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 πŸ™‚ – I like the 1’s
  • NOT April 13: It’s Friday 13th!!
  • April 14: I like 14/4/18 … 14+4=18 πŸ˜€
  • 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 it’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 it’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 πŸ™

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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Feb
25th
2018
33 weeks pregnant

How far along: 33 weeks 5 days
How much do I weigh: 58,1 kg (+8,4 kg)
Baby size: 45 cm & 2,5 kg maybe?
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 100 cm and from top to bottom it’s 40 cm
It’s coming more out to the front now, not hanging down so much anymore it seems.

33 weeks pregnant baby bump

33 weeks pregnant baby bump


Belly button in or out: even/out
Sleep: I have two sick men at home with a cold, so… sleep?
Food (non) cravings: can’t eat so much anymore. Craving sweets.
Symptoms: Baby has sooo many hiccups πŸ™‚
Stretch marks: none yet I hope
Linea negra: I see a light light light brown line above my belly button
Miss anything: health!
Looking forward to: My little toddler Q being healthy
Best happenings this week: made my handover at work. Bye bye for now.
Movement: not as much it seems but still very intense, esp. on my top right side under my right boob.
Gender: we’ll find out soon. Boy?
Happy or moody most of the time: exhausted πŸ™‚
Sports: yes, at least I went to the gym twice this week. Monday and Friday.

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Feb
18th
2018
32 weeks pregnant

How far along: 32 weeks
How much do I weigh: 57,8 kg (+8 kg), seems like I’m not gaining or just very slow at the moment.
Baby size: around 1,8 kg, the baby is gaining for sure though πŸ™‚
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 100 cm and from top to bottom it’s 41 cm
Belly button in or out: even/out
Sleep: Not good, I’m awake for 2-3 hours a night πŸ™ luckily not every night
Food (non) cravings: chips in the evening on the couch
Symptoms: Tired, Braxton Hicks (ouch)
Maternity clothes: always and everything
Stretch marks: none yet, I hope
Linea negra: none yet
Miss anything: sweets!!
Looking forward to: enjoying my maternity leave
Best happenings this week: Bought a new dining table for the kitchen, a cute little one and some new chairs on which I got a great deal. Seeing we were home alone Q and I spent the whole weekend eating our meals on our new dining table and we enjoyed it lots
Movement: heavy kicking with his butt against the right side of my belly
Gender: Now I’m not sure if boy or girl but still think that two same gender kids are what we’ll have, kinda
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: chest, back, biceps, triceps, gluteus maximus, legs

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