We’re 33 weeks tomorrow, so it’s time for another update on pregnancy #2! I’m still convinced I’ve now been pregnant for an eternity, but the weeks are truly starting to fly by. I’m starting to get slightly stressed about how little time there actually is, but I’m also getting so excited! Adeline LOVES talking about baby brother, and I think she’s going to be the best big sister ever.
Let’s just get straight to it.
Previous updates from this pregnancy:
- Backache, awful, awful, awful
- Constant heartburn, even waking up with it in the middle of the night
- Tired during the day but wide awake before bedtime
- Nesting in full force
- Forgetfulness, feeling like I can’t think about one more thing
- Heaviness, feeling the full weight of my belly
- Braxton Hicks
- Peeing 87 times an hour
- Overall happy! I feel like I’ve been in good spirits lately!
- Sweets! Cookies, ice cream, cookie dough, fro-yo, cake, ALL OF IT!
- Deli sandwiches (and a delicious meat/cheese board on our date night that I maybe shouldn’t have eaten but it was SO good and I didn’t think about it until it was gone!)
- Pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon (and I don’t even like watermelon!)
- Dr Pepper
- Certain meats
- Overly heavy meals
- Nothing else obvious really stands out!
Feeling Like: I think during these two weeks the excitement really hit full force. There’s something about getting to that 30 week mark that makes you want to accomplish all the things before baby arrives. Things as simple as cleaning and organizing (hello nesting!) to family dates with just Adeline. During this time we also had our shower and that for sure really made it sink it. The shower left me feeling especially grateful for our community of people, and after the sweetest prayer led by my SIL’s I couldn’t help but feel more confident than ever that we can handle this boy thing, and that God is going to help us raise a strong, Christmas man.
I’ve also been wanting to finish the nursery so badly, but since my back has been hurting like crazy and I just don’t have the energy to tackle it on the weekends, it’s still pretty bare. It’s coming together, but we still need to order the glider and hang everything on the wall. Plus, we’re using Adeline’s changing table and I’m wanting to wait a bit longer before we take it out of her room. (Mainly because I’m not sure what to replace it with! A dollhouse? An art table? Move her PB chair in there?) I’ve also just been feeling extra emotional towards Adeline and have myself tearing up at bedtime or after she says something ridiculously sweet on more than one occasion. Everyday it seems like she becomes more and more of a ‘big kid’ and it’s just melting my heart a thousand times over. I have all these newborn Adeline memories flooding back and I so badly wish I could relive them, and go back in time and tell myself to somehow soak those days up even more. I truly know now how fast time goes by with a baby!
Physically, I’m so uncomfortable. I’m not even going to sugarcoat it or apologize for complaining because it’s the truth. This pregnancy has left me with some real doubts of ever wanting to do it again – I think my body might just crumble to pieces. But yet, my heart is constantly torn as to whether or not I want a third baby. I’ve always dreamed of three, but could this be my last pregnancy? Ever? I can’t even fathom making that decision. I had a hard time with Adeline, but it was just bad morning sickness. This time though has just been so hard. Am I wimp? Can I not handle pregnancy as well as other women? Do some women just have literally painless pregnancies? It drives me nuts that there seems to be this silent pressure to have tons of babies, and that one or two isn’t “enough” or doesn’t make you as much of a mom as other moms. I constantly see the issue quoted as, “JUST two kids.” or “ONLY one.” Since when is one or two children not considered a huge undertaking? Because I’m pretty sure “just one” makes you a mom and is A LOT of hard work!
- 30/31 week appointment – baby measured right on time, heartbeat sounded perfect, and I was up a total of 14 lbs for the pregnancy.
- Our church baby shower!
- Father’s Day
- Swimming with Adeline, our little fish!
- Our mini babymoon date night/date day
Movement: Tons!! Adam has been able to see it from the other end of the couch, ha! Definitely loving this part of pregnancy and I know I’ll miss these kicks and wiggles! It’s really the coolest thing ever. Like, there’s a HUMAN inside my belly. WHAT. He’s kicking so hard that sometimes I think he’s in my rib cage, or that his little booty is going to pop out of my belly. It also feels like he straight up kicks my bladder sometimes – not cool little guy! I can’t decide how he’s positioned but I swear he flips multiple times a day!
Exercise: The heat really turned up during these weeks so I had to cut back on some of my walks. The walks I was able to still get in I shortened and just tried to listen to my body and not overdo it. Most recently though I’m still walking 20-30 minutes, and I look forward to it every time. I’m loving listening to podcasts, and just connecting with baby boy.
Regardless of all these aches and pains, and how difficult this pregnancy has been, we are already so in love with this baby boy and can’t wait to meet him. We are so thankful, and don’t take one single second for granted. He’s going to make the perfect addition to our family, and I feel so thankful we get to be his parents! Keep on growing sweet boy! We’ll meet you soon!