17.5.18

BUMPDATE: 34 WEEKS

Last week was an awful week for our family. If you follow on my other social media platforms, then you know all about the drama involving our cat. Luckily everything is fixed and back to normal, but it was definitely an emotionally and financially draining week. So with that being said, I wasn't exactly in the mood last week so pop out my tripod and take some pictures. I'm pretty sure I missed a couple of weeks when I did bumpdates of Calvin's pregnancy so it's all good ;) 
How far along are you? 34 weeks. (Like how the heck!!??)

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: Sleep is getting much better, however I have been waking up early in the morning due to my bladder being extremely full. Luckily it's not waking me up in the night, I just wish I could wake up a little more comfortable. But hey, it's to be expected in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Nothing is comfortable.

Movement: His movement has definitely slowed down lately, but I still get a decent amount of kicks every now and again.

Food cravings: I'm really trying to watch my food intake the next few weeks just so I don't explode, but I haven't been craving anything in particular.

Favourite moments: Samwise has been extra cuddly since his week of trips to the vets. It's been so sweet because he literally lays right on top of my belly. He usually gets pretty offended by my disappearing lap, but lately it hasn't been bothering him which is nice :)

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: Being comfortable again. I'm at the point where all I want to wear is dresses and leggings. This bump is becoming more and more uncomfortable, so hopefully the next few weeks go by quickly.

Other: (1) Since I didn't exactly know what contractions felt like during my last pregnancy, I can't remember if I experienced any contractions at this point last time. Well yesterday I had 2 little baby contractions which made me giggle. We'll see how regular they will be in the future, but I am still pretty confident this baby is going to come late like his brother. (2) My belly button is starting to pop!!!!!! I've always had an "in-y", and it stayed flat during my pregnancy with Calvin, but I noticed a few days ago that it's starting to poke out a little. Not going to lie I got a little excited about it. (3) Another thing I noticed this week that I didn't experience last time is I officially have the swollen pregnant feet. Yay... (sarcasm)

4.5.18

BUMPDATE: 32 WEEKS

A couple days ago I was updating my google calendar (I hadn't looked at a physical calendar in months), and I noticed that we don't have much time left in this pregnancy. When I say I'm 32 weeks, it seems like we still have forever to go, but for some reason looking at a calendar and seeing that we just have 2 months left, got me really excited!!
How far along are you? 32 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: Last night I randomly woke up at 3:30 and didn't get back until 5, but it hasn't affected me too much today. Last week my sleeping was really bad, and my mood was greatly affected by it. But luckily it improved this week!

Movement: First thing in the morning he starts kicking around and I'm still getting regular movements throughout the day. Usually he moves most right after I eat or drink something cold.

Food cravings: Greek yogurt, agave nectar and sliced strawberries!

Favourite moments: (1) Alex and I had a date night this week and went to see Avengers: Infinity War. One of my favourite things to do while pregnant is go to the movies. I just think it's hilarious the amount of movement and how much the baby reacts to the sound in the theatre. (2) My dear friend had a baby a week ago and I was able to pop by and visit her earlier this week. I love hearing birth stories and about everyone's individual experience. The female body is so amazing and I am always inspired and strengthened by the women around me. Her daughter is an absolute doll and it makes me want to have our little one in my arms even more!!

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: I am very much done with maternity clothes. I'm at the stage where I just want to wear normal clothes.

26.4.18

BUMPDATE: 31 WEEKS

Because Calvin's delivery was extremely fast, for the past couple of weeks I have had this thought in the back of my mind that we might not make it to the birthing centre this time around and should be open to a home birth. Ideally I don't want to give birth at home, but I am open to any outcome since pregnancy and labour is so unpredictable. Before even mentioning my concerns to my midwife, Wendy recommended that I take a home birthing kit, and have an in-home appointment at 37 weeks so they know where we live and be prepared for any outcome. I feel so much better having talked it over with her and Alex. I am just so grateful so have an amazing support system that help me feel calm no matter what may happen.
How far along are you? 31 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: It varies night to night. Not out of discomfort, I just wake up now and again, and it takes a while for me to go back to sleep.

Movement: His movement has become pretty intense lately. He was practically moving all of yesterday.

Food cravings: Had a random craving for Ikea hot dogs the other day. Luckily my midwife clinic is right by there, so we made a quick stop before my appointment.

Favourite moments: Calvin and I have been having a lot of conversations about his baby brother. They are such sweet moments that I cherish.

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: Nicer weather. We had a gorgeous day on Monday and were able to go to the park as a family. While the rest of the week has been raining and miserable. I love the neighbourhood we live in, and I am dying to get out on some family walks!

Other: I still can't get over how comfortable I am compared to last pregnancy. There are days and moments when I forget I am pregnant. Last Saturday I was a cleaning machine and may have slightly overdid it. The next day my body wasn't too happy with me, but I am so grateful at how mobile I am this time around.

19.4.18

BUMPDATE: 30 WEEKS

How far along are you? 30 weeks.

Due date: June 22nd

Sleep: I've been waking up a couple times a night again, but it hasn't been affecting my overall sleep or energy which is good. I'm still able to go about my day and not get exhausted. I also feel that the Feramax is really making a difference since I can stay up until 10-10:30, while before I was so tired by 8:30.

Movement: Really high kicks lately. Right under the ribs. Along with his feet slowly sliding from one side of my stomach to the other.

Food cravings: Not necessarily a craving, but I have been loving egg salad sandwiches the past couple of weeks.

Favourite moments: I mentioned in an Instagram post a couple days ago that there are a lot of women at church who are currently pregnant. 4 of us our due within a month of each other, and another 2 are expecting in September. I had a similar experience when I was pregnant with Calvin and really loved the community and bond it created for us. I love being able to talk about our pregnancies and hear everyone's individual experience.

Happy or moody? Happy

Looking forward to: This is going to sound weird, but bear with me. The past week or so, I've actually been looking forward to labour. I know, who says that?! I've been reading and watching a lot of birth stories and it made me remember what an incredible experience I had with my first labour. Recovery sucked, and I really hope I don't tear as much or have complications with myself and have to go to the hospital again. But other than that I am really looking forward to seeing what this labour will look like.

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