On Sunday I hit the 37 week mark and I’m definitely feeling 9 months pregnant! While this second pregnancy journey has gone so fast, I also feel like I’ve been pregnant for the last 3 years. I guess in a way I was pregnant more than not in the last 3 years so that makes sense! haha Hello 2 under 2 club.
Since I found out I was pregnant, I was waiting and waiting to recreate THIS photo again. I came across it on Pinterest when I was pregnant with Wyatt, and my version is still my favorite photo from that journey.
How far along? 37 weeks
Maternity clothes? Leggings are a must and pretty much the only pants I want to wear right now. Jeans – whether below the belly or above, are just too difficult to move around in. I am all about cozy comfort.
Stretch marks? I got lucky this second pregnancy since I think I did most of my damage the first time around. I have 3 tiny new ones on each side of my hips from tossing and turning so much as I fall asleep.
Sleep: I can tell I am getting close because last week I suddenly got very deep sleep complete with whacky dreams. In the weeks before I delivered Wyatt, I remember getting the same kind of sleep after suffering from pregnancy insomnia for months. Falling asleep was a challenge but once I was out I was OUT! Since the end of last week, though, I am back to multi-hour stretches of insomnia.
Best moment this week? The best moment was hitting the 9 month mark and knowing that soon we get to meet this little creature.
Miss Anything? I actually miss comfortably doing mundane things such as washing my dishes without arching over. I was all about rest while pregnant with Wyatt, but this second pregnancy I have a strong urge to clean and get organized.
Movement? Tons. But the movements are pretty painful since he doesn’t have much room in there.
Currently craving? Healthy stuff. After my stomach bug from the beginning of the year passed, I started eating a Whole30/Paleo diet and I feel tons better inside and out. I feel lighter, stronger, and more awake during the day. I’ve also been sleeping better so my body is craving all the good stuff to keep it up.
Sickness? No morning (day and night) sickness anymore. With Wyatt, I was sick through labor, while this pregnancy that ended around week 16. I did wind up with a brutal stomach bug that required an IV in the hospital at the start of the year so that was no fun.
Gender: Boy number 2
Signs of labor? As of last Wednesday’s weekly appointment I was 1 cm dilated.
Symptoms? My feet and lower legs get very restless at night. Since adopting a mostly Whole30/Paleo diet the heartburn has gotten significantly better. It seems like dairy and gluten/grains really sets it off.
Innie or Outtie? Outtie all the way
Wedding rings on or off? Since I started eating clean, my rings fit again!
Feelings? I’ve been looking at Wyatt a lot and thinking how strange it is going to be to have to divide up my time. Granted, he shares me with the other kids during the week. But this is going to be very different. I hope I can do a good job to make him feel as loved and included as possible.
Excited for? Nervous about? I know it sounds crazy, but I am truly excited for the delivery experience, pain and all. The last delivery was such a rush so I am hoping it goes as planned again so I’m nervous that the second delivery won’t go as I remember and expect. We don’t commit to a written birth plan because I don’t want to get hung up on that. But I do hope for a similar experience this time around.