Sunday, 25 September 2016

Pregnancy at 30 Weeks

  • Still not sleeping
  • Irritable uterus was really bad this past weekend, it hurt every time I did anything, so I really didn't do much
  • I walked to pick Parker up from daycare one day and thought I was going to die by the time I got back.  It's about a 10 minute walk total....
  • I had one day where the baby was so high up, it was uncomfortable.  By the end of the day the baby was jabbing into my side and it was actually painful.  
  • So basically the third trimester is hard
  • On the bright side, the baby feels pretty high, which is good.  I don't want it dropping any time soon!  And it still moves a lot.  I can sometimes feel a foot or a butt sticking out
  • We moved Parker to his real bed, so it's time to get the nursery back and ready for baby.  I have the next week off so I'm hoping to get a lot done and also pack my hospital bag.  Last time I literally packed a bag for myself at 3 in the morning.  This time I want to be prepare and actually have a bag for myself, Ryan, the baby and Parker.  Because packing that much at 3 am would not be fun
  • As seen in the above photo, we went to a wedding (at 30 weeks 2 days).  I wore the heels for the ceremony and maybe half an hour after and that was enough.  And then I found a comfy chair and sat in it all night.  But it was actually a lot of fun and I had lots of friends who thought the comfy chairs were a pretty good way to spend the night too, so it all worked out!


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Pregnancy at 29 Weeks

  • Only up a pound from my last appointment, so 29 pounds total so far
  • I wake up at least twice to go to the bathroom in the night, plus more just because I'm uncomfortable, plus more if Parker wakes up
  • Irritable uterus seemed slightly better this week or I'm getting used to it
  • Parker started swimming lessons.  I went in the pool with him but wasn't really a fan of the whole pregnant in a bathing suit at a public place thing...So I'm sending Ryan in next week
  • I did exercise a bit more this week.  Either 3 or 4 times.  Nothing strenuous of course, mostly some yoga and a bit of light weights
  • My belly button has been pretty flat for awhile.  The top part of it kind of pops out which makes it look like it has popped, but it hasn't really
Look at me at 29 weeks with Parker.  I feel a lot bigger this time, but really when you look at this picture and compare it, it's not a massive difference.  I feel like I got bigger faster this time and then it slowed down.  However, I'm sure that this baby is going to be bigger than Parker was!


Saturday, 17 September 2016

A Little Boy in a Big Boy Bed

Last night we moved Parker into his big boy bed.  Yes he is much too small for this, but with the baby coming, his crib is going to be taken over and I really didn't want to spend money on a new crib that he would only use for a year. 

He first got out of bed and got so upset that he actually made himself throw up.  Not going to lie, I was pretty concerned that this wasn't going to happen for us at that point.  But then I only had to put him back in bed twice and he fell asleep and slept all night.

We haven't tried nap time yet, and I know it's only one night...but I'm really hopeful that this won't be too much of a struggle! 

Time really flies with kids...


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pregnancy at 28 Weeks

I'm actually 29 weeks now, so I'm only a week behind...
  • This week has been ok.  I don't know that I'm actually feeling any better, but I'm getting better at sitting down when I get sore.  And I'm trying really hard not to pick Parker up as much and teach him some independence.  So I let him walk places that he can walk to.  With such a tiny kid it's been easy for us to just carry him everywhere, and he's gotten used to that.
  • I thought I was in labour at the cottage.  I kind of had a melt down.  It wasn't pretty.  But turns out I wasn't in labour.  Thank goodness.  I haven't felt like that again since, so that's a good thing. 
  • Sleep is getting more difficult.  I wake up a lot in the night and am just uncomfortable and turning over isn't very easy.
  • Ryan and I shipped Parker off to Grandma's for a Saturday and got so much done around the house! We got Parker's room partially set up, which makes me feel a lot more ready for this baby.
  • Because I feel like I will have this baby early every day is a milestone for me at this point

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Remember that time when Parker learned to have noodle fights with his cousins at the cottage?  If not, all the big kids get full sized noodles, Parker gets half a noodle and they chase each other around the yard.

It's all fun and games until Parker needs to use a noodle at swimming lessons and doesn't realize it's for floating.  He thinks he's supposed to hit people with it.  

I'm the mom who pretends at the time that it's not funny, but really thinks it's hilarious... 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Pregnancy - 27 Weeks

  • Apparently I'm 7 months pregnant.  I found this thing online that tells me that, I thought I was only 6 months, so it's like I gained a month all at once!  Seriously, that month calculation is really difficult for pregnant people...
  •  I had my glucose test at the beginning of this week.  Good news, I don’t have gestational diabetes.  Bad news, my iron is low.  It’s not actually that big of a deal, I just have to take iron supplements.  I don’t mind the orange drink and was more just bored sitting there waiting for the hour
  • We went camping at the Pinery.  It was fun but I was disappointed that I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to do when we booked it.  I wanted to bike and hike and go paddle boarding.  Maybe next year….
  • I haven’t been feeling great at all.  I had an appointment with my midwife this week and kind of broke down.  I feel like a lot of stuff has been building up between work stress, and stress getting ready for this baby, plus worrying about having another preemie.  My body hasn’t been feeling great, which makes me more nervous for having this baby early.  So I’m getting an ultrasound next week and at 32 weeks to check on my cervix length.  She’s hoping that gives me some piece of mind if it comes back that it’s not thinning out.  
  • I have an irritable uterus.  Turns out I had it last time too, I just didn’t realize what it was.  But this time it’s worse and has started earlier.  It’s the tight crampy feeling that I get below my belly and is kind of constant contractions.  It’s caused by stress, exercise, lifting heavy objects, dehydration…so basically everything I do.  
  • I’m supposed to take it easy.  And I’m not good at listening to advice like that.  It’s not that I’m overly active and trying to do a million things, but I do like to do stuff on my own and I don’t like to ask for help with things that I feel I should be able to do.  So that’s difficult for me.
  • For now, my focus needs to be on keeping this baby inside.  I’m trying to take it one week at a time, as every day is better for the baby, and at this point I’m just hoping to make it to 34 weeks.  Once we get there we can focus on keeping the baby in until full term!