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)
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 it’s 46 cm
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 🙂 I had contractions in my last CTG on Friday but none two days before that.
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
The weather for this coming week looks quite good so baby#2 might be born on a sunny day.
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 it’s 36 cm
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 🙂 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
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)
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 it’s 36 cm (have to measure tomorrow morning)
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
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 🙂 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!
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).
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