January 18, 2015

Baby #2: Eight Month Update

Baby #2: Eight Months Currently... 

Feeling - Contractions! Last night was my first time experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions. I am always quick to assume anything weird going on in my belly is due to the baby's movements. When I went into the hospital to be induced for Wren, I found out I had been having contractions for days, but I thought it was just her doing some serious stretching out every once in a while. Now that I know what contractions feel like, I've been on the look out for them this time around, and last night I for sure had a bunch. I was laying on my side in bed and they would come low and tight around the bottom of my belly every five minutes or so. I got kind of freaked out at first, but they never increased in frequency or severity and lessened when I switched to a different position - so false labor, it is! (But it's still pretty exciting!)

I'm also feeling really terrible pelvic ligament pain that makes it painful to walk or get up from a sitting or laying position. Warm baths help, but I can't stay in the bathtub all day. :/

I'm still feeling extremely short of breath, extra tired and HUGE. My belly is really big and really tight and sometimes the baby's movements hurt because she's so big in there these days (our last ultrasound showed her at 5 lbs 15 oz).

Aside from physical feelings, emotionally I'm feeling excited, ready and in disbelief at the same time. I can't wait to have her here, but I also can't believe we're about to have two - TWO - kids. How in the world did that happen?? It's going to be so strange at first!

Craving - Nothing really. I almost feel like I'm eating less these days. There just isn't too much room in my belly for food.

Wearing - Leggings and four maternity shirts that still fit. This is the weird time where you don't want to shop for anything new because you only have a few weeks left, but only a few shirts fit - so you wear the same thing everyday, right?

Wondering - When it all will happen. At my 37 week appointment, we are going to schedule an induction during the 39th week, because I'm a planner and planning makes me feel less stressed out. However, I fully do not believe she will wait until then to join us. So I'm constantly making plan B's, plan C's and plan D's in my head. It's exhausting - but exciting, too.

Thinking - TWO?! How will it be with two??!!

Doing - Last minute to-dos like washing blankets, packing my hospital bag, making my birthing play list and tightening the screws on the rocking chair.

(See previous updates for baby #2 herehereherehere and here.)

1 comment:

Kelli (sis in law) said...

You have seriously got the cutest belly I've ever seen a pregnant woman have! I cant wait to "meet" this little miss!