Thursday, March 29, 2012

What is a Jicama?!

I'm now 32 weeks prego!  I can't believe I only have 8 weeks (or less) to go!  According to the Bump, Carson is now the size of a Squash.  Reminds me a bit of a few weeks ago!  I'm assuming this is a different type of squash but I'm not a squash pro at all!  Baby Center tells me that Carson is the size of a Jicama.  I've NEVER heard of that and don't even know how to pronounce it.  Anyone have any ideas..??  It kind of looks potato-ish.  We got our second 3D ultrasound and Carson was measuring 4 days ahead.  Slow down, baby!  At 31w4d, he weighed about 4lbs4oz. and was 18.9" longScroll down for a new picture! :)

How far along? 32  weeks.  I can't believe I only have 8 weeks and LESS than 2 months left!
Total weight gain: I have my doctor appointment tomorrow so I'll fill you in next week.  Until then, wait in suspense!  Although since Carson has already gained almost a pound, I'm a bit worried!
Maternity clothes? Yes, but I have discovered that I can easily get away with non-maternity dresses and I love it!  I don't really wear dresses to work since I'm up and down and on the floor a lot with my kinders but I've had lots of showers to go to (my own and friends) and dresses are perfect for that!  (scroll down for my newest bump pic!)
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: It's been pretty good but I toss and turn a lot lately.  I've also been back up more times in the middle of the night for restroom breaks.....luckily I go RIGHT back to sleep normally!
Best moment this week: We got our second 3d ultrasound!   Carson decided not to cooperate (just like our visit on St. Patrick's Day) so we're scheduled for ANOTHER on April 6th.  I feel very fortunate that we're getting to see him so many times! :)  Also, I had my first baby shower this past week!  It was so fun and my friends did an awesome job putting everything together.  Check out some of the pics in this post!
Miss Anything? I miss having a tan and I miss wearing some of my non-maternity clothes. 
Movement: He is still moving a ton.  I can feel when he shifts positions a bit even though he is still head down. 
Food cravings: I don't think I had ANY Oreos this week.  That's crazy talk. I did, however, have a lot of fruit and a few smoothies :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: I had some cramping Sunday night to Monday.  It was in my upper stomach area and it hurt really bad when I would breathe in, laugh, yawn, change positions, etc.  I tried laying down, taking a walk, changing positions, etc. and nothing would make it go away!  Luckily on Monday we had our ultrasound so we were able to see everything was fine and the cramping had gone away by that time too!  I also had excruciating back pain...worse than I've ever had!  I think Nick was worried.  I took a few Tylenol and used the heating pad for a while and it helped a TINY bit.  Luckily, after sleeping, it felt much better.  Now it still hurts off and on but nothing like yesterday!
Belly Button in or out? It's really half in/half out.  I'm not really liking it at all.  I try to push it back in all.the.time.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on and loose...they need cleaned though!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:   Our next 3D ultrasound on April 6th and our doctor's appointment tomorrow to see how I'm measuring!  I also have a meeting set up with a pediatrician next week!

Here is my bump at 32 weeks!

Also, since I'm on Spring Break, here are some bonus pics!

Dixie LOVES to cuddle with Carson!

Chip always curls up right next to us....such a good big brother!


Katie said...

Cute!! you and that bump look adorable :)

Laura Starnes said...

It's pronounced hick-uh-muh. It is a Mexican yam. I've never had one, but several girls in my weight watchers group say its yummy! I love your little Dixie picture. Cute!

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Amanda said...

So glad you found me, so I could find you!! I have the same blue and white striped shirt! I think I'll like it more when I'm a bit bigger.
You're adorable with your belly! Just two more weeks and we find out if we're having a boy or girl!!

Hadar said...

Your still so tiny and adorable! My sister and I were eating at CPK and got a BBQ chicken salad that had jicama in it!! We both said "what I'd ji-kama" and the water just looked at us funny…haha! Apparently it's a silent j and kind of reminds me of a cucumber!

Mrs. L said...

Hik-a-ma is a funny food. I had a friend in high school who loved it. It just tasted like crunchy water to me. :)
Life with Mrs. L

Before Baby Lady said...

I love the name of your blog! As a teacher, I had to click and see what was up! You look too cute!

I'm Cindi... said...

Emily, you have one of the cutest 32 week baby bumps I've ever seen! And your letter project for Carson's name is the bomb! May have to try that one since I'm in the middle of making over my youngest son's nursery. (I like to change things up at least once a year because it's too much fun not too. :) ) Congrats to you on your baby boy! I can't wait to see him!! :)