Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bump Day: 32 Weeks

As I get further and further into my 3rd trimester, I’m having more and more déjà vu from an earlier time in my pregnancy. That’s right, suddenly those pesky 1st trimester symptoms are back, though thankfully not as extreme. I’ve had a couple of bouts of nausea and morning sickness over the past few days, and I’m back to having food aversions and decreased appetite (for anything other than melted cheese, that is). Oh, and I spend the majority of time feeling like I’ve been hit with a tranquilizer dart. 

But other than that, I feel okay. Honestly, the worst symptom I’m currently experiencing is a loss of brain cells. Yep, apparently towards the end of your pregnancy, your brain cells start dying off leading to what’s popularly referred to as ‘mommy brain’. Basically this condition results in a lack of short term memory and just a general sense of mental fog. I’ve got it bad.   

Sometimes I seriously can’t follow through on a complex thought and it is getting really frustrating. I’m going to have to do a better job of being organized and writing things down, because I’m just not able to keep my head on straight these days. I just feel like an absolute airhead recently and I apologize if I come across that way in my writing. 

But there are plenty of typical pregnancy symptoms that I’ve been really fortunate to skip out on, at least so far. I haven’t had much swelling, stretch marks or varicose veins. I don’t have gestational diabetes, placenta previa, low fluid, or a myriad of other conditions that could have complicated my pregnancy and put me on bed rest. So I can deal with a bit of nausea, fatigue, and ditziness and actually be grateful that, so far, that seems to be the worst of it. 
I’ve got 2 months to go until the due date and I’m starting to feel some pressure to get things in line. Once the baby is here, there will be a lot of paperwork to be filed in order to get his US citizenship established and get his baby travel documents in order. Plus, I still need to order a glider/rocker for the nursery.  Oh, and it would be nice if we could figure out a name for our little fellow. We are teetering back and forth between Asher, Forest, and Ian, but still aren’t ready to rule out Ezra or Harris. 

We have our last little vacay planned for next week so when we get back it will be crunch time for sure. I can’t believe that in *5 weeks* our little guy will be full term and totally within his rights to enter the world. For now, he’s safe and sound in my bump and looks a bit like this:



  1. I used to call it "pregnesia," and once the baby is born, it becomes "momnesia." My youngest is 21 months old, and I feel like I'm finally getting my brain back!

  2. Funny girl I love the tranquilizer dart line. You go through a lot for my grandson. Keep the humor.

  3. Eeek, 2 months! Can't believe it's so close and lots of celebrating and things going on between now and then so it's sure to fly by! Glowing as usual, friend!

  4. Pregnancy brain is no joke. You explain it so perfectly! Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for all my brain cells to come back. On the upside, you look amazing!!!!