Just the Facts:
Weeks pregnant: 26 weeks 1 day
Weight: 151, fluctuating.
Gain: +16 pounds
Size of the baby: 14 inches or so
Weight: 1.7 pounds
Other pregnancy related crap:
Emotional crap: The decluttering continues. And I mean like nesting FRENZY. I feel like I need to get rid of tons of stuff, and that’s probably not a bad plan. I find myself wanting to CLEAN like DEEP CLEAN ALL THE THINGS, but I can’t do that yet because of ALL THE THINGS in the way. I definitely need to call my cleaningladyfriend for a date soon… she does an amazing job and I can breathe a bit better. But seriously… organizing. Decluttering. It’s crazypants up in here.
Our office/sewing room has been my biggest project this week…
And I have to say I’m making great headway.
Physical crap: Peeing all the time. Reflux in the evenings. There are some itchy dots on my belly that I hope are just irritation from my maternity pants and not PUPPS or something (don’t google image search. Please. It’s awful and mine are NOT like that). My joints are getting all weird and third-trimester-relaxin-y. My pelvis feels like it’s about 3 feet wide by the time I go to bed, and squatting (deep squatting , not like weight lifting squats) makes it feel better and more aligned. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy joint thing or not, but 2 fingers on my left hand feel like they were jammed on a basketball or something… the knuckles are all stiff… I can’t remember jamming it on anything so I’m just blaming the pregnancy for now. Overall I feel great though.
What I want to devour: Milk. Cream cheese. Apples. Peanut butter. That’s about it. Salads are great when I feel like making them.
What makes me want to hurl: Meat. When will I be carnivorous again??
Supplements: Prenatal vitamin, calcium that has a little bit of Vitamin D in it. Vitamin D3, Fish Oil. Now sometimes Papaya enzyme chewables for reflux.
Birth prep: Watched My Body, My Baby, My Birth. It didn’t really have a lot of continuity and it was obvious the production was very armature but I always like watching/hearing birth stories, so overall I enjoyed it. Love seeing women so empowered in and by their childbirth experiences. I’m so excited for my second one.
I had an OB appointment and a visit from my Midwife, a week apart from each other. Everything is unremarkable which is exactly what we want. Weight gain, blood pressure, uterus growth (I actually measured one week ahead), fetal heartbeat, pee, etc… everything normal.
Baby prep: Got the other sleep gowns in the mail for Joseph, and they are soooo cute.
Ordered two more books for Anneliese. You and Me, and What Baby Needs. Both are great, and Anneliese really enjoyed looking at the pictures in You and Me this morning. She studied each picture carefully, and pointed to the baby and said “baby” in each one. I said, “That’s right, that’s baby Joseph! And this one is Anneliese!” and pointed at the bigger sibling. I know she can’t understand what is really happening, but it doesn’t hurt to talk about it.
Here is Anneliese “studying” the other book I already got her, My New Baby. She loves to look at it in the mornings, and we talk about the pictures.
Tandem nursing / BOOBS:
LOTS of nursing. Because of more teething. Canines are coming. Oh boy. I think I’ve mentioned my “countdown” at nighttime… Normally I count back from 10 and she unlatches around 9 or 8 to roll over to be tucked into bed. Lately, she’s been nursing for the whole countdown and unlatching when I get to 1.
Christmas morning was so busy that we missed our morning snugglenurse… I didn’t even think about it that much, but by the time Anneliese had eaten breakfast, Skyped with her Dada and her Grampa, and opened most of her presents, she had had enough. I thought it was just nap time, but she had other ideas. She ran into my bedroom, crying, and patted the bed signing “milk” frantically.
So of course we had our snugglenurse. I felt so bad for jumping right into Christmas fun without our morning cuddle. I’m glad Anneliese made her needs known though, so that I could meet them. It was a wonderful snuggle and then she took a nice nap.
12/22 (24 weeks 6 days)
I’m going to go drink another glass of milk. And probably 3 glasses of water. And then go to bed. Decluttering is on hold tonight.