Two week countdown ...

Two week countdown ...

I’ve been relatively calm throughout this pregnancy. With it being our second, a lot of the unknowns that you experience with your first are not there with your second. That being said, as soon as October rolled around, I had a sudden surge of anxiety that we have so many things to get done before the baby arrives. Since it helps me (usually) to make a list, here is the status of our October/“Get it done before the baby arrives” list:

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Pregnancy - 34 Week Update

Pregnancy - 34 Week Update

When I found out I was pregnant back in Spring, the idea of a November due date felt years away. I was okay with that because it meant I had loads of time to prepare and get used to the idea that our lives would be changing drastically. But now that it’s the middle of September and I’m 6 weeks from my due date, things feel like they’ve moved at lightening speed.

My kid-free and husband-free weekend

My kid-free and husband-free weekend

One of the biggest changes that occurs when you become a parent is losing your alone time. Of course you still have moments here and there, but it’s not the same. Recently I got an unexpected week to myself when my trip to Chicago was cut short because I didn’t have enough paid days off with my new job. If I hadn’t been 27 weeks pregnant when I started the job I would have taken the days off unpaid, but unfortunately that wasn’t an option with my maternity leave just a few short weeks away.

Starting a new job at 27 weeks pregnant

Starting a new job at 27 weeks pregnant

Interviewing for a new job while pregnant isn’t what I would call an ideal scenario. Depending on how far along you are questions arise such as “will they notice my bump during my interview”, or “when do I tell my new boss?”. I don’t have the answer to any of these questions, but I started a new job at 27 weeks pregnant and here is my experience.

Pregnancy - 27 Week Update

Pregnancy - 27 Week Update

Everyone was right when they said things move faster in your second pregnancy. But that’s not the only difference, I’ve also been stressing over a completely different set of worries. The first time around, my knowledge of pregnancy was severely limited. I knew some of the details, but for the most part I was pretty clueless. Having gone through it, I feel much more comfortable this time around but now I’m worried about how Max will adjust, when will we have time to move Max to his new room, how we will ever have time for ourselves, and when will poop stop being a regular topic between Aaron and I.