How far along? As I write this, I’m actually 27 weeks.
Maternity clothes? I’m actually not wearing any maternity clothes in these pics. I did buy some denim maternity shorts this past week, and I’ve been rocking them pretty regularly on hot days.
Stretch marks? Nope. I heard that you’re far less likely to get them in your second pregnancy. I didn’t have any the first time around, so maybe that’ll be true this time around.
Sleep: Sleep is still induced by OTC melatonin, BUT it’s been pretty good these last few weeks. I’ve figured out how to make the most perfect cocoon with my Snoogle, pillows, and covers.
Best moment this week: I’ve gotten to hear baby boy’s strong heartbeat, refinish some furniture, and to get a little excited about moving into a new house at the end of this month!
Miss Anything?: Clear skin. Energy.
Movement:He’s totally a mover and a shaker.Especially when I lay down at night.
Food cravings: Cookout’s BBQ sandwiches. Holy geez. I went over a month without a single craving. I lost four pounds in one week, which I have slowly gained back. At my last doctor’s appointment, I had only gained 10lbs which is about 7lbs less than where I should be. My blood pressure has been super low, like 95/55-85/50 low. This is pretty sweet expect it makes me feel very faint. I almost passed out dropping big sister off at the nursery at church one Sunday. I almost passed out while grocery shopping. I can’t put on my makeup or dry my hair without stopping for a break. My doctor told me that I needed to eat much more protein all throughout the day and drink even more water than I already am. So far it’s somewhat helped. I know that I’ve gained some weight in the last two weeks, so that’s a plus. However, everyday for about two weeks, I would want a BBQ sandwich from this native to NC fast food place called Cookout. It’s vinegar based and delicious. I’ve eaten at least 8 of them in the last two weeks. Come to find out, one sandwich has about 23 grams of protein! That’s a whopping load of protein, and my body knew that I needed it. I also crave PB sandwiches like they’re going out of style.
Anything making you queasy or sick? My hips have started giving me trouble, but other than that, no. I can’t believe that I don’t have more heartburn with this kid. I guess it’s because I’m carrying him lower.
Labor Signs: Not yet, PTL!
Belly Button in or out? I guess because it got stretched out last time, it has already started to expand. This did not happen until about 32 weeks last time. My diastisis recti has already begun too. Maybe that is where the itching is coming from.
Rings on or off? On, but my skin is starting to react to the metal like it did last time so I don’t wear it everyday.
Happy or Moody: Feeling hopeful.
Reading: Started reading about the third trimester, because I realized that I don’t remember as much.
I met with a doula during the last couple of weeks. I’m excited that she’ll be attending the labor and delivery. It was so nice having one last time, and it will be a huge help having that extra support.
I also had my first rude comment about my pregnancy. A postal worker at our local post office asked if I was having two boys. Not a “Hey, how are you? I haven’t seen you in a couple of months.” Not even a “Hello.” He just went straight for the jugular. I was very taken back by his comment, and when I told him I was in fact only having one boy he looked over his glasses at my belly! If he was not a federal worker, I would have smacked him. Keep your idiotic, mindless comments to yourself when speaking to a pregnant woman. On a more positive note, I have enjoyed people actually noticing I’m pregnant. I wear this belly with pride!