Happy First Day of SPRING!!!!!!
How far along? 27 weeks with Little Baby Haguewood #2. I decided that I really wanted to do pregnancy chalkboards for my final trimester. I’m a little sad that I missed the first two, but alas, I can only do the final.
Total weight gain/loss: +16lbs. Two pounds less then with my first pregnancy.
Maternity clothes? YEP! And options are running low. Even though I weigh less, I feel so much bigger during this pregnancy then my first. Maybe i’m just way less motivated to look cute with a one year old to take care of also. Yoga pants and athletic clothing for the WIN!!!!
Stretch marks? Nope. I’ve been way less diligent about putting on my stretch mark cream this pregnancy. I lathered it on heavy for my first pregnancy and didn’t get a single stretch mark. I think its a combination of good genes but also this miracle Mustela cream. I made a point to use it on my bust as well and didn’t get a single stretch mark…knock on wood.
Sleep: Depends on the day. Some nights I sleep really really well and others i’m lucky if I get two hours combined. Reagan is sleeping like a champ and doesn’t make a peep through the night, but Baby #2 is prepping me for hourly feedings and just general exhaustion. Its actually such a blessing in disguise. My body would go into total shock if suddenly I had a newborn and was still accustomed to 8-10 hours a night. The body has a weird may of prepping us for motherhood. To all the first time moms out there, just embrace the fact that sleep won’t really exist anymore and rest and shut your eyes when you can.
Best moment this week: Entering the Third and final trimester. Also 27 weeks is a huge turning point for the viability of the fetus. At 24 weeks baby has a 10% chance of serving outside the womb. By 26 weeks, that number jumps to 80%. And finally by 27 weeks, most preemie babies survive without complication with some time in the NICU. As a mom, I am carrying this precious little nugget and I can do a tremendous amount to contribute to the baby’s health and wellbeing, but there is still only so much that can be done should I deliver early. Knowing that we have hit this milestone is such a blessing and brings so much peace of mind. Every week that passes from here on out is only making baby stronger and cuter. This little peanut needs to keep cooking, don’t get me wrong, but I am so grateful to have had a smooth pregnancy this time around.
Have you told family and friends? Yep! Everyone in our circle knows, including strangers at the grocery store as my belly is POPPING for sure!!!
Worst moment this week: What I call Monday chaos. I am still working three days a week, alas two of which are half days, but by the third day I officially can’t get away with dry shampoo anymore and Reagan is not as patient while I have to get ready for work. I let her shower with me in the morning which occupies about 15 minutes and then she sometimes will go down for a nap at 9:30 while I dry my hair and throw on some makeup quickly. We still need to play, read books, practice walking, and cuddle mixed in with all this goodness. These are the days of her childhood however, and i’m trying to focus less on looking at the chaos as a struggle, and more of just soaking up her being a sweet little girl who loves me and wants to play. Someday she will be in college and i’ll be lucky to get a phone call let alone some cuddles.
Miss Anything? Drinking, sleeping, looking and feeling skinny, and breathing normal. Hubby calls me Darth Vader. I can definitely feel baby sitting high in my rib cage and when I sit everything moves around and UP yet again making breathing feel and sound weird. Totally normal pregnancy stuff however.
Movement: All the time. The first two trimesters felt so different from my first pregnancy. With Reagan, when I was active she would just enjoy the ride and sleep away. And when I needed to sleep she wasn’t having it and wanted to rock out and have a dance party in my belly. With Baby #2, when i’m active the baby is moving and jamming along with me and when I sleep baby wants to sleep too. This all shifted in the third trimester however, and now this pregnancy feels exactly like my first. It makes me think we might be having another girl?!?!?!?!
Food cravings: Cheerios and milk. Raisins. Roasted veggies with balsamic vinegar. And ice water.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling GREAT!!!!
Symptoms: I’m feeling all the normal pregnancy feels at this point. Restless legs, nightly leg cramps, heartburn, shortness of breathe, dizziness, general exhaustion, emotional outbursts, 6-8 nightly trips to the bathroom, and round ligament and pelvis pain. All totally normal and exactly what I was feeling at this point in my pregnancy last time.
Have you started to show yet: YEP!
Gender prediction: GIRL!!!!
Labor Signs: Nada
Belly Button in or out? OUT!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY…hubby might disagree though.
Looking forward to: SPRING and being able to walk outside in the sunshine. I have been way less active for this pregnancy then my last and I want to start walking, like power walking, with Reagan in these last few weeks of pregnancy. The fresh air clears my mind and I sleep so much better at night.
Reagan Marie – 12 months & Baby Haguewood #2 – 27 weeks!!!!!