Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oh wow, you're big... and other things no pregnant lady wants to hear

You know what no pregnant woman wants to hear-- "Oh wow-- you're big!" or "You are as big now as you were at the end last time".  Seriously I heard these things FROM MY FAMILY at a party this past weekend.  Granted the last comment was from my step-grandmother who has no filter and is defintely WRONG... I do have a belly... as most women do at 27 weeks... but I am carrying almost identical to the way (and size) I did the first time.  Ugh.  Seriously, I do not get why being pregnant makes people forget their filters.

Why yes, I am 27 weeks prego and last blogged at 23 weeks.  Where is the time going??

Considering we're expecting weather in the 100s!!!! here the next several days, hopefully those days pass by as fast and this prego mama says cool!!

My laptop took a MAJOR crash.  I got a new laptop and THANKFULLY all my files transferred over-- it just was slow going, but I am back up and running.

Speaking of running-- I ran 8 miles this morning before it got crazy-hot!  It felt REALLY good but I will say I am beginning to feel the extra weight and my hip was giving me some issues the last couple miles.  I still feel better all and all than I did running in the first pregnancy, so I can't complain.  By 27 weeks with Boy 1, I was tapered much more on mileage and slower!

24 weeks:

25 weeks:

26 weeks

And a photo at 27 weeks will have to wait until hubby gets home tonight...

So at 27 weeks I am feeling good.  Running two 4 mile runs every week and a long run of either 6 or 8.

The belly is feeling stretched and I am constantly putting on lotion and trying not to eat too much at night when that feeling is the worse!   House projects are coming along and I think I get more excited to meet this guy every day as I feel him move around!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dues date Guess and 22/23 week Update

Baby Boy 2 is "officially" due September 27th.  My guess is he comes (or starts coming) on September 30th.  His big brother was born on a full moon and though I ended up having to be induced-- he was still a week overdue, was a "short" 5 hour active labor and was obviously ready to join us.  This year's September full moon begins at 11:19pm on September 29th.  Let me just go on record with my official labor prediction of September 30th. : )

But before weekly prego stuff... My sweet Blonde Boy 1 at 21 months old:

Loves to dance:

Without further ado... weeks 22 and 23...


Still 3 days a week with long weekend runs.  This past weekend I did 8 and then ran around all day and had an evening walk with the fam.  My prego muscles were beat but I have to say it's been MUCH better than running during the first pregnancy-- limited "need-to-pee" issues and other icky symptoms have stayed at bay this time!  Yay!

Weight gain:  Not sure but the belly is growing! 

Sleep:  Still Good... baby boy is getting more and more active at night!  I had more baby dreams last night as hubby and I went to bed talking about names...

Names:  Here are our "rules" for baby names... #1-- First name must be Biblical... all our first names are too.  Mark, Rachel, Nathan.... #2 If it's a boy they get 2 middle names (like Daddy and Boy 1) which the names should be named after someone.  Let me tell you... coming up with 2 middle names is the tough part!  At least Boy 1 kept the same middle names as his daddy which made it easy.  Boy 2 needs two middle names-- we aren't liking the names of many important men in our lives so we may use the first letters which limits options... not an easy challenge.

And finally... some bump photos... in the same shirt too... : )

22 weeks:
   and 23 weeks: