Wednesday, September 11, 2013

end of pregnancy musings

at the end of this month Bump will be 21 months old
and at the end of this month
or at the beginning of next month
she will be able to kiss her baby brother's belly instead of my belly ;)

she's been fun w/ this new baby thing
she knows his name
she holds things up to my belly for him such as her soother, food, etc.
several times throughout the day she asks to give kisses and hugs to the baby

i'm curious if she'll connect the dots when he actually arrives

this pregnancy has been different than the last one
this pregnancy i was able to keep active for the first 2 trimesters but the 3rd trimester has been a bit tougher. 
i'm tired. 
my back and belly have started hurting. 
and pushing a stroller up hills w/ a 24 lb. toddler about does me in!

my last pregnancy i didn't do a whole lot for the first 2 trimesters
but was able to go to the gym several times a week during the last trimester
"running" on an elliptical and doing the stationary bikes were perfect exercise those last couple of months.
now that i have a toddler, the gym isn't really an option
and just getting out is a lot more work than it use to be! 

right around 27 weeks i started having ligament pain in my lower abdomen so i had to stop running
crazy that 10 weeks ago i ran 21 km and now i can't even run 1!
the plus side is that i'm not nearly as hungry as i was the first 2 trimesters
and i'm enjoying just taking a break and just letting my body rest for a while

another difference this pregnancy is that i've been having braxton hicks
they sure are annoying!
the other day i had them most of the evening and i was starting to wonder if i was going into labor
thankfully i wasn't
i'm pretty sure at 4 weeks early they would have choppered me out to another hospital

i also feel like i've been more hungry this pregnancy
and my craving unfortunately is SUGAR!!!
i could probably eat cinnamon toast crunch all day long lol
so far i've put on 6 more lbs. than i did w/ Bump
kind of a bummer...but such is life

i feel like it's just been a bit harder to be disciplined this pregnancy
mostly because my days revolve around Brighton and not just myself
it's much easier to just get out and go when you don't have a little one in tow!
who knows what will happen when i have 2 little boogers to chase around and not just 1!

this baby is carrying bigger and lower than Brighton did
i'm sure some of that has to do w/ the fact that my stomach muscles are already stretched out now
Brighton was so tight in my belly that her leg bones were super bowed for the first year of her life
she also kicked me in the ribs ALOT
super painful!
this little guy is being much kinder :)

this Friday i will be 37 weeks along
so he could come anytime!
but i'm not counting on it lol
Brighton was 4 days overdue

i've always found this stage in pregnancy to be a bit weird
basically you have a whole month where the baby could come anytime
3 weeks "early"
2 weeks "late"
who knows :)
i think they mostly just come whenever they're ready
and some just need to incubate a bit longer than others :)


  1. oh, these final days are exciting.. and loooong too! hoping he comes early rather than late - ya just never know with each do you? i've had it different every time.. late, early, right on time. :)) brighton is such a cutie and she's probably going to adore her baby brother - it'll be fun watching them interact. i always loved that with my kids. still do. :))