Will Baby Deuce be a Boy or Girl?

I can’t stop thinking about Baby Deuce lately and how eager I am to find out if it’s a boy or a girl.  There are so many similarities to my pregnancy with C, but there’s also some distinct differences.

Similarities

  • Craving McDonald’s sausage burritos for breakfast, and they seem to calm my stomach
  • Aversions to beef and fried foods (except french fries!)
  • Hyperemesis requiring Zofran, Unisom and vitamin B6
  • Belly growing low and straight out
  • Skin issues – dry patches, some breakouts
  • Inability to work with food/cook at all in the first trimester

Differences

  • Required twice the dose of Zofran that I was on with C
  • Constant strange taste in my mouth
  • Altered sense of smell – I always think I’m smelling a strange smell
  • Altered sense of taste – some things taste metallic, others just taste…different
  • Aversion to chocolate and coffee.  Yes!  I usually LOVE chocolate and coffee.

I don’t know what to think!  I’d absolutely love to have another boy so that C could have a brother close in age, and because their birthdays will only be about a week apart and we already have all the right clothes…  But because of the differences in the two pregnancies, I’m starting to wonder if this might be a girl.

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Waiting for Labor is a Crash-Course in Patience

I’ve never been a patient person.  Waiting for labor is driving me completely insane.  I am now convinced (illogically, I admit) that Baby C is NEVER. COMING. OUT.  Good thing I didn’t get my hopes up yesterday when they told me I was probably dilating and labor would come soon…I had my appointment today and there was absolutely no change.  I’m still at 2.5cm.  His head is as low as it can get, so it’s no surprise that I feel like I’m holding a bowling ball in between my legs.

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Not Getting My Hopes Up…

Had to call the doctor today due to some spotting with cramping and they said that I’m probably dilating and labor will be coming soon.   I have to say, I’ve heard that before and I am not getting my hopes up.  I really wish my doctor hadn’t told me about a month ago that she thought I’d be early.  I’m five days away from my due date (and I’ve passed the date that should really be my due date), and I’m starting to feel like we’ll have to go through an induction and smoke this baby out!

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My Belly’s the Size of a Watermelon

I have a few different pregnancy apps on my iPhone, and for the past few weeks my baby’s size has been the equivalent of a watermelon.  This week, that watermelon is now between 6-9 lbs (goodness, I hope he’s not 9 lbs!).  I can definitely tell that my belly is huge, because it’s getting in the way quite often…

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Pregnancy Does WHAT?! No Way!

When we announced we were expecting, there were some things that people described to me that I simply didn’t believe would happen…until I went through them.  Here’s my list of things that sound too weird to be true.  Feel free to add additional ones by commenting on this post!

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Are You Kidding Me?!?!

So apparently it is possible for one to experience severe cramping and contractions day and night and yet make no progress toward labor.  Said contractions and cramping can be so bad that they stop one from moving or talking and also can continually wake one up at night.

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Please Keep Your Hands and Feet Inside the Baby-Making Vessel

I can tell Baby is really running out of room in his temporary home.  He’s always been one to stretch out (that’s why they thought he may have been ginormous), but now that he’s getting bigger and stronger, it’s really getting uncomfortable for me.  I often have a foot or two sticking out just below my ribs.  He stretches his arms to put enormous pressure on my bladder.  Last night I tried to push his foot back in.  It kind of made me chuckle when he “listened” to me for a while, but then he won out and I had both feet sticking out of my belly.

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Weekly Update

32 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Honeydew (19 in., 4.5 lbs)

Newly craved food: Hot dogs, mint chocolate chip ice cream

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Over the past week or so, I was missing my friends and family who all live 5-6+ hours away.  We saw them over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, but will not be making another trip to see them until at least Memorial Day weekend.  (We moved to another state over the summer.)

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Tips to Relieve 7 Pregnancy Aches and Pains

In BabyCenter’s latest email blast, they sent out a link to this article on how to relieve a list of 7 pregnancy aches and pains.  I was happy to look at the list and realize I do NOT have several of the problems. :)

And if you’re struggling from severe low back pain like I am, here is a link on how to help relieve that.

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Ouch!

Anyone else suffering from pubic bone pain?  Oh, the pain!  I’m staring at a dishwasher and dish rack filled with clean dishes to be put away, and I simply can’t bring myself to get up and walk across the room.  The pain and discomfort when I move positions, stand, or try to walk is insane.

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