Well it’s been awhile since I’ve updated on the baby bump hasn’t it?
Oh friends, this second pregnancy is entirely different than the first in so many ways! Being pregnant while raising a toddler is NO JOKE and sometimes I think to myself, “what was I thinking?” But then I remember how incredible it will be to have two boys so close together someday….someday right?
While my first pregnancy was no walk in the park, I definitely am not getting out of this one much easier. I really think my body just doesn’t love being pregnant.
Here’s the scoop:
I’ve honestly felt great for most of this pregnancy, aside from the usual first trimester ugliness. In my second trimester, I found out I had placenta previa as well as some weird things going on in my blood work. I had a low lying placenta with Grayson, but it corrected itself before the third trimester as they usually do so I wasn’t very worried about it. Backing up a bit to the blood work, I met with a rheumatologist last month only to discover there was really nothing they could tell since I had zero symptoms.
Well I went for another ultrasound last week only to find out my placenta hasn’t budged at all! In fact, now they are even thinking my placenta may be covering my cervix fully, which is actually pretty scary. When I talked to the doctor this week, she said I will more than likely need to go in for a C-section at 37 weeks, because going into labor with this is very dangerous and life threatening for me and the baby. She said it’s not impossible that the placenta could still move (but pretty unlikely at this point) so they will check one last time in a few weeks, but if nothing has happened, then it looks like baby boy will be arriving a lot sooner than planned.
Ugh, so this news certainly didn’t make my happy. Now I know plenty of women have C-sections and it’s really no big deal, but everything in me wanted to have this baby naturally. I know it has nothing to do with my wants at this point, and really, all I want is a healthy baby and delivery, no matter how he gets here.
Other than this little bump in the road, I’ve been feeling pretty great!
I’m still working out and teaching, although the doctor did tell me that I must tone things down significantly now, especially with my placenta being so close to my cervix. Thankfully, she said I can still workout, but at an easy pace, so I’m doing my best to listen to her on that.
I’ve still been sleeping pretty good, although things are definitely starting to get more uncomfortable all around these days. The baby has dropped quite a bit in the last few weeks and I can definitely tell by the toll its taken on my body. Simple things like bending over, sitting on the floor, or standing for that matter can be a battle.
I have absolutely NO idea how much weight I’ve gained and I can honestly tell you I could care less about it all. I was way more aware of my weight gain with Grayson, but with this baby I’m in a whole new mindset. I’ve been eating healthy and working out so much that I know whatever weight I have gained it is all just a necessity. I’m measuring right on track and even though he’s a little small (I just tend to carry small babies) I certainly look nice and pregnant.
Ah, the bump! I’ll never cease to be fascinated by how incredible this process is. Take a look at how my body has transformed from 9 weeks to 32 weeks.
So we are in limbo over here but preparing for a baby the first or second week of January, which completely puts me into panic mode. Seriously, we haven’t done a single thing yet! Thankfully, we have almost everything we need thanks to having a baby boy not too long ago, but I still feel like there is so much to get done in such little time. I was using the “let’s wait until after the holidays” excuse, but now, I don’t think we’ll get that time.
Either way, he will be here before we know it and while I’m filled with so many emotions, right now, I’m just anxious to have him here safely.
Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers! And if you’ve ever had a C-section, please talk me off the ledge because I’m slightly freaking out. 🙂