First off, let me apologize for the extremely long absence of blog posts. The holidays kicked my butt, not to mention our household has been plagued with a stomach bug. Fortunately, it looks as though all of that is behind us and I’m back to the blogging world, which is good considering I only have 9 weeks left until Baby Brack #2 makes her appearance!! HOLY COW HOW DID TIME GO SO FAST?!?!?!
I’m definitely starting to stress about all that is left to do (and buy) for baby. The nursery furniture is moved into her room, but the rest of the room has continued to remain our dumping ground for all things that don’t have a home yet. Not to mention, we have some key items that we haven’t purchased (i.e., breast pump, newborn diapers, crib sheets). I know it will all come together. Somehow it always does and the silver lining is that Shawn only has 2 more trips left for this year and then he is home for 2 whole months!! I’m so ready to have him home and I know he is probably looking forward to his honey-do list.
How far along: 31 weeks + 1 day
Size of baby: About the size of a bunch of asparagus (or approximately 16.1 inches long and 3.31 pounds)
Weight gain: I’m finally starting to gain weight, but I’m definitely nowhere near where I was with Maverick. As of my last appointment, I still have 15 lbs. to gain to equal the weight I gained while pregnant with him. I have a feeling that won’t be a problem though, since I’ve eaten half a package of Double Stuf Oreos this week–by myself.
Pregnancy symptoms: Heartburn still and some mild discomforts, but mostly insomnia. This is a new ballpark for me since I’ve always been a good sleeper, but now I can’t sleep to save my life. When bedtime rolls around, I’m ready to clean the house, organize the closets & throw a dance party. I try to lay down, but my mind just races and I toss and turn. It’s been between 1-2 AM every night this week before I’m finally asleep. At least I’ll be ready for those late nights once she arrives though, right?
Kick Count: She’s active, but still nothing like her brother was. She moves mostly when Maverick is sitting/laying on her and when the boys get loud in the house.
Food cravings/aversions: I still want everything sweet I can possible get my hands on and the chocolate milk craving I had with Maverick is back too. Meats don’t sound good still, but I’m trying.
Physically I feel pretty good for only have 2 months left, but mentally, I’m stressed. There’s still a lot to do and with Maverick’s birthday and Christmas thrown right in the middle, I feel like it’s never going to come together. But I’m staying positive because I know it will all be okay. She’s coming whether her room is ready or not and there’s nothing I can do about it, but if someone could slow down time for me in the meantime that would be great! Thanks!