Happy Halloween! It’s nap time around here so I thought I’d hop on and discuss how the past few weeks have gone in the pregnancy department. Long story short, not much has changed. Exciting stuff, right?
What’s baby up to? According to BabyCenter.com, the “baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby’s brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don’t bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.”
Total Weight Gain: I’m still hovering around the 20 pound mark, which means my weight gain has slowed a little at this point. I honestly think I’m just losing muscle mass, because we’re both definitely still growing. Either that or my body is just adjusting to my “new normal” when it comes to activity levels.
Fitness: Speaking of activity levels, it’s taking a lot for me to come to terms with how much less I’m doing this time around. I’m trying not to stress about it. I just honestly don’t know how it will play out for the next few months.
Symptoms: The only things that have been bothering me are lower back pain and random heartburn. Tums taste better than they used to, FYI. I think I bought the smoothie flavor, because I’m fancy like that.
Sleep: Let’s not even talk about it. It’s elusive right now. Some of it’s me and some of it’s the toddler.
Cravings: After not wanting sweets that much up until now, I’ve definitely turned a corner. I blame the funnel cakes from the fair.
Maternity Clothes: I think, at this point, what I have will just have to last me. I really don’t feel like spending more money for these last few months. I will, however, probably splurge on something totally unnecessary for what are probably equally unnecessary maternity portraits. It’s just going to happen, y’all. PS: I am in no way saying that taking maternity pictures is ridiculous. I just honestly feel like I’m going to end up doing them just because I did them the first time. Any other second time moms feel a little pressured to do the exact same daggum things all over again? Like, “see I love you just as much!”
Baby Items Bought/Received: I’m sure we’ve gotten something for the baby in the last few weeks, but I honestly can’t remember. What I can remember is the most adorable little book I ordered for Maddux to receive when he meets his brother for the first time. It’s a personalized book from I See Me! and it might have melted my heart just a bit. I can’t even handle it, you guys.
Goals: I should probably finish the nursery at some point. Yikes.
Worries: I was worried earlier this week about my glucose test but I finally got the news that I passed. Whoop! Mark that one off of the list.
Best Moment: There isn’t really a single best moment, but I do love every singe time that Maddux tries to interact with the baby. He tries to scare him, tickle him, and teach him how to make toot noises. It’s mildly irritating because he’s really doing those things to me repeatedly, but I can’t help but laugh at how serious he is about it. He’s going to be one hilarious big brother.
Well, we’ve got to get ready for some legit toddler Trick-or-Treating (<- hitting up about ten houses and then going home, of course). I also need to get some last-minute supplies for s’mores first. We can’t break that tradition!