Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 35 Weeks Preggers

SoCal is going through a major heat wave right now and being prego and trying to look cute in this heat can be very difficult for me. When I’m at home, I just wanna lounge around in nothing but my undies and a tank. So this week’s update photo is a rare one! (no it’s not in the partial nude as just described lol). I had a birthday dinner over the weekend so I actually look sort of decent!!!

35 Weeks
 

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that she’s over 18 inches long and weighs more than 5 1/4 lbs – about the size of a honeydew melon!
  • She is probably not doing somersaults anymore but the number of kicks should remain the same.
  • Her kidneys are fully developed now and her liver can process some waste products.
  • Most of her basic physical development is now complete and she’ll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: not quite sure but I’m afraid to find out… needless to say I’ve been eating a lot. What can I say? I don’t plan on being pregnant again so I’ve decided to just give in to my cravings and indulge. Because I am determined to get my bod back into pre-1st baby shape ASAP.

Workouts: Ha! Waiting to hit those weights postpartum for sure!!!

Symptoms: 

  • lower back aches when I’m sitting for too long or when I’m laying in bed
  • major cankles and chubby fingers!

Food Aversions: anything greasy! I’ll eat it and then immediately regret it afterwards.

Food Cravings: donuts!!!! My boss was nice enough to buy us some donuts on Friday. It was sooooo yum. And beer. Ice. Cold. Beer.

Sleep: Not bad…even with the frequent trips to the bathroom and lower backpain… I’ve been getting adequate sleep at night. And even when I nap with Ella.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? yes!!! totally saw these and had to have them…

Muslin blankets

Aren’t they super cute?! I can’t wait for Baby P #2 to use them!!!

Stretch Marks:  I’m pretty sure there will be a lot more new ones. I’ll be able to assess the damage once I pop this baby out.

Miss Anything?: Being mobile. As dramatic as it sounds… I’ve slowed down a lot when walking from point A to point B. It’s hard to walk through narrow spaces. And just being extra careful I don’t do anything to accidentally bump into things with the prego belly.

Belly Button In or Out? Out!!! 

Wedding Rings On or Off? I swelled up pretty bad on Saturday night because of the heat and my rings were stuck. So I think I might just have to take them off and keep them off till after Baby is here.

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Neutral. Not too moody but I have my moments.

Any Movement? Yes. And I have to say she totally beats me up from the inside pretty good. Sometimes it even feels like I might be going into labor.

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? A very good friend of mine came over on Sunday the 27th, to bring over some gifts for Baby P #2 and to hang out and let both of our toddlers play. She also brought some food, which is always a big win with this prego lady.
 
Looking Forward To? Finally going on maternity leave! Wednesday 8/30/2017 I am officially on LOA. And then it’s baby shower and finalizing preparations before baby’s arrival. Eeeeek!!!

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Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 34 Weeks Preggers

34 Weeks

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P now weighs about 4 3/4 lbs, is almost 18 inches long and is the size of a cantaloupe.
  • Her fat layers – which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born – are filling her out, making her rounder.
  • Her skin is also smoother than ever.
  • Her central nervous system and lungs are continuing to mature.

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: Look for it in my 36 week update post!!!

Workouts: nada!

Symptoms:

  • Heartburn. Major. Like I couldn’t sleep at night major. No bueno.
  • TMI alert – constipation. Not too bad. But definitely uncomfortable.
  • Vaginal discharge. More than usual. Gross.
  • More swelling due to heat and pregnancy.

Food Aversions: sometimes I don’t like the food I just finished consuming.

Food Cravings: Food from this Asian place I haven’t ate at in the long time. Hubby got some for me over the weekend. And I did not enjoy it at all.

Sleep: And I am finally having trouble rolling over in bed. And getting out of bed. The belly just weighs so much now.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? Not this week.

Stretch Marks:  It looks like I’ve gained some new ones. Can’t confirm it till after Baby is here…and then I will be able to assess the damage some more.

Miss Anything?: Not waddling. Looking cute. Now I just look like a huge pregnant lady that’s about to pop any day now.

Belly Button In or Out?  It’s never going back in, I’m afraid.

Wedding Rings On or Off? On.

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Emotional rollercoaster ride over here! I had a brief moment the other day when I thought of my Ella Bella and immediately felt sad… she’s growing up so fast and I just realized that in just a few weeks, it will no longer be just me and Ella. I know I should be happy that I’m welcoming another baby girl… but I just can’t help but feel sad, too

Any Movement? Yes sir!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Not really. Same ole same ole. Just been trying to rest up a lot. Baby P will be here pretty quick and I’m not looking forward to the sleep deprivation part of this whole thing!
 
Looking Forward To? Our baby shower in a couple of weeks! The hubs took the reigns on this one and planned the whole thing so I wouldn’t have to stress out about it. It’s more of a sprinkle. We don’t expect a lot of people to be there so it’ll be a nice little intimate gathering to celebrate the new baby. Should be fun! Can’t wait.

Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 33 Weeks Preggers

It’s been crazy for me at work, trying to get some big projects done before I go on maternity leave so it’s taken me awhile to get to my updates. But I’ll get ya’ll caught up soon enough…

33 Weeks


What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P weighs a little over 4 lbs. and has passed the 17-inch mark – she’s as big as a head of celery!
  • She might even grow up to a full inch this week.
  • She is rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look, and her skeleton is hardening.
  • The bones in her skull aren’t fused together, which will allow her to move and slightly overlap, making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. These bones won’t fuse entirely until early adulthood so they can grow as her brain and other tissues expands during infancy and childhood.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: will know at my next doctor’s appointment at 36 weeks! For now, we can just assume it’s slowly going up and up and up.

Workouts: I workout in my dreams. Seriously… too tired and too sore to do any other workout besides walking.

Symptoms: nothing new. Refer to the previous post… I’m pretty sure my symptoms have been pretty consistent this entire trimester.

Food Aversions: none

Food Cravings: any and everything. Donuts are always at the top of my list. Followed by soda (like coke or pepsi), and occasionally ice cream.

Sleep: still sleeping pretty good, and only getting up once maybe twice to go to the restroom.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? Just a couple of things: 1) Halo Bassinest fitted sheet and 2) Halo wearable blanket.

Stretch Marks:  I think there might be some new ones…

Miss Anything?: yes… all the simple things like being able to just get up off the couch without any struggle.

Belly Button In or Out?  I don’t think I’ll really have one at the end of this pregnancy

Wedding Rings On or Off? They are still on!!!!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Definitely a combination of both. And it really just depends on who I’m interacting with.

Any Movement? Yes! She never stops, my little ninja.

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Nah. I’m pretty boring…so nothing really exciting has happened. Just continuing to nest, nest, nest!
 
Looking Forward To? Going on maternity leave and spending some much needed time with my one and only child until Baby #2 arrives.

Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 32 Weeks Preggers

32 Weeks

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P weighs about 3 3/4 pounds and measures about 16.7 inches long and is about the size of a jicama!
  • I’m gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to Baby P.
  • She’s going to gain about 1/3 of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb.
  • She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair.
  • Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: Had my doctor appointment on August 2nd. I gained approximately 8 lbs from my last appointment at the end of June. Total weight gained since start of pregnancy: 25 lbs. Keep your fingers crossed… trying not to gain any more than I really have to.

Workouts: ha! This prego lady ain’t doing anything extra walking or lifting outside of what I do at work as well as trying to keep up with my toddler who won’t let me relax when we get home for the day. So yeah… workouts will resume 6 weeks postpartum thank you very much!

Symptoms: 

  • Just being plain uncomfortable – getting more and more difficult to get up from sitting position, from laying in bed… just difficult to move period.
  • Shortness of breath without even walking much or far… Baby P is really taking up a lot of room in my belly.
  • Raging hormones – major mood swings from one extreme to the next.
  • Fatigue. Super freaking tired on the daily.
  • Carpal tunnel and weird cramping in my hands and feet at the most random times

Food Aversions: none I can think of

Food Cravings: everything sweet and bad for your health. Like root beer floats. And cheese. Lots of it.

Sleep: still able to sleep well. No insomnia here. No restless leg syndrome here. *knock on wood*

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? Bought 4 new onesies from work.

And the 4th one – front n back…

How freaking cute is that?!

And from here on out, I will be making purchases for other items I need (and want) for baby. Like new burp rags, wash clothes, bandana bibs, muslin blankets, swaddles, and wearable blankets. And then once I’m on maternity leave, depending on if we get gifts from friends and family, I’ll be finalizing my shopping lists of must haves before Baby P arrives. Lots to do before she arrives!!!

Stretch Marks:  I think I see some new ones. There’s some red marks under what’s supposed to be my belly button. The area itches. I’m pretty sure there will be stretch marks there. *sigh*

Miss Anything?: being able to walk without waddling

Belly Button In or Out?  Very much an outtie

Wedding Rings On or Off? On!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? This week? Pretty chill. And happy.

Any Movement? Hell yeah…

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Totally drawing a blank here. Guess that means nothing really exciting and new has been going on. Except for the growing belly and the constant reminders that I look like I’m about ready to pop. Yup… at this point in time, it doesn’t even faze me anymore. I kind of agree that I’m huge.
 
Looking Forward To? Going on maternity leave! 3 more weeks!!!

Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 31 Weeks Preggers

31 Weeks

 

And, of course….another cute moment between mother and daughter….

 

 

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • She is measuring over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/3 lbs making her about the size of a coconut and is heading into a growth spurt!
  • She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump up as needed fat accumulates under her skin.
  • She is probably moving a lot, too, which can make sleeping a bit difficult because her kicks and somersaults may keep me up – which I don’t mind because that just means Baby P is active and healthy!

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: will give an update in the next post! Since my doc appointment happened at the start of my 32nd week

Workouts: workout? What’s that?

Symptoms: 

  • Major drooling. Yup. Gross but true. I didn’t realize it was pregnancy related but I noticed the drooling for about the last month or so? I don’t usually drool but it never dawned on me that it could be pregnancy related until I saw some article about pregnancy symptoms pop up on my FB newsfeed. But yeah… makes sense. Extra saliva = drooling problems. Go figure.
  • Aches and pains. All over.
  • Pregnancy brain. It’s real yo!
  • Cankles. Swollen because of the heat.
  • Frequent trips to the restroom.
  • Extreme fatigue.

Food Aversions: none

Food Cravings: 

  • Nacho Cheese Doritos w/sour cream
  • Fried chicken. Like country fried yumminess.

Sleep: still pretty good. Even with the bathroom trips, I’m able to go right back to sleep.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? we ordered our maternity photos! Gotta say… our toddler stole the show. As far as baby stuff… will be making purchases in the weeks to come. She’ll be here before we know it… we need to buy some things before that happens.

Stretch Marks: still no new ones.

Miss Anything?: just being able to get in and out of bed with ease!!! Ohhhh the simple things in life we take for granted.

Belly Button In or Out? I think after this pregnancy, it may never go back in 😂

Wedding Rings On or Off? It came off for a couple of days because the heat just made my fingers swell. But they’re back on!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? I would say it was an emotional one. Just a few issues that I can thank my raging hormones for sure. There were some tears shed. Some moments of emotional outbursts. And then even some sadness. I won’t go into detail about the chain of events that led to this emotional rollercoaster ride but I think it’s something that started off very early on in this pregnancy that I just tried to push to the back of my mind. And then I think the anxiety of my fast approaching due date triggered something that just sent me into a state of emotional instability… it wasn’t pretty. But I’m good now.

Any Movement? Yes! Non-stop! She’s definitely running out of room!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Probably the only fun thing this week was getting to see the digital gallery of our maternity shoot and picking out our favorites! I’m looking forward to getting them in the mail so I can put them out on display!

Maternity Collage

Looking Forward To? Going shopping for this baby of mine. Even though we have a lot of things from Ella, there’s still some things we need for our #2. Some people might think we don’t need more stuff but I beg to differ. So I’m excited to go on a little shopping spree for this little princess.