How Far Along: 38 Weeks!
Gender: Baby Boy!
Total Weight Gain: about 28 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Oh heavens YESSSS! I’m still mixing in some non maternity pieces that are oversized but Target Maternity tanks, Paige maternity denim, Zella workout pants and these comfy sneaks are my uniform most days! (no joke)
Sleep: Ugh…. Well we have officially entered into bad sleep stage of pregnancy. I have been have such bad back pain the last few nights and wake up a million times. I use three different pillows and nothing seems to help. Not to mention I am sick (horrible timing right?!) So I guess this is just prepping me for those sleepless nights that are upon us 😉
Miss Anything: Ummm a cocktail for sure, fitting into normal clothes, sushi, being able to use certain products and being able to buckle and tie my shoes. Oh and to carry on a normal conversation without being winded lol
Cravings: Nothing really comes to mind lately except Lemonade! Earlier in the pregnancy it was all about popcorn and soft pretzels! I would also add frozen yogurt but i’m not sure if that counts if you eat it all year round even when you’re not pregnant 😉
Symptoms: TONS of Braxton Hicks! Not sure if the more you have means the closer its getting but definitely WAY more now that ever before. Those crazy random sharp shooting pains in my hips/pelvic bone are back and boy do those just stop you in your tracks! Also this little man has been feeling LOWWWW for forever. I’m not sure if its a boy thing or what but I don’t remember Ava feeling this low 😉
Belly Button/Body Changes: definitely out and you know this pregnancy I didn’t get that dark line on my stomach either (yeah for that!). I also didn’t get the full head of hair I got when I was pregnant with Ava either (boo!).
Mood: This week blah! Sick and uncomfortable my hubby probably wants to steer clear lol
Best Moment This Week: We had an ultrasound a couple weeks ago and getting to see him makes it all so much more surreal. I’m sure most moms feel the same with baby number two but we have just been so busy trying to get everything organized and running around after Ava that you really can’t take it all in!
Looking Forward to: My next weekly appointment to see if i’ve dilated and meeting this little man of course!
Non existent at this stage. 😉 So with this pregnancy and when I was pregnant with Ava I pretty much gained about the same amount of weight (just under 30lbs). My eating and working out was pretty much identical as well. I tried to be mindful of what I was eating but still indulging when those cravings hit. I worked out about 3 days a week up until about about 7 to 7.5 months when I stopped going to the gym. After that point I just did some easy walking and some living room exercises (squats, lunges etc) every now and again.
With this babe I haven’t been walking or doing those exercises as of last month. He just felt really low and I was having a lot of hip pain after walking so I listened to my body (and my husband) and am just taking it easy. I love to work out and can’t wait to get back to the gym but I definitely want this little guy to stay in as long as he can and fatten up 😉 Also with both pregnancies I started indulging a bit more with food after 8.5 months. I’m hoping all those last indulgences go to his tush and not mine 😉
On My Mind: Okay the real talk! So of course i’m anxious about the whole labor part and praying everything goes smoothly but this time around there’s even a bit more on my mind. If you girls have been following since when I was pregnant with Ava you may remember my post about the dreaded baby blues. It only lasted a couple weeks but lets just say it’s not fun! I’m hoping that doesn’t happen this time around (although my OB says it most likely will but you’ve been down that road before so you know theres an end in site). I am even considering doing the placenta capsules so if you mamas have done that i’d love to know your thoughts! Between the exhaustion and hormones i’m just assuming the first few months are going to be CRAY ZAY trying to adjust and find that balance again (like it was with Ava).
Also now that we have a toddler on our hands as well i’m hoping she adjusts well to having a little brother and someone who is going to steal a tad bit of her spotlight. Lastly i’m anxious about having to stay in the hospital without Ava. She is such a mama’s girl and doesnt even like it when I tell her I have to go to the doctors office for a checkup! We have never been away from her over night and it makes me sad already to think about having to be away from her. We stocked up on a few new toys (for a distraction) and have the in laws lined up to come stay with her so i’m just hoping it all goes as smoothly as possible!
So any tips, advice or suggestions you mamas have is always appreciated! Anyhow sorry for the novel but finally had a sec to put a full bump date together for you!