Thursday, January 5, 2017

32 Weeks with Baby #2

What a different experience this pregnancy has been. I look back on my pregnancy with Sawyer and while I'm sure there were times I really enjoyed, I remember it mostly with uncomfortableness and stress and anxiousness and just overall wanting it to be over and have him be here! I had a lot of back pain and sciatic nerve pain with Sawyer, the constant movement made me feel sick and when he moved up towards my ribs the shortness of breath made me feel panicky... Like I couldn't get enough air. We were also building our house through Sawyer's pregnancy and that brought its own stresses with it.

This time has been different... I think because I know what to expect more. The movements and shortness and breath have still been there, obviously. But I have tried to be more calm about it and understand that they are happening because there's a sweet little baby growing inside of me! I have tried to stop and remind myself what a blessing it is that I am experiencing and am trying to stop and "smell the roses" so to speak.

I am also dealing with a little bit of internal struggle with the fact that Sawyer will not be the baby anymore. I saw this post on the internet the other night had a little meltdown over it. I'm trying to stay calm about the whole thing and remind myself what everyone says about your heart growing and your ability to love both of your children being so amazing and all of that. I'm also going to try to have scheduled Sawyer time once the new baby gets here where it can be just him and I for a little bit. Even if its just 30 minutes while Daddy does bath time or something like that. Moms of multiple children go ahead and chime in now and tell me its all going to be ok.

How far along: 32 Weeks
Baby is the size of: a squash. About 17 inches long and 3.75 pounds. 
Gender: BOY!
Weight Gain: About 20 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Yes of course. But now that it's so cold here I'm basically rotating through the same 5 outfits... kind of getting old. 
Stretch Marks: A few new ones are popping up but mostly my old ones are just getting a little more noticeable. 
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty well. I usually need to get up once to go to the bathroom but do well other than that. 
Miss Anything: Perhaps just moving and breathing normally.
Movement: Yes, constantly. He's starting to move up into my ribs now too. 
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really... I am liking sweets again, when I wasn't liking them at the beginning.
Queasy or sick: Every once in awhile the movements take me off guard and I feel a little queasy, but overall still feeling good! 
Looking forward to: His arrival! And also the nursery being completely finished. My sisters and I have been working hard on it and mostly got it all finished over my Christmas break but there are still a few last minute things I want to finish up. 

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