How far along? 27w4d
Prenatal Activities: Prenatal yoga is back on now. I love it. There two instructors for this class and while both are good I actually prefer the one I have now. She’s gentler on the body and less about a work out and more and stretching and listening to your body and it’s energy. Also, I love shavasana.
We are also potty training, did the 3 day method, and now about a week and a half in. I fee like potty training twins is exercise.
Gender? not finding out. And still leaning more towards girl.
Stretch marks? No new ones yet. Although I can see some of the stretch marks on my stomach becoming more visible now.
Sleep? Hit and miss but not because of pregnancy. Kiera has a hard time holding her bladder at night and seems to have an accident every night around 1am. This is the only accident she has now. She’s about 60% self initiating bathroom visits. Anyways, she cries every night when this happens so I change her undies and she comes into our bed and is dry the rest of the night. Gunnar’s also started doing this too. I’m ok with it for now but everyone needs to be out of my bed by the time baby comes lol.
Pregnancy is causing me some leg cramps and spasms that aren’t routine but definitely wake me up at night. I may need to up the magnesium.
Best moment this week – honestly it’s been a really, no insanely busy week. I don’t have gestational diabetes so that’s awesome!
My mat leave replacement started Monday which is great but also bitter sweet. It’s likely that she’ll stay on after as our company is expanding by another 100+people this year. I’m glad we have significant overlap but I still have mixed emotions.
And the fires. I live in BC and it’s a pretty crazy time. One of our plants is curtailed, people are displaced and the city I live in has already accepted 3000+ people. I’m volunteering tonight for 5 hours (which the Viking thinks I’m nuts at 7 months to do) but I feel strongly that it’s part of our civic responsibility to volunteer AND if someone is getting out of the house to do it, it me hahaha.
Miss anything? Poultry and a full nights sleep.
Movement? Still the busier I am, the less I feel. As soon as I stop and sit, baby starts grooving. And I’m starting to see a pattern.
cravings? No not really.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Poultry. Too much sugar.
Symptoms? Braxton hicks. More round ligament pain. Feet looking a little swollen some days.
Labor Signs? I thought I was have some preterm signs last weekend so I was laying down any chance I could and drinking lots of water. The back pain and cramping is what scares me sometimes.
Belly Button in or out? In but starting to migrate out.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Pretty happy but definitely low on patience some days. And emotional, more than normal. I’m not used to crying!
And I’m struggling with some stress and anxiety. Out daycare has been a struggle to get on board with potty training; she’s 60 and set in her ways, ways that don’t work for my kids. It gives me anxiety every day going there and listening to her. We’ve had some firm discussions a few times and that’s the worst because I do t want to have to stress about my kids during the day like that.
And then I get worried that the extra work and daycare stress is impacting the baby. We had a crazy birth with the twins but I’m still very afraid of having a baby with colic. I just don’t think I can handle having toddlers and then a colicky baby?! I might go crazy.
Looking forward to? Potentially camping this weekend. Sounds weird to say that with all the fires going on but northwest of town is clear of any risk and the kids are so pumped! Were tenting it this summer (all the renos trump a trailer purchase) so we’ll see how that goes.
I also decided to take the meeting with the OB to discuss the risks, numbers, definition of risk, etc. I know I’m going to elect for a section but what if I go into labour like I did with the twins? I went very fast with them and I wonder what will happen if I go fast again, if I go into labour. I want to know what the risks are if by chance things happen and I delivered naturally. I also decided that as much as I don’t want to, I need to go to the OR when no one is there. I need to figure out how to get over the fear. I’m not sure if this will do it but it can’t hurt.