Due Date: October 5th
Weight Gain: Up to 19lbs. Not bad at all... Still hoping to keep it under 25 total. I have enough weight to get rid of after the birth as it is.
Symptoms: Lots and lots of scar tissue pain. Some Braxton Hicks contractions the other morning. Carpal tunnel causing numbness in my arms at night. A bit of plantar fasciitis.
What's different this time: I feel like the baby's movements are more intense this time compared to Arthur. He is just constantly stretching and kicking and burrowing into weird places. Arthur's slightly weirded out by the fact that my belly moves on it's own sometimes. The baby actually kicked Arthur's hand the other night surprising him greatly.
Cravings/Aversions: Been on a baking kick lately. I just want all the cookies, muffins, and cakes!
Sleep: Insomnia has been creeping in lately. Some nights it feels like I've been awake the entire time. Thankfully Arthur has been sleeping until 8am or so. And sometimes he just plays quietly in his room until 8:30am.
I am loving: Arthur snuggles when I'm not feeling very good. He gives the best snuggles.
I miss: Wine. I've had a glass here or there throughout, but I try to limit it to one glass.
I am looking forward to: My parent group is throwing myself and another pregnant friend a sprinkle on August 21st. Can't wait!
Movement: Crazy crazy crazy. This kid is just so active at all hours of the day. He's definitely stretching his limbs to their full extension. Ow!
Preparation: Still haven't picked a name yet. Arthur's insisting we call the baby "Milk" to which J then suggests Harvey. Um no. I did post a Baby Hunch pool for guessing weight and such. If anyone wants to participate, click here.
Baby’s (name pending) Stuff: This little boy already has an entire wardrobe curtesy of Arthur, but we do have a few holes. The major hole is socks! I seem to have lost every single baby sock we ever owned. Thankfully Target had these fuzzy little striped socks on clearance last week. And while I was there, I picked up this adorable dog outfit for $3.28! I couldn't resist. I did remember to get it in 6m size instead of tiny.
Photo bomb from the big brother...