Baby stats: Over the past two weeks the baby has been packing on the pounds. He is up to 2lbs and 14.5 inches long. Developmentally his lungs are getting stronger and his brain is very active now. In theory he is sleeping and waking at regular intervals but given that he kicks me 24 hours a day I am certain that is not true!
Bump picture: The kids had their 2 and 4 year well kid checkups first things this morning...which meant we needed to be up and out of the house for the 90 minute drive to MA by 6:45. I am tired and my hair is frightening, but I happen to be wearing the same shirt as I was in my 25w pic so we might as well compare eh?!
I have been getting a lot more looks and congratulations these last few weeks. We are currently seeking out the 'perfect car' (we are taking suggestions!) for a family of 5 with room for three car seats, and the baby bump has been a hot topic at the dealerships...apparently people think it is funny to see a pregnant gal climb around in the back of an SUV. I have officially gained 20lbs already (yikes!) but I am the first to admit that this factoid will surprise no one.
How you doin'?: I am not one to complain about the weather. I do not torture myself by looking up the temps in places like Florida or Texas. I take what we are given and dress accordingly...BUT what the heck is going on with this never-ending-winter-freezing-spring-raining-again-today nightmare?!?!? I was so happy a few weeks ago when the sun was shining and temps were in the mid 50s, now those days seem like a distant memory. Bottom line I would really appreciate some sunshine. Please and thank you!
Other than the weather blues I am feeling good. Tired as usual, but pregnancy symptoms are still very minimal. One super strange thing that has been happening...lightning like pains in my feet when I step down from more than a few inches. I described it to my husband as "that feeling you got when you were a kid and you jumped off from something too tall barefoot." Whether or not he really knew what I was talking about, he said he did :) It just hurts and climbing in and out of SUVs really triggered it the other day. I'm sure it is nothing serious but it is a new one.
I told my OB that I would not be booking any more appointments at the practice after my glucose test next week. And promptly burst in to tears. (Side note: I also told the kids pediatrician today that we would not be back and also cried). I have been so fortunate to have such caring, well informed, supportive professionals take care of me and my babies for the past four years. Not just any four years either when you think about the fact that when I met each of them I was not a mom yet! The next set of docs have some pretty big shoes to fill.
In other other not related to the pregnancy per se news, Ben turned 2 yesterday. Holy wow.
Aversions/Cravings: Want to listen to me talk about how amazing food is, no? Seriously, all food is so good but my new favorite is red delicious apples. I have never liked sweet apples, ever, but now I can't stop myself from buying a whole bag every time I set foot (I typed FOOD instead of foot, I have a problem) in the store.
Sleeping: For the past few weeks Lily has been wearing undies to bed. For the past few weeks Lily has been wetting the bed (sometimes more than once) almost every night. For the past few weeks...you get the pictures. I obviously hate sleep. Why else would I potty train my daughter, ever. Also we are going to have to get rid of Ben's paci sooner rather than later. Further proof the I obviously hate sleep.
Movement: Constant. Strong kicks and jabs all day. I think in the last few days the baby has rotated to a slightly more head down position which feels a lot more comfortable for both of us, if I do say so myself.
Milestones: I had my first stranger belly touch last weekend, haha. (And then a second one today by a 80 year old man at CVS) I actually don't really mind but I do think it is nuts that a stranger would think it was okay to reach out an touch my belly.
I'm not sure when third trimester officially starts...maybe I am already there??
I am looking forward to: Still feeling the nursery itch. Matt starts working from home full time next week! Watch out house projects I am coming for you. I would like to name my son, have I mentioned?!?
Worries: I am dragging my feet to find a new OB. I am worried that we don't really have time to have much of a relationship before the baby comes. Nothing I can do about that at this point, and when push comes to shove I'm not sure how much I really care. As long I go home with a healthy baby boy everything else is just details.
My wedding rings are getting a little tight...seems early for that nonsense! I did stop wearing them with each of my other pregnancies but much closer to delivery.
Carrying very similar to Ben, just bigger.
Almost no painful/negative pregnancy symptoms, like Lily.
Best moment of the week: Lots of highs and lows with the kids and their ever changing moods this past 10 days. I think the best moment was when I let Lily sleep in my bed last Thursday and just before she fell asleep she said, "I love you mommy, I love you baby." Since then I have noticed that she says I love you to the baby at least once a day. That kind of pure sweetest almost makes up for the 30 times per day that I think about locking myself in the bathroom to get away from her :)