Tuesday, April 28, 2009

32 Weeks - Learning to slow down

Really I was 32 weeks last Friday, so now I am hovering between 32 and 33. It all blends together at this point really, it's going fast. Quite the opposite of my general place these days, which is slow. Or I am finding that it should be. I feel like I have been able to maintain a pretty good energy this pregnancy, I haven't really felt all that limited and aside from the major energy drain of the first few weeks I have been feeling fine. Now not so much. Along with my repeat test for the diabetes they also tested to see if I was anemic. The results came back showing that I am mildly anemic, adding another pill (for iron) to my daily regimen. This also explained why my desire for an afternoon nap had increased significantly in the last few weeks. I have been taking the supplement for about a week now and I think it has been helping, hard to tell really what might be anemia-related tiredness and what is just third trimester dragging.

This past weekend also taught me the need to do some of my own regulation in order to keep myself going safely through these last few weeks. I had a bridal shower to attend that was about two hours drive away. I went up for the weekend, was on my feet helping run it all for most of it, and came home a wreck at the end of it all. I have really been taking for granted that my body would just keep up with me. Chasing a toddler in my spare hours and working during the day led me to believe that I could just power through when needed. My body has officially disabused me of this belief. By late Sunday I just had to lay down and give in, I even had some really unpleasant braxton-hicks to remind me to stay put. I have been having those "practice" contractions for a while now, but these ones were actually a little painful. Time to slow down I guess.
Otherwise things continue to go well, no more travelling or long drives in my near future. Just a matter of sitting back and watching these next 7ish weeks fly by.

6 comments:

Sara Luke said...

Ugh. I wish there was even a remote chance that I could look that cute when I'm 32 weeks.

Ann(ie) said...

Same here, girl. SAME HERE!!
I do have to say that you are probably the cutest preggo gal on the planet. I think I need you to be my pregnancy personal trainer.

Pregnantly Plump said...

It's getting so close!! I hope you're taking the iron pills ok. My body did NOT like them at all.

Soupy said...

oh man, do I hear you, woman :) I feel the exact same way- GO GO GO and then by the end of the day I'm in tears of pain w/my feet and legs! this is NOT the same as being PG for the first time! Crazy to think how soon our babes will be here, huh?? Rest as much as you can :) you look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristi said...

Ugh-the iron pills. They have some nasty side effects, that's for sure. You look fantastic, lady. I can't believe you're 32 weeks already.

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

You look adorable! :) So cute... And there seems to be an outbreak of preggers around these blogs. All these cute mommies!