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Hello 3rd Trimester

10 Jan

Holy moly…. Today I am 28 weeks and in my 3rd trimester. Not sure how we got here so fast but it’s here. That means baby is T minus 12 weeks (give or take).

How I have been feeling:

To be honest, pretty crappy! This pregnancy is A LOT different than my first. I feel every ache and pain. The doctor said it’s how he is laying but not sure I am buying that. I have been feeling this way for a few months now and don’t imagine it going away until after he is here. Best way to describe it…. like I rode a bike on a mountainous trail for 20 miles 🙂

Other than that, I have been doing great. The dreaded heartburn hasn’t made its way back although I am sure that will come in due time. I am still sleeping quite comfortably (helps that I am a side sleeper anyways) and the sleepiness isn’t too bad.

Picking up my little one is getting more difficult. I try not to carry her around a lot since she is more than capable of walking/running on her own.

I have gained about 23 pounds so far. I’m pretty happy about that considered I had gained a lot more with Kyler. Hopefully I don’t pack it all on in the end 🙂  I also had my glucose test so hoping I pass that will flying colors.

The nurse scheduled the rest of my appointments from here on out which made things a lot more real to me. I will be having a baby before I know it!

How he is doing:

He sure does move A LOT. Kyler moved a lot too but was more consistent with when she decided to do somersaults. She was very active in the morning and at night but she was pretty calm during the day. Not this little guy, he moves at all hours of the day.

No hiccups yet…. and my fingers are crossed that is stays this way!!! Kyler had them all of the time and I found them to be annoying so really hoping Hudson doesn’t get them as often.

His heart beat was a strong 144 bpm the other day.

To Do List:

Well that is about a mile long. Unlike the 1st pregnancy which is all you think about every second of every day, I haven’t had a chance to really focus on baby #2. I keep telling myself that will come in February (after Kyler’s birthday). The good thing is, I have a pretty good handle on his nursery and what I want to do, we just need to start putting it together. On the other hand, I really need to get all of the baby stuff out and see what I need to get. I know I will need clothes, bottles, diapers, pacis, etc. Last thing on my to do list is read Baby 101 again. I know it will all come back to me but it’s so crazy how quickly you forget all the little things you do with a newborn. Oh and doing all of that with a crazy 2 year old running around 🙂

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20 Weeks: The 2nd Time Around

15 Nov

I am 20 weeks today. Half way there. Not sure how that is really possible. I feel like I just found out I was pregnant about a month ago.

I am feeling great for the most part. I am still pretty sleepy but I think that is more due to chasing my almost 2 year old around and juggling being a working mom rather than being pregnant. My lower back has already started feeling “tired” and I know that will not end and will most likely get worse as my belly grows. I feel huge this time around even though I have only gained 6 pounds according to the doctor. I am pretty sure it’s more than since they go off what I weighed at 8 weeks but sure, we will go with 6 😉 My belly really has popped and I look full on legit pregnant. I am in maternity clothes for the most part. I still wear a lot of non maternity shirts but I really need to hit the store and find some more gear. I tried to wear a pair of normal pants the other day but who I am kidding. When I sat down they were they were so comfortable so no more of that.

We had our 20 weeks ultrasound the other day and he is looking just perfect. He was doing all sorts of poses for us and “showing off” as the tech said. He is still a HE was makes me it seems more real to me. We are having a son. The tech seems somewhat annoyed that I was even questioning it but hey, I am also the girl that peed on a stick, had 2 lines and waited 2 days to take another
“just to be sure”. But as she said, those are definitely boy parts. Heartbeat has been around 140 bpm every time we have gone in and this time was no different.

Kyler has been so sweet the past few days. I think it is really starting to sink in that she is having a baby brother. We often call him by his name, which is Hudson Alexander by the way, and she says hi and bye to him and has been kissing my belly lately. Just makes my heart melt! She is going to be the best big sister!!

I know these next 20 weeks are going to fly by thanks to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Kyler’s birthday. After her birthday, I will have about 2 months to get things in order before we become a family of 4! Eek!!

So there you have it, 20 weeks the 2nd time around. It has gone by so much FASTER than my first pregnancy, it’s true what they say, you feel things sooner, and you don’t have time to constantly think about how your life is going to change. Little Hudson will be here before we know it.

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