How far along: 27 weeks today
Mom: I’m pretty exhausted, as usual, but the worst I’ve had to deal with is terrible heartburn (another as usual) and getting to that point where things start to get pretty uncomfortable–things like bending over or trying to pick Isla up. I’ve had one or two days where I’ve woke up with pretty bad hip pain, but I’m good other than that. Overall, I’d say it’s definitely been an easy and uneventful pregnancy so far. Let’s hope it stays that way!
Dad: Dad is busy studying, studying, studying. Language has taken a lot out of him so far, but his class is two weeks shorter than a normal language class due to the holidays, so they have a lot of time to make up for. I would say he’s excited for Leo to arrive, but I don’t think he’s jumping up and down for joy. This pregnancy is a lot different than my pregnancy with Isla, but maybe that’s because we have a toddler running around and don’t get to come up for air much. This weekend he is planning on building picture frames and floating shelves to finish up the nursery, so we’ll see how that goes. Can’t wait to post pictures!
Baby: Leo is roughly 14 1/2 inches and a under or over two pounds (depending on who you ask) which seems super crazy to me. Isla was 8 lbs 5 oz when born, and for some reason just over six pounds seems like nothing. I still have some time left (12 weeks and 4 days until my c-section, but who’s counting?) but it seems to be flying, especially with the holidays right around the corner. We just can’t wait to meet this little guy!
The Bump: definitely exists, and it seems to be getting bigger pretty quickly. I went from feeling completely fine to super uncomfortable bending over in what feels like a day. It’s not unmanageable yet, but I know we’ll get there in just a few weeks’ time.
Sleep: I have the hardest time falling asleep lately, but once I’m asleep, I’m asleep most of the night, minus changing positions a couple times throughout.
Cravings/Aversions: Cheese, cinnamon waffles, and apple cider. I try to limit the cider because of heartburn, but I could eat like 40 pieces of string cheese a day if that wasn’t completely disgusting.
Missing: Nothing, really. Maybe just doing things like washing the floor without feeling like I’m going to pull a muscle or go into labor.
Looking forward to: The holidays. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and as soon as that’s over there’s basically a little over a month until Leo’s arrival. So exciting!
Best moment this week: Isla has really started talking–sentences and all–and I’ve been loving that. She also lied to us for the first time last Saturday, on Halloween, but it was hilarious. She spit her milk on the floor and when questioned (I asked if she spit milk on the floor), she held her baby up and said, “She spit milk. She baby. She spit milk.” Two days ago Dom and I got her up from her nap and she had pulled her lotion off the dresser and distributed some on the floor. Dom asked her what happened. She said, “She baby. She made mess.” Today she pulled off her diaper, shit in her pajamas, and then spread the shit throughout the room. (Did I mention toddlers are awesome? Not.) I walked in and she immediately said, “Uh oh. Yuck. Baby pee-peed.” She said all of this while pointing to the very obvious mess. It wasn’t necessarily the “best” moment this week, but it was all hilarious.
Symptoms: Getting pretty uncomfortable, terrible heartburn, exhaustion, and an achy body. That’s about it which is a huge improvement from my last pregnancy.
Movement: So much. I love it. He’s forever treating my womb like a jungle gym and I’m sure it’s going to hurt pretty soon, but he’s all over the place and has been since very early on, so I’m soaking it all in.
Happy or moody: Pretty happy though I do find myself getting tired of people’s shit much quicker than normal. I also feel myself getting pretty sassy and should probably cool it. In general, though, I feel pretty happy–I’m just wanting to spend more time by myself or with just Dom and Isla. I’m content.
Purchases for baby: Nothing until I basically lost my mind at Target yesterday. I went in for headbands for Isla and left with headbands, food pouches, and some pom pom garland for Isla/her room, a really cute plaid maternity shirt, a small rug for the kitchen, and for Leo I got a pillow and blanket for his rocker and a lamp for the floating shelves going up this weekend. My friend Emily also brought over an extra changing pad she had which I’m pretty happy about. We’ve finished a lot so far, but we still have a few things to complete like building the shelves and frames, hanging those/the pictures, and whatever else comes to mind as the months go on. I’ll update with photos as it’s completed! In the meantime, it’s looking like this so far in one corner of the room:
Advice/Commentary from others: Really the only thing are annoying comments about how I’ll never do X, Y, and Z when Leo is born or how such-and-such will be harder when he arrives. Duh, and bye.