OK, why didn’t sometime tell me this pregnancy shit was going to be so hard?
Don’t get me wrong, I love it. And I want about 10 more children now, that’s how much I love it. But some days, laaaaaaaaaawd. Help me. The heartburn, the aches and pains, the insomnia. You can never be prepared for what a tiny tiny fetus can do to your body.
Speaking of tiny, he’s not so tiny anymore. I’m 27 weeks now and our little baby is the size of a head of cauliflower. Every time I look at my baby app and see how big he’s getting, I think two things. 1. Omg look how big he is getting, that’s sooooo cute. and 2. Oh, I have to push that out.
So yeah, that’s that.
Also, I won’t leave you hanging much longer even though you probably already know. But we are having a…..
I knew it. I don’t know how I knew it, but I just knew it. As soon as the ultrasound tech went in between baby’s legs, it was confirmed. A sweet little baby boy! We are so excited and for those of you asking, we haven’t picked a name and probably never will because we just can’t find the perfect one! I’m praying that when he pops out, a name will then pop into my head. But if not, we will have some back-ups just in case.
As for the second trimester, it’s been much better than the first. I have been so busy lately that I have to just remind myself that it will just be me and my little guy for only a couple more months now. His kicks are the BEST FEELING EVER. My husband will agree, it’s the cutest thing ever that every time he places his hand on my belly, baby starts to kick. Future best buds? I think so.
I’ve started to get a little uncomfortable, though. My pregnancy pillow has been amazing – it’s the Boppy Pillow from Buy Buy Baby , I linked it here! I use it every night and it has been so helpful in helping me with back and belly support. Plus it’s only half the price of some of the bigger name brand pillows out there and I can use it for breastfeeding once bub is here. Also, I have found both my husband and dog sleeping with it. So, it’s good.
I haven’t been as active as I would have liked to be, but honestly I don’t want to push myself. I’m working full-time still for a couple more weeks and I am climbing stairs and running around all day, so I’m definitely up and moving. I have started becoming obsessed with Prenatal Yoga though. Tip: Don’t pay for classes. Just look up ‘SarahBethYoga’ on YouTube and she has some amazing 5, 10, 20, 30 minute yoga routines for moms-to-be and they have been amazing at alleviating my aches and pains and helping me connect with baby.
As for my birth plan, I decided to stop discussing it with people. Every time I mentioned that I was planning a natural birth, I got pretty much laughed at. By both women and men. I think it’s hilarious when a male tells me that I won’t be able to handle the pain of childbirth. Excuse me, but when was the last time you pushed a baby out of your hoo-ha or even dealt with period cramps? That’s what I thought. So, my birth plan will be held closely between my husband and I. I will of course share my story once I have a happy and healthy baby in my arms.
I truly do love being pregnant though. As I enter my third trimester, I can’t help but think of how grateful and blessed I am to be able to carry, nourish, and grow a baby in my body. And as my tummy grows (a lot) and my body continues to slip away from what I remember it being 7 months ago, I can’t help but feel like a superwoman for growing this little guy. And I don’t really care what pregnancy has done to my body or my hormones or any of that. It’s the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life and I can’t wait to take on the role of this little boy’s mumma.