Apr 15, 2016

27 Weeks, Round 2

(I totally had to open my pregnancy app before titling this post because I am constantly forgetting what week I'm on)

Well, just a few more days and I'm out of the 2nd trimester. I really just can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. 
{Oh, the good ol' slightly blurry bathroom mirror shot. Quality stuff!}

I'm feeling pretty good overall. I'm definitely trying to not make a big deal out of certain things because I know I have a long way to go. The most negative thing at the moment is lower back and pelvic pain. It gets pretty bad if I am on my feet too much during the day, trying to get a million things done because as Landon says "I have to remind you that you're pregnant!" And I have always been a mover and shaker during the night when I'm sleeping so the bump and the uncomfortableness of it all is causes me to wake up and notice the pain multiple times a night. It's really a-okay though. I'm thankful to be in a position where I stay at home and have family nearby to watch Zoe if I'm really out of it one day and need to recoup. If I'm really miserable (which has only happened like once so far) I can hand the reigns off to Landon when he gets home from work and just take it easy until bed time.

Of course I'm starting to get to that point where I can't wait to not be pregnant anymore for reasons like regular clothes and margaritas. However at the same time, I'm not as anxious to not be pregnant as I was the first time around. It was really hard for me to appreciate just how much of a miracle it was to be carrying a little baby around for 9 months and I didn't grasp it until she was born and thrust onto my chest. This time, I recognize at least a little more how incredible it all really is.

Since I haven't blogged in a while I guess I never mentioned the gender or name! We're having another little girl and naming her Lily Frances. For the record, we picked the name before watching the latest season of House of Cards and Frances is not for Frank Underwood. Zoe wasn't named after Zoe Barnes either. It's all just very coincidental. 

Lily was chosen in honor of Mary and Frances for any and all the holy saints named Francis/Frances out there, but specifically Mr. Pope. 

In exciting news, I passed my first glucose test (last time I had to go in for the 3 hours one after failing the first one) and have been on track with weight gain which is all very surprising considering at the start of the pregnancy I was told to focus on cutting out grains, dairy, sugar, etc. in order to stay in a healthy weight range and I took that advice and did NOT run with it. I know I'll have my work cut out for me postpartum with two closeish pregnancies under my belt but I think I'm ready to put in the work when the time comes sometime in August. I'm sure having a toddler helps because 1. If she sees me snacking, she wants it and most of the time it's stuff I don't feel comfortable giving her and 2. She is constantly running around the house and since she gets into everything, I'm running after her.

My current house project is preparing Zoe's room to accommodate baby sister. Yesterday I went through her clothes and realized we might not be able to use any of them based on sizing and season discrepancies--it's really going to depend on how big Lily is when she's born. Not that I'm worried; a July baby to me means a diaper and a swaddle or onesie 99% of the time. Other plans include moving around furniture, getting a toddler bed for Zoe (for months down the road...just for placement and climbing for now), creating a better reading area, finishing closet and under the bed organization, taking off their closet doors and replacing them with curtains, and updating some of the decor in the room. I'm pretty much stuck until I get to make a trip to Ikea next week but I'm excited to see how it all turns out within the next few weeks! We don't have a playroom in our house and I would go crazy if all of their toys were out in the living room so their bedroom really does have to serve its purpose well for sleeping, reading, changing, playing, and storing/organizing. And it's not that big. So it's been a fun challenge.

Talk to you soon!

P.S. For funsies, 28 weeks with Zoe

1 comment:

  1. Seriously where did the time go??? You look GREAT. :)