Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baby #2 Bumpdate - Weeks 18 & 19

I am actually not quite 19 weeks, but we had our "20 week" anatomy scan yesterday morning and I knew it was now or never to get both bumpdates from last week and this week documented. we go.

How far along: 18w6d

Weight Gain: I'm somewhere in the 9-10 lb range.  Spot on for Jett's pregnancy.

What's Up With My Body: CONSTIPATION and it's good friend HEMORRHOIDS.  Psyllium husks work, they do, they work wonderfully but...YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TAKE THEM.  I am unfortunately in a position in which I have to take them 3 times a day or things just aren't running smoothly and for whatever reason 3 times a day is hard for me to remember to take pills!  It shouldn't be hard, these are take when you eat kind of pills, I eat 3 meals a day, just take the pills when I eat, right?  But damn if I don't end up with just 2 doses most days.  So, because I'm skipping a much needed dose on accident (speaking of, I just had lunch, I should take my damn pills!) constipation is still part of my life.  And hemorrhoids (which never 100% went away from Jett's pregnancy) have reared their ugly heads.  I feel extremely sexy.

Apparently I actually look pregnant to strangers now, though in my head I've looked pregnant since like 12 weeks, but officially to the outside world I look pregnant.  I've had 3 people in the last week comment on the bump in some way or another.  

Mood:  I find I'm getting more and more anxious about the logistics of this birth and the subsequent newborn that it will produce.  If I haven't mentioned, we're having this baby in Oregon, which means I'm transferring care at 32 weeks.  I dearly love my midwife here and I'm quite sad that she will not be the one who is with me when I have this baby.  I'm also anxious about having a newborn again, just generally, my newborn experience was not great and I'm not looking forward to repeating it.  And Jett, what's Jett going to think when this baby that we're always talking about finally arrives.  Anxious, anxious, anxious.

Gender:  Guys...I think this is a girl.  It is firmly a "she" when I think about "her" in my head.  Also Jett told me quite clearly the other night while we were listening with the doppler that we were listening to his baby sister.


And baby:


  1. She looks just like her brother!! ;) No but really, look at that mouth, it's the same.

    I actually had to stop taking the psyllium, it was actually making things worse for me :( Now I am just drinking a TON and eating fiber and taking a bunch of colace and periodically miralax. Bleh. I hate taking all these things just to make things go .....

    I don't remember - why are you having the baby in Oregon? You mean you are moving? Sorry if you said and I can't remember!

  2. My son surprised me with how well he adjusted to his sister's arrival. I hope Jett surprises you too!

  3. Gosh I was anxious about the same things. You're just moving right along in this pregnancy!

  4. I love the bump! When you are a little further along I will make my gender guess. I am really pretty good at guessing based on the belly. I do think there is a lot to be said for a mother's intuition though. Why are you having baby in OR again?

  5. Both you and baby looking so good! I keep meaning to ask - are you going to plan for a home birth again??