Friday, June 7, 2013

24/40

Time for a pregnancy update:

I feel like my stomach balLOONED the two weeks I was in Utah. Could be all the food I ate, but Stockton definitely went through a major festival of growth. I'm sort of relieved because now it is clear that I am, in fact, carrying a child, and not just overweight.

My feet and fingers have already started to swell, but I feel like I can't complain too much because it has been glorious weather! SO nice compared to last summer, I can't even begin to describe. Hardly humid, not above 75, and completely pleasant for walks and outings. This time last year I was holed up in my den of air conditioning, but the AC hasn't even been turned on yet this summer.

Sleeping is getting a little harder, partly because I can't sleep on my stomach anymore, partly because Austin and I can't agree on having covers or not, and partly because I wake up at 5am and can't find a comfortable position that my body isn't tired of. It's unbelievably nice that Natalie sleeps through the night though - that's not even a concern anymore.

Stockton is sitting far lower than Natalie did; her kicks were around my sides and belly button, but his are as far down as they can go. It's bladder central, and rather uncomfortable, but it makes me smile every time he decides to say "hi."

the good ol' bathroom pic
I ususally take a morning nap while Natalie takes hers because I'm definitely feeling like I have less energy. Being pregnant for the second time is so great though; I'm so focused on Natalie that I don't really think about my body, whereas last time I dwelt on every little twinge and symptom, consulting the "What to Expect" bible and counting down the days to my next appointment. It's not that I'm less excited, it's just not brand new so I can sort of calm it down. Nowadays I can't even remember when I'm supposed to see the doctor again...thank goodness for phone reminders!

We are coming up on 24 weeks, so less than four months left! I think it's going to start feeling like it's taking longer since I'm getting more...round...but the time has gone super fast thus far so I'm not too worried. Natalie seems like such a big girl now - I was shopping for baby food and I accidentally grabbed the "toddler" applesauce instead of the "sitter" and went to put it back, but I realized my baby is not really that far from toddler zone. *SNIFF!* With her two bottom teeth shining through and her crawling and moving along furniture all day, she really isn't an "infant" anymore. Waaaah! Good thing we have another on the way, because even though it's a lot of work, I'm sort of in baby withdrawal.

...is it October 1st yet? : )

1 comment:

  1. Baby withdrawal?? Let me tell you about baby withdrawal. My baby just potty trained herself. No more diaper time. I hate dirty diapers and all, but I realized after they were gone that the together one-on-one time during diaper time was actually fun! Now I'm into some serious baby withdrawal. Sniff. But I'm glad you have another one coming so soon! Also--I love reading all about you and your cute life. Cute is kind of a diminutive word--I'm not trying to be condescending. It's just the only word that I can think of right now. :)

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