6 weeks to go! If I’m not mistaken, by this time in my pregnancy with Ryan I was on an early maternity leave and waddling around. This time, I’m just waddling – there is no maternity leave from toddler mom. It’s kind of crazy for me to think that I’m only 3 weeks away from full term – how?! Considering I went into labor with Ryan around 38.5 weeks, in my mind I have about a month to go – and that is CRAZY. Let’s see what else is going on at 34 weeks pregnant!
I love to compare things. Everything and anything. If you were to look into my blogging binder (a diy coming!) you’d see an almost embarrassing amount of stats written out, dates, weeks, months, times all compared. (Google Analytics, I love you.) I love TimeHop on Facebook and seeing what I was doing on that day years ago (except, not really because #embarrasing.) So it’s not surprise to me that with every step of this pregnancy I’ve been comparing it to how my pregnancy was with Ryan. For the most part, the biggest difference is size: this belly has gotten much bigger much faster this time around. (Check out this post to see how big I was at 31 weeks this time and last time – it’s shocking.) With 6ish or less weeks to go, I’ve been comparing these pregnancies even more (truth be told, in an effort to decide if this labor will be as quick and crazy as last time.) and I thought that today I’d share the main differences I’ve been able to notice in my second pregnancy. Since it’s Thursday, I’ll be linking it on up with the lovely Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
Wow, 33 Weeks! How on Earth am I down to just 7 weeks left in this pregnancy? I cannot wait to meet him. It’s interesting how much he’s already like Ryan – both boys were so active that I have never done kick counts; they really move around that much. I had hope that this little guy would be more low-key than his big brother, but from the looks of it, I’ll have 2 crazy active boys on my hands soon. The general consensus seems to be that if they’re active on the inside, they’ll be active on the outside! Anyway, let’s get into this week’s bumpdate!
Happy Sunday, friends! Another week down, 8 (hopefully less!) more to go! I am kind of in denial that I’m actually 32 weeks pregnant. We’re super excited to meet our newest little dude! And with another week comes another bumpdate! Let’s get to it. (Yeaup, I actually put on a little bit of makeup on for this one. But I’m still in sweats, so you know. Nothing too crazy.)
I KNOW. 2 bumpdates in a row! Really, when I first found out I was pregnant, I was so excited to be the good blogger and do every.single.week and the I got so sick in my first trimester and never felt like taking pictures those 3 months or whatever because just putting on pants seemed like a hassle. And then in the second trimester, I felt like nothing was changing that much and I didn’t have much to report, so a weekly post of the same.exact.thing. over and over seemed silly.
But I feel like right now everything is changing so quickly! I’m not sure if it’s just that we’re down to the final countdown (can you believe I have less than 10 weeks to go? And if Ryan and my doctors are any indication, a decent amount less!) or what, but I feel like he’s jammin along in there, my body’s going through all.the.changes. and my hormones/brain are going bananas. So here’s another update!
Can we please talk about how much smaller I was at 31 weeks with Ryan? I didn’t do many bumpdates last pregnancy, but that was one of them… and I’m tiny! (in comparison)
Cravings: There’s a Tex Mex restaurant near where we used to live called Jose Tejas and I cannot wait to (hopefully) go soon! They make the most amazing fajitas and all I can do is think about them, and their chips and salsa. Other cravings include natural PB, popcorn, and everything bagels. I want one so bad!
Aversions: None that I can really think of? Which is nice.
New things: eating less/more often (on average). Also, crossing my legs is getting super uncomfortable. I don’t remember this from last time, though I’m sure it happened. There’s just no room!
Preparation: I figured I’d start this section, since we’re in the final 10 weeks of so! We don’t plan on buying a ton of new things for this baby, but there are something we’ll be getting new. I recently bought a 2-pack of these Coobie nursing bras. My normal bras started getting tight around my rib cage (damn you, expanding ribs!) recently so I bought one of these highly recommended bras to see how they felt. SO COMFY. It’s like a sports bra, but with adjustable straps, and nursing clips. There’s a removable pad in the front which is nice for not letting everyone know when I’m cold, and the fabric is super stretchy and soft but still very supportive. No, it’s not like a super nice, push up/underwire bra, but it’s super comfy and doesn’t make everything look super saggy, so that’s nice. Last time I didn’t wear underwire for a year (coming from a girl who used to wear 2 bras at once and sleep in underwire push ups because I hate not having support..) to fend off clogged ducts. Since I got mastitis more than once last time, I’m probably going to stick with that plan of action.
ALL THAT to say, the Coobie bra is amazing, and I needed to get more for pregnancy and after baby. They also make non-nursing ones, which is apparently how they originally became know.
Anyway, that’s all for now, friends. If you’re interested in my past bumpdates, they’re listed below!