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.
These days I’m really enjoying feeling the kicks and movement in my stomach. Recently when I told Max the baby is kicking, he furrowed his eyebrows and asked “does it hurt you?”. My heart melted at his genuine concern. Other days when we talk to him about the baby in my belly, he lifts up his shirt and says “there is a baby in my belly too!”. I can already tell he is going to be the best big brother! Just look at that face (this is one of my favorite pictures of Max!)
We recently decided to switch doctor’s so I can deliver at a hospital close to our house. It was a little stressful to switch so far along in my pregnancy, but we’ve met our new doctor, toured the hospital and are feeling very good about the move. The decision came about when Aaron and I were discussing the logistics of going into labor. Unlike my first pregnancy, this time we have a 2 year old to think about. Since we don’t have family in town, it made more sense to deliver at a hospital close to our house and daycare so Aaron can easily shuttle between for Max. Here are some more pregnancy updates at 27 weeks.
27 Week Updates
+28.4 pounds - This time around I feel pregnant all over. Everything from my arms, legs to face feels bloated and slightly uncomfortable. Right now I don’t fit into anything that hasn’t specifically been designed as maternity wear or isn’t at least 6-8 sizes larger than I normally wear. Most days I’m living in these maternity t-shirts (which are great and SO comfortable) and elastic waisted pants ( these and these). Since Aaron and I are 99.9% sure we are only having 2 kids, I’ve tried not to buy too many maternity items, so if you see me regularly I apologize for serious outfit repeats.
my mood is:
Great most days! I’ve stocked up on a few (or more) adorable outfits. Once you start, it’s hard to stop adding items to your cart! But mostly I have focused on buying items that are for 18 months and up. The other weekend I sorted through all of Max’s baby clothes and pulled out all the items that baby sister can use. I have no problem putting a baby girl in outfits decorated with trucks and trains. In fact, when I was a baby my parents gave me a blue baby blanket with a silhouette of a little boy on it (is it possible they were hoping their second child was a certain gender…??)
my fitness level is:
Not great. I mentioned in my 20 week update that Aaron and I were doing the 7 minute workout, but that effort has waned a little. I am regularly attempting short runs (1 mile), but between the extreme summer heat and the constant need to pee that is rarely successful. On days that I made it to the gym, I usually opt for the stair master or the elliptical machine.
a few pros:
I’m thrilled to say that my sleep has still been fantastic and very restful.
a few cons:
Similar to my first pregnancy, heartburn has kicked in and my face is still breaking out in a very unattractive way. Also, I’ve started snoring (it probably started weeks ago) and it’s making it harder for Aaron to get a good nights rest. Based on “captured memories” I know first hand that the snores I make during pregnancy are shockingly loud and unpleasant to hear (sorry Aaron)!
looking forward to:
Moving Max to his new room. We finished painting his new bed and hanging up new curtains. Initially I had a very ambitious vision for his room (e.g. pinterest worthy mural), but luckily I have a very practical husband who can reel me back to reality and remind me that we can only get so much done during nap time! Our goal is to have him in his big boy room by the end of the month.
Previous pregnancy updates here