Ok. We’re here. Now it’s time to get this whole pregnancy thing over with and have a baby. The above face is my “I-haven’t-slept-in-way-too-long-and-everything-hurts” face. Yesterday was technically my due date, and while I know they really mean nothing it still just hurts the brain to still be pregnant after the due date. Today I sent Lucy to church with my parents, and skipped out of my church to avoid the pity stares/questions. I’m also trying to not feel sorry for myself over the fact that in a few hours all the pastors and their spouses from our church (along with all the BCMB conference pastors) are going on the annual weekend away at a beautiful hotel in Whistler (that Dave and I would normally be at as well) and I’m sitting at home having false labor that’s not sending me anywhere.
Can you tell I’m grouchy?
Let’s get this party started, y’all. Seriously.
Two weeks past when I had Lucy, and baby is still cooking. It’s crazy to think that at this point with Lucy, she was born, had been transferred to a new hospital, had one surgery and was only just starting tube feeds.
The last few weeks have been pretty wearing. Easter is always a busy time for Pastors (and their wives!) but add in to that a toddler with health problems, a renovation and a pregnancy (that is technically considered high risk and has been highly monitored) and we are t-i-r-e-d. March had 11 (ELEVEN) doctors appointments between me and Lucy. The good news is that the Easter craziness is over, our renovations are getting close to being complete (or at least, close to us being able to switch all the bedrooms around which is what matters right now), Lucy has a diagnosis with her health problems (more on that later), and baby is healthy and still in my tummy (though it feels like both my hips are dislocated at this point).
So far, April only has 6 doctors appointments, but at the end of the month there is a due date! I have a feeling it will be the slowest/quickest month ever. If that even makes sense.
We still don’t really have anything ready for babies room. I painted a picture and made some change pad covers…today I will paint Lucy’s old dresser. But he still doesn’t have a bedroom! Perhaps by next week. Late next week. Perhaps….maybe.
At this point in my pregnancy with Lucy I was unknowingly nearing the end. I had about a week and a half left and I was fully miserable. I did a little overlay of this picture with my 32 week picture with Lucy and I was a good 1.5-2 inches bigger in the belly. This time around, while I am certainly uncomfortable, it’s much more manageable. I even performed in a concert yesterday and survived!
I am confident that I am in this for the full duration, which is good because we still have another 2-3 weeks left on our renovations in the house. Dear baby, please do not come before that, otherwise you will not have a room to sleep in! And lets be honest, while I know that a baby can sleep anywhere, I’m not in the mood to rearrange a house while trying to care for a newborn (and a crazy toddler).
28 weeks (yesterday) and trucking along. Things are progressing really well (and going so fast!) We’ve gotten to see baby a lot at ultrasounds because of my history with Lucy, and from what it looks like Baby has a perfectly formed heart and intestines (along with everything else!) He is measuring at exactly the 50th percentile, so we’re not expecting a giant (yay for labor!)
I don’t really feel like my belly has gotten a lot bigger since last time, but maybe it is just how I’m standing here. Baby moves SO much and I’m starting to think that either A) I’m hyper sensitive, because I never see my other pregnant friends twitch constantly, and surely their babies are kicking too… OR B) Baby is just a full on hyperactive ninja.
Here’s my picture for 28 weeks from Lucy!
24 weeks last Saturday!
forgot got lazy and never did a 20 week picture. In my defence, 20 weeks was around Christmas time (busy!) and I had the WORST cold/plague that I’ve had in years, and I’m still getting over it. Huzzah for month long sickness!
I was going to announce at the 20 week picture what we are having, but better late than never, right? So without further adieu, (and if you care/don’t know already)…baby #2 is a boy!
Dave and I both had a feeling from the beginning–same as when I was pregnant with Lucy. Funny how that works! I’m feeling pretty good all things considering. This pregnancy is much better than Lucy’s pregnancy. I’m being monitored a lot closer due to her issues, but so far everything is looking very normal! Baby boy kicks and punches and rolls ALL DAY LONG. The ultrasound technicians have all told me I’m lucky to have an anterior placenta (meaning it’s on the front, cushioning the kicks) otherwise I might be going crazy by now.
We are in the thick of more renovations in the house right now so that we can have a space for baby when he comes. I’m a little sad that I can’t help out, because goodness knows I love to swing a sledgehammer in to a wall…but apparently it’s not a good idea to do those things when you are pregnant.
All in all, things are progressing well and we are excited for whats to come!