Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I look forward to sharing more about the Integrative Nutrition conference I attended this weekend after I have time to digest it all and collect my thoughts. It was incredible!
For today, I’m due for another update- 29 weeks as of last Friday!
I’m feeling pregnant this week. One of the annoying reminders is my huffing and puffing after I get to the top of stairs (breathlessness is common and mostly related to the diaphragm running out of room… have other moms experienced this?)
I’m also taking more naps and having no trouble falling asleep at night. But my workouts are staying fairly consistent (recap yesterday) and overall, I still feel really good. I also like being at the stage where others know for sure that I’m pregnant and even strangers are commenting! It’s much better than the “is-she-or-isn’t-she-pregnant” stage.
What else is happening:
How far along: 29 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain: up 14 lbs
Maternity clothes: L was a January baby, so I was waiting to try on all my summer tanks and tees before I bought more maternity clothes. But I lucked out at the beach weekend last week and my girlfriends brought along their summer maternity gear for me to borrow, so I’m set now!
Sleep: Sleeping well lately, just needing more of it than usual.
Miss anything: My belly button! It’s flattened out and is threatening to become an outie.
Movement: Lots of movement- especially when I’m trying to fall asleep at night. Why is bedtime always party time?!
Food cravings: Ice water and anything cold- smoothies, watermelon, oranges.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope- it’s been a pretty normal two weeks.
Have you started to show yet: Finally getting lots of comments wherever I go! It’s fun… with L, I wore a big winter coat in December and January and didn’t get the stranger questions and comments very often.
Gender: I’m surprisingly loving the suspense of a surprise.
Happy or moody most of the time: Same as last time- I bounce between the two extremes of ecstatically happy and exhausted/moody. Generally more happy than not.
Looking forward to: A weekend with extended family and then a few days away for a baby moon.
I’m also getting the nursery organized and thinking about what else we might possible need for baby #2. I got a few more cloth diapers (from a reader who saw my post last time- thanks, Ashley!!), was given boy newborn clothes just in case, and have most of the big items we need.
The two things I’m wondering about are:
1) Video monitor: These were just coming out with L and we never had one, but I’m tempted this time. L was a LOUD baby and there was no question when she woke up, but I know this one could be different.
2) Double stroller: I like the idea of a double jogger, but L is now 4 and walks to the places that are in walking distance and has no patience for running in the stroller anymore… I’m just not sure how often we would really use the double. Especially since the baby can go in the Moby wrap or Ergo for much of the first year if we really need the stroller for L.
Thoughts on a video monitor or double stroller?
Any other items that you found were helpful to have for a second child?