-This week marks the 29th week of pregnancy. I’m starting to get aches and pains — familiar ones — and I am taken back to 2 years ago when I was pregnant with Logan. One thing this pregnancy though — varicose veins. I only have a couple but oh my goodness I’ve never had to deal with them before! They’re a little sore, and I just try to ignore them. Apparently, walking around to get circulation going is key. That and definitely sleeping on my left side. Otherwise, pregnancy has been uneventful. Passed my glucose test a couple of weeks ago and was told I’m borderline anemic (same as when I was pregnant with Logan). I’ve also been getting Braxton Hicks contractions, something that I don’t think I ever got last time. When my midwife was checking to see where the baby’s head was, my belly got really hard! I have them randomly but she assured me that it’s normal, as long as they don’t become frequent and painful, much like real contractions.
-Our Hawaii vacation was WONDERFUL. We loved every minute of it. Logan loved the water, and the sand, and just being with Mama and Daddy all day everyday. Unfortunately, the trip was overshadowed by chicken pox! The week after we got back, I noticed that Logan had some blistery bumps and I just knew. Got her checked by a pediatrician just to make sure and, yup, chicken pox. We spent the next week making sure she is comfy and keeping her home. She went back to daycare last week and has been doing wonderful. Her spots are mostly gone. It was so horrible to see her miserable though — uncomfortable, itchy, tired, etc etc. I am so happy to be over that.
-Currently trying to figure out her 2nd birthday party details. Wow. I don’t think it’ll be as big as last time but I definitely want a celebration. I’ll be about 38 weeks along for her party so I know I can’t do the same thing I did last year. But wow — 2 years! I love this age but I am constantly negotiating and preempting her thoughts and actions. It is exhausting! But she is wonderful and I’m trying to enjoy the last weeks of her being my only child.
-Preparing for baby girl #2 has been nonexistent. It’s funny how that works. But I have all the clothes, and all the things, and all the love, so what else could she really need? I have a quasi-registry started but that’s just for my reference (it’s actually just a wishlist on Amazon) so when I think of something we may need, I just add it real quick (like gas drops, newborn disposables, etc). I’m so excited but CANNOT even imagine life with 2 right now. I know things will work out though — they always do. And 2 should be easy — all of my neighbors have 3-4 kids and they are surviving! :)
So, yes, it’s been a busy few weeks but I’m glad that things are getting back to normal!