36 Week update: Open and Honest – Second Pregnancy

It’s been almost a month since my last full “weekly” update. Can you tell my mind has been in a million different places? We are SO SO close to the big day and I’ve been so busy trying to wrap my mind around that, deal with the constant urge to nest, take care of my little girl, spend as much quality time with Aaron as I can, and keep up with my friends, family, and social media.

I’ve still been keeping up with going to the chiropractor and physical therapy. Even with that, I’ve been getting so uncomfortable to the point where I really feel like my stomach is just going to bust open and my back and tailbone are going to break lol Wes is still head down which is great! He’s been moving SO much and digging his way down and that is NOT something I am familiar with. Peyton didn’t do any of these things lol I don’t remember feeling this uncomfortable with her… but I know he’s probably a lot bigger than she was and my body is still small. I’ve been getting a LOT of Braxton hicks contractions. I used to get them a lot with Peyton but these are a little more painful than last time. I’m hoping that’ll only help me once the big day comes. Heartburn and reflux are in FULL swing. I can’t even eat a normal sized meal anymore without feeling it all come up my throat! Even with all of this, I still thoroughly enjoy being pregnant and I consider it to be the biggest blessing. I LOVE carrying my little babes. I know I’ll miss it soon after. I’m just so grateful that we were able to have another child and conceive on our own after all that we went through before.

It is SO hard to fathom that there is going to be another member of our family. It is mind-blowing. If I’m being honest, which you know I’m always upfront with you guys, I’ve had a lot of anxiety about practically everything. The transition from one babe to two, the birth, not knowing how things are going to go down, getting down to Boca to have him, however that may be, where Peyton is going to be and what she’ll be doing while I’m in labor, feeling guilty about having to leave her for that, breastfeeding all over again, getting the house/his room prepared.. it’s just SO MUCH to think about. I’m NOT the type of person that enjoys “going with the flow”. I’m a planner and a thinker and none of this caters to that lol I know there really isn’t anything I can do about it so it’s just hard to deal with sometimes. I find comfort in knowing that our family will be a HUGE help when the time comes and that I’ll have the BEST birth team by my side. From now until that day, I’m going to do my best to stay as relaxed as I possibly can.

How far along? 36 weeks 1 days
Total weight gain/loss? 28 pounds
Maternity clothes? My maternity clothes don’t even fit anymore -__-
Stretch marks? So far so good… but I’m not too sure how long that’ll last lol
Sleep? Could be worse… could be a LOT better.
Miss anything? Rolling over in bed without making a lot of noise LOL
Movement? He doesn’t stop.
Food cravings? Whatever pops into my head, I MUST have.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I’ve been getting a little nauseous here and there.
Showing yet? Is this a serious question still?
Gender guesses? It’s a BOY! ❤
Belly button in or out? It’s sticking out a LITTLE bit.
Wedding rings on or off? Off!
Happy or moody? Lately, moody!
Looking forward to? Meeting my little boy!


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