33 Week Bumpdate

33 week bumpdate

dress: asos maternity // cardigan: leith

 

How far along? 33 weeks!

What is Baby G up to? Baby G is getting big and still loves to move! Baby is the size of a bushel of celery (?) and weighs around 4 pounds. It’s crazy that Baby’s brother was double that weight at birth, so we are looking at another big baby.

How am I feeling? Definitely feeling the normal aches and pains, but contractions have kicked up a bit which is so bizarre. They tend to happen while sitting and my belly gets rock hard for about a minute or two. It’s not painful like a labor contraction, but it’s certainly uncomfortable. Sometimes it brings a side of indigestion or other fun discomforts. My energy is low, but I’m still feeling really good. My hormones have seemed to level off a bit which is a huge help.

What am I wearing? Why do I even include this category? I’m trying to make it to November 19 without buying any more maternity clothes!

What am I craving/eating? Anything that won’t give me heartburn, which is everything.

What’s on my mind lately? The baby’s nursery! I have all the elements picked out to buy, but I want to get Finn’s room finished before I start on Baby’s. And I just can’t decide on his! I literally need a rug and curtains, but I keep second guessing myself! I’m going to challenge myself and try to put together a mood board for his room on the blog this week which will hopefully inspire something.

What am I looking forward to? Completing my fall bucket list!

Best moment of the week? It happened this morning – poor Juneau cut his foot open, so we’ve been bandaging it every day. While I was doing that this morning, Finn brought Juneau his teddy bear and blanket and sat there and pet him so gently, making sure “Juneau okay!”. It was the sweetest thing in the world and made me look forward to seeing him as an older brother!

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32 Week Bumpdate

32 weeks pregnant

dress: old navy maternity // cardigan: leith

 

How far along? 32 weeks!

What is Baby G up to? Baby G is trying to crawl out my belly button. I can feel a little booty pressing against the front of my belly pretty much all day. There’s lots of movement going on in there, and I’m starting to feel hiccups, which I remember vividly with Finn.

How am I feeling? I feel good overall. Normal aches and pains are settling in, and sleeping is getting difficult. However I’m in a much better mindset than I was a few weeks ago. I’m starting to nest a bit, which is always an overwhelming feeling since I feel like our house is perpetually unfinished.

What am I wearing? The rainiest summer on record has come to an end and has brought us the rainiest fall ever. I’ve been wearing as many dresses as possible in rotation without having to buy new clothes. I’m also at the point of a complete strip down as soon as I get home and putting on the most oversized shirt I can find on David’s side of the closet.

What am I craving/eating? Anything that won’t give me heartburn, which is everything.

What’s on my mind lately? When I was pregnant with Finn, I found myself envisioning him as a toddler and rarely thought of him as a newborn or about what that stage in life would bring. This time around I’m only focusing on the newborn stage and haven’t really envisioned Baby G any older than that. When I start to think about that timeframe, when Finn and Baby G will be playing together and interacting, I get so excited! I’m just nervous about the lack of sleep, the hormones and the drama with breastfeeding that are inevitable in the first few months postpartum.

What am I looking forward to? Chillier mornings. Finishing up Finn’s room and the nursery. Chili in the crockpot. Lots of pumpkin spice flavors. Pumpkin picking. Apple cider. New sweaters. I love fall.

Best moment of the week? Finn started at a new daycare on Monday. I was so nervous about his transition. Drop-offs are still tough, and they always have been. But when David and I picked him up on Monday he ran over to us with a big smile on his face. He is such a little lover. I can’t believe how much I love that little man.

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30 Week Bumpdate

30 weeks pregnant

 

How far along? 30 weeks!

What is Baby G up to? Baby G is the size of a zucchini and weighing in around 3 pounds. Baby is moving so much, but still not as much as Finn did! I’m hoping this means a calm baby?! Baby is already in the head down position and kicking mama in the ribs pretty much every day. The heartbeat came in around 147 at my appointment last week.

How am I feeling? I’m feeling more like myself lately. The last month or so was rough, emotionally. My hormones were taking over and I either felt incredibly high or incredibly low. I’m feeling much more balanced as of today. My anxiety is still poking through a bit – mainly anxious about real life things like switching Finn’s daycare, labor and delivery, and introducing another member to our family. Oh, and the whole newborn, no sleep thing. Physically, my body is getting tired, but I’m hanging in. I really have enjoyed the physical growth part of pregnancy this time around. I haven’t been as hard on myself with the weight gain knowing that a year from now, I will have my body back as long as I put the work in!

What am I wearing? It’s starting to cool down slightly here, so I’m rotating some sweaters into my wardrobe. However, dresses are really all that fit me right now!

What am I craving/eating? Nothing too specific. I think I’m actually at that point where food just causes heartburn, so I’m not really interested in anything at all.

What’s on my mind lately? As I mentioned above, we are switching Finn’s daycare. He has been at the same place since I went back to work two years ago, but since moving, the drive is adding almost 2 hours to my day. We found a place closer to home, which will be nice for everyone, but I’m really stressed about how Finn will transition to a new school.

What am I looking forward to? Not quite looking forward to it, but Hurricane Florence is supposed to impact our area this weekend, so I’m anxious to just get through the worst of it. I know we will not get nearly the impact the coast will see, so I’m trying to stay positive.

Best moment of the week? My employer recently announced a change in the parental leave policy – 8 weeks, 100% pay. I’m ecstatic, but a little nervous how it will impact me since the change starts while I’m actually out on leave and not beforehand. Regardless, this is a necessary step!

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28 Weeks!

28 weeks pregnant

 

How far along? 28 weeks! That means officially third trimester. This pregnancy is flying by!

What is Baby G up to? Baby G is as big as an eggplant and weighs almost two pounds. Some time in the past week Baby G shifted into a different position. They say in the third trimester is when your uterus fully pops out of your pelvis. Welp, I think I felt the very moment that happened and have been achey ever since.

How am I feeling? I feel hormonal. Irritable, moody, sleepy, weepy – and then feel super guilty for feeling this way. I’ve been much more hormonal this time around then I did with Finn. I’m also feeling achey earlier than I remember with Finn. That being said, in those moments that I have when I have time to reflect, I feel super grateful for experiencing pregnancy again. It’s hard, and any woman who says it isn’t is lying. But it’s also so cool!

What am I wearing? Still hot. Still living in dresses.

What am I craving/eating? I recently discovered Raisin Bran Crunch again and am living for it.

What’s on my mind lately? I’m trying really hard not to think too much. I have a tendency to overthink everything and get stuck in those thoughts instead of actually being proactive about anything. I’ve spent too much time reflecting on the past and stressing about the future. I am really ready to just be present. I realize that I only have about 12 more weeks with just Finn as my baby, and as excited as I am to see him become a big brother, I want to soak up every memory I can with him.

What am I looking forward to? Fall! We got a tease of chilly weather this past week and it was glorious. But I saw the first pumpkin spice flavors peeking out on the shelves this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited.

Best moment of the week? David and I took Finn and Juneau to the river on Sunday evening to let Juneau swim a bit. Finn saw his brother in the water and stripped himself down to naked, squinted his cute eyes at David and asked “Dada go into the water with Finn?” David couldn’t say no. It was so adorable.

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25 Weeks!

25 weeks

How far along? 25 weeks! Yikes!

What is Baby G up to? Baby G is the size of a head of cauliflower and mama is feeling it. Baby G likes to sit very far forward, so much so it feels like I could topple over my own belly. This also cause my back to arch, so by the end of the day, I’m begging David for a back rub. Baby flutters quite a bit, which I love. I will miss those feelings come November.

How am I feeling? Besides the normal aches and pains, I’m feeling good. I definitely think the bump has grown dramatically in the last two weeks, but as we approach the third trimester, I’m just holding onto as much comfort as I can.

What am I wearing? Still hot. Still living in dresses.

What am I craving/eating? Eh, no real cravings at this point. I’m grateful to have been able to keep drinking coffee this pregnancy. I’m really trying to not worry about my weight and simply enjoy the perks of being pregnant. That doesn’t mean overdoing it, but simply not limiting myself. No need to stress over weight gain. I know come January 1st I’ll be back at my normal diet and workout routine.

What’s on my mind lately? I had an annoying summer cold that hit me hard over the weekend. David took Finn out with him so I could get some rest, which I was very grateful for. I realize our time with just the three of us is slowly coming to an end. I don’t let myself think about it too much given how emotional I was thinking about losing time with Juneau when I was pregnant with Finn. It’s definitely emotional, and I’m nervous about how to juggle it all, but truly I’m much more excited to welcome this baby than I was the first time around. At the very least, I know what to expect!

What am I looking forward to? A finished house! We are getting closer every week and I’m loving how it’s all coming together. Next project is the basement, where we hope to be spending most of our family time this winter. I also have fun ideas for the kids’ rooms, but those are less projects and more just finding the right decor.

Best moment of the week? Finn skipped his nap on Saturday, which was totally my fault. He did fine, and we even made it through dinner without a meltdown! But as soon as we got home, he could barely keep his eyes open. He wanted to lay with Mom and Dad in our bed, so we put on Kung Fu Panda and laid down together. Within ten minutes, Finn was snoring, but I couldn’t quite get myself to move him, so we kept watching the movie. It was wonderful 🙂

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