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Baby Clumps: 32 Weeks + Leave Kate Middleton alone! - Clumps of Mascara
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Baby Clumps: 32 Weeks + Leave Kate Middleton alone!

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I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done an update. The goal was to update weekly but yeah, that’s impossible  because guess who has returned? FATIGUE!!

Girl yes. It is back and it doesn’t give a darn what plans I have or how long my to do list is either. Fatigue is a thug. At 32 weeks pregnant I can honestly say that well, I FEEL pregnant. I am moving slower, my heart races more and I’m just…sluggish. Here’s what Bean is up to,

“Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a strengthening immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week survive! So – go ahead and throw a mini-party right now because it’s pretty much a done deal – you’ve got a human-bean that’s going to make it! That’s not to say you actually want your wee womb-squatter to pack their bags and move out now, because they’d still end up in the ICU for a good while, rather than in your arms at home. Babies are best when fully baked!” (source)

She’s becoming such a big girl! I can tell because I can now see my belly shake when she hiccups. And her kicks…OMG, her kicks are so intense and jolting. And when I rub my side and tell her to calm down, she kicks me back. I love this kid.

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Health-wise, I’ll admit it – I’ve been sucking with fresh fruits and veggies. I’m not a junk food eater either but I certainly order what I want when I go out to eat. I eat french fries and carbs. Truthfully, if could be worse but I could be doing better too. I’ll be incorporating green smoothies in my diet again next week.

Oh! And in bad news, my blood pressure is going up a bit. It has been consistent and low throughout my entire pregnancy but my last checkup revealed that it was high. Not good at all. High blood pressure at this point could rule me out of birthing at a birth center or maybe even a natural childbirth. The thought of this made me anxious and terrified and shot my BP through the roof even more. I am working on staying more calm. Walking slower, taking alfalfa, eating better food and just not being so anxious all the time. Easier said than done but please cross your fingers for me, y’all. I don’t have to have the “perfect” labor and delivery but I’ll be in a bit of a depressive funk if I have to go to the hospital. Just bein’ honest…

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And in random celebrity news – The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middelton is expecting and it was reported that she was hospitalized for morning sickness. Soooo many people got on her case about because, you know…WHO gets hospitalized for morning sickness? I mean, it’s just nausea, right? She’s clearly being a royal brat, isn’t she?

Whatever.

I sympathize with you, dear Kate. Granted I wasn’t hospitalized for my morning sickness but do I understand what it’s like to be nauseous and barf over smells EVERYDAY for months? Absolutely. Do I know what’s it like to lose close to 15 lbs because I can’t keep anything down? Yep. People who have never been there don’t get it. Morning sickness doesn’t just affect pregnant women. I’ve also heard that those with chronic conditions or those on serious medications can suffer debilitating morning sickness too. It’s the pits, y’all and it bugged me to see people giving Kate so much heat for something she had no control over. It’s a tough thing to deal with and I so want to send the Duchess a bouquet of flowers and some beauty goodies because I know her pain.

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Baby Stats:

Last Baby Thing Purchased: I still haven’t purchased anything other than a onesie. Thanks to family and friends, Bean officially has EVERYTHING she needs.

Milestones: We chose an amazing pediatrician, Esposo went to Daddy Boot Camp and we’re planning maternity photos.

Total Weight Gain: 7 lbs…

Annoying symptoms: Mild morning sickness, inability to get comfortable, back pain, breathlessness, random heartburn.

Things To Do: Organize the beauty room/nursery, finalize maternity leave dates, get a prenatal massage and pedicure, hang out with as many gal pals as I can and learn how to relax.

Tis all!

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  • http://www.ishahxbeauty.com Ishah

    8 weeks to go! rest up hun, I know how much fatigue can hit you in the 3rd trimester. I know it can be disappointing if things don’t go exactly to plan, but you can still have a good experience and as long as baby gets here safely that’s what matters :) I had a lovely experience in the hospital because the nurses and my ob/gyn were all super supportive and helpful. As long as you have good people around that are willing to listen and support you in your decisions, you will be fine. I do hope your BP goes down though, so things can go as planned. Sending you lots of love and good wishes xxx

    • Brittany

      8 weeks is gonna feel like 8 months. I just know it. LOL! I know, I’m so dramatic. And you’re right…I’m trying so hard not to focus on HOW she’ll get here. I have explored all childbirth options so that I can be well-informed about all of them. So yeah, I know I’m dedicated to my crunchy drug-free birth with a midwife and doula at a birthing center but I hope I can be prepared for anything. :)

  • http://www.askmewhats.com Nikki

    I am so happy and excited for you B! wow!!! I wish to look as hot as you when I get to my 30th week! It’s soooo near yet..so far! LOL!! I can’t wait to see baby clumps! You have a safe delivery ok? :D

    • Brittany

      Thank you, Nikki! You’re nextttttt. And I know what you mean – it is near but still far. You should definitely document your baby’s milestones (either publicly or privately) just so you can go back and see how far you’ve come. Can’t wait until our babies are old enough for play dates. Baby Clumps and I will fly all the way to the Philippines to see you.

  • msfarrah

    WOW, this time has flew by!! It seems like just yesterday you were announcing you were expecting. I am so excited for you and Esposo and can’t wait for Bean to get here!!
    Also I agree with you about Kate, people need to leave her alone, I have a cousin who has always gotten so sick during her pregnancy that she too had to be admitted to the hospital, morning sickness is a beast for some people.

    • Brittany

      I can’t wait for Bean to get here either. *squeals*

      And yeah, I feel for Kate. Being pregnant is already tough for some women but no one needs to feel worse about it.

  • Kelly

    BEEEEEAAAAANNN!!! So adorable. As for you mama? Gorgeous as always. Just need to work on keeping that BP down. I know you want a natural birth but whatever birth you have will be amazing because it means that Bean has been born. Yes, that’s cheesy but I don’t care! As for the post-baby born blues, I know nothing more than what I’ve read (and I know you’ve done your reading!). Are you planning on consuming the placenta? I’ve read that helps a lot with energy and mood-stabilizing post bean birth.

    • Brittany

      Yes ma’am. I’m trying. You’ll be happy to know that Alex has even put me on bedrest to really get me to calm down. And you’re right. Bean getting here is all that matters. Gotta keep telling myself that. :) I do want to incapsulate my placenta but I haven’t found anyone in my area who can do it. Some women toss theirs in a smoothie or grill it and eat it and uh…I just can’t go THAT far.

  • Daintynymph

    I looked it up, and it says she’s got Hyperemesis Gravidarum. One of my friends had that for all three of her kids, worse every time. At least Kate Middleton’s job is basically to have the kid, so she’ll have the best of the best medical care and won’t need to stress about all the other things she’s gotta get done but can’t because she can’t even move.

    • Brittany

      Yes! I’ve heard of that and it sounds like morning sickness on steroids. Poor thing. But yeah, at least she doesn’t have to deal with having that while managing a household and holding down a job.

  • http://www.ifcurvescouldtalk.com Stefanie

    I love it!! I need to get a baby onsie that says LA! LOL

    • Brittany

      Um yeah! She definitely needs to represent the city her mommy lived in for like…8 months. Ha!

  • http://nesheaholic.com LaNeshe

    I hope your BP gets under control!

    • Brittany

      Meeeee toooo. Thanks for the well wishes, sis!

  • Sophie

    I’ve been an on and off lurker, but now it’s time for a comment: I wish you and the ‘bean’ the best of luck. If you have to go to the hospital, so be it. It’s not the ‘birth’ that counts in the end. It’s the beautiful, healthy, baby girl that is placed in your arms right after she enters this world!

    I wish you and your daughter (and husband) all the best!

    Sophie

    • Brittany

      Aaaaw! Thank you so much, Sophie. I really appreciate it!

  • PinkyToes

    Thank you. Thank you for being one of the few people that haven’t brushed off Kate’s condition. I too have the same condition. I was put on IVs for months. I couldn’t even drink water. Even now at 31 weeks I am still heavily medicated and eating is scary as heck. I still have the cravings but unfortunately my body rejects everything I put down. It is very scary and really is like morning sickness on steroids.

    Best of luck to you and your family and thank you for being awesome!

    • Brittany

      Ohmigoodnessssss….I’m so sorry that you have to go through that. Ladies like you are the reason why I try not to complain about my morning sickness too much because it could always be worse. Hang in there! Your little one will be here before you know it. :)

  • http://www.sarrahfanny.com Sarrah

    OMG Brittany!

    I have not read your blog in a couple of months and I come back and you are PREGGERS! Congratulations.
    I am a sophomore in college and I have been reading your blog since I was in the 9th grade. It’s so crazy that you’ve gotten married and you’re pregnant!

    Wish you all the best

    • Brittany

      This comment made my day. Thank you so much for following Clumps for all of these years!!