How far along? 32 weeks
How big is baby? The size of a honeydew melon (about 3.75lbs)
Total weight gain: +24 lbs
Maternity Clothes? I got my new shirt and dress from Old Navy and was pretty stoked that they fit perfectly. Next Saturday, Mr. Jones and I are doing our “official” maternity shoot with my brother-in-law Josh (who has so kindly been shooting my weekly photos), so I’m happy to have a dress I feel comfortable in.
Stretch marks? Still nope. I know they’re coming, but the longer they decide to wait, the better.
Sleep: Still sleeping well. I’ve had a reoccurrence of super vivid dreams, which has been both entertaining and a bit scary.
Movement: Forget subtle — maybe it’s all the Halloween-related treats I’ve been eating, but the pokes and jabs have multiplied this past week, and sometimes I think the boy never sleeps. Which, yes, I do realize is prep for all the non-sleeping I’ll be doing very very soon.
Food cravings: No specific cravings this week, but I certainly made up for my grain-free diet. Ugh. Thanks to Halloween parties and an influx of goodies just hanging around, I have more than satisfied my sweet tooth. I have a few weeks before Thanksgiving, so hopefully I can tone down the sugar and carbs again for a bit before the full holiday food craziness breaks loose. Moderation, it’s all about moderation.
What I miss: Not bumping in to things. My stomach keeps poking out further and further, and I’m just not used to it. Thankfully I haven’t actually knocked over a grocery store display or anything, but I have definitely been running in to everything from people to tables.
What I am looking forward to: Going to an NFL game on Sunday! Josh got tickets for Mr. Jones and I to go see the Jags play the Detroit Lions (yay for my hometown team), and it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a game. The weather is getting back to being comfortable (rather than chilly), so it should be a lot of fun. I’m just hoping we don’t have to climb too many stairs…
Milestones: Wee Baby Jones now has temperature recognition, which means if I put something extra warm (or cold) on my stomach, he’ll notice and respond. I haven’t tested him yet, but it’s nice to know that all of his senses are falling into place.
Oh, and THIS: I’m actually pretty shocked at the lack of random comments/unsolicited advice from strangers. I guess I’d just read so many other people’s experiences with strange comments that I was prepared for them to start at some point–but they haven’t. For the most part, any interaction with cashiers, etc, typically goes like this:
Random Person: “Aw, when are you due?”
Me: December 25th.
Random Person: “Ahh, Christmas baby!” (I honestly have yet to get ANY response other than this.)
Me: Yup, it’s a possibility.
I’m guessing as I get bigger, the comments might start to get a little more varied, but nothing so far. And I certainly don’t mind!