bump #2 - 27 & 28 weeks!

Once again behind posting these!  Better late than never!  

Total weight gain: +16.5
Maternity clothes:  Yes and some are already feeling tight.  I am not ready for that. 
Sleep:  Hit or miss.  He moves A LOT during the night and he has woken me up a few nights.  I am grateful for all the movement though.  Nothing reassures you more that everything is ok.  I really would like a nap which just isn't possible when you work.  Bleh.  
Miss Anything?  I really want a cold turkey sandwich from Jersey Mikes.  I can’t wait to eat this when I am in the hospital. 
Movement:  Oh yea!  I can tell that he is head down because his feet are kicking my ribs on the rights side.
Food cravings:  Food hasn’t been my thing this past week.  I did eat an 8 pack of Chick Fil A nuggets at 8:30 in the morning on the way to my doctors visit….and right before my glucose test.  I was CRAVING protein so bad.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Reflux is backkkk.  It is so awful.
Gender:  Boy!  Sometimes I can’t believe it.  It is a weird concept to think about how your whole family dynamic will change and from what people say this is all in your head.  Once he comes, people say that it will feel like he was always supposed to be here.
Symptoms:  I found out I am anemic.  Pretty common.  The doctor is going to check my bloodwork again because I do not want to take Iron.  I buy prenatal vitamins without it on purpose but I make an effort to eat a lot of spinach and meat.  If they are still low though I will of course take the supplement.  Speaking of doctor, my last visit everything looked great.  His heart beat was 156 and he measured right on track.  She also is all for a VBAC but said that it is really up to my body.  She suggested that I might want to have a back-up c-section scheduled after I hit 40 weeks.  She said it all just depends on how my body progresses because the last thing you want to do is labor and then have a c-section….which sounds awful.  She also said that having a baby, regardless of how, is still going to have a recovery period so I shouldn’t plan on picking up Emerson for a few weeks at least, more with a c-section.  She told me a story of how she had to hide in the closet from her oldest to feed her newborn and suggested that I start preparing Emerson for the baby by not carrying her as much which I am bad about. 
Happy or Moody:  Honestly this past week has just been sad.  I mentioned in my last post that my good friend received some terrible news and it has been hard not to think about her.  You could also say I am moody because I am so cranky at night.  I am exhausted and want to be sleeping by 8 if possible.
Looking forward to:  Emerson’s Easter Egg Hunt at school.  I grin just thinking about it.  Those kids are crazy on the playground which is where they are having it.  I
Exercise:  Ran 4 x 2.75 miles and felt great!

Total weight gain: +18.  
Maternity clothes:  Yep! 
Sleep:  As good as possible considering Emerson was sick most of last week which caused us all to wake up several times throughout the night.  Matt is pretty good about splitting this with me.  Some nights we actually wake the other one up to tell them it is their turn.  She had a respiratory infection and I cannot wait to get her out of daycare.  I know she will go to preschool in the fall and be sick all over again, but trying to work from home while taking care of a sick toddler deserves some kind of medal because you don’t get a break.  Every second she is independently playing or watching TV, you are trying to check emails or work.  It is pretty much impossible.  If I actually cared or liked my job I would be working after I put her to bed like I used to, but I don’t.  I am too exhausted and too checked out.
Miss Anything?  Same as always – cold turkey sandwich from Jersey Mikes!  Recently I have been craving sushi too.
Movement:  Lots!  Matt can see it from across the room now.  He move so much and sometimes it almost knocks the wind out of me.
Food cravings:  Fried chicken.  I can’t get it out of my head.  I had the most delicious chicken sandwich at brunch with my girlfriends and I have thought about it 378 times since then.  I might have to pick it up for lunch one day or go by Price’s Chicken Coop.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Reflux, but I take Tums and know which foods to avoid so I am pretty good here.
Gender:  Boy! 
Symptoms:  Anemic and leg cramps.  I had those with Emerson too and I think I needed more water or potassium.  So I have been drinking like a fish and made banana bread and banana pudding.
Happy or Moody:  Moody.  Staying home with a sick toddler can make a person mean.
Looking forward to:  Matt’s brother gets married this weekend.  I am so excited to see his family and extended family plus I get to hang out with my family.  My parents are going to watch Emerson most of the weekend so it will be nice to catch up with them and my sister, Charlea.
Exercise:  Ran 4 x 2.75 miles and did T25 arm workout that was extremely modified.  I think it is time to cut back my distance a little.  I was wishing the run was over twice now and I am never like that.  It is amazing what the human body can do though.  Being able to “run” (more like a slow jog) while carrying 18 extra pounds it kind of mind blowing.  (Matt thinks of 18 bags of deli meat if you need a visual..haha.)

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