13 October 2009

Neun und Neunzig

At some point last night, my little creepy floating baby reminded me that I had only 100 days until my due date. To that thought, I went, "Really? Sweet!" Honestly, the second pregnancy isn't as busy as my first. We already have a lot of things ready, and as soon as we found out it was a boy we went out & got clothes & decorated the nursery. We seem to be in a hold pattern for now. Thankfully, its fall, so there's lots of things to keep us busy!

Some basic pregnancy updates.

*I'm feeling tons better. About 2 or 3 days before my birthday, I realized that I had energy again! I started feeling (almost) normal again, except of course for the bulging belly. My food aversions are gone, and its nice to be able to eat again. (I've gained a bit of weight to prove it!) So the 2nd trimester came a little late (like 10 weeks) but thankfully it came!

*Everything is looking good at my doctor's appointments. I'm still nervous about having another big baby. Last week I measured on the outside about a week ahead. We'll just have to see what happens. I get to go in for glucose testing in about 2 weeks. Joy.

*I've been feeling movement since week 14, but its nice to start getting those good hard kicks. Unfortunately, they are extremely low. I can't be certain, but it seems like this little boy's feet are wedged low near my cervix. Almost all the movement is under my belly. My kidneys and colon feel like they are getting a beating all night long. Hopefully he unwedges soon and flips, no breach babies please!

*We're getting Sariah use to the idea of baby brother. She knows the room where we change her diaper is "brother's room." She's still in love with babies, which is a good thing. Yesterday, we were over at a friend's house, and she kept telling me she had to "pet" the baby. She even got to hold him. I think she's going to be a great big sister.

*Doug came back from the Priesthood session of General Conference totally excited about being a father to a boy. He's going to be a great example to our little guy!

*Finally, here's a shot of me with 99 days to go, a day shy of 26 weeks... scary, isn't it?


Alan and Denise said...

Thanks for the update! I'm glad you're feeling better, and hope you do so the rest of the time. Sounds like things are falling into place, and you'll definitely be ready to welcome "baby brother" home.

Susan said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, too. Hopefully the third trimester will be good to you. Good luck with the last 99 days! It seems like just last week I was realizing I only had 100 days left. Time is flying.

Melissa said...

I carried my son lower too. Weird. I guess that's where old wives tales come from.....

Jenny said...

Glad you're feeling well these days! I hope the next 99 (well, 98 now) days go by quickly for you and that all goes well.

I'm super excited to meet my new sweet little nephew!

Sarah said...

You are so beautiful, Marin :)