(baby #2) 35 weeks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Last week was Parent/Teacher conferences and it was a long, exhausting week.  One more thing to check off the list before baby!  About a month left of work- some days I think that is nearly impossible, but we'll see!

The latest- sleeping is still pretty bad... up a few times a night...and just getting out of bed is hard enough...I found myself thinking "how am I going to do this for 6 more weeks?!?"   I've had some heartburn and just overall exhaustion.  At my last appointment I gained 2 pounds (thanks to my mom who keeps providing dinners and desserts) and my doctor said to keep it up and gain 2 more for my next appointment.

On Sunday, after the crazy week of nights and days of conferences and then working non-stop at home on Saturday and Sunday morning I went to the grocery store and swear I was having contractions.  I cut that trip short and came home to lay on the couch and down lots of water.  Thankfully they went away.  I was envisioning having a baby that night...and I'm so not prepared for that!

This week Christian painted (and repainted) the nursery and put together his bookshelf (with Carter's help, of course!)  His nursery is starting to come together!  But we're waiting another week or so to change Carter's bed and move the glider and crib mattress to the nursery.  I washed a bunch of newborn clothes, blankets, and boppy covers etc and ordered a bunch of little sleep and plays.

Carter is loving his brother and hugs, kisses, and tells us what his brother is saying.  He's so excited to tackle him one day.  He also picked out an owl for his room.

(baby #2) 32 weeks

Friday, October 10, 2014

black shirt and black door- not the best for showing off the bump!

At last week's appt my doctor actually said I need to gain weight- what?!  I think the 2 weeks of single parenting stress (even though my mom made me dinner every night) were to blame!

I've been loving apples lately- at least 1 honeycrisp a day and since I'm trying to eat more I've been having a fugi with breakfast too!  Dessert is still a fav- Reese's footballs and cookies!

I've had a few middle of the night stomach problems in the last few weeks...like up for hours with an upset stomach.  And a few nights when I was just awake in the middle of the night- thinking.  And some heartburn, although I think that was worse with Carter.

I think we've decided on a name!  And Christian put together the crib.  I've gone through Carter's newborn clothes and even washed the ones that will work for a December baby.  I feel like with everything we've had going on I haven't been prepping for baby as much.  So this week I added a few things to a registry and pinned a few hats and things that I'd like for him too.  I'm hoping that Christian will paint his room next weekend.

Carter loves his brother and kisses and cuddles my stomach a lot.  He thinks "Ketchup" and "Abu" would be good names for him.  Then he cracks himself up into a fit of giggles.  

It's starting to become real that we're having a baby in just a few short weeks!