I won’t even pretend to make excuses for how poorly I’ve been keeping up with the blog lately. But seeing as how I’m due in 2 weeks with little sister Harper, I figured I should post some type of pregnancy update along with a bump picture or two to document this pregnancy!
When I was pregnant with Hadley, I posted this survey every time I did an update, so I figured I’d use the same one, and try to include a little summary in each section from the majority of the pregnancy!
How Far Along: one day shy of 38 weeks
Total Weight Gain: Oh gosh, this one is bad. I think I’m close to 40lbs now? Crazy to think that at the beginning of this pregnancy I lost weight and didn’t even start gaining some back until around 13 weeks. Also – I can’t believe I’m posting that for all the world to see – but I do want to be able to look back on this and remember where I was at each point in the pregnancy…
Maternity Clothes: I think I started wearing maternity clothes around 20 weeks this pregnancy. Because I lost weight in the beginning, a lot of my maternity clothes from last time didn’t fit until then.
Best Moment this week: Spending 2 hours with a girlfriend getting our nails/toes done, sitting in a massage chair and chatting about our little girls! (she has one 5 months older than Hadley and is due 3 days after me.)
Gender: Still a girl for all we know! - Harper Kate:)
Movement: If Harper’s movement on the inside is any indication of what type of baby she’s going to be on the outside, we are in for it! She is CONSTANTLY moving. Those kick-count things the doctor tells you to do – takes me about 5 seconds to reach the movement count they want you to feel in an HOUR.
Food Craving: After being sick until about 20 weeks this pregnancy, I really didn’t have any true “cravings.” I cut caffeine out of my diet cold turkey for the first half of the pregnancy, but since then I’ve been allowing myself a chai tea, sweet tea or diet dr pepper when I want one!
Sleep: I had some insomnia in the beginning of this pregnancy, but chasing a toddler around while pregnant definitely helps with that. The biggest issue I have now is that Harper is so low that I think she’s just camped out on my bladder. I was up 5 times the other night to go to the bathroom.
What I am looking forward to: Actually holding our sweet girl in my arms and seeing Hadley meet her baby sister
Belly Button: Has basically been non-existent since about 30 weeks.
Symptoms: Aches, pains and more aches and pains! I think I’m carrying Harper a lot lower than I carried Hadley, and because of that, my hips are constantly hurting. Walking around the grocery store is quite a feat these days!
The last (and only) bump picture I posted was from 16 weeks(!) here - http://brittanyandmattcoleman.blogspot.com/2012/09/boy-or-girl.html
Here are the others I’ve taken since then!
That last picture is only 2 days off from the one before, but I was wearing the same outfit as one I wore in my pregnancy with Hadley so I thought it would be fun to compare. I think it’s pretty obvious how much lower I’m carrying Harper, yes?! Yikes!
Alright, now to continue checking things off my to-do list before little sister arrives! I have just a couple more final touches on her nursery and then I promise to share pictures!