June 12, 2014

Pregnancy #2

I have yet to take any very good pictures of my pregnant belly with the intention of doing a pregnancy update post like I did all the time when I was pregnant with Ava.  But I promised a friend I would do one...now that I'm almost 30 weeks! So here are some random pics of my growing belly over the past months!

16 Weeks

18 Weeks

20 1/2 Weeks - We know it's a boy!

22 Weeks

27 Weeks

29 Weeks (bottom two)

This pregnancy has really been wonderful, physically.  I haven't even gotten nauseous, which I did a little bit with Ava when I'd go too long without eating. I also don't feel huge or uncomfortable yet, but here's the details of where I'm at: 

How far along? 29.5 weeks. 
Maternity clothes?A mix of both, I can only button one pair of pants still so I use a belly band or a hair tie most of the time. 
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: I find myself fighting to stay on my side throughout the night, always wanting to fall to my back.  I also wake up at about 5:30 every morning really congested, needing to blow my nose :/
Best moment this week: Having Ava come cuddle in bed with us for a minute after she wakes up - she lifted up my shirt and patted and kissed my belly :)
Miss Anything? Not having to worry about whether my clothes are going to fit that day
 Movement: Lots at night!
Food cravings: 
  Not specifically but I've had much more of a sweet tooth this pregnancy than with Ava! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! 
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: That "skin tightening" feeling around the stomach has started a couple weeks ago, a lot earlier than it did with Ava - doctor said it will appear earlier with every pregnancy
Symptoms: I get tired easily, not sure if that's pregnancy or having a toddler haha.  But I also have allergies for the first time, making me constantly congested and I have a sore throat all the time. AND I have had weird splotches on my face, like discoloration on one side that I think is a pregnancy symptom or I just wasn't very thorough with my sunscreen application.
Belly Button in or out? Out, and starting to show through my shirts, hehe
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy because it's summer!
Looking forward to: Getting the last piece of fabric for his quilt and starting it!

I've been given so many boy clothes already that I can't even think of anything I need to get for him besides diapers and a better bottling system because I really want to get him used to taking a bottle earlier.  Feeling SO blessed about everything and also enjoying being with my new doctor.  .

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  1. Love the update. You're so lucky that you don't have nay stretch marks. I have millions!

  2. Haha. I second Corina's comment! I have so many! Anyway, I love the update and I can't believe how fast things seem to be flying by! Granted, I am no longer pregnant so that's probably why it seems that way! I am so excited for you though! Also, we need to get together soon! We'll be in Oregon this weekend but next week I should be free all week!