How far long: Picture taken 30w1d - Currently 30w6d
Gender: We've made it this far without knowing, so I think it's safe to say we aren't going to! Since we found out with the first baby, I thought it would be different to not find out this time around. Michael didn't think I could do it... so we placed a bet... but he forgot about it so he claims I can't win the bet that he doesn't know about. Minor detail.... we may have an envelope from an ultrasound appointment that we got "just in case" we decided we wanted to know! The envelope has be folded up and tucked away and honestly, we've had no temptations! But we've laughed about it!
Baby Size: Zucchini - 16" and 3lbs approximately!
Fun Fact: Baby is strong enough to grasp a finger!
Sleep: Can't really complain. According to my sleep tracking, I really shouldn't complain because I'm getting anywhere from 7-9 restful hours. I do toss and turn a lot and definitely have a hard time getting comfortable due to the pains in my lower stomach area. A pillow between my legs helps. I didn't pack my pregnancy pillow in the camper and sometimes I regret it.
Movement: Little guy/girl is making up for all the lost time of minimal movements because now he/she is go getter! I'm feeling a lot more movement reallllly low this time. When I'm sitting down the movements are up closer to my belly button area or off to the side. When I lay down to go to bed at night is when he/she is the most active!
Stretch Marks: Not yet! Being sure to moisturize multiple times a day. I've noticed with it being warm out that my belly gets itchy and hot so I try to take a minute to put some more moisturizer on to avoid me itching it.
Cravings: My appetite is not the best and I confess, I'm not eating like I should be for two. I don't really crave anything. A few times I've craved cake or ice cream. But that's kind of normal for me :)
Belly Button: Umm.. considering this ugly thing has been sticking out since week 12, I'm not really sure how much further it can possibly go?!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: No.
Symptoms: My Dr said my iron is extremely low so I'm on some iron pills. I've been having some sharp pains and sore muscles in my lower stomach/cervix area. Which began when I started packing to move and it seems to only get worse as the weeks pass by. This baby is really low so I'm not sure if that's why I feel it more? Definitely short of breath easily and exhausted by the end of the day. Oh, and the cellulite and spider veins on my legs isn't my favorite. ;-(
What I miss: Sleeping on my back/belly. Being able to carry Remington in the ergo. A nice ice cold summer cocktail (wine, Redd's apple ale, sangria, mojito... you catch the drift)
Emotions: I've got a whole lot of emotions going on. I confess, and I'm not looking for a pity party, I'm just being honest - to say I'm riding the struggle bus on a daily basis is no exaggeration. Most of it doesn't even have to do with the baby necessarily. However, I am starting to have some
Dreams: I had a dream I had another girl and had her and Remington is matching adorable summer dresses
Hubby's thoughts: Michael doesn't say too much... or acknowledge my belly... or feel the baby move... or really talk anything about the baby. Some days I wonder if he's forgotten I'm almost 8 months pregnant.... I'll leave it at that.
Nursery: Zero thoughts or comments about this. Which officially stresses me out. :(
Favorite Moment(s): Hearing the heart beat (137bpm) at the doctor! When Remi lays on my belly (even though she really has no clue her sibling is in there) it's really sweet.
What I am looking forward to: Moving and creating a nursery for the little one!
Comparison of Baby #1: Similar yet different... I gained more weight in my back/butt/thighs with Remi and my belly was more round. This time around I feel like my belly is more oval and I'm carrying much lower. The Dr said that it's normal to carry lower for your 2nd pregnancy.
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