Pregnancy the 2nd Time Around

Besides the obvious, this pregnancy is so much different from Sam and Jack. I’m almost full-term. What?! Yep! I’m 36.5 weeks pregnant right now. And definitely feeling it… In fact, this afternoon I had to see a chiropractor for the first time in my life (my MD husband wasn’t exactly thrilled with my decision, but is supportive). I have pretty severe SI Joint pain on my right side, and it’s really starting to affect my daily life… i.e. playing with my kids and being able to walk/climb stairs. Not fun. Today was just the initial eval, and tomorrow my first adjustment! Here’s to hoping the pain improves by even 50%. It was pretty interesting–they did a posture check (stand on a big scale, left foot on one side, right on the other) and there was a 25-pound weight difference! In favor of my right side… The chiro said it’s probably been this way for a long time, not just because of my pregnancy. More than likely it stems back to all my knee problems in high school.

I’m also a lot bigger than I was with the boys! Combined, the boys were 4 pounds; this baby is currently around 6 pounds. And has normal fluid levels. At my check last Friday Dr. Evans told me the head was “way down,” and I was 50% effaced. Yay!


I saw this “Blog Pregnancy Questionnaire” and thought it would be fun. Enjoy!

How did you find out you were pregnant?  By taking a home pregnancy test.

How many?  2 boxes!

What were your 1st symptoms?  Sore boobs.  Hands down.

Who did you tell first?  Adam

Who was with you when you found out?  Adam was in our bedroom, boys were in bed… I ran into the bedroom and was pretty close to a nervous breakdown!

My 1st reaction:  See above. I think  I swore a lot.

Was your baby planned?  Yes, but let’s just say we are apparently both very fertile and weren’t expecting it to happen quite so fast…

How far were you when you found out?  5 weeks??!

How did your parents react?  Laughter, a lot of shock.

*_*My baby*_*

Due Date:  October 7, 2012

Do you know the sex?  Surprise!

Guess on sex? Up until a few weeks ago, I was sold on a little girl. Now I’m thinking boy. Either way, we will be 110% thrilled! Can I go off on a tangent? I will, because I can (I’m pregnant). So many people have told us, “I hope it’s a girl,” or “I bet you want a  girl.” How do I respond to that? Hope and want in terms of a gender of a child offend me. We want healthy and a baby. I’m always shocked when people say “We really wanted a boy, but we’re having a girl,” or vice versa.

Any names?  We have this narrowed down– Right now we have two for each, but we are almost 100% positive on middle names.

Any Ultrasounds?  One at my first appointment.  One at 20 weeks. This is super hard because at every appointment with the boys we had an ultrasound!

Have you heard the heart beat?  Of course!

Who do you think it will look like?  After the 20-week ultrasound, we both said it looked more like me.

Will the baby have siblings?  2 amazing big brothers!

Have you felt the baby move?  All the time. Awesome feeling. Okay, I lied–sometimes it freaks me out.


Did you have morning sickness?  Nope!

Did you have any cravings?  Nothing! Other than my normal obsession with cereal, I can’t say I really NEED to have any type of food.

Did you have any mood swings?  I’ve been a huge mess of mood swings. Not pretty. I think Adam is ready for me to have this baby sooner rather than later just to get my attitude back in check.

Are you a high risk pregnancy?  Nope. YAY! 🙂

Any complications?  Nope.

Formula or Breastfeeding?  Start off breastfeeding, goal is currently 6 months (I’m realistic… I could say 12, but that’s just not likely)

Have you bought anything for the baby yet?  This is horrible… we have bought nothing for the baby. But I have started to wash the boys’ “gender neutral” clothes.

Home or Hospital?  Hospital.  Absolutely.

Natural or Medicated birth?  Epidural, for sure. But I also have a weird pain thresh-hold and I’m scared I won’t even know I’m in labor (with the boys, I was having contractions I couldn’t feel). Maybe I’ll be super woman and not need an epidural.

Who will be in the delivery room with you?  Adam. No one else needs to/wants to/will see what goes on.

Do you think you will need a C-section?  Ahh…. I’m getting nervous about this. I really hope I won’t need one, but I’ve been having nightmares that I will be in labor for 20 hours and then still have a c-section. Luckily, my doctor said she puts a time limit on labor for VBAC’s (can’t remember how long though).

Will you cry when you hold the baby for the 1st time?  I’m going to guess yes 🙂

What’s the 1st thing you might say to the baby?  I’m not sappy enough to do anything clever– it will probably be something dumb like “Hi. I’m your mom.”

Will you let anyone video tape the birth?  Good God no.

Are you excited?  Excited and scared $h*tless.

Who will help you with the baby after the birth?  Adam right away, then my parents and Adam’s mom.

What is your favorite thing about being pregnant?  Feeling the baby move.  I love it!

What is the worst thing about being pregnant?  Feeling huge, my back hurting, not being able to play with the boys like usual.

What’s one thing you miss doing since being pregnant?  Alcohol. Specifically, wine.

Any days you wish you were not pregnant?  Of course not.

Are you ready for a baby?  I think so!  Ready as we’ll ever be!

How many kids do you want?  Before the twins, Adam and I both agreed on 4 or 5. After dealing and living with the twins, 3 is probably all we  will have!

Do you talk to the baby?  Not much… is that terrible?!

Do you still feel attractive?  I have good days and bad days. It usually boils down to if I showered that day or not.

Have you had your baby shower yet?  No baby showers this time around! We have plenty 🙂

Do you like kids?  I love MY kids!  And most other kids. But let’s just say I will never work at a daycare.

How far along are you now?  36 weeks and counting…

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Heather says:

    Eeks! Getting close! And oh so cute!

  2. hellos says:

    I love that you are in the laundry room while taking this picture. I mean, with two kids…where else would you be?!

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