Since getting back from our trip to Sweden, I am now 31 weeks pregnant! I still cannot believe how fast time is going by. I am less than 10 weeks away from bringing another being into the world. I couldn’t be more excited and nervous at the same time.
I ask the same questions to myself every soon to be mother-of-two does daily…
How is my son going to react to another baby in the house? Is he going to be nice, jealous, aggressive, whiney, sad? How is this delivery going to go? Will I get induced again or will it happen naturally? Will I go into labor alone? And will it happen before the due date or will I go into labor late? Who’s going to watch my son during this time? How do I prepare myself to see and accept my post-baby body? How will breastfeeding go, and what will I need to pack? How am I going to manage a two year old, a baby, a home, find time to eat, and have somewhat of a social life? (Beats me, but I’ll figure something out cause I have no choice but to).
I could go on and on with this list of questions that consume my mind. Besides being a little nervous about it all, I’m excited to see this little ones face and hold it’s tiny toes and fingers. I’m hopeful that my babies will get along just fine, and they become the best of friends as they get older. I feel tons of kicks, rolls, and stretches happening within.
Besides a few minor aches and pains, I’ve been feeling pretty good. I think it gets a little harder in the night though. My pee count has gone from once a night to now twice. My dreaded heartburn is still in full swing near bedtime, I’m having a harder time bending over now, and the haunting cramp is back!
Last pregnancy I would wake up in the middle of the night with calve cramps, this time I thought I was going to get away without them, but instead they’re in my feet! I’ll hit Nick in the night sometimes and whisper “rub my foot” and fling it in his face. It eventually subsides after a few minutes.
The worst thing I think I’m dealing with though has to be the hip pain I get sometimes. Usually more so the day after working out. I’ll just be walking and get a stabbing pain in my lower back near my tailbone. Or I’ll try and put on pants and stand on one foot and the pain will just jab at me. If I sit or lay too long, when I get up it also seems to be irritated. I told my doctor about it, and he said it was very normal. He recommended I’d see a chiropractor, but insisted it will go away a few weeks after delivery.
Now that I’m back, I’m starting to get everything in order for my baby shower coming up. A friend of mine is throwing it, but there are still things I have to do that she can’t. I’m also making sure my baby registry is set with all the things I think I’ll need for the little one. And I’m on the hunt for the perfect glider! If you have any recommendations send them my way.
My baby app (What To Expect) says that my baby is now the size of a coconut! I totally believe this because since I’ve been away not only have I noticed I’ve gotten bigger, but so has my sister and hubby! Some of my shirts are “shrinking” and dresses are getting “shorter.” Time for some more new clothes? Ya, right… I don’t really feel like shopping right now. It was a huge bummer for me when we were in Stockholm. I usually buy so many clothes but I just wasn’t feeling it because I couldn’t wear half the things I liked. Good for hubby though, I only bought a few things (haha). Eventually I’ll get back to my normal self, but for now I’m recycling clothes and getting maternity hammy downs.
Until next time! Which won’t be too far off from now…