This Week In Pregnancy: Weeks 31 and 32

I’ve been a blog slacker the past week or — apologies! Fighting a cold that’s going around campus (already!) has made my head foggy.

Anyway, in the last couple of weeks, The Kid has become even more active, which I didn’t realize was possible. We believe that s/he has flipped and isn’t breech any more, which is good! I had one good solid kick to the ribs, which supports this hypothesis. Most of the movement nowadays is more a sliding or rolling back and forth — a tennis ball moving from my right side to my left side and back is what it looks like!

My belly has gotten quite large and some movements have (finally?) started to become more difficult. “Scooting over” in bed is now called “Shamu shimmies down the boardwalk.”

Otherwise … there isn’t too much happening, really. Birthing classes are almost over — one more on Monday and that’s all. Still drinking a lot. All systems are still in good shape.

I’ve been a pretty thorough exercise slacker, which isn’t good. Need to change that up a bit…

I’ve played my trombone a few times, both practicing alone and playing with a small group. My kids at school have started playing. Through most of this, The Kid is quiet and still, which is not at all what I was expecting. Will be interesting to see if that keeps up when the community band starts rehearsing again.

That’s really all! Nothing exciting, really, but at this point in the game, I’m thinking that nothing exciting is a good thing…

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