Tuesday, May 31, 2011

30 weeks!!

This weekend was a huge milestone for me, I'm officially more pregnant than I've ever been! It was pretty emotional, I kept thinking back to what I was doing at each time of the day when Emma was born, but it feels so good to be past it. It was such a mental block for me and I really have noticed a change in my outlook since passing it.
I actually feel really good. I've been uncomfortable the last month, but I think it just took me a while to get used to the extra weight and my new center of gravity - it's different this time around since I'm standing up :) I mean I'm not running any marathons, and I definitely have aches and pains (oh my back!), but I'm getting used to it I think.
I still have a long way to go until the next milestone (7 weeks to full-term!), but I'm thankful for each and every day I'm still pregnant. And I'm beginning to feel like full-term is very realistic, not a pipe dream :) I don't know, it's just different now I guess and it feels pretty nice.

My belly is BIG, but I'll take it :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

28 weeks!!

I'm 28 weeks and still standing! I had some pain and cramping on Friday which earned me yet another trip to labor and delivery. I deliberately called before the office closed thinking I could just go in and get checked out, but my doctor wasn't there and they spoke to the midwife who was on call both times I abrupted and she suggested I head to L&D. I think I scare her a little bit. But baby was good, I wasn't having contractions and my cervix is still long and closed. I appreciate that they are cautious with me, I just wish it didn't involve the hospital every time. Their "official" response was "well, this is about as pregnant as you've ever been, so this could be how your body reacts." The next couple months should be a joy then.
Other than that I'm feeling okay. It definitely takes some time to get used to carrying around this bowling bowl in front. I can tell my body isn't loving the changes so much, my back is killing me, but I know it's better than the alternative. I'm VERY happy to still be pregnant and standing, it just huts a bit.
I feel huge, so I pulled up a picture from the same gestation with Emma to see how I was comparing and yeah, I'm quite a bit bigger!

27w with Emma on the left, #2 on the right. #2 also feels a lot lower, but you can't really tell that from the photos.

giant belly!

Emma having some fun with her sister - she's ready for her to come out and play, but we've explained she can't come out until summer is almost over. I also don't think she completely understands that baby sister won't be playing much when she's born.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


If we're sitting on the couch Emma will pull my shirt up and say "I want my baby sister."
This is how they cuddle

Baby sister goes crazy when her sister is nearby, she kicks for her much more than she will for anyone else. It's sweet how much they love each other already :)