Halfway 2.0

by katelin on October 27, 2017

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So here we are, already halfway through this pregnancy. I have no idea how that happened. And it still hasn’t totally sunk in that it’s really happening. I figured I’d revisit the halfway recap that I did when I was pregnant with Riley, crazy to see how similar and yet different these pregnancies have been.

How far along? 21 weeks (on Sunday).

How big is the baby? Officially one whole pound, wahoo. We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday and the little guy is right on track. And apparently has some long legs like his brother (not surprising).

Total weight gain: 8-9 lbs, it seriously feels like a whole lot more and I’m amazed it’s not like 20 lbs at this point, but I’ll take it.
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Anxious about: You know, the usual. Everything. Although we had a great appointment yesterday and everything looks good, it’s hard to curb my constant worry. I also have an anterior placenta so I won’t be feeling this guy move as much as I did with Riley, which is a bit annoying, but alas, perfectly okay.

Excited about: Maternity clothes, specifically maternity leggings, they are heavenly. Riley starting to understand more about his little brother. It’s so damn cute and makes me cry every time when he asks about his brother.

Feeling: Tired. A whole lot of tired. My hips are starting to ache as well, but it’s not the worst.

Exercise: Does chasing a toddler count? Because that’s about all the exercise I’ve been able to get in these days. With the occasional random stretching, I am failing so hard at walking or working out this time around.

Sleep:What’s that? I’m up about once or twice a night either to pee or roll over or because Riley is waking up. I’ve pretty much come to accept that I’m just not sleeping again for the next few years.

Movement:I’ve been feeling itty bitty flutters here and there, but nothing big yet. Anxiously waiting to feel movement on the outside and totally blow Riley’s little mind (or freak him the eff out, ha).

Food Cravings: I’ve had Top Ramen more times than I care to admit. And the candy cravings are back in action. What can I say, pregnancy brings out my sweet (and salty) tooth.

Misc:
At yesterday’s appointment the doctor pointed out the penis to yet again confirm it was a boy. Riley latched onto that fact for the rest of the appointment and kept asking “Where’d the penis go??” It was so hard to not keep laughing.

This kid still has no name. It’s also just weird to me that we know it’s a boy. But that doesn’t make the name thing any easier. Luckily we’ve still got time, but man, naming a person is stressful.

This kid is also so very loved. I feel like I alter between grateful, terrified, excited and overjoyed with love all day, every day. I can’t tell if it’s pregnancy hormones or just general giddiness.

I have four good friends that are pregnant right now too and I’m putting my money that they’ll all have girls. Apparently I’m keeping the balance over here, ha.

A friend is moving and she dropped off her old high chair and a boppy. And holy shit did that make things feel a bit more real. Because so far, this is all so surreal and I don’t know how to make this sink in any better/easier/faster.

Yet again, I’m all for people touching the belly. I do not mind. At all. It only helps me remember that this is actually very real.

 

 

happy weekend!

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