I'm to the point now where people in public are not scared to comment on my pregnant state. What is most interesting though, is that when out with Juliette, the only question/comment I'm getting now is, "How far apart will they be?" Ha! When I say "19 months," they'll either smile and shake their head, or say "I did that. My first two were __ number of months apart and we survived. It's crazy but you'll survive."
These questions don't bother me, and I'm sure I'll say the same kinds of things to other unsuspecting expectant mothers one day (will I?)... but right now, I'm doing my level best to envision a peaceful, happy home with two babies who will one day be the best of friends. The chaos of getting out the door, cleaning up a mess, bedtime...I'll learn that when it comes, just as we have with one baby.
I'm really feeling pretty good. 33 weeks and just the regular complaints...heartburn, semi-sore back (nothing awful or debilitating), tired, and not sleeping super great. All of this is to be expected and it's not earth-shattering. I have been surprised though, at how swollen my fingers have been again this time around, even in the dead of winter.
Thus I give you, my very few "pregnancy essentials" for baby girl #2 (and my very second time to do a photoshop collage, can you tell? why do the colors look funky?):
This is not a joke: I cannot stress enough how essential Pepcid is for me to get through the day. I wake up around 6-6:30 every morning, and before eating or drinking a THING, feel heartburn like I never feel in regular life. It is not fun. I have to take this twice/day without fail, or I am feeling the burn (pun intended). I guess some people just experience this more than others? My only complaint from my first labor/delivery, post-epidural, was the horrendous heartburn that continued to plague me. It was like a switch turned off: as SOON as Juliette was born, it was over. And I didn't have it again until around 15-16 weeks pregnant with this little nugget! I really can empathize with people who live with this on a consistent basis (ie, my husband).
The Burkes clued us in to these honey grahams several weeks ago and we all love them! It is the perfect late-night snack. Yum yum yum. I have been trying this time around to be better about not keeping ice cream and general junk around (notwithstanding going through Thanksgiving and Christmas, what a joke). Another fave have been making vegan chocolate chip cookies, but they deserve a post all their own.
And finally, I've loved these compression tights (mine are actually navy, I'm not sure why this is showing up such a bright blue, although they're cute). They are a beast to get on, but once they're on they feel so good! Thanks to Kate for cluing me into these! They look like regular tights.
I cannot say enough how [infinitely more] pleasant it's been being pregnant in the fall/winter. I love my little August baby but sheesh! How fun is it to hide under cuter things like scarves, cardigans, and tall boots?
I am getting so excited to hold our little newborn bundle, though the state of our house right now causes me to be thankful there are still 7 weeks left. We hope to get Juliette gradually moved into her new room over the next 2 weeks. Fingers crossed!