I have one question: How on Earth did I get here? This will be the last week of the second trimester of this pregnancy, and I swear that it took much longer to get to this point when I was pregnant with Mayana!
Baby Two and I are both well. Baby Two is a very busy little thing, especially when Mama is ready for bed. He always wakes me up in the mornings, and changes position almost as much as I do throughout the night. I’m feeling more cumbersome this week, but I think that is not helped by the terrible sciatica/lower back/hip pain I have been experiencing. The good news is that the hospital physio rang to say they have mailed me an appointment time, so hopefully that is not too far in the future and they can help alleviate some of that discomfort for me.
I’m back into the swing of work now. I’m not loving sitting in a chair all day long. We were quite active over our holidays and being sedentary for the better part of my day is definitely contributing to my pain. Work is super incredibly busy and exhausting, but the upside of that is that the days go quickly. Nine more weeks and I’ll be on maternity leave. Fourteen more weeks and I’ll have a baby in my arms! I’m trying not to think too hard about all that is to be done before then!
At some point I’m going to have to start buying some boy things for this baby, or he is going to be wearing an awful lot of pink when he comes home!
Mayana gets more excited every day I think. She talks to Baby Two a lot, and tries to share with him – which usually means that I get a lot of random food shoved at my belly, like I need help getting my bump grubby! She uses her doctor kit to do Baby Two check-ups, and tells me that he is singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ inside my tummy. We have been talking about names with Mayana, and she gets quite upset because as far as she is concerned Baby Two is his name. We told her that when she was inside my tummy we used to call her Raspberry, but we didn’t keep calling her that when she came out. That really confused her. She told me that she will call him Twinkle Twinkle. I think we’ll save that battle for later.
So overall, everything is well here. I’m enjoying being pregnant – loving this time of always having my little one with me. I love feeling him move, and sharing that with Peter.
Before I go, here is a comparison of 26 weeks in both pregnancies. I feel so much bigger this time, but going by this picture I’d say it’s actually pretty similar! What do you think?