Pregnancy

36 weeks

36 weeks

The boy and I are 36 weeks TODAY and it feels like one million.

I think things are moving along because there is a lot of pressure down there and I am feeling like he’s coming around the mountain any day now.

My hilarious coworkers are taking bets on the birth date. They are playing for bragging rights apparently. (Although several have bet for AFTER the due date and I’m like, AREYOUCRAZY?)

I’m feeling bigger this time around. Just all around bigger. The belly, the baby, the everything. I was looking back at this time around for Emma and Henry and I definitely look biggerish. I don’t know, you be the judge.

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32 weeks

32 weeks

WOAH. How are we already here? It seems like just yesterday I was finding out this little one was growing inside me and now we are on the final countdown. 

I'm not going to lie, this has been a tough pregnancy. Physically, I am utterly exhausted. Emotionally, I am all over the place. While I cannot wait to meet this precious boy, I am overwhelmed at the thought of three (!!!) little lives needing me to love and nurture them. 

Currently, I am about 33 and a half weeks along and almost into the last month of this. And boy oh boy can I feel it. Mostly, this baby beats me up with ninja kicks but the exhaustion and heart burn are just oh so lovely. And by lovely, I mean terrible. 

I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have most things ready for little man's arrival. And I've picked a name (still waiting on Paul's final OK). This month, although I am physically wiped, I want to focus on smothering Emma and Henry in attention and as much energy as I can muster. 

Moms with three or more kids, GIVE ME ALL THE ADVICE. Please&thanks. 

Now for what you came for, BUMPDATE PHOTOS. 

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28 weeks

28 weeks

THIRD TRIMESTER, yay! 

FINALLY, a wee bit of nesting going on here. I washed baby clothes and linens. BUUUT that's about it. I know I still need to do this and that but by the time the weekend rolls around, this tired mama wants to rest. 

It will get done. Eventually. IF you feel so inclined, we have a registry over at Amazon for a few things we'll need in those early weeks.

And technically I am about 29 and a half weeks along, but alas, life happens and I couldn't post my 28 week photos last week. C'est la vie. 

On the symptoms front, it's much of the same. I have killer heart burn, insomnia, and pelvic cramping. I broke down and order a maternity girdle and we'll see how that helps with the pelvic and back support. It's en route, I'll keep you posted.

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24 weeks

We are over halfway to delivery day and I am nooot readyyyyyyy. So not ready. But I have absolutely no desire to get ready either. Maybe I'll get things sorted out...eventually.

These have been an eventful few weeks. I already have Braxton Hicks contractions. ALREADY. WAHHH. (Yes, I'm whining.) Considering I had WEEKS of prodromal labor with both kids, I am not looking forward to the same this time around. And the heart burn has started. 

Pregnancy is just so beautiful. 

Lest you think I always complain (I only mostly complain.), there are some sweet things going on too. The baby has been moving a lot. Just like his sister and brother, he is an active womb mate. He seems to be a night owl so far too. Emma and Henry have been loving on their brother so much already. It is one of the most special things to witness. Emma always talks about how our family has FIVE people now and Henry likes to lift my shirt and give kisses to my belly. 

The sibling cuteness and the pregnancy hormones make me weepy. 

I definitely feel "bigger" this pregnancy compared to the first two. I think my stomach is so far stretched at this point that it is ready to be a perma-basketball shape. I don't think I've gained anymore weight than previous pregnancies at this point. In fact, I know I haven't because I am pretty sure I have had no opportunity to gain excess weight because of my hectic schedule and not eating enough in general. 

I'll try to work on that with a new box of cocoa pebbles. YUM. 

We also set up our registry on Amazon. It's just a few things because we already have a ton o' baby crap. 

24 weeks
How far along: 24.5 weeks  
Total weight gain: I don't even know my own name at this point
Maternity clothes: yes! and I bought some more maternity business slacks, hallelujah  
Stretch marks: sadly, yes  
Sleep: bizarre dreams and inconsistent sleep
Miss anything: not grunting when I pick something up off the floor    
Movement: he's a mover and shaker  
Food cravings: wine and oysters   
Aversions: smelly body odor   
Sex: un niño
Symptoms: heart burn, insomnia, fits of crying
Belly button: in? I can't see it anymore  
Wedding rings: not snug, not loose
Happy or moody: somewhere in the middle
Looking forward to: seeing the three (!!!!) kids together loving on each other 

Thanks for following along this time around. 

Emma at 25 weeks
Henry at 24 weeks 

 

20 weeks and an announcement

I won't lie to you.

This pregnancy has not been all rainbows and sunshine. It's taken a toll on my body and on my emotional health. BUT! I have been feeling pretty wonderful this past week. I forgot how wonderful the second trimester can feel.

I have energy, my heart burn is not 24/7, I can still see my toes, and I can put my own shoes on (like a champ). During this time last round (in utero Henry) I was still recovering from my appendectomy and my abdomen hurt all the time.

I also don't know how smart it is of me to document all these symptoms because I am pretty sure that evolutionarily speaking, we are supposed to forget the harder parts of pregnancy/delivery/post-partum life. 

That's why you always hear women say, "oh pregnancy is a magical time!" It's because she forgot about the peeing in her pants, the heart burn, the insomnia, the sore breasts, and healing from someone walking out of her body like they own the place. 

#EVOLUTION

Today I am 21 weeks and I was somehow able to take some photos of the bump last week between all the craziness of our schedule. AND I also found out what we are having.

20 weeks
How far along: today, 21 weeks on the button  
Total weight gain: I have absolutely no idea
Maternity clothes: YASSS, CAN I GET AN AMEN!? 
Stretch marks: a few little buggers  
Sleep: mostly normal, interrupted by my ex utero babies
Miss anything: my bffl wine   
Movement: yes, lots of movement at night
Food cravings: ice cream  
Aversions: smells  
Sex: keep scrolling to find out!  
Symptoms: nesting, motivation, and early rising  
Belly button: innie
Wedding rings: still loose
Happy or moody: mostly happy, yay! 
Looking forward to: starting a new registry  

And drum roll please.

Baby Wetterholm number three is a...

Emma was a wee bit disappointed by the news but she is coming around to the idea because she does love being queen of the castle. Paul is ecstatic. Henry only cared about the balloons.

I do that yucky glucose screening in a few weeks and I'll give you a bumpdate around then.

Happy Bump Day! (Get it? Instead of hump day. You still there?) 

Emma at 5 months
Henry at 20 weeks