Tuesday, March 11, 2014

32 weeks...and counting.

This pregnancy has gone by so quickly. When you already have a child, time completely changes. It is no longer the hands on a clock whirring by. It is in pounds and ounces of your little one, in dirty diapers and bottles, minutes spent reading board books with crazy names like, "But Not the Hippopotamus". It is measured in the minutes not sleeping at night, in unexpected smiles and cuddles, in watching your baby who is growing so rapidly sleep in your arms.

So no wonder this pregnancy with our Charis has flown by.

How far along? 32 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Two weeks ago at the doctor I had already gained a whopping 18 pounds. Considering my total gain with Gwen was 20 pounds, it's looking like I am going to have a lot of baby weight to lose.
Maternity clothes? Is there anything else? I'm never going back to regular clothes.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Gwen is FINALLY sleeping through the night (most nights). I, however, am not. Looks like I need to sleep train myself. 
Best moment this week: Gwen walking...but this isn't about Gwen. The best moment is just feeling Charis move and knowing she is there. I feel like I ignored the first part of my pregnancy due to fear of having another child. I am finally enjoying it. 
Miss Anything? I miss eating like a normal person. Acid reflux is of Satan and sometimes I just don't feel like eating even though I am hungry.
Movement: She is a mover and a shaker! Mostly when I am trying to nap or sleep at night. I guess she doesn't want me to get used to sleeping all night again.
Food cravings: Steak and baked potato....vanilla ice cream with hot fudge....sushi....yuuum.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the acid reflux. It feels like my stomach is burning sooo...yeah. I am having a lot of back and hip pain.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. My father-in-law actually mentioned how much I had grown in just the small span of a week! I am much bigger than I was with the Duck.
Gender: She is still a she and it is what she will always be.
Labor Signs: Nope!
Belly Button in or out? Innie! It never poked out with Gwen so I am guessing it will stay in.
Wedding rings on or off? Off....they are so uncomfortable and way too tight.
Happy or Moody most of the time: A mix of the two. I think I have been better over the last couple of months...hm.
Things you love: Sleep...or the idea of sleep.
Looking forward to:  Getting adjusted to our new life with two babies under two years old.

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