Tuesday, May 25, 2010

28 Weeks

(By Aubree)

I'm already in my 3rd trimester and realized that I haven't said anything about this pregnancy except that I am in fact pregnant again and that we're having another girl. So I wanted to write a few things about this pregnancy so I don't forget. Right now I am actually 28 weeks and 5 days so I'll be 29 weeks on Thursday. Only 2 and a half months to go! This pregnancy has gone by so much faster than my first. I've been meaning to take a picture to post because I would feel bad if I didn't have any this pregnancy when I took some when I was pregnant with Clara. I really hate the way I look and I took this picture myself and so it's just lopsided and blurry and not very good, but I didn't want to have to look at any other pictures of myself so I'm just keeping this one.

I'm already so big and uncomfortable and I swear I was close to this size when I delivered Clara. As you can see I'm carrying in my butt as well as my belly. I can't wait until I can actually move again so I can get in shape. It's always when you aren't really able to do much that you feel motivated to exercise...ironic.

Anyway, it's been a pretty good pregnancy. The first trimester and first part of the second I was sick but never threw up. I actually threw up a couple of weeks ago when I was cleaning up Clara's throw up, but it really wasn't pregnancy related too much. I felt pretty much the same as I did last time except this time was scaled back just a few notches. I had the same bad taste in my mouth that I had with Clara and it has suddenly come back a couple of days ago which didn't happen with Clara.

When I went in for my halfway ultrasound, I found out I had placenta previa, which is when the placenta is covering or near the cervix which can be dangerous during delivery. Most of the time it resolves itself as the uterus grows and I had another ultrasound last Thursday that showed it is completely out of the way of my cervix! Jeff and Clara came to that appointment and Clara started freaking out when I had to get my blood pressure checked, and then it got even worse when I had to lay on the table for the ultrasound! It was kind of funny, but sad and cute that she doesn't want anything to happen to me.

I've been much more on edge and nervous about something happening to me or the baby this time around. I'm a little less naive and know that I'm not only at risk of losing my baby in the first trimester. Late pregnancy losses happen so much more than I realized and I was pretty much just bracing myself for a loss. I don't take this pregnancy for grated one second. I'm incredibly grateful that it happened so quickly compared to the years it took with Clara. I'm also very thankful that I've made it this far and pray the remainder of the pregnancy will go as well. I can't wait to meet this precious little baby!


Mosers said...

You are so cute pregnant. I can say that because I'm not and really do think pregnant women are beautiful just for the fact that they are with child. However I don't feel that way about myself when I'm pregnant.. hang in there, things always have a way of working out!

Mark 'n Mindee West said...

You look great. It's fun that our due dates are only a day apart! I have my moments of worry too. But I think it's typical. I'm sure things will work out just perfect! Have you decided on a name? So excited for you.

Anonymous said...

You look great! I'm so excited for you! It has seemed to fly by, when I read you were that far along I was like no way!!! But how fun for Clara to have a little sister!!!

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful, Aubree! I have always thought you are so gorgeous! I can't believe you're already in your 3rd trimester! Your little family is so cute and it will be fun to see another baby girl in it!

Josh and Tori Furlong said...

I was just thinking the other day about you and the pregnancy!! I am glad you are doing well. I can't believe how fast it is coming. You will have another sweet little girl before you know it!!

suzi said...

You look adorable. Pregnancy is a scary, but wonderful time. I totally can relate to your post, I felt so emotional throughout my pregnancy with Caroline. Pregnancy and the birth are just miracles. You look beautiful!