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Feels so good to be half way through this pregnancy!
Things keep trekking along. Most of the time I am blissfully unaware that I am pregnant, but these past few weeks, it’s been getting harder and harder to move, making me VERY aware that I am growing a child. Not that it’s a bad thing to realize that I have a baby boy cooking away in there, but it’s a little frustrating to start to lose the stamina, flexibility and energy I once had.
Besides that, still so grateful little one seems to be thriving!
I don’t know. I haven’t checked since before Easter because I’m scared to see that number. I’m probably up 17 or 18 pounds at this point which my OBGYN isn’t too thrilled about but I DON’T CARE. This is my last baby and I’m just trying to get through this. I keep telling my husband amongst the complaints “I’m so glad this is the last time I have to do this!” That is my saving grace, not just for weight gain but for all pregnancy related ailments that seem to befall me.
How have you been feeling?
That darn round ligament pain has found me again and my body is revolting. I don’t remember it hurting quite this badly when I was pregnant with Eddie, but maybe it did and I blocked it out? That is my main complaint as of now. I mentioned it at my last appointment and my doctor was like “yup, normal. Especially for a fourth pregnancy.” So, that’s good?!
It mainly hurts when I walk, so that’s awesome…living in NYC and having to walk everywhere. Ha! Once I get going it’s not SO bad, but when I stop and then have to start back up again, that is brutal.
I guess the really good thing about all these pains is baby is obviously growing and stretching out my body. Hooray for this being the LAST time I have to do this 🙂
How are you sleeping?
I guess alright, but it’s getting worse, thanks to that round ligament pain. I get woken up every time I turn from side to side. I either fall right to sleep and get woken up from the pain every time I move, or I can’t get comfortable and it takes me hours to fall asleep. There were two times this past week alone I didn’t fall asleep until 2am. Guess I better get used to the lack of sleep?
I haven’t been to the gym since before Easter and haven’t really cared or made the effort to go to the gym since this round ligament pain has gotten worse. My trainer keeps texting me and I keep ignoring him. Ha!
But, I will say I generally enjoy the walks I’ve been doing at least 4 mornings per week after I drop my older two kids off at school. I’ll push Eddie around in the stroller around Central Park for 2-3 miles and then walk home. It’s low impact and once I get going the pain goes away. After I get home, that’s when it starts back up again, but at least I can take the tylenol and deal. Doing my best to stay active.
Tomatoes and more tomatoes! I’ll drink V8 when we have it and will throw tomatoes onto anything. Recently, I made this pico de gallo and have been eating this nonstop. It’s so good in breakfast burritos! (Tortilla, scrambled egg + a few extra whites + melted cheese + pico. HEAVEN!)
I wouldn’t say I have a huge craving for them and I will hurt people if I can’t have them, but fresh tomatoes are the only thing that will really hit the spot.
Have you felt the baby move?
Yes! Not very much but that is picking up steam. The larger he gets, the stronger he gets, the more obvious those movements are becoming. I feel like this is late for me to be feeling the baby move, but I’m not sure my other babies were always facing my spine. I’ve had so many ultrasounds and every time he’s facing my spine. At night is when I feel him move the most because I’m not doing anything else.
Other random thoughts
I am thinking of getting another bassinet or possibly a mini crib for the baby. I’m still deciding. We thankfully have room for a full size crib but I think I’d rather use that space in baby’s room for a comfy rocking chair. Have any of you used a mini crib or have recommendations for a nice, heavily padded rocking chair? I want to be able to nurse the baby while I sleep in it. Looking for something like this, but cheaper.
Also, if you have any cute baby boy names, lay them on me. Through all the ultrasounds we’ve had, I know this baby is so so cute. I need a name to match his cuteness. Looking for short and sweet names that don’t end in ‘n’.
Thanks, friends! Can’t believe in 6 1/2 weeks, I’ll be in the 3rd trimester. Baby day is coming up fast!