Monday, April 2, 2012

32-week Update

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 22+ lbs (will get weighed again tomorrow...ugh)
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans and a few maternity tops
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Absolutely TERRIBLE this week!!  I can't stay in one position for more than 30 minutes, so if I'm lucky enough to fall asleep within that 30 minutes I'm golden, otherwise I have to flop over - which involves every muscle in my body, and usually a few dog growls.
Best moment this week: We're starting to cross things off our to-do list.  This week included "install car seat", which didn't go quite as planned.  The story is below, but let me just preface it by saying - we're first time parents :)
Miss anything? Wine, margaritas, beer...pretty much anything cold that has alcohol in it.  I promise I'm not an alchy!!!
Movement: Lots!  It's more swooshing than kicking these days.  Sometimes it seriously feels like he's trying to find his way out - through my belly button!!!
Food cravings: I'm loving Cheerio's, yogurt and ice cream this week.  I discovered Blue Bell Fruit Bars...the strawberry ones are amazeballs!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: Boy :)
Labor Signs: I get Braxton Hicks contractions pretty much every time I do anything, except sitting.  Sitting is good.
Symptoms: Gas, lower back pain, leg cramps, exhaustion
Belly Button in or out? In, although its trying to pop out!!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:Very happy, but ready to meet my baby!
Looking forward to: Crossing more things off the to-do list, and my baby showers in the next few weeks!  I haven't seen so many of these people since I've been pregnant!!!

Alright, the story you've all been dying to hear... ;)
On Sunday, we finally decided to install the car seat.  I got a little freaked out last weekend at our Baby Safety class when they mentioned that not all car seats fit in all cars, not even all SUVs.  But, I thought to myself - I drive an SUV, surely the car seat will fit... ohhhhh no it doesn't!!!  WTF!?  The Britax B-Safe car seat hung over the edge of the seat by about 3".  Obviously this isn't safe.  A lot of my friends said theirs do the same thing, but the lady in our Baby Safety class said this is a big "no no." to Buy Buy Baby we went!  We tried 4 different car seats, all of which are compatible with the stroller I've been in love with (Britax B-Ready).  The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 30-30 fit the best, but then I found out that it isn't compatible with the B-Ready (sigh, of course), so I was about to settle for the Chicco Key Fit, when the BBB employee (who happens to be the husband of one of my co-workers, random I know) asked why I was set on the B-Ready.  I explained to him all the reasons - #1 being that it was actually tall enough for Josh to use comfortably (#2 being that it can convert into a double, for the future).  He told me that he actually likes the Baby Jogger City Select better, which IS compatible with the Peg Perego car seat.  Holler!  So, after a lot of back and forth, we finally decided on the City Select stroller with the Peg Perego car seat.  I liked the double configurations of the City Select a lot more than the B-Ready, it's almost the same height as the B-Ready (maybe 1" shorter), it has TONS of storage, it folds up better than the B-Ready, it has air in the tires (instead of foam) so we can use it as an "light jogger", and it's compatible with the Peg car seat that I liked.

I couldn't believe what a 180 I did - that is seriously not like me...especially this late in the game.  But, Josh & I are always thinking ahead to the future and what makes the most sense for us as a family, and this was another perfect example...I just hope it doesn't bite us in the bum later!!!

Here's photos of both.

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