Wednesday, July 11, 2012

27 Weeks (&2 days)

Pregnancy: 27 weeks, 2 days


Due Date: October 8th, 2012

Weight Gain: +13lbs! I'm finally gaining weight & I'm definitely okay with how much I've gained. I'm pretty sure I'd gained a lot more by this point with Bennett.
Sleep: Well, since switching Bennett to a twin bed a few months ago, sleep has been rough. At first it was because we'd changed rooms as well & are now on a different level of our house. Then Bennett's monster nightmares started. Every night at 3:30. Someone (Matt) had to go sleep in his bed for the rest of the night or he panicked. Last Friday, I took an idea that I'd seen on another blog, and changed our bathroom air freshener spray into "monster go-away spray". We spray it in Bennett's room before he goes to sleep every night & he's slept all night since! So, sleep has been good since Friday. I do periodically take 10-20 minute naps during the day or I won't make it through.

Gender: Boy

Feeling: Ehhh...I've been having a lot of round ligament and back pain in the last week or so. I don't remember having them this badly with Bennett, but I guess my muscles were probably a bit stronger before I had him, too. It's not too bad if I can avoid getting on the floor and back up multiple times a day, but really? It's not easy to avoid that with a 2-yr-old. I did give in and take some Tylenol the other night and it helped.

Movement: Lots and lots of movement. Especially when I eat certain foods. With Bennett, I ate lots of spicy foods (& sauerkraut) & Bennett LOVES those foods now. This time, I'm craving lots of sweets &that's what Silas reacts most too. It will be interesting to see if he has a giant sweet tooth.

Belly: At my 26 week appointment, I was measuring 28cm. My OB said that was normal, but yeah, it's growing.

Next Appointment: I just realized that I forgot to write it down when I left the OB's office last time! Well, I know that it's at 30 weeks &it's on a Friday. I guess I'll have to call them, haha!

Oh Heyyyyyy...

So, I didn't drop off the face of the earth. Really, I didn't. I think I've mentioned that we don't have internet at home anymore. It's just been too difficult trying to get places with wifi. Also, if &when I get there, sans Bennett, blogging is generally not the first thing on my do to list, ya know.

It's been nearly 2 whole months since I last updated, so I guess the best way to getcha all up to date is to post some of my favorite pics from the last few months.

Mother's Day with my boy.
Bennett kicking Matt out of bed.
Matt & Bennett testing out the new sprinkler
Almost 20 weeks!
Cutest ring bearer EVER. (biased? nah.)
Our family at my brother's wedding.

Bennett dancing with Aunt Andrea & Uncle Travis.
Summertime is here!
Bennett switched to a "big boy" bed.

Enjoying the view on a train ride.

22 weeks!
Our house is for sale! Buy it!

Ice cream date with Bennett.
Summer = Swimming

Bennett playing XBox with the boys.
The boys mowing the lawn

Glucola at my 26 week apt.
I passed!
Working hard on Silas' baby blanket

That pretty much catches us up, I think. We've had our house on the market for a little over a month and have yet to have a showing, so that's pretty discouraging. We know that it's all in God's timing, but we would LOVE for that timing to be for us to be out before baby boy #2 makes his appearance. Bennett is getting pretty tired of all the driving back and forth to Des Moines we're doing. &by "Bennett", I mean all of us. But seriously? That boy is getting mean in the car. I think he's just bored, but I can't take the abuse much longer.

My mom is off work for the summer &has been hosting "Grammy Camp" for Bennett on several different days. It's great time for them to spend together & and awesome little break for me. He's actually there now...hence the blog update.

I'll try to get in another pregnancy update before I head home to watch movies & knit...rough life, yeah?