Category Archives: Pregnancy

Apr
18th
2018
41 weeks pregnant

How far along: 41 weeks
How much do I weigh: 61,8 kg (+12 kg)
Baby size: growing and growing
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 106 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 44 cm
Belly button in or out: even/out
Sleep: not so good the last couple of days, but our little toddler-Q has a lot to process during the night and I always wake up when he makes a sound
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
Symptoms: I actually feel really really good. I have a few contractions, sometimes the head really pushes into a nerve in my right leg but other than that, I feel too good…
Maternity clothes: they are all getting very tight
Stretch marks: my belly skin is showing more red lines/areas but no stretch marks
Linea negra: above the belly button
Miss anything: nah, weather is great, it’s warm and sunny, I feel good, all good
Looking forward to: Our baby
Best happenings this week: knowing that there’s a bunch of amniotic fluid (around 11) and the placenta is 99% intact
Movement: Daily, lots
Gender: Hmmm
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: just bringing toddler-Q to day-care and doing households

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weight gain pregnancy #2
Apr
14th
2018
40+ weeks pregnant

Past my due date and now I am sitting, waiting, wishing…

How far along: 40+ weeks
How much do I weigh: around 61,8 kg (+12 kg)

weight gain pregnancy #2

weight gain pregnancy #2


Baby size: Who knows… big enough to enter this world for sure
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 103 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 46 cm
40 weeks pregnant

40 weeks pregnant


Belly button in or out: even/out
Sleep: Pretty good
Food (non) cravings: the usual
Symptoms: contractions every day since Monday April 9th, sometimes more, sometimes less, mainly in the evening, hoping they come more regularly and stay ๐Ÿ™‚ I had contractions in my last CTG on Friday but none two days before that.
heartbeat & contractions

heartbeat & contractions

  • Cervix is open a bit, one finger fits through
  • Cervix is very very soft, the gyn said I shouldn’t wait too long to get to the hospital as it will probably open quite quickly
  • I have contractions
  • my neck of the uterus is pretty much non existent anymore
  • Baby’s head is tight in my pelvis

My body is ready – when will the baby be?
Maternity clothes: Well, they are getting quite tight. I wear my leggings or shorts and wide tops
Stretch marks: None yet
Linea negra: above the belly
Miss anything: No, I’m feeling good and I really want to meet our little kiddo!
Looking forward to: Holding my second child
Best happenings this week: Seeing progress at the last GYN appointment.
Movement: Luckily still daily
Gender: I would say we’ll prolly know in a week or so? How exciting
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: Nope

Ultrasound Baby at 40 weeks

Ultrasound Baby at 40 weeks


The weather for this coming week looks quite good so baby#2 might be born on a sunny day.
weather april 2018

weather april 2018

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Apr
9th
2018
39 weeks pregnant

How far along: 39+ weeks
How much do I weigh: 61,2 kg (+ 11,5 kg)
Baby size: Around 3,4 kg maybe?
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 104 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 45 cm

39 weeks pregnant

39 weeks pregnant


Belly button in or out: out
Sleep: pretty good. Getting up once or twice to pee
Food (non) cravings: sweets but that’s a normal craving
Symptoms: pain when the baby is moving, heartburn at times, nausea at times, pain when I get up, I walk like I have a sunburn between my legs ๐Ÿ™ Once I stand or walk for a while it all settles
Maternity clothes: It’s warm outside since this week so I wear leggings or even shorts (non-maternity shorts).
Stretch marks: None yet
Linea negra: above the belly button… getting longer
Miss anything: Contractions?
Looking forward to: BIRTH, although I feel quite good now…
Best happenings this week: Toddler’s third birthday & easter in one day, sunny weather
Movement: yup
Gender: Boy? Girl? Boy?
Happy or moody most of the time: happy
Sports: Did it twice a week but as of April 1st I pause for three months

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Mar
27th
2018
April Dates

Just like with Baby #1 I’ll write down some nice dates to have our baby born.

I have a few due dates:

  • April 9th (early sonography)
  • April 11th to 13th (possible fertilization)
  • April 17th (calculated due date due to my period)

So here a the dates that would be quite nice:

  • April 4th: Because it’s 04/04
  • April 10: Because Baby #1 is born April 1
  • April 11: Because Baby #1 is born on April 1 ๐Ÿ™‚ – I like the 1’s
  • NOT April 13: It’s Friday 13th!!
  • April 14: I like 14/4/18 … 14+4=18 ๐Ÿ˜€
  • April 15: Because it’s the middle of the month and exactly two weeks after Toddler-Q’s birthday
  • April 18: Because it’s 18/04/18
  • April 19: I have birthday on January 19 and my parents got married July 19 and my mom has birthday on December 19

So we will see, can’t wait.

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Mar
25th
2018
37 weeks pregnant

It’s funny, there are a lot of similarities to my first pregnancy. I weighed exactly the same and without reading my last pregnancy’s post from 37 weeks, I wrote the exact same thing about getting up from the couch. First pregnancy post. I also started with prenatal acupuncture on wednesday.

How far along: 37 weeks 4 days
How much do I weigh: 60,5 kg (+ 10,8 kg)
Baby size: Around 3kg maybe? Baby’s head is tight in my pelvis, cervix is closed (one fingertip fits) and the neck of the uterus is quite short (1-2cm?), even had one contraction while I was at the Gyn.
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 103 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 42 cm

37 weeks pregnant

37 weeks pregnant


Belly button in or out: even/out
Sleep: Soso, sometimes I wake up at 3am and cannot go back to sleep, sometimes I wake up, go to the bathroom and fall asleep right away
Food (non) cravings: nothing really, I think my uterus is way on the top so not that much fits at the moment. I do need some sweets in the evenings though
Symptoms: Out of breath fast, not able to eat so much, big belly is getting uncomfortable, Baby has a lot of hiccups
Maternity clothes: Now my pants are getting too tight. I guess I need to wear leggings only soon (hope it gets warmer, it’s snowing here again)
Stretch marks: None yet
Linea negra: above the belly button
Miss anything: being able to get up from the couch like a 30-year old :), I miss being able to eat whatever I want, let’s hope this baby is not that sensitive to what I eat while breastfeeding
Looking forward to: the registration at hospital #2
Best happenings this week: going out with my girls at night for dinner, spending a lovely night at a hotel in Munich with my mom, going out to eat and going shopping the next day. My first night away from my “baby”-boy, I woke up four times that night but went to sleep right away and just enjoyed two days with my mom
Movement: Lots, mainly the baby is quite active three times a day and as much I really like that baby is moving so much and that all seems fine it really is uncomfortable
Gender: Boy? Girl?
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m not moody, I’m just really looking forward to meeting our baby
Sports: Still lifting weights twice a week. Next week will be my last week, from April 1st on I’ll pause at the gym. No backache – yay!

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Mar
11th
2018
35 weeks pregnant

5 weeks to go!!

How far along: 35 weeks 2 days
How much do I weigh: 59,7 kg (+ 10 kg)
Baby size: Honeydew melon, my baby might weigh around 2,8kg now?
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 101 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 42 cm

35 weeks pregnant

35 weeks pregnant


Belly button in or out: Out/Even
Sleep: Getting up once a night to pee, other than that quite OK except when I’m awake for 2-3 hours and can’t get back to sleep. Happens every now and again.
Food (non) cravings: Sweets, chocolate pudding
Symptoms: heartburn, can’t sleep
Stretch marks: none yet
Linea negra: it starts under my boobs and is about 10 cm long
Miss anything: Maybe some time for myself? My little toddler is in his mommy-phase right now again, very clingy. Also he’s in his NO-phase which is very exhausting. So cute though, now he wants that mommy and daddy bring him to bed.
Looking forward to: next OB Gyn appointment in a few days, warm weather which is starting today, registering in two hospitals, I wonder what they say about VBAC.
Best/Worst happenings this week: Got tested positive for Streptococcus B (GBS), which means I’ll get antibiotics during birth. I’m taking uvula suppositories now three times a week to reduce the bacterium. I talked with my doctor and midwife, it sounds like this is quite common and nothing to worry (of course I worried when I heard that and googled much too much). I will register at another hospital soon where the pediatricians have on-call duty 24 hours a day.

Other than that I have my prenatal class once a week which is nice, it’s nice to hear everything about giving birth, contractions, hospitals etc. again after three years and it’s nice to just focus on me and the baby.

My little Q is sick. Threw up six times within four hours on Friday, slept a lot on Saturday morning, then felt good and even ate but became a fever and running nose in the eve. Poor baby boy, I hate it when he’s sick ๐Ÿ™

Movement: Daily, lots, very intense and painful at times. Baby’s back is on the right side of my belly most of the time
Gender: Soooon
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, I’m feeling quite good
Sports: Lifting weights twice a week. I will pause starting April 1st

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