Tuesday, June 4, 2013
29 weeks. Whoooa. I know I've said it so, so many times, but this second pregnancy is flying by. And maybe it is for you too as a reader, because I haven't talked about it too much on the blog. I think I've done a total of 2 or 3 pregnancy update posts which is so different from the first time around when I had to refrain from doing them weekly! This past weekend though, we were celebrating our birthdays and anniversary and Hank snapped a few quick photos on the lawn of our hotel, post-swimming, half-wet hair and all. Fancy!
So I am officially 29 weeks tomorrow, in my third trimester with just a couple of months to go. I have a doctor's appointment today and we may end up picking a "due date," although I guess it would be considered more of a birthday, right? As far as right now though, the main theme of the third trimester so far has been fatigue, for sure. 1st trimester I was pretty tired, 2nd I felt great, and I'd say now I'm more tired than ever. I feel like it took me FOREVER to actually look pregnant this time (although I feel like last time around was kind of similar) but now I am most definitely pregnant and seem to be making up for lost time in the belly-growing department.
When I'm pregnant I seem to gain it all over- first in my face, then my thighs, then my arms, and then finally my belly. That's been the way it's gone both times around at least- and I still wonder if it will be any different if we end up having a girl one day; if pregnancies are different based on the sex of the baby. It's pretty neat though because I admittedly did sometimes feel weird about getting bigger that first time around...and now, that seems so silly. Our bodies are AMAZING. I feel grateful I get to to do this again and I feel dually grateful to not have those first-time feelings of "oh gosh, I feel so big." This time I do think, "oh gosh, I feel so big," but it's said with kindness and awe, and with thankfulness that my body knows exactly what to do. So thank you body, I love you. Weird thing to say but I don't think we (I) say it enough.
This entire pregnancy been a very sweet experience; I think because a lot of those first time anxieties are gone I've been able to really enjoy it a lot more. With Henry I read every pregnancy book ever written, I was obsessed with making a birth plan, pregnancy apps, you name it. But this time it's just...happening. And this way has been a lot more fun. The weirdest part would definitely be though that whole time seeming to go really fast thing- it's unbelievable to me that in a couple of short months Charlie will be here, in our arms.
Although we definitely want more children, you never really know what the future holds, so in the back of my mind I keep thinking- you never know if this could be the last time you're pregnant. Because really, I don't know. Having this little thought there has made me really stop and pause even more- I've been savoring every little movement. Daydreaming and thinking about our boy, little brother, sweet Charlie who will be here so very soon.
p.s. dress courtesy of Lulu*s. See it/buy it here.