So here I am, posting this only about 2 weeks late. I am almost 32 weeks as of this week, but this is the most recent bump pic I have! I seriously only have about three pictures of myself from this pregnancy. It is crazy how different pregnancy is the second time. There is truly no other pregnancy like your first, and I totally get that now. I feel like I haven't been able to give much focus to being pregnant this time around - between feeling sick for the first half, and then feeling better but being consumed with taking care of Reese, keeping up with work and the house stuff, and being exhausted by 9 pm each night...it hasn't felt like there has been a lot of extra time for me to plan for this baby. Sorry baby! That is why when I randomly wake up at 3 am now, and the baby is having a dance party in my belly, I don't mind...the whole house is asleep and everything is quiet, and for that time in the middle of the night it is just me and the babes. I will say prenatal yoga (when I can make it on the weekends) has been another huge blessing and I strongly believe will help me stay healthy and open through the end of pregnancy - I just wish I could go more often!
We are only 8 weeks away from meeting our second little one (maybe less?), and I am starting to get a little anxious...since we have basically done nothing to prepare. I haven't bought a single thing so far, and I have a list about a mile long of projects to do, things to organize and clean, baby items to pull out of storage, but haven't started on any of it yet! I keep thinking I'll have time to do all these things once I stop working at the end of April...but really that doesn't leave much time if this baby arrives like Reese did (I literally went into labor hours after leaving the office on my last day before maternity leave). So I am trying to not have that happen again, and hopefully use a few days while she is at school to get things done around the house alone. Well, that is my plan at least. But we all know how those go...
How far along: 30 weeks in the picture, 32 weeks currently!
Baby is the size of: a head of lettuce?!? I don't know how accurate the fruits and veggies are at this point - the baby feels really long and can kick and punch me in both the ribs and the opposite hip simultaneously! Pretty impressive.
Loving: Ok this list is super long as I am hungry all the time now - smoothies again (especially with berries), epsom salt baths at night, extra long maternity tank tops, sneakers, papaya, Hail Merry Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (amazingness), grapefruit, chicken sausages with mustard, pickles, and jalapeños (what the what? I would not normally eat or even think about jalapeños), oatmeal...I could keep going.
Best Moment of the Month: Nick and I are leaving for our first vacation together this week sans Reese...we are headed to Europe! So, so excited. We will be gone for exactly one week, and have family coming to stay at our house with Reese.
Worst Moment of the Month: Will be leaving Reese for said vacation. I might cry.
Missing Anything: That hour of sleep since the time change happened - damn you daylight savings!
Sleep: Speaking of, sleep is still generally good for me, with the right amount of large pillows for my legs and laying on my sides. But there are the random nights of insomnia here and there again.
Cravings/Aversions: Though my love list is long when it comes to food again (yay!), I do still have weird aversions to certain vegetables (especially raw), and have been trying to steam vegetables instead of forcing myself to eat salads. I hope it ends after the baby comes! Cravings are back to peanut butter and weird things like grapefruit, eggplant, sparkling water, avocado, and milkshakes.
Looking forward to: Going on a fun trip with my husband, flying without a toddler on a plane (luxury!), and coming home and getting serious about my pre-baby to do list.
Here are some fun pictures from lately...Reese is just such a big girl to me all the sudden and is constantly surprising me with her depth of understanding about life lately and her little sayings. Though this age is also really challenging, I just adore her.