Sunday, November 24, 2013

baby no. 2 {27 weeks}

how far along? 27 weeks

how are you measuring? measuring right on track
size of baby? size of a rutabaga
heartbeat? 148bpm (at our 25 week appointment) 
total weight gain/loss? 16lbs........and they just keep on coming....ugh!!
maternity clothes? All maternity clothes except cardigans!
stretch marks? No new ones. I've really got to get better at lotioning up.  I forget most nights.
sleep? So much better this week.  Most nights I wake up to go to the bathroom at 1:30 and 4:30 which was exactly what I did with Pearson and then ended up being our nursing schedule for the first couple weeks when I had to wake up twice a night with him. 
best moment this week? Pulling out Pearson's old baby clothes and seeing how teeny tiny they were.  I forget how tiny new born clothes are.  I can't wait to have a teeny tiny baby in our home again!!
movement? Yes! I feel like he is going to be a really long baby.  He sometimes kicks me really low in the groin and the top my belly at the same time.  He also does not like to be squished.  If I slump over, bed over or have bad posture, he kicks me hard to let me know to straighten up.  He doesn't like his space invaded.  
food cravings? Milk Duds
gender predictions? BOY!!!! Nash Matthew Link
what i miss? Having a flat stomach and being able to bend over with a belly getting in the way.
what i'm looking forward to? The Christmas Season.  We put our Christmas tree up this weekend and Pearson is just in awe of it.  It's going to be so fun to see Christmas through his eyes this year as he starts to grasp some of it.
how are you feeling? So much better this week.  No Charlie Horses, no sciatic nerve pain and no hand or feet falling asleep.  Praise the Lord!! I feel great all day and get around just fine, but after Pearson's nap (which is usually after I've been busy working on some sort of project) I start to poop out.  By the time Matt gets home I am completely exhausted and my body just starts to hurt. I have Braxton Hicks contractions occasionally throughout the day, but they always pick up in the evening.  I end up spending most of my evening on the couch.  
comparisons to last pregnancy? Still no dark line under my belly and this was when it really started showing up with Pearson.  Way more Braxton Hicks contractions

Here I am 27 weeks with Pearson and 27 weeks with Nash.