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Saturday, March 3, 2018

35 Weeks Pregnant with Baby #2

Week ending Feb. 27, 2017.
Due Date: April 3, 2018

Every week we get closer to meeting Eren. And every week is an awesome milestone in his development that puts my mind at ease more and more. 

Stupid stretchmarks on the belly are getting worse. 
Only two more Makena shots! Can you believe it? I've been so tired of those things lately and I just can't wait to get them finished. I hate shots and needles and getting blood drawn, gross! I'm so glad Justin's been able to give them to me instead of having to go to the doctor all the time for them, even though I'm still at the doctor every freaking week anyway lol. I just can't believe I've already had 18 of those shots! That sounds so crazy. 

Doctor Appointment:

At MFM Eren was measuring 6 lbs 1 oz at my 34+1 appointment. Big boy, but still about half a pound behind Calvin at the same age. My fluids were measuring borderline again. This time at 25.1 cm. Stupid. Thought I was going to fail my NST because I was totally having little baby contractions pretty regularly. The nurse said it was probably just because of the high fluids and perhaps I needed to pee. So glad they didn't wheel me down to L&D again! I have fears of those NSTs because of my first experience with them at that office.

Still want to nap always. How many weeks has this section said the same exact thing?! Lol.

Physical Symptoms:
Lots of pressure and heaviness in my pelvis.
Belly is so itchy! Like everyday non-stop itchy. I apply body butter morning and night and I don't think it's helping.
Crampy one night toward the end of the week. I don't think I've had that feeling at all previously this pregnancy, so that was weird. Kind of had me worried about preterm labor honestly. 
Low back and hip pain is back again. 
Constipation is back with a vengeance lol. It was here in the very beginning and all of a sudden it's back.
Had a little preterm labor scare Saturday night through Sunday afternoon/evening. I wasn't having regular contractions or anything, so I didn't call or go in to L&D. It literally just felt like Eren could fall right out. I was feeling so much pressure and heaviness and achiness in my pelvis, plus some cramping. I remember my doctor telling me I should try to sleep it off if I'm having lots of contractions, to see if they're legit or not. Even though I wasn't contracting regularly, I still took this advice and went to bed early. Woke up the next morning and my abs felt like I did one million crunches overnight and my lady bits felt almost swollen. So all day Sunday I moped around like a hobo, sat in a chair at the stove to make dinner, etc. It was miserable. But then right before bed Sunday night it all just magically went away. Wtf? Perhaps Eren was in a stupid position that was making me feel so much pressure, I really can't know for sure. Then I woke up Tuesday morning (35 weeks exactly) feeling the same heaviness and achiness, this time accompanied by the pregnancy waddle! Did not have this with Cal. It makes me totally understand when ladies say they just wish their pregnancy was over and done with. If this is what the next few weeks are going to feel like constantly, I totally understand.

I've been waking up feeling extra hungry lately, which is different.

Sleep & Dreams:
Sometimes it's hard to fall asleep, I just can't shut my brain off, but it's nothing terrible. Like I've said time and time again, I've been very fortunate in both of my pregnancies to sleep really well throughout overall. 

Favorite Moments of the Week:
Spent a full day with Mr. Calvin while Justin was staying at a friend's house. It stresses me out to think about having to put Calvin down for both his nap and bedtime, Justin's usually really good doing bedtime, in particular. So Mr. Cal surprised me by being an extra perfect little man for both naptime and bedtime. He was very cooperative and that made me super happy. :)
However, the weekend was also stressful for me because Justin was staying overnight at this same friend's house when I woke up to my water breaking at 32 weeks with Calvin and Justin had his phone on silent and no one would answer me to take me to the hospital. So that was great. Having him go over there again this weekend brought a lot of fear of the same thing happening again this time.

Random Thoughts:
Starting to rethink our newborn cloth diaper stash. Again. Lol. Do we really need more or do I just want to buy more stuff? Since Eren keeps looking like he's going to be a little smaller than Calvin, I wonder if it's going to take a little longer to get into one size diapers. I question having two in cloth and whether our stash is going to hold up well for two. I think about getting a pack of disposables just in case, but then I tell myself why spend money on trash when I could just buy a couple more cloth diapering items. Decisions. Justin's official stance is, wait and see. I hate that stance lol.

Alaina & Baby Brother Eren

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