Pregnancy #2 – Week 25

Baby is the size of… a napa cabbage, prairie dog, baseball glove, fougasse

Highlight of the Week… Baby and I took an adventure to San Diego this weekend for a conference and had a blast dancing to all the music. Baby kicked and punched like crazy to the fun music and was a fun topic of conversation amongst all the women I met this week.

Frustration of the Week… Recovery time from being active is so much longer when I’m pregnant. I got home on Sunday evening and it’s now Tuesday… and I feel like I’ve been hit by a train still. Plus I’ve gotten a nasty bit of sinus mess from my travels. Unfortunately, that also means I can’t take an Advil Cold and Sinus and I get super frustrated trying to carefully pair together all the stuff I can take and do to get some relief.

Cute thing the boys did… All the boys missed the baby and me this weekend. Jax actually cuddled my belly a good portion of the first night back and Cameron has given it a few hugs. Glad the baby is already fitting in.

Curiosities… The biggest difference between Cameron and this baby is… this baby likes to party! If I was up walking around during the day, Cam was lulled to sleep. This baby wants to be apart of everything I’m doing – from walking around, working, and dancing. It’s like having a partner in crime while pregnant.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 24

Baby is the size of… a garden eggplant, Atlantic puffin, GI Joe, demi-baguette

Highlight of the Week… This week has been really good physically. Just a small bit of swelling and loooots of movements from Baby. Baby is finally strong/big enough to hit through all the layers, so Hank got to feel a few kicks!

Frustration of the Week… Heartburn is increasingly becoming a pain so I’m jumping back on the Zantac train. I’ve been holding out as long as possible by using non-medicinal cures but I was woken up twice this week by a bout of heartburn. Time to call in reinforcements.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is hyperaware of my belly and is really good about not jumping on it, which had been a very welcomed change.

Curiosities… I realized this week that my pregnancies feel veeery similar to each other. I have all the same symptoms that I had with Cameron just at different degrees and the experience feels about the same all around. Maybe it’s because they are so close together or maybe this is just the way my body does pregnancy. Who knows! Just thought it was interesting.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 23

Baby is the size of… a bunch of grapes, chinchilla, Barbie doll, buche de noel

Highlight of the Week… We got another peek at Baby this week through an ultrasound. During all the kicking and punching, Baby decided to give us a nice little peace sign, which totally cracked us up. Check it out below!

Frustration of the Week… It’s still so damn hot outside and I would love to get outside and walk. Working from home has a lot of pluses but I’m walking a lot less and I can feel it all throughout my belly. Time to start incorporating walks… if only it would cool down!

Cute thing the boys did… Cam gave my belly a kiss this week. I’m pretty sure he thinks I just have a big, soft belly, but like I’ve said previously – I’ll take it!

Curiosities… You know what’s super fun?! I finally found Tall size maternity pants!!! Bring on the cooler weather!

Pregnancy #2 – Week 22

Baby is the size of… corn on the cob, American guinea pig, water bottle, flaugnarde

Highlight of the Week… Baby and I were totally in sync this week. No weirdness from the uterus! Tons of energy. Baby is getting more active every day and I’m enjoying their little dances!

Frustration of the Week… I had a day this week when I just felt swollen. From my sinuses to my toes, everything just felt…swollen. I was well-hydrated, well-fed, hadn’t been on my feet a ton. I have no idea where it came from and it suuucked.

Cute thing the boys did… We’re moving onto more serious clothing and Hank is back to helping me zip up and tie different tops and dresses. It’s so comical to me that he has to help dress me as the belly grows!

Curiosities… Everyone warned me that my second pregnancy would be very different from the first but I’m surprised by how similar they are. I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of the same symptoms but less pain than I had with Cam (mainly because I’ve learned to manage it) and so it all feels surreally similar. I know there’s still a lot of time left but it’s really fun to have them so close together for easy comparison.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 21

Baby is the size of… a baby bok choy, least weasel, baseball hat, large brioche a tete

Highlight of the Week… Baby is kicking like crazy! While Hank still can’t feel the kicks on the outside, I can feel activity most of baby’s waking time. This is my favorite part of pregnancy so I’m doing my best to enjoy every moment.

Frustration of the Week… Have I complained about insomnia yet? Ha! The lack of sleep is making me loopy some days and irreversibly groggy the next. Thankfully, I can adjust my work hours to take naps.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is upset with me for being pregnant and it’s kind of funny. I don’t know what’s gotten into him this week but he doesn’t really want to cuddle with me or my belly. He’ll get close to the belly and then walk away. So testy!

Curiosities… We’ve started taking inventory of baby supplies and planning how we’re going to add a second child to our household both as a newborn and beyond. Yes, we have plenty of time, but it’s fun to think about what we’ll do – will they share a room? For how long? Which room will they be in? Any perspective on kids sharing rooms? I’d love to hear what people have done, especially with young ones so close in age.