I thought it might be fun to look back at all of the weekly updates I made when I was pregnant with C and compare that pregnancy to my current one. It was fun to look at the size of my baby bump as each pregnancy progressed!
I clearly started showing much earlier with Baby Deuce than I did with C!
Which bump do you think was bigger at 24 weeks?
By 32 weeks, I think they evened out; although I might have had a slightly bigger bump with C!
I also think it’s funny that I generally faced the opposite direction for my bump pictures with Baby Deuce! Have you compared your belly pics from different pregnancies?
1. The incessant need to pee. Seriously, there were some days that I could have camped out in my bathroom. But our bed didn’t fit.
2. Not being able to see your feet. I don’t normally look down when I walk, but the ability to see your feet is sometimes very helpful in preventing stubbed toes…or when scaling a flight of stairs.
3. The inability to tie your shoes. I gave up on normal-person shoes and wore slip-ons for my entire 3rd trimester. It’s like trying to bend over a ginormous bowling ball that kicks. Screw that.
4. The pregnant woman shuffle. By the late 3rd trimester, your normal walk morphs into that of a penguin. Sexy.
5. Feeling like a washed-up whale. When you’re ready to deliver any day, you can barely move, and the world no longer creates a shirt large enough to cover your belly…well, that’s a feeling you simply won’t miss.
On tap for tomorrow: 5 things to love about pregnancy.
It’s a sad day in the life of a pregnant woman when some of her maternity shirts no longer keep her belly covered.
Then again, it also signals that the due date is near. So basically, it’s a mixed-emotion day. I feel HUGE. I hoped it would never be time for the mumu!
Maybe I shouldn’t feel bad anymore that I’m too tired now to do some of the prenatal workout DVDs that I purchased a few months ago. I discovered a new aerobic workout!
Laugh if you will, but every time I bend over to reach for something; pick something up off the floor; put on socks, shoes or pants; or, um, anything that requires bending, I end up breathing heavily. It’s a difficult workout. Perhaps you need to have a 5-pound+ baby in your uterus to reap these benefits. I’m not sure.
Size of baby: Cucumber (approx. 15 in., 2.2 lbs)
Newly craved food: I indulged in some Cold Stone this week and it was fantastic!
Food aversions: Beef, fried foods
What do you miss: This week I started to miss working in a full-time job, mostly because of the constant social interactions that come along with it. It’s weird being home all of the time, and I’m looking forward to having our baby to keep me busy!
What are you looking forward to: My three pregnancy workout DVDs just arrived and I am excited to try them out! Look for reviews in the upcoming weeks
What was the BEST part of last week? We moved around our furniture in our living room and bedroom. The pack and play is now set up in the bedroom, which is nice but also a little strange since the baby won’t be coming until April! Our living room rearrangement provides for some more floor space and we’re enjoying how much bigger it feels now.
What was the WORST part of last week? Even since taking this picture on Tuesday, I feel like my belly has taken on a life of its own because it looks so huge now. My belly feels so heavy by the end of the day and I am becoming more and more aware of how much my lap is starting to disappear. It’s so strange! But I suppose that may be the reason for my discomfort the past several days.
Some mothers feel super emotionally connected to their babies right away. Obviously, we’re physically connected to our babies. Even though I would never want anything to happen to my child and sometimes worry that the anatomy scan will reveal only 4 fingers instead of 5, I still don’t find myself talking or singing to my baby like some women do. I’ve recently come to learn that it takes some mothers longer for that connection to develop, and that’s okay.
It wasn’t until this week (week 18) that I was able to feel the baby move. It doesn’t happen all the time, but once in a while when I’m sitting still or lying down I can feel the baby moving and swimming all around. Between being able to feel my baby and finding out the sex next Friday, I think that will help me to feel more emotionally connected to him or her. It will be so much easier for me once I know if it’s going to be Caleb or Hailey. Feeling my baby move makes me realize that they’re really in there moving, growing and developing. Before it was kind of a concept to me…something growing inside me that was making me bigger by the day. It’s becoming more real and part of me, and I look forward to being able to feel kicks and call the baby by name.
When did your emotional connection begin?
16 weeks, 0 days
Size of baby: Avocado (approx. 4.5 inches, 3.5 ounces)
Newly craved food: Nothing new this week, although I am starting to enjoy a nightly cup of hot chocolate!
Food aversions: Beef and fried foods
What do you miss: (Background = we moved to a different state over the summer.) I miss being closer to family for quick trips to visit.
What are you looking forward to: More energy!
What was the BEST part of last week? Only needing to take Zofran ONE TIME! So exciting!
What was the WORST part of last week? There weren’t any bad parts of last week. My weeks are definitely improving.
I’m carrying low and starting to look like I shoved a ball underneath my shirt. This is leading me to believe that we could possibly be having a boy…