Weeks 25-29

And then, there I was, in the third trimester…

It is so true, the second pregnancy goes way faster than the first.

Following the format from last time, here we go:

Workouts/Running:  Non-existent.  As soon as I pressed publish last time, I got terrible sciatic pressure when I went for a run.  This did happen last time too, so it just means I have to stop.  I can still walk just fine which is good as kiddo loves outside.  I can barely stay still with him.

Sleep: Still wake up at least once a night to go the bathroom and this is a lot less than last time.  I’d say I’m sleeping fairly well albeit a couple nights a week of wicked insomnia.  During these times, I can’t fall back asleep until it is essentially time to get up.  I’m also a little uncomfortable already (shocker) in the hip area which requires a lot of pillows.

Eats: I have had quite a few stressful weeks lately and so I have been eating more of the crappy food than the good.  My skin previously was doing fairly nicely (hardly any hormonal break outs) but as soon as the stress hit, the zits hit the surface; which I also know is due to sugar and other carbs.  I am not overeating (I know for a fact) as 1) I can’t as my stomach size has had to make room for the baby and I get really uncomfortable if I do. There have been a few days at work I’ll get so ravenous before lunch that when lunch hits I over do it and boy I pay for it in the afternoon.  This also has lead to quite a few midnight bursts of terrible indigestion where I can feel the acid coming up ** I know this is really due to the crappy food as when we had kiddo’s birthday as well as another outing cue the terrible food indigestion at midnight.  I also know that I am not overeating as 2) from my last doctor’s visit, the doctor did raise their eyebrows at the large 10 pound gain in a month and said we won’t worry yet but if next month is as big we may start to look into diet things.  So I still took it upon myself to just track my calories for the two weeks following that visit until my diabetic screening test.  I don’t like to track calories as it reminds me of the restricting times of my life, but I did have to make sure I wasn’t absent mindedly eating way too much.  Fast forward through those two weeks, and I had gained another 5 pounds!!! I was mad at myself and then said screw it to counting the calories I’ll just keep doing what I am doing and as of today I didn’t gain any weight in the last two weeks, so overall I count this month as a success.  I also did pass my gestational diabetic screening test too.

Movement: This is getting more and more as the baby is getting bigger.  I think my placenta has moved a tad from the anterior placement (which it ‘should’ do at some point) and the baby was also sitting transverse for the last few weeks so their feet and arms were outside the ‘placental zone’.  For a few days, I was very sure that they went head down as I had my first baby hiccups this time around and those were felt very low with some strong kicks at the top of the belly.  Even though I’m just 29 weeks now, I’m a little scared about the transverse situation and I know they will move a ton in the next few weeks as there is still a lot of room in there, so I am doing some “Spinning Babies” exercises to promote a natural head down posture.

Weight: I mentioned in the Eats section that I am now up a total of 23 pounds.  With the first I was up to 17 pounds as of right now, so technically I’ve started to even out a bit.  Mentally I was in a poorer state with the first pregnancy in regards to food and I really am trying to relax about stuff and weight gain.  Like before, as long as I am not eating stupid my body should do what it has to to sustain this little body (birthday parties not included).

Symptoms:  Besides the regular indigestion, still lots of burping, and acid reflux at night, I don’t really have a lot of other symptoms which is a great thing.

Thoughts: With the amount of work stress I have been under in this last month (details of which I cannot get into due to possible legal ‘threats’) and I was telling hubby that this just was not the best year to have a baby.  Sure, there never really is the perfect time to have a kid, nothing will ever be 100% anyways, but this year has been the worst.  My stress level has been crazy and I’m not placing blame on anyone but it’s hard for me to relax like I could before having kids (like schedule a massage, go for a nice run/work out class at any time of the day that I wanted).  I know the early years in child care are very draining on anyone and it will get easier as the kids become less reliant on mommy.

And now for the pictures:

Weeks 25/26

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Weeks 27/28

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Week 29:

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And from last pregnancy Week 26/28

 

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I can’t remember exactly when it happened, but looking at those photos I was using my blackberry for the photos.  I think very shortly I decided one lunch hour to wash my jacket and unfortunately washed my phone with the load and ruined the phone and lost all my photos… that was my pregnancy moment.  (There was one more where I was about 14 weeks, and we went out for supper and a hockey game with my sister in law and her hubby and I left my car running for the whole 90 minute supper.  Luckily no one stole my vehicle and I still had gas to go home… it’s really funny now to think about.)

I’m also noticing that sure I feel very large, this belly really isn’t that big yet!

Happy Birthday Kiddo

 

 

 

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One Day

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One Year

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Two Years

 

Time flies!!

 

 

** PS. I’m still taking a bit of a blog hiatus, too much stuff to get into right now, but had to at least say Happy Birthday to a boy that kept saying “Birthday Cake Right NOW!”

F5

I’m going to take a few days off from the blog.  I would say I have had the F5 of all tornado producing storms here at work.  I’m greatly stressed to say the least.  Not only has our server died for the trillionth time, we can’t get a new one for about a week while waiting for some parts to come in.  To top it off, I have some personnel issues happening at work that is just becoming ugly.  I know there is an end to that within a few months, but my worrier at heart is not being settled!

 

Anyways, hope everyone else is enjoying the first week in June.

June goals

As much as I am a New Year’s Resolution-er fallen of the band wagon-er, I was thinking to myself about a few things that I want to start getting into the habit of.  These ones aren’t as crazy as the traditional resolutions but I do know that I will feel better if I do employ them into my daily life.

 

– Get into a better habit of nightly and even in the morning of brushing the kiddo’s teeth.  We do it fairly often but not as often as I know we should.  We don’t offer any kind of juice or sugary beverage which I think is extremely linked to terrible teeth but I always worry and have nightmares about it.  Even though I do not work at all with teeth, I see a lot of ages 2-5 year olds that either have those darkened rotting teeth or a complete metal bar that has taken the place of those rotting teeth.  Not a nice sight to see.

– Less soy.  This one is a hard one.  We don’t regularly eat tofu or edamame, but the amount of soy lecithin and other soy by-products that are in processed food is crazy (or not even that processed is crazy).  My skin has been quite a bit better since stopping using my SPF face lotion on it, and although my hormones will not be stable for a while, I do believe that my genetics is very sensitive to things that may be estrogenic or even testosterone-genic.  Soy has been known to have estrogenic qualities so I want to see if that helps.

– Get out of the house after work but before supper.  With kiddo’s day care schedule, they do have a later snack which means he is not hungry for supper until a little bit later – plus I find he eats so well at day care that a lot of times, he could care less about supper anyways.  I want to get out with him on those nice days for a little stroller walk to the park and spend some time out side.  (It would also be nice if we could get our backyard finished and fenced in so we could play out there).

– Meal plan

– Start to get a list of freezer meals.  I wouldn’t start creating them yet as I wouldn’t want them in the freezer that long but at least to get a list so that in mid August I can get pre-cooking.

– Not necessarily a ‘goal’ per say, but I want to get a new pump.  I do have a good one already, but I want one that is just a higher grade and less clean up with all the parts…

 

Do you have any goals?