Pregnancy #2 – Week 19

Baby is the size of… a zesty zucchini, four-toed hedgehog, Gameboy, palmier cookie

Highlight of the Week… Baby finally gave me a few powerful kicks! One of my favorite parts of pregnancy is feeling all the little movements. The motion makes everything feel real and is a gentle (and sometimes not) heads up that everything is okay in there. Now I’m super anxious to get more little loves taps!

Frustration of the Week… Heartburn and minor back pain are here and I’m not thrilled. Admittedly, I haven’t been as up on stretching and light exercises this week so that’s factor.

Cute thing the boys did… This week we’ve started pointing to my belly and saying, “Baby.” Cameron has no clue what it means, but I’m hoping he recognizes that my body is changing (getting huge) and the belly means something significant.

Curiosities… Nesting wasn’t a big factor of my first pregnancy but apparently, it is for the second. But my form of nesting comes in the form of purging stuff from my house. It started with cleaning out some notebooks… then some books… then clothes. And it has just kept rolling. It’s almost as if I’m making space for another little human, even though we have plenty of space. It is awfully refreshing though!

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Pregnancy #2 – Week 18

Baby is the size of… a sweet potato, sugar glider, sling shot, or a croissant (Hank’s favorite!)

Highlight of the Week… We had such a cool ultrasound this week. Baby was active, which made it a little difficult for the tech, but at the same time, was fun to see. Lots of punching, kicking, sipping fluid, the works. Baby’s favorite position is with their feet right up by their ears, and boy! Those legs are long! We were able to come away with a ton of images of Baby. See our favorite below.

Frustration of the Week… Heartburn is starting to rear its ugly head, mostly in the evenings, so back to downing those Tums.

Cute thing the boys did… Right now, it’s all cuddles for Baby from Cam, Jax, and Hank.

Curiosities… We found out why I’m not feeling any movement and probably won’t for a while. My placenta is at the front of my uterus, which creates a thick extra layer between Baby and my skin. All of their movements will be muted for another few weeks.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 17

Baby is the size of… a tangy pomegranate, chipmunk, game console controller, creme brulee

Highlight of the Week… Getting time to relax and finally enjoying being pregnant a little. I’ve never been much of a fan, but with many of the less fun symptoms lifting, it’s nice to turn my attention to my growing belly.

Frustration of the Week… Ugh – getting sick! I got a really bad stomach bug earlier this week, which was brutal being pregnant. Also, thank goodness I haven’t had persistent morning sickness. I would be the most pathetic, needy pregnant lady on the planet!

Cute thing the boys did… Cameron loves to lay his head on top of my belly. My guess is he’s just happy to have a big pillow nearby, but I’m choosing to believe he is cuddling with his new sibling. Haha!

Curiosities… It was around this time I felt Cam flutters, but with a bigger belly this time around, I haven’t gotten any fun movements yet. I’m so impatient for them!

Pregnancy #2 – Week 16

Baby is the size of… a dill pickle, Philippine tarsier, action figure, or poire belle helen

Highlight of the Week… Getting maternity exercise and lounge clothing from Old Navy. I kept all my maternity clothes from last round but it was mostly work clothing. Nice to have comfy things to wear!

Frustration of the Week… Sleep problems are slowly coming back. A dash of insomnia. Never feeling comfortable. Having to pee all the time. It’s my least favorite part of pregnancy.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is getting protective over my growing belly, insisting on laying on or near it so no one can come near. He’s not being aggressive – just putting his body between me and anyone but Cameron.

Curiosities… My c-section scar was super itchy on Harry Potter’s Birthday. So either Voldemort was nearby or my belly is starting to stretch.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 15

Baby is the size of… an avocado / canary / multi-tool / eclair

Highlight of the Week… Finally feeling back to normal and exercising consistently. My first trimester was exhausting beyond all belief, including muscle fatigue. The past week or two has seen a shift to having energy again and feeling well enough to get my booty out of bed for light exercise in the morning.

Frustration of the Week… The search is on for a new prenatal vitamin. I’ve been taking the same kind I took while pregnant with Cameron and it’s not doing me any favors this time.

Eating a lot of… Dried mangoes, snack peppers, and chicken salads.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is as protective of this belly as he was with Cameron… but now he has a cuddly little boy to contend with. At the end of the day, Cameron loves to cuddle up to my side and rest his head on my belly – something Jax used to do. The territory battle is on!

Curiosities… Top question I’ve been asked so far… how far apart will Cameron and Baby 2 be? 16 months. Pray for us.