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Baby#2 - 28 weeks
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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His favorite spot to sleep in his cousin Emmy's clothes
Quinn 3 weeks old

Quinns weight: 3820 g on Monday (gained 600 g since birth)
My weight: 53,8 kg (-0,5 kg from last week)
Lochia: Still there, not a lot though.
Belly: still present, giving my uterus a daily massage
Old clothes: Don’t fit at all. My pants – no chance!

His favorite spot to sleep in his cousin Emmy's clothes

His favorite spot to sleep in his cousin Emmy’s clothes

Things going on:

  • The umbilical cord fell of on Monday, April 20th
  • He sleeps in our bed
  • When he dreams, he mostly screams or cries for two seconds, but sometimes he laughs out loud which is the cutest thing
  • He’s got a sore butt ๐Ÿ™
  • He doesn’t like a pacifier
  • He loves going for walks and always sleeps
  • He got Baby acne on his cheeks. One is worse than the other
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baby bump week 38
My 38th week baby bump story

38 weeks

How far along: 37 weeks 6 days – Gosh, 14 days to go. Unbelievable!! As of now, I’m in the -14 days time frame where babies are born. As of now, our baby-boy pretty much can decide he wants to meet the world any day. As of now, I probably should be carrying a towel in my purse? Gosh, this is all getting so real!!
How much do I weigh: 60,7 kg (+ 11,9 kg / + 200g this week / 26 pounds in total)
Belly size: The belly is getting harder and heavier and I can feel how the baby is just everywhere. Not much room for him left, room for maybe two more weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰

baby bump week 38

Baby Bump Week 38 – 37w6d

I normally stand straight for my weekly baby bump picture but this time I thought the photo looks just the same like last week, so I just let my belly hang, just like after eating a big meal.

Just letting my belly hang vs. standing up straight

Belly button in or out: It’s kind of even and a bit of an Outie
Sleep: Pretty good most of the times. I get up once and I can normally fall back to sleep again good, sometimes not though where I just lay there and get up eventually, sit on the couch with my laptop and wait until my eyes get tired again. Seeing I have two boppy pillows (one from my sister and one from my co-worker) I now put one on each side of my body, so if I turn from left to right or right to left I’m all comfortable immediately.
Food (non) cravings: mint-chocolate-chip ice-cream. I drove around the whole town and even went to the biggest grocery store here but zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing! This oh so extravagant kind of ice-cream is not available anywhere! Gah! So I improvised. I bought the only mint candy I know – After Eight – and put it in my Ben & Jerry’s. Next time I’ll buy cheap vanilla ice-cream and After Eight. On Friday eve we watched the movie “Gone Girl” and in one scene Ben went to the freezer to get out ice-cream and what did he get out? A gallon of mint-chocolate-chip!
Symptoms: PMS similar cramps, my lower back is hurting sometimes. I also feel like my boobs have gotten bigger and sometimes I look at my feet and fingers and think they’ve gotten bigger as well. And my face. I don’t think I have a lot of water but sometimes I feel like a water balloon.
Labor Signs: Hm, just the few PMS similar cramps. When I do Yoga I really feel him in my pelvis but that’s not really a labor sign. Did a hayflower steam bath again on Saturday. 20 minutes.
Maternity clothes: I still sometimes wear normal long sleeves at times but maternity pants all the time.
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: I don’t miss it now but this week I told my bubby that I’m happy to be able to eat yummy Italian ice-cream in the spring again. I bought Ben & Jerry’s cookie-dough ice-cream, it’s good but it’s no Italian ice-cream and also no mint-chocolate-chip. I really want mint-chocolate-chip ice-cream!!
Looking forward to: So close to my due-date it’s either my next OB appointment or the big event itself.
Best happenings this week: Our baby dropped!
I had my OB appointment on Monday and all was good:

  • How far along: 37+2
  • CTG: all fine
  • My Blood Pressure: 120 / 80
  • Cervix: dilated 1cm and soft
  • Strep-B: negative
  • Babyโ€™s weight: around 2,7 kg (5 pounds 15 ounces)
  • Amniotic fluid: he still has enough, my OB measured 15 (everything over 8 is good)
  • Placenta: light calcification on the side
  • Babyโ€™s head: Tight in my pelvis! I’m so happy, if my water breaks, the umbilical cord should not be a problem.

I’m happy his head is tight. When I walked into the OB’s office she looked at my belly and thought it doesn’t look like it has dropped so she was surprised when she checked me. She said she’ll see me in a week but she’s not sure if she’ll see me for my two-week appointment. Well, you never know ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy my body is getting ready, now we’re just waiting for our baby-boy to get ready. The later the better!
So if our baby-boy is born before the 21st he’ll be a Pisces: loving, sensitive, intuitive, spiritual, idealistic, victimised and moody and if he’s born after he’ll be an Aries: determined, fiery, executive skills, born leader, impulsive, headstrong, opinionated, loyal, physical, driven, ambitious … interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰
Another best thing this week: we got our first baby delivered – our dryer we ordered about a month ago! It’s great and all the dried towels, panties etc. are so soft!
Movement: He’s making Aqua-Gymnastic lots. And he’s sleeping when I’m sleeping. What a good breeding he has haha.
Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno, 100%, got that confirmed by three different doctors and we have so many penis pictures!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! Happy that my body is ready and that he’s all the way down in my pelvis. Happy and relaxed and pretty much ready mentally.
Sports: I did Yoga twice this week. Other than that the regular 30 – 60 Minute walks (as long as my bladder will stay empty) and taking the 50 (59 when I’m coming from the basement) stairs to our apartment sometimes a few times daily.

38 weeks baby bump

38 weeks baby bump

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