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Baby#2 - 28 weeks
Jan
21st
2018
28 weeks pregnant

Welcome third trimester!

How far along: 28 weeks
How much do I weigh: 56,7 kg (+ 7kg)
Baby size: 1,2 kg
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 97 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 36 cm

28 weeks pregnant

28 weeks pregnant


Belly button in or out: even
Sleep: quite good. I haven’t had a full night of sleep since 3 years so, that’s how it is now too.
Food (non) cravings: nothing really
Symptoms: Feels like baby’s butt or head is always pushing its way down, pimples on my back, lower back pain (not so often)
Maternity clothes: always, everything. Panties, pants, bra, tops. Just my socks and boots are non-maternity ๐Ÿ™‚
Stretch marks: none, I think?
Linea negra: not yet
Miss anything: I miss not worrying about what I eat when. I’m lucky that I don’t have gestational diabetes yet the doctor said I should stop eating white flour completely.
Looking forward to: every free minute
Best happenings this week: Big ultrasound yesterday and I finally got a photo again. Baby is laying with its head down, everything is fine. It moved a lot and had a hiccups
Baby#2 - 28 weeks

Baby#2 – 28 weeks
Left: Uterus
Right: umbilical cord
Bottom: fingers


Movement: lots, I feel everything
Gender: hmm… yesterday in the ultrasound it really showed its gender so good and I hoped that the doctor would say “well look at this boy/girl”… but no. I was so close to saying we DO want to know the gender now but I didn’t. Still going to be a surprise.
Happy or moody most of the time: Depends on if I’m hungry, sleepy, if my son does what I ask him to do, if my bubby does what I ask him to do… depends on all those things
Sports: In the gym twice a week, treadmill for 30 minutes and lifting weights (chest, back & legs)

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Jan
5th
2018
26 weeks pregnant

How far along: 26 weeks 2 days
How much do I weigh: 56,4 kg (+6,7 kg)
Baby size: Length: about 14 inches; weight: almost 2 pounds.
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 97 cm and from top to bottom itโ€™s 36 cm (have to measure tomorrow morning)

26 weeks pregnant

26 weeks pregnant –
I was told I have a flat belly…


Belly button in or out: in and out
Sleep: so so
Food (non) cravings: pickles
Symptoms: Can’t breathe so good, it feels like the head or popo of the baby are pushing its way down, heartburn
Maternity clothes: Day and night
Stretch marks: none
Miss anything: sweets
Looking forward to: always looking forward to the next gyn appointment. Right now I’m looking forward on going to the diabetology in a week to find out if I have gestational diabetes or not.
Best happenings this week: New Years and spending time with Oma and Opa, spending time with my boy every day
Movement: lots lots lots
Gender: I still think it’s a boy. My bubby has a brother. My bubby’s brother has two boys. My sister has two boys. My friends all have two kids of the same sex (only one has one of each), so… this is why I think we’re having another boy.
Two colleagues think it’s a girl, mainly because of my “flat” belly (how is this even possible?) and because my blood results during pregnancy were good.
My dad swung – a girl.
My bubby thinks it’s going to be a girl.
My sister dreamt it’s a girl.
My other sister thinks it’s a boy.
My mom thinks it’s a boy.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: None atm due to the Christmas vacation and not being home

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Nov
8th
2017
Pregnancy #1 vs #2 so far

How far along are you?
P#1: 18 weeks, 10 hours and 2 minutes
P#2: Let me check my calendar

My expectant mother’s record of prenatal and natal care
P#1: Always with me
P#2: Where the h*** is it?!

Food
P#1: I ate very healthy, no sweets
P#2: I just had four cookies for breakfast

Not lifting heavy things
P#1: Honey, you have to carry this pound of bread, you know, I’m not allowed to lift heavy things
P#2: Carrying the shopping bag on on arm and my 13kg son on the other arm

So what’s going on with the baby this week?
P#1: My baby’s heart is dividing into four chambers, the teeth start to grow…
P#2: It’s growing

I’m hungry
P#1: Don’t eat too much, all the weight you put on you have to lose at the end of the pregnancy
P#2: Give me food, please! NOW!

Things just kinda change…

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Nov
1st
2017
17 weeks pregnant

Now, let’s see if I’ll keep at it. With a toddler in the house I have other priorities than posting on my blog but often I think I really have to post the weekly baby bump because I wonder, how was it with Baby#1 compared to this pregnancy? So, here we go…

How far along: 17 weeks
How much do I weigh: 51,5 kg (with Baby#1 I weighed 1kg less)
Baby size: Size of the palm of my hand
Belly button in or out: After I eat the top of my belly-button sticks out a bit ๐Ÿ™‚
Sleep: It’s ok
Food (non) cravings: I’m in the mood for coffee again which I didn’t drink the first three months. Other than that no special cravings.
Symptoms: My belly hurts each morning but I’m not sure if it’s in my uterus or just my intestine or full bladder.
Maternity clothes: Pants and tops, daily
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: A sip of beer, being able to take pain medicine
Looking forward to: Next sonography which is the big one
Best happenings this week: Visiting Oma and Opa and spending a few days there
Movement: Nope, as I have a front wall placenta let’s see when I will feel the baby
Gender: It’s going to be a surprise, I assume baby will be a boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and bitchy (according to the bubby)
Sports: Due to lack of time I haven’t been going regularly. I have to start going twice or three times a week again!

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Apr
18th
2015
Things I did and didn’t do during my first pregnancy

Sometimes I ask a mom “did you do that during pregnancy?” and she can’t remember, so I thought I’d make a list of things I did and didn’t do during my first pregnancy so that I know for my next pregnancy (if I want to).

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  • I made the pregnancy test the day after I missed my period, and before that I drank alcohol daily (because I was on vacation)
  • I drank one, sometimes two cups of coffee with lots of milk every day, non decaf
  • I had my first OB appointment at 6 weeks 1 day pregnant – baby’s heart was beating
  • I didn’t drink one sip of alcohol during my pregnancy
  • I didn’t eat cake or sauces or candy which contained alcohol
  • When going out to eat I did eat the Bavarian “Schweinsbraten in Dunkelbiersauce” though
  • I ate sushi but none with raw fish or meat
  • I did eat feta cheese (rarely)
  • I ate parmesan cheese
  • I didn’t eat salami
  • I only bought and ate cooked ham
  • I didn’t eat sweets the first three months of my pregnancy
  • I ate my regular amount of sweet things the rest of my pregnancy
  • I stopped jogging completely
  • I tried to go to the gym regularly until week 31 (when my OB said I’m not allowed anymore)
  • Baby’s daddy and I hardly got romantic in the bedroom
  • We stopped making love at week 35 – it just felt too weird (this time for me too)
  • I tried to eat less / watch my weight until the day the OB said my urine shows a lack of Ketone and my weight is too low. I started eating more carbs then because I was scared the baby would come early due to my eating habits.
  • I took a prenatal class
  • Starting my 34th week, I made perineum massage daily or every other day – 5 minutes
  • I drank pregnancy tea in my third trimester
  • Starting my 34th week, I drank red raspberry leave tea to losen my pelvis
  • Starting my 37th week, I went to get a prenatal acupuncture weekly to shorten labor
  • Starting my 37th week, I started with pregnancy yoga twice a week
  • Starting my 38th week, I made a weekly hayflower-steam-bath for 20 minutes
  • I did grow a huge gross and ugly mutant-mole on my right breast
  • When the weather got warm and sunny I sat on the balcony for hours to tan. I covered my belly though. I let my belly tan the first day for about ten minutes and it got so red – the sun and the very thin skin on my huge bump were just too much.
  • I didn’t take a bath anymore a few weeks before my due date
  • I took 150mg of Magnesium and stopped one or two weeks before my due date (didn’t know I should have stopped earlier)
  • I drove the car until the end
  • After my due date passed I made yoga daily and took baths again
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Mar
31st
2015
Getting induced at 40+9 or 40+6, +7, +8

The conflict with my brain:

For me, my earliest “might be” due-date was Monday, March 23rd 2015 (with a 27 day cycle and the first day of my last period being June 17th 2014) and for me, my real due-date was somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday, March 24th to 26st (with a 28 day cycle and the first day of my last period being June 19th 2014), that’s where the 40+6, +7, +8 comes from.

The early ultrasound in my 11th week spit out March 23rd as my due-date (that’s where the 40+9 comes from), my “might be” earliest due-date.

One thing I have very much learned in this pregnancy is:
next time I will give my OB the LP (last period) date, of which I know it was the first day, and not be influenced by what the doctor’s assistance tells me when my first day was. Especially because I’m such an organisation-nerd and keep an exact account of my period, I know my body and I know best.

I made the mistake of saying June 15th 2014 was my LP and my cycle is the average of 27 (There have been months where I’ve had a 30-day cycle). That gives us a calculated due-date of March 21st. And that calculated due-date now hunted me down, now that the induction talk comes up. Because, a doctor is always on the safe side and will want to induce at 40+7, latest at 40+10. And the only thing the doctor can rely on is that calculated due-date which was figured out 40 weeks ago. Unless the OB changed the date to what the early ultrasound figured out (which mine didn’t do because she said plus/minus a few days doesn’t matter). Well, it does matter if it comes to the induction talk.

Anyway, at first I thought it’s ok to get induced at ultrasound due-date +7 but the whole weekend before I didn’t feel comfortable at getting induced on March 30th. My inner conflict with my brain. Also because my mom carried most of her kids longer than 40 weeks (she got induced with my oldest sister at 40+10) and maybe we just carry a bit longer (who knows). My midwife came by on Sunday and we talked a long time and it made me feel a lot better.

So on March 30th my bubby and I drove to the hospital early in the morning and I told the doctor and midwives that I’d only like to get induced if it’s medically necessary (which, medically speaking, nothing was wrong this whole time). They checked me, checked the baby, called my attending OB who was on the way to the hospital already. All was good, enough amniotic fluid, the placenta still looks really good, the heartbeat on the CTG was good, the baby is moving lots, I feel good and have no symptoms like high blood pressure or water in my body.
So the only reason why they would have induced is because I was one week overtime and I asked if we could postpone it a few days. My attending OB wouldn’t let me go too long which I’m fine with, I don’t mind getting induced and I’m not a woman who absolutely wants that everything goes natural. The safety for my baby still is the most important.

My attending OB talked to me about the risks again but said everything looks very good, so he’ll give me two days, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st 2015. I felt a lot better and I just felt like I need to listen to my instinct and body and baby. Of course it can be that I’m getting induced tomorrow, it will take 30+ hours and I need a c-section but then I won’t have a crisis of conscience thinking “did my baby still need some time in my belly”. I hope. Who knows, maybe I’ll have a crisis thinking “should I have induced on Monday?!”.

I am happy I waited though and I’m totally ready for tomorrow (I’m nervous, that’s clear). I only slept four hours from Sunday to Monday (due to the time change here I really wasn’t tired) and hope (ha, we’ll see) that I can sleep better tonight because I’m ready and I want to get induced.

Fact is, going over your due date kind of sucks (when you don’t really know when your real due date is). You (well, I) worry about inducing too early, you worry about inducing too late, you just want to do everything right for your baby.

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