Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An Update

Okay, so I realize I've not talked about my pregnancy much, and after a request from Sarah on a comment yesterday, I thought maybe it was time for an update.

I will be 27 weeks this Friday. I can't believe how fast the time seems to be flying by! The first 3 1/2 months crept by because I was so sick, but since then it's like someone has hit fast forward. I think it also helps that I'm not as anxious as I was the first time around.

Me at Home:

It's nice to be in the stage of pregnancy where I have energy again! I think Nick handled almost all of the housework during my sick period while I slept!

I seem to have hit the nesting stage as well. I completely cleaned and reorganized our laundry room, am caught up on laundry and do at least one load every night and am compulsively picking up after everyone. I even drew a sketch on how we can organize the garage...seriously, this is not me!

It is getting harder to give Bailey her baths. It hurts to try and lean over the tub, but luckily Nick's always willing to help out when I just can't do it.

Me at Work:

Thanks to my friend Emily, I haven't had to buy any new maternity pants for work. She let me borrow her Belly Band and I use it 5 days a week! I'm hoping to get through the rest of the pregnancy without new work pants, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Since I'm on my backside a lot of the day, I still wear heels almost every day. It doesn't matter what I wear anyway, my back always hurts.

I'm stressing a little less about maternity leave because I think I've figured out we can actually live on half of what I would normally bring in a month. That means cutting back on some savings during that time, but it's worth it. It would be awfully nice if I actually got paid during my leave though!

Me in a Nutshell:

Overall, I'm feeling pretty good. Except for the fact that I just lost my voice thanks to some sinus infection junk. And as I mentioned earlier, I am having a lot of back pain. My back hurt with Bailey, but no where near this bad. It's my very lower back. It doesn't matter if I'm sitting, standing, wearing tennis shoes or heels, it hurts.

I'm sleeping okay. I have nights where all I do is toss and turn and get up to go pee, but luckily those are usually only a couple of times a week.

As far as how I feel about my body this time, I actually feel pretty good. I've gained about the same amount of weight so far, but I started out 20 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Bailey.

**Okay, I know some menfolk in my family read this from time to time...you may want to stop reading here or skip the next part**

My only real complaint about my body are these huge boobs I have to pack around! The bra I am currently wearing is a size G. I told Nick that must stand for "good golly those are ginormous!". Seriously, a G...it's just ridiculous. But, since I'm about 98% sure this will be our last child, they should be gone in a little over a year. I'm so excited about the thought of a breast reduction that I can barely stand it!

We have a first name all picked out for our little bundle of joy, but are still working on a middle name. I don't want to say her name on here until we have her full name finalized. I'm just waiting on my husband to finally give the okay and then we're all set...he doesn't seem to be in any hurry though!

Bailey and the Pregnancy so far:

She talks more and more about her little sister every day. She talks to her a lot and hugs and kisses my belly. When she's eating her dinner she'll make comments about how she needs to eat her veggies so she can grow big to be a big sister. Here's my favorite conversation we've had so far...

We were sitting on the couch watching cartoons one morning when out of nowhere Bailey starts saying, "I'm going to show her that the sand isn't scary mommy. And I'll show her not to be scared of the pool, the beach or the lake. I'll walk right down to the water by myself and get water in my bucket for my sandcastle, to show her it's not scary."  "What are you talking about?" "I want to show my baby sister not to be scared of those things mommy. That's what big sisters do."

Really, it doesn't get much sweeter than that! I can't wait until I can hold both of my princesses in my arms and just love on them!!


Danielle said...

Today must be a hormonal day for me because that little discussion you had with Bailey brought tears to my eyes! They grow up so fast and develop into these caring little beings. And then we can look at them and say, "I did that! I made that little being."

I had forgotten about the bathtub thing. I remember trying to tame the beast and practically falling in the tub. Wes had to do it his fair share during that time as well.

Could I have some of your reduction?

Mama Smors said...

awwww thank you for sharing!! you look great :) i love your little belly bump. i am glad you are feeling better and still sleeping okay.... it is a must when you have a 3 year old to keep up with! can't wait to hear your little bundle's name :) bailey is going to be a great big sister!!

Brooke said...

You look adorable Nicole! I'm glad things are going well for you. I have maternity pants if you want them. They are just sitting in a bag in my closet. Bailey is going to be a terrific big sis :)