i’m moving along swimmingly and baby Quinn is growing like a weed.
paul and I have been taking Bradley method classes every Monday night with Jeannie Casey. she is so amazing. we love her so much, we hired her as our doula. i’m still planning on delivering naturally and unmedicated. I may sound crazy, but watch the business of being born and then we can talk.
there are a lot of scary things that come along with birth, but I am not scared because of all the amazing people I have supporting me. nobody is questioning my decision to deliver naturally. and those who doubt me only make me want to do it more.
really, I can’t believe i’m in the last week of my second trimester. it has gone by fast, which is good for me because I really don’t love this. paul and I have decided that we will likely be a one and done family. more than one baby has never been appealing to me. maybe it’s because I grew up an only child. maybe it’s because I got my girl on the first try and boys scare me more than terrorists.
anyway, I am going to update this little questionnaire below to answer some of your frequent questions!
How far along: 27 weeks
Total weight gain: 4 pounds – My total weight loss from the nausea and vomiting was 18 pounds. I have gained back 4 of those 18 pounds.
Maternity clothes: yes, it’s pretty much the only thing I want to wear. people who say
Stretch marks: no new ones. I did have some old ones on my hips that look a bit wider. I’ve been using a mixture of vitamin e, lavender oil, and jojoba oil.
Sleep: it’s been okay. i’ll wake up once or twice per night due to the heartburn. the pregnancy pillow messed my neck up, so I’ve been using the hiccapop wedge pillow and a regular bed pillow to stay off my stomach.
Best moment of this week: 3D ultrasound – see photos throughout the post.
Miss anything: cold turkey….. so much
Movement: LOTS. last week, I felt a summersault or something! I almost called an ambulance, it felt SO weird.
Food cravings: salad with any time of vinegar dressing… really I think it is the vinegar. the buffalo sauce craving has subsided.
Anything making you queasy or sick: unfortunately, the nausea has returned. I throw up every morning like clockwork, but I think it has something to do with my acid reflux. if I am remotely hungry, I get nauseous. hoping this is just a stage!
Have you started to show yet: yes! it took a while, but I’ve popped now! we had some amazing maternity photos taken by the one and only Hannah Davis of h.davis photography.
Gender: girl! we recently decided on her name Quinn Emilia Bohn – Emilia is in honor of my cousin, Emily, who passed away from leukemia
Labor signs: not yet. I’ve had some Braxton hicks, but nothing too intense yet
Belly button in or out: half in half out. it is sore though, and I get shooting pains in it after I eat. so, it wont be long.
Wedding rings on or off: on. oddly enough, my rings are loose. not sure why! I am not swollen at all!!
Happy or moody most of the time: pretty neutral. I have my moody moments and I have my very happy moments. i’d say I’m pretty content!
Looking forward to: getting this little girl out of me. also, we have a lovely baby shower this weekend and next weekend.
Well, that’s all for now. I will post an update soon. feel free to comment or email with any questions!