Size of Baby: 7 inches and about 1 pound
How I’m Feeling: Most days I am still feeling good. I have been having a lot of stretching pain (that I didn’t have with Avery) and A LOT of back pain. It doesn’t take much for my back to start hurting so I’ve been trying really hard to take it easy and not do too much in one day- which is hard to do when you’re in nesting mode!!
Cravings/Appetite: I have been eating like every meal is my last! I went to the doctor last week and had gained 8 pounds this past month! (😳😱) I don’t think I ever gained that much in one month with Avery. Maybe it had something to do with eating 2/3 of Kyles chocolate birthday cake all by myself! 😬
However I’m still pretty close to where I was weight wise at this point with Avery and I’m measuring right on track so I guess it’s fine. I’ve honestly been a little stressed because I feel like my belly is so much larger at this point than it was with Avery but everyone keeps telling me that’s normal with your second so who know! At least I know the baby is growing!!
Clothes: I’ve reached the point where most of my jeans are making me a little uncomfortable- I’m thankful it’s summer because honestly just any denim at all right now is so uncomfortable to me! I want to be in shorts and dresses- which is not my norm! I bought a few pair of elastic waist shorts this weekend because most of my shorts were button ups! A few weeks ago I bought several shirts from Loft and Target that were just a size larger than my normal size and those have worked great and are still fitting. It’s hard to find cute maternity tops so I’ve just been sizing up in regular clothes. Most of my dresses are pretty forgiving and stretch anyways so all of those are still working fine!
Movement: I’ve been feeling baby move since week 17ish- Kyle has even felt a few kicks which has been fun! I can feel her the most in the evenings and when I get up to use the bathroom at night. So far she seems to be a night owl and we need to work on getting that fixed ASAP!
Changes in Me: My belly feels HUGE! I am larger than I was at this point with Avery- not by a lot- but some! I’ve already started getting some small stretch marks- but I think they were there from Avery and I’m just noticing them more now as my belly stretches out! I feel like my hair is in that great pregnancy stage where it’s super soft and shiny all the time which has been super great! Ha! Other than wanting to eat all the time- not many changes have been happening.
Baby Purchases: Well we finally found out that baby number two is a GIRL!! So as soon as we found that out we went and got a few things for her. Kyle and I ran into the Toggery right after our ultrasound and bought a Kickee Pants swaddle and a Jellycat lovie- all in a pretty lavendar color. I’m planning to make her color (nursery wise) lavendar since everything with Avery was pink. I realized the longer we were in our ultrasound that I was hoping this baby was a girl. My first desire was for healthy obviously but when she told us it was a girl- I started crying! I was just so excited and happy for Avery and what having a sister means for her. She’ll have a lifelong friend and someone to share so many sweet memories with. Avery has said from the beginning that we were having a girl so she must have known something we didn’t!! Ha! Kyle’s mom also bought some sweet new pajamas and bibs for her so she already has some new and soft outfits waiting!
Looking Forward To: I am ready to get her nursery started! We are having to move Kyles office upstairs and I can physically only do so much each day so I’ve given Kyle a deadline on having the room cleared out so we can start putting baby stuff in! I have a pretty clear idea of how I want to decorate it so I’m ready to get going. I’m also ready to get her changing table repainted and ready so I can start washing all the sweet newborn clothes and blankets, etc and get those ready! I’ve already moved some things into her closet from Avery’s closet (keepsake outfits from holidays, etc) and it makes me happy seeing sweet baby things in there!