How far along?
28 weeks through 39 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:
Lost 12 pounds -- 125
Gained back too many pounds --160's
It is so damn hot here in Florida so I've been living in dresses. Some of them are maternity from Pink Blush but quite a few are just non-maternity maxi dresses.
I used to look forward to sleeping now it is pure misery. I feel like I am doing a performance in the olympics when I try to roll from side to side. I wake up every 1-2 hours to go to the bathroom. Braxton hicks are a normal occurrence throughout the night.
The only part of the night that I love is feeling my baby boy kick around - it seems that he likes to be awake around 2am so it'll be interesting to see if he is the same once he gets here.
Best moments from second trimester:
Continuing to feel my sweet baby boy move around.
Our doctor appointments - I love hearing his heartbeat & just being assured that all these crazy hormones & aches/pains are normal.
Our maternity photos.
Our baby shower.
Our ultrasound at 35 weeks - we had it because he is measuring 2 weeks ahead so we had to confirm his size.
Finishing baby boy's nursery.
Our mini vacation to the beach condo.
Have you told family and friends:
A long time ago ! They are all so pumped & cannot wait until he is here.
Being able to shave my legs & actually see where I am shaving. All I have to say is... God should have stopped hair growth during pregnancy not amp it up.
Fitting into small clothes & feeling 'normal' and not having so much pain.
The flexibility to easily cut & paint my toenails.
A nice, chilled, ice coca cola or Dr. Pepper.
Being able to layout in the blasting hot sun & getting a super tan.
He is super active all the time now & because he is getting so big, it physically hurts most times. I still love for his movements & when I don't feel him, I push around and he kicks me back. He is so strong & facing down.
Chick Fil A Fries & Sauce
Freezing cold water (I typically hate cold water)
Homemade coffee milkshake
Van's Gluten Free Blueberry waffles with PB & Jelly
Iced Orange Juice
Anything making you queasy or sick:
Raw & Cooked Meat.
Have you started to show yet:
Haha !! Just call me big momma. I love this growing belly of mine. It is strange because even though I feel uncomfortable & still unsure of all these sudden changes with my body, I feel like I feel the most secure that I have felt in a long time. I kind of feel like I can wear what I want, when I want & it is okay.
Sweet baby boy !!
Lots of braxton hicks contractions but no actual signs of labor. And I've been getting awful pains in my lower stomach & back - they stop me dead in my tracks and are awful. As I am getting closer to the end of my pregnancy, I am also feeling swelling and pressure in private areas; sometimes it feels like someone drop kicked it down a football field & put it back on my body.
As much as I wish I wasn't in pain & miserable a lot of the time, I am thankful that my baby & body are preparing for departure. ha!
Belly Button in or out?
The linea nigra line on my tummy is very dark now due to laying out in the sun for a week on our vacation. And my belly button, well... lack thereof is starting to poke out.
At 36 weeks, my belly button popped out !!
Wedding rings on or off?
Happy or Moody most of the time:
Anxious. The closer we get, the more overwhelmed & scared I am. My moods are all over the place, kind of like my thoughts. I am terrified of surgery
& even more terrified of postpartum.
Looking forward to:
Our baby boy being born - we had to schedule a c-section because he is a very big baby & a vaginaly delivery is no longer safe anymore.
Here are some pictures:
The day of baby boy was born - July 12, 2018.