thoughts on pregnancy #2 (vol. 3)

How far along? (almost) 38 weeks! 
Maternity Clothes? yeppers. although i'm sick of every item of clothing in my closet right now, maternity or not. nothing fits.
Sleep: yes and no. it's way less sleep than a few weeks ago. tossing and turning is so hard with a giant belly. seriously, so much effort. and it seems my bladder is only getting smaller and smaller so trips to the bathroom at any hour are becoming even more frequent. 
Best moment this week: two thingsgot all the teeny tiny newborn clothes out, washed, and put away in her new little dresser in our bedroom. oh my! so tiny. is she really going to be that tiny??! also - Jae and I had a little 24 hour getaway this past weekend and it was so nice. we just stayed in SLC but we had two meals to ourselves and our schedule to ourselves and we needed it before these next few weeks. 
Miss Anything? dr. pepper (only 9 months of my life when i can truly say no to soda. so i take advantage. sometimes i wonder what is wrong with me.) 
Movement: all up in my ribs lately. but i think she's also dropped a bit in the last couple weeks or so. my belly seems to be sitting more on my legs than up in my chest.   
Food cravings: i've been liking tuna sandwiches lately. i haven't had tuna since just after gracie was born (and it made me sick and vomit). but now it's tasty again. even made a tuna casserole the other night for dinner.
Anything making you queasy or sick? meh. not really. although i have been randomly sick the last week. just yucky sick stomach feeling. no throwing up or anything. it's super random and i can't figure out why.
Have you started to show yet? N/A (i mean..obviously) 
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: still a ton of braxton hicks and actually had my first painful contractions in the last week. they're just a light pain and don't last too long, but they're definitely more than the regular tightening of braxton hicks i've been having for weeks. as of my last appt i'm officially dilated to about a 2 (!!!). i was about in that same place when i was induced with gracie at 41 weeks, so this is improvement!
Belly Button in or out? mostly just flat, sometimes a little out. 
Weddings rings on or off? still on, yay! but tightttt. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: i'm pretty happy lately. happy to have these last few weeks, happy to know baby sister is coming SOON. happy to have a better idea of what life will be like in the coming weeks and months for our family (outside of just baby stuff). grateful and content and happy. 
Looking forward to: just the next couple weeks in general. she could come any time, but she could also wait another 2 weeks. either way, she'll join our family and we'll get to finally meet this little one we've been anticipating! 

part of me wants to be done being pregnant and to have this little one here to meet and enjoy and get to know and love. but part of me is stressing about needing more time to get other things taken care of before i'm blissfully consumed with a toddler and newborn. there is a LOT going on and if i stop and think about things too long, i feel like i'm being pulled in a million directions and i get pretty overwhelmed. so i'm trying to remember to just take things a day at a time. a 'thing' at a time. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You're so close! How exciting (and probably nerve-racking!) to think that you'll be soon turning into a family of FOUR soon. Crazy deal :) Can't wait to meet her!