Long over due post

So, since I lasted posted there’s been Halloween

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Thanksgiving

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Christmas

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New Years

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Josh’s birthday

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And now we’re creeping up on Valentine’s Day. How it happened I’m not sure. I could easily blame the fact that it’s such a busy time of the year as well as the fact that I was still feeling awful and sick right up to Christmas. With three ER visits, losing my job, and dealing with unnecessary family drama, I have plenty of valid reasons as to why I haven’t written. None of them are good enough though. Josh is always encouraging me to write. He told me the other day that he considers me “a real writer.” Ha. I wish. Maybe someday. For now, I haven’t even been keeping up with my blog. So, update and try again I will. I want to be back to doing a post a week. We’ll see what happens.

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So I suppose I should start with a big huge baby update. So much for weekly updates. Anyways, here’s Baby M’s week 25(!!) update:

How far along? 25 weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain/lost: +2lbs since I got pregnant which apparently isn’t the best. We also found out today that Baby M weighs 2lbs so that must be where it’s coming from.

Maternity clothes? Embracing them this time around. I love the few pieces I have and wish I had more! Not gonna spend the money though.

Stretch marks? Not any new ones that I can tell. They’re all still left over from Ellabelle

Best moment of the week: Ultrasound to check on Miss Baby M

Missing anything? I wish I could eat Jimmy Johns and that this baby would let me eat meat. She’s not a fan.

Movement? Sometimes. She’s either dancing hardcore or chillin calmly.

Cravings: fruit, baked goods, salads, grilled veggies

Anything making you queasy or sick? Just meat when I try to eat it

Have you started to show? A little, not as much I though I would be with this being baby #2

Labor signs? Braxton hicks this time around, but nothing else

Belly button in or out? in

Wedding ring on or off? On and still a little loose.

Mood: varies from moment to moment

So, Baby M has been trying to give her big sisters pregnancy a run for its money since the very beginning. I had sever abdominal pain at the end of September and passed out at work. So Josh took me to the ER. They found nothing really wrong and I got bedrest for 48 hours. Then I couldn’t breathe. Spent a whole afternoon in the ER and there was nothing to show for that either. I did get an inhaler, but it doesn’t seem to help as much as they said it would.

IMG_0140-0 Then the day after Christmas I found out that I had low lying placenta and needed to be put on pelvic rest. Then on the Saturday after Christmas, I had a lot of fluid come out and was worried it was amniotic fluid. Turns out I just had an infection which was good for baby, not so good for me. That has since been treated and we’ve been doing ok for the most part. I still have a lot of pain in my lower back and shoulders and I hate Braxton Hicks but we’re all still hanging in there.

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Today, they confirmed that everything looks great and that Miss M is still indeed a Miss M. I’m nervous and excited about her coming. I want her here so we can love on her and watch her grow and experience all the fun firsts again. I’m also nervous cause there’s gonna be two kids against me everyday. I’m about to be outnumbered. I’m worried about how Ellabelle will adjust. I’m worried I won’t love her as much anymore. I’m worried about being sleep deprived on top of having a crazy toddler. There’s a lot of worrying going on, but I’m trying not to think to much about it and focus on all the good about to come.

As for now, it’s been a long day and I’m not feeling well. So, I’m hoping for an early night.

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