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Baby Bump…Week 28 2

Here is the latest in my pregnancy diary….

How Far Along: 28 weeks (7 months)
Maternity Clothes? I can still fit into most of my stretchy pants, and baggy shirts, but have to wear maternity clothes for the most part. It’s starting to get warm so I’m wearing lots of tank tops and comfy pants!
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: I’m still pretty comfortable except for the constant bathroom breaks.
Best Moment this Week: Passing my glucose test!
Miss Anything: I still really miss not having to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes. I feel like the bathroom breaks are much worse the 2nd time around!
Movement: I’m finally feeling more movement on the outside, but not actual kicks.  It seems like this baby is already way more calm and relaxed than AJH has ever been!
Food Cravings: I am craving cold things…ice cream, sherbert, popsicles.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nope!
Gender: A girl
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: Besides going to the bathroom every five minutes, I’m still pretty short of breath, even when sitting completely still! I think it has something to do with the way the baby is positioned and your body needing more oxygen during pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? In and completely stretched out…it scares my hubby!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Our 3D ultrasound next week!

Stay tuned for more details in a few weeks!

Baby Bump…Week 26

Here is the latest in my pregnancy diary….

How Far Along: 26 weeks (6.5 months)
Maternity Clothes? I am wearing lots of flowy dresses when I can, and have a few pair of maternity jeans, too, though I mostly live in cropped yoga pants!
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: I’m still sleeping surprisingly well and hope I don’t jinx myself for these last few months!
Best Moment this Week: Feeling the baby move and kick after a long day.
Miss Anything: I miss my old jeans. I also miss not having to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes!
Movement: I still don’t feel lots of kicks on the outside, though the Dr. said it could just be the positioning of the baby this time around. I feel lots of movement, but it feels more like swimming for now!
Food Cravings: I am having some very uncharacteristic chocolate cravings this week!
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nope!
Gender: A girl
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: I am still enjoying the “best weeks” of pregnancy though I’m starting to slightly feel that tired feeling creeping back in. I’m also starting to get short of breath very easily, which happened at about 7 months with Annalee.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Our 3D ultrasound at the end of the month!
Stay tuned for more details in a few weeks!

The Good Bits 1

Not every day is easy.

Today was one of those “hard days.”

I woke up extra tired…run down…low on energy. I thought maybe I was getting sick, but then remembered that sometimes being pregnant is equivalent to  always feeling on the verge of being sick…or hungover. And some days are more blah than others.

It didn’t help that it was a cloudy, dreary day. It was Monday. And the little one (#1) got to bed too late and woke up too early which = a cranky, overly emotionally fragile child that broke down more as the day went on.

Luckily hubby knew I might need a break and suggested a trip to McDonald’s for lunch. The french fries helped to get us through.

This came after a really awesome few days last week. AJH had very few tantrums (we’re in that very sensitive, two-year-old phase), she played on her own without being too needy, and I felt like I was actually doing some things right with parenting, which has been kind of few and far between lately. My days at home were scarily smooth.

And then today came and I felt like we were back to square one.

It was a long day.

It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

It was a lot of tears and, “Mommy, hold youuuuuu” (which I interpret as, “Mommy, hold meeeeeee”).

It was finding mouse poop in the cabinet.

It was taking way too many hours to let a two-year old wash a mountain of dirty, mouse-poopy dishes while getting water everywhere.

It was throwing tupperware lids that didn’t fit

And baby doll high chairs that just didn’t work the exact way she wanted them to.

But amidst the mouse poop, I also found some good bits.

I found patience.

I found my ability to scoop up, and do a lap-plop while wiping away tears and giving reassurance.

To teach deep breaths, and counting, and “calm-down” time over. and over. and over.

Five years ago, I don’t think I would’ve found this girl inside of me.

Five years ago I was the girl throwing the tupperware.

Somehow motherhood has the ability to surface those parts of us we thought would never come out of hiding.

And it feels good.

Almost as good as finally laying on the couch at the end of a day like today, looking down with tears in your eyes and feeling little one (#2) give a few reassuring kicks, as if to say, “It’s okay mama, hang in there!”

It just doesn’t get much better than that.

"I'm always happy!"