Friday, December 4, 2015

Teeny Peep Bumpdate- Weeks 31 & 32

31 Weeks
Date: 11/21/15
How far along: 31 weeks

Fruit-size comparison: Baby girl is the size of a pineapple!  Woah she's growing fast!
Developmental milestones:  Her gorgeous little eyes are reacting to light, and actually all five of her sense are working.  She's learning in my womb already!
Maternity clothes: Still mixing my wardrobe with my regular and maternity clothes, but more and more maternity clothes are emerging.
Weight gain: I'm +14 since pre-preggo weight
Stretch Marks: I've got plenty of kisses from heaven from carrying Dutch.  I applied lotions and such daily with that pregnancy, but to be honest I don't think I'm even going to try to prevent future stretch  marks.  I absolutely love these badges of honor and I'm so proud to wear them.
Sleep:  Our entire house was sick this week, even the dogs!  We had colds and sleep has been tough.  When everyone is sick that means mama is up with everyone.  I remember when I was a kid that my mom would never get sick; she would always say that “Moms don’t have time to get sick.” I think she is probably correct about that.  She probably did get sick, but she didn’t have time to deal with herself because she was taking care of everyone else.  That is at least what happened to us this past week.  I don’t know what struck our house, but our sinuses were not happy about it.  Between getting up throughout the night for potty breaks for me, making sure Dutch was getting his medicine and not coughing himself awake, turning my hubby so that he could breath, and, oh yeah, blowing my own nose so that I could breath, I was only sleeping in about 30 minute intervals.  I know that isn’t a lot of time, but those 30 minutes were filled with hard sleep.  I have gotten some sleep and my eyes are so tired that they are burning, but we are on the mend and this has been great practice for the months ahead. 
Best moment of the week: We had a great appointment with our caregiver this week for Teeny Peep.  My bp was 110/62, fundal height was 31 inches, & Teeny Peep’s heart rate was 138 (exactly the same as Dutch’s heart rate at this exact same appointment- crazy, right?).  I did something super silly at the appointment that I did once when I was pregnant with Dutch also, and I blame preggo brain; I refuse to accept responsibility lol .  I went to the restroom to provide my urine sample, and got so distracted trying to entertain Dutch in the bathroom that I just went and forgot the collection part of the sample providing process.  So there I was standing in the bathroom, without having the need to actually go again (shocking for pregnancy), an empty cup, a super active one year old, and trying to formulate a way to tell the nurse that I forgot to give her a sample.  Ooopsies!  I had to chug some water and wait to have to go again; I’m going to try not to let that happen again.  While there, I did manage to get my pertussis vaccine and book my next appointment, which is now every 2 weeks.  We are definitely getting closer to meeting this little girl!
Movement: This past week I had some major pains with Teeny Peep's positioning and I could feel her trying to do something.  I chugged a bunch of water and spent the evening off my feet (thank goodness the Mr. was able to be home and could deal with the night-time routine).  When I went to bed I just said a prayer that everything was okay and that she had plans on staying put for a while.  When I woke up, all of the pains were gone and from her movement I could immediately tell that she had flipped head-down.  I was so happy when our caregiver confirmed my suspicions.  Now all of her movements are directed upward and her hiccups are all low.  She remains very active in her movements, but they are just all up at the top of my stomach.
Cravings:  Carbs, cheese, and rich savory foods.  It's a good thing Thanksgiving is this week!
Gender: Baby girl!!
Belly button: I love my new outtie :-) 
Wedding Ring: On
Anything making you queasy/sick: Nothing except how long my to do list is growing ahhhhh!
What I miss:  Doing anything without getting out of breath.  It's getting so much harder to chase my 1 year old with a big belly.
What I’m looking forward to: I don't want to rush the end of this pregnancy at all, but I am looking forward to feeling ready.  This of course means that I have a lot to do in order to reach the "ready" phase, but that will be a good feeling when I have done all that I can do for her arrival.
Labor signs: Baby girl has officially flipped head-down!!! I'm busy praying that she stays that way & doing everything I can to help her like that position!
Symptoms: I have to say that being sick this week at almost 8 months preggo, with babies really close together, was pretty embarrassing.....every time I had to sneeze :-/  I'm also starting to feel really large: my face is puffier and it's harder to breath with the extra weight in the front.  However, on the positive side, heartburn stopped as soon as she flipped (thank you baby girl!).  I imagine it will return as she continues to grow, but for now I'm enjoying the absence of heartburn.
Nursery: There isn't going to be a new nursery.  We plan on having Dutch and Teeny Peep share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  And to be honest, Dutch didn't move into his nursery until he was eight months old, and even then only for a few hours a day until he was 11 months old, so the new baby will probably stay in our room about the same amount of time and then we will do a transition of some sort.  Of course we don't know what it is like to have two children and exactly what it will be like, but this is how we think we are going to try to start.
Emotions: I think this week has been easy.  What I mean by that is that everything went well; no bumps in the road with our routine.  However it was still a tough exhausting week with everyone sick.  And sleep-deprivation tends to enhance those anxious emotions, so my anxiety is certainly growing.  Single digits in weeks until we meet our baby girl! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~32 WeeksDSC_0018

Someone was enjoying their rocking horse at my feet during this pictures lol
Date: 11/28/15
How far along: 32 weeks

Fruit-size comparison: Jimaca.  I didn't know what this was when I was pregnant with Dutch, but I have since learned (thanks to all of those Chopped marathons on the Food Network when Dutch was a newborn lol)
Developmental milestones: Baby girl is about 3.75 lbs, and is really starting to gain weight.  I should be gaining about a pound a week until the end of the pregnancy so that she gets nice and plump for her arrival.  I think she is still in the head-down position and working towards her birthday.  She has fingernails, toenails, and working on a head of hair.  I have been wondering if she will have straight hair or curly hair :-) 
Maternity clothes: I'm still mixing my pre-maternity and maternity wardrobe when I can.  I've got the Mr's company Christmas party coming up and I definitely need to get a dress for that or make sure that I can squeeze into the one that I wore when I was preggo with Dutch.
Weight gain: I don't want to weigh myself because of Thanksgiving.  I'll wair to weigh next week when food balances out again.
Stretch Marks: I've got plenty of kisses from heaven from carrying Dutch.  I applied lotions and such daily with that pregnancy, but to be honest I don't think I'm even going to try to prevent future stretch  marks.  I absolutely love these badges of honor and I'm so proud to wear them.
Sleep: There is no such thing as enough sleep these days...... which also means that there is no such thing as enough coffee.  I nurse my one cup a day all. day. long.
Best moment of the week: I can't even express how much we were not just looking forward to Thanksgiving, but really how much we just needed it.  We needed the world to just stop for a couple days so that we could connect and relax.  Thanksgiving was just so perfectly relaxing and much-needed.
Movement:  Still incredibly busy in my tummy.  She is just dancing all day and night every day. Her movements are still rather gentle, thank goodness, but she doesn't stop moving.  No complaints in that department though, as I love to feel her moving around.  I can tell that she is beginning to run out of room by how she is moving in my stomach; lots of big rolling type movements and less kicking.
Cravings: Nothing that I can think of
Gender: Baby girl!!
Belly button: I love my new outtie :-)
Wedding Ring: On
Anything making you queasy/sick: My long to do list.  We are running out of time and I feel like I keep saying, "Oh I'll get to that after ______" And that blank could be filled with after Halloween, or Thanksgiving or now Christmas.  While all of those may be big things, they don't stop her growth timeline.  I need to find some time and some help to get things done.  I don't feel like I've been procrastinating, but I do feel like the holidays have been a huge consumption of time.  I like having the holidays, I'm trying to embrace them and have fun with them with Dutch, but there is always the feeling of something big coming that I'm not ready for at all.
What I miss: Sushi!
What I’m looking forward to: I have another appointment this week to check on Teeny Peep.  I'm looking forward to hearing her :-)
Labor signs: Just the occasional Braxton Hicks contractions.   
Symptoms: I'm definitely out of breath a lot more, which makes singing faster songs during church a challenge.  Heartburn is in full force again, & I am forgetting everything and losing everything these days.  I am beginning to frustrate myself all the time because I lose everything.  I'm also a human incubator that can never get cool enough.
Nursery: There isn't going to be a new nursery.  We plan on having Dutch and Teeny Peep share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  And to be honest, Dutch didn't move into his nursery until he was eight months old, and even then only for a few hours a day until he was 11 months old, so the new baby will probably stay in our room about the same amount of time and then we will do a transition of some sort.  Of course we don't know what it is like to have two children and exactly what it will be like, but this is how we think we are going to try to start.
Emotions: I would say that I'm mostly on the happy end of the spectrum.  I'm not that stereotypical hormonal preggo UNLESS.....I'm hot or I lose something.  My anxiety is still present but not taking away from quality of life or anything like that; just something that I am aware of.  Thank you Jesus for lists to help me cope!
xoxo Darby

1 comment :

StephTheBookworm said...

You look fantastic and I can't believe how far along you already are!

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