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Friday, September 22, 2017

12 Weeks Pregnant with Baby #2

Week ending Sept. 19, 2017.
Due Date: April 3, 2018

Watch this week's video update here!

Well I've reached the stupid +7 pound mark. So I've gained the same amount as I had with Calvin at this point. I'm not very happy about it, but maybe this is just what my body does in pregnancy... I know I've been behaving sooo much better than I did with Calvin, so I guess that's why it makes me sad. I have been eating regular portions, not snacking constantly, and also not feeling deathly hungry all the time either, so why did I still gain 7 pounds in the first trimester?! :'(
Perhaps Calvin quitting nursing played a little role, I'm not burning those extra calories from breastfeeding? That's really my only theory right now.
I didn't keep track of the weight gain in my updates after the first trimester with Calvin because I felt bad about how much I was gaining. Hopefully this time around I have a better attitude about it.

Been pretty good this week, maybe the fatigue is ready to leave the picture!

Physical Symptoms:
Still have a terrible sex drive. It's driving me crazy. Like I want to want to do it, but then when bedtime comes around I only want to sleep and sleep and sleep. And I keep thinking, from here on out I'm only getting bigger and more uncomfortable, like we better do it while we can. Haha.
Sitting in traffic one day I could smell the guy ahead of us smoking and had to close up the windows it was driving me crazy.

I'm really really glad I don't have the starving hunger I had with Calvin so far. I went through that phase where the morning sickness made me always want to have something to fill my stomach, but I'm not constantly hungry like I was the first go-around.

Sleep & Dreams:
Pulled out the Snoogle pillow this week. I forgot how awesome that thing is.
Also I hate having dreams about rotting teeth!

Favorite Moments of the Week:
Doctor appointment day. I was excited up until the day of, then I started to get nervous hoping they would quickly find little mister's heartbeat. My doctor found it right off the bat and I could hear it clearly at 171 bpm! I also got to talk to her further about the possibility of a VBAC. She seems super supportive and that makes me feel really good. I understand that things could start to look differently toward the end, but for the time being I'm very happy to keep this optimistic outlook for little mister's birthday!

What I Miss:
Laying on my belly. Already. Haha. Great.

Random Thoughts:
I kind of already want to start nesting! I want to get out the newborn stuff and just sort through it, but I know it's way too early. It feels like just yesterday that we packed all that up! I had pulled out the newborn cloth diaper stash we have so far and just kind of marveled at it, we haven't cloth diapered a newborn before, so it's going to be interesting to see what works best. I don't want to invest in too much seeing as Calvin was a big baby, our one size stuff will probably work just fine if this mister is the same size lol.

Alaina & Tiny Baby #2

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