Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

39 Weeks Pregnant: Baby #2

  • How far along are you? 39 weeks…..
  • How I’m feeling: Large. Sweaty. Heavy. Hobbit feet. I have short energy bursts… Very short, and I can not wait until my mom gets here so the toddler can get some quality time with someone who has energy… Nana you can not get here fast enough.
  • Total weight gain: 20 pounds of water weight added on in the last two weeks… Happened last time with the Toddler, my OB is not concerned in the least because I lost all of that water weight in mere days when D was born.  I really, really hate when I step on the scale at the office and they only click over to the 100 lb mark- as if I was under 150 pounds….. I am not anywhere near 150…. But those stats are for a future post. They say I don’t look as much as I weigh…. And yet I am giving Kim K. A run for her money in the rear end race. Bring it Kim.
  • How big is baby?  The Little One is the size of a watermelon. A WATERMELON. Hence why I now speak whale fluently.
  • Maternity clothes:  SAME The black pants I bought when I was pregnant with the Toddler are way too darn tight on the belly. Yes, they are not maternity- but gosh darn it- they are my go-to pants for when my ankles swell like melons-because nobody needs to see that at Target- nobody.  Sports bras, snug black yoga pants are about it- unless I have to look “respectable” and then I try my darndest to fit into one of the two maternity dresses I bought. But at 120 degrees outside- there really is no comfortable clothes in the universe that would make me feel better.
  • Stretch marks? SAME-Heredity messed up on this one.  Even in college if any muscle got bigger I would get stretchmarks. No questions asked.  BAM there they would be.  With D- for some reason the Belly God’s thought they would mercifully let the belly be stretch-mark free.  I am not holding my breath for two-for-two.  But one can hope.
  • Sleep: SAME I wake up about six-seven times a night. Clocking in at about 3-4 hours of sleep. Zombie Mom over here.
  • Best moment this week:  We are four days away from holding our Baby Girl.
  • Movement: Other than the fact that I am sure I have some internal bleeding. SAME-Yes- especially at night- and whenever I hold the Toddler- sibling rivalry at its finest folks.  She kicks and punches at him with all her might. It would be precious if it wasn’t so painful.
  • Food cravings: None.
  • Food aversions: Anything too hot temperature wise, tuna, eggs…
  • Labor signs:  Contractions. Real ones…. They just never last longer than ten minutes. But I have scared the crap out of the toddler and husband- extremely painful contractions = screaming pregnant lady. Oh joy. Oh and I know pain. 26 hours of labor. 2 gel packs. 3 bags of Pitocin. Contractions off the charts for 12 hours. The epidural did NOT work. 2 inch tear. Yep. So when the contractions hit, and they hurt, and I whimper in pain- I know that I am not being a “wimp”. 
  • Belly button in or out:  SAME In- but looking like it might pop out- it just disappeared with D- so that would be interesting.
  • What I miss:  SAME-Not having a round face- le sigh- ah well comes with the territory for me. Not being a whale. Not being too hot.
  • What I’m looking forward to:  Holding our Baby Girl. Seeing Nana. Watching the toddler become a big brother. I CAN’T WAIT. 

I am being induced on Friday. People have asked if I am scared about being induced again? Nope. I know what to expect, worst case scenario the epidural-if necessary won’t work again- and I know that the pain is worth it- BIG TIME.