Monday, February 13, 2017

29 weeks (baby #2)

29 weeks - baby is the size of a head of cabbage! 

How far along: 29 weeks!
Swelling: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep has been okay - I may be sleeping a little too hard, as I've had a stiff/sore neck for the past few days.
Best moment of the week:  Had a pretty laid back week - some crafting with the Cricut, a trip to the dentist, play time at the park, a visit from Nan and Granddad, a birthday party and some fun at the local fair. All in all, a good week.
Worst moment of the week: The little aches and pains of pregnancy are becoming more abundant and more frequent. Nothing terrible at all, but achy hips, sore feet, exhaustion, etc. are all making themselves well known.
Running/Workouts: I took running down a notch this week - mostly only running one mile before doing some other form of cardio for another 30-45 minutes. Ran a little over three miles on Saturday and it wasn't easy. Days of running 4+ miles may be limited (or extinct) for the duration of this pregnancy, and I'm totally okay with that. However, I feel so much better when I can break a sweat each day.
Missing anything: I've said this before, but I sure do miss ibuprofen when I get these aches and pains.
Movement: So my placenta is in a completely different spot with this pregnancy than it was with Harper. Last time, I had an anterior placenta, meaning it was right in front, so I didn't feel her movement until around 24 weeks, and even though I felt her move, it's nothing like this baby. This time, I have a more fundal/posterior placenta, meaning it's more towards the top/back of my uterus. I am in awe at how much I can feel! I can literally press her little body parts and feel her press back. Her kicks are so strong and visible from the outside. I will never get over how amazing this part of pregnancy is!
Things that make me queasy/recent cravings: No real cravings - nausea is mostly at bay, but still having bouts of random dry heaving and throwing up - I'm so over that shit.
Energy level:  So-so, I can find the energy when I need's the motivation that I struggle with.
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In - but a little itchy lately
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Happy
Looking forward to: Celebrating Valentine's Day with Harper - she might be getting a little surprise on Tuesday...
Something surprising about being pregnant with baby #2: I've got nothing to say this week other than being pregnant is the coolest thing on this planet. Not all of it is wonderful and exciting, but I am so blessed, thankful, and grateful for this baby, for this pregnancy, for this journey. I know so many women dream to be in my position, and I don't that lightly. I've been that women longing for a healthy pregnancy and baby, and God as blessed me with a perfect daughter and now, another one on the way. Loving and embracing every single day!

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