Monday, December 13, 2004

32 Weeks Pregnant
(Information taken from ivillage.co.uk)
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR BABY
Our baby weighs approximately four pounds, five ounces, and measures 20cm crown to rump, or 15 3/4 inches. I may notice rhythmic movements across my belly now. This could mean our baby has a case of the hiccups.

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH ME
I finally fall asleep only to wake with leg cramps. These tips can help to eliminate cramps:
Exercise helps. Get out and walk sometime during the day. Do not stand in the same position for a long period. Increase your calcium intake through diet or supplements. When lying down, keep your legs a bit elevated. When a cramp comes on, flex your toes upward to relieve the spasm and use your hands to apply pressure to the affected muscle.

HEALTHY EATING
A diet rich in potassium and calcium is great for both our baby and I and can help to alleviate muscle cramps, which sometimes become bothersome during the last trimester. Natural sources of potassium include:
Bananas
Grapefruit
Oranges
Sesame seeds
Yogurt
Salmon
Cottage cheese
Almonds
Sardines
Soybeans

I had to leave work after four hours today due to my aching jaw & tooth. The drilling was unpleasant, and the cleaning actually almost made me vomit. The polish & the scraping were too much for me. I'm hyper-sensitive right now due to my pregnancy. When I got to work today, half of my face was numb and paralyzed. I just can't wait until all my dental work is done. I still have another hour to go on the 28th of December. After that, I'm hoping this experience doesn't cause me to develop a phobia about dentists, because it has felt pretty darn uncomfortable and borderline traumatic (it wouldn't have been so bad if I weren't pregnant--pregnancy compounds my reaction).
--Karli

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