I know that these babies are so much easier to take care of when they are still in your belly, but with 14 days until my due date I am more anxious than ever to meet this little one! I want to find out if we are having a baby sister or brother, and I want Lottie to finally understand all the baby talk and pointing at mama’s belly we’ve been doing.
Baby, please don’t get too comfortable in there. Mothers Day is 10 days away, and that would be the best gift you could give me if you decide to arrive around the 8th 🙂
I go from feeling motivated, energized and knocking off my to do list to wanting to sit and curl up on the couch. Gone are the days during your first pregnancy when you can take daily naps and put your feet up when you are too tired to think. Toddlers add a new dimension to pregnancy, they keep you going, thinking less about being pregnant and make every week fly by.
Josh’s parents took Lottie up to visit Papa Papa for a night in Wisconsin recently, which gave Josh and I one night to spend together and go out to eat like real adults and not wake up to a monitor or toddler screaming hungry! hungry! Instead of resting, like I should have done, I painted our hallway, a long time project that needed to get done. After 7 hours my bones ached, but we ended the night with a delicious meal at Nada, a new Mexican restaurant downtown Indy.
I woke up last week on Wednesday and could definitely feel that baby had dropped. He/She is now sitting low in my belly which is causing me very frequent visits to the bathroom. The weight of my belly is starting to get real. There is a 7 lb person in there breathing and kicking me and making simple tasks like bending, getting dressed and tieing my tennis shoes very difficult.
We decided last minute to take maternity photos. I’m lucky to have extremely talented friends and Karena DeMerchant is starting up her business and fit us in at 38 weeks to come and take some lifestyle photos of our family of 3! I can’t wait to share these out and fill you in on the exhaustion and fun that goes along with taking photos with a toddler.
My pregnant emotions are in full force. The thought of meeting this baby, and Lottie having a sister or brother and snuggling a newborn again. UGH. Brings me to tears at the thought of it.
Josh switched to having girl feelings last week. The first 38 weeks Josh was having all boy feelings, 100% on team boy, and last week he looked over at me and said “we are having a girl” … whatever that means we will see, but I think we will both be surprised if I have a boy Eaton in my belly – for no logical reason our bets are on more bows and tutus for this Eaton family in a few weeks… What’s your guess?
I’m trying to spend as much time with Lottie as possible right now. We are going to the zoo, park and doing as much mommy/daughter playtime as possible. More than ever she has become a mommy’s girl in the past few days. It’s as if she knows there is soon to be a new addition to our family and she wants moms cuddles more than ever. I’m definitely not complaining about the extra hugs!
Size of Baby E: Over 7 lbs and 19 inches … ish
Obsessions/Cravings? Fruit Loops and Cinnamon Rolls… all the sugar please.
What I’m most looking forward to this week: The two-week countdown. I see a light at the end of the tunnel and I can’t wait to find out if we get a baby sister or brother!
What I miss the most: Sleeping. Sleeping without peeing 4 – 5 x a night and restlessly flipping from side to side. I want to sleep on my stomach again.
Workouts: I’ve slowed down on my workouts, mostly because I am running around in the sunshine all day with Lottie. Josh and I go on a 4 mile walk every day and that is on top of usually walking to the park with Lottie which adds another mile or two to the day. So I’m moving all day, but recently there isn’t time or energy to get in my own personal workout.
Sleep: I mentioned above how much I miss my sleep. One day… when these kids are 21 I will sleep again.
Movement: There is a baby booty permanently crammed on my right side, with a foot and elbow jammed in my left side. The foot actively stretches out and draws circles on the inside of my belly. This is a very kick-y baby.
Symptoms: Heartburn is still the worst at night, which I never had with Lottie. Exhaustion is the other exhausting symptom that seems to hit daily at 3:30 or 4. When I should be starting to make dinner all I want to do is put my feet up on the couch.