely uncomfortable? – absolutely.  Waking up throughout the night to pee? – you betcha.  Super tired? – i’m all about the early bird specials these days.


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