I thought I'd write a pregnancy update today since today is probably the worst I've felt the entire second trimester. Not sick, just sore. I think I got a little sore during my walk with my son the other day and my body just aches. I took a nap today with Luke and feel way better than this morning so I'm hoping tomorrow will be even better.
Last pregnancy, with Luke, my pelvis got really loose really fast. And I think it happened even faster this time. It's like one of those pains where it hurts if you separate your legs. So when I balance on one leg to put pants on, it hurts. Or when I'm getting out of bed or the car. And I also notice it walking. There's not a whole lot I can do but deliver the baby...
Other than the aches and pains, I feel way more energetic than I did in the first trimester and certainly waaaaaaay less sick, if at all. I'm so happy about that. I'd take the aches and pains over the 'morning sickness' any day.
My milk supply is definitely low. I can still squeeze a little milk out of my breasts but I know it's not much because Luke is eating like crazy. I'm still confident that he won't wean when the new baby comes. When I was first pregnant, I didn't want to wean at all, but in the back of my mind I knew it could always happen. But, just as I thought, Luke is still hanging in there waiting for the milk to come back. I think nursing both will be the best option because I think the transition for Luke will be easier. I know many people think tandem nursing is weird, so that will be challenging in itself, but I don't care because I know what's best for my family. I'm so lucky to have such a supportive husband who is very pro-tandem nursing. He knows it will be best.
Luke has been really cute. He kisses my belly and says 'kiss baby' or 'hug baby'. I can't wait till the baby's movements are bigger so he can see her move inside. I just have a good feeling about this, like I know Luke is going to love her so much. For now, I'm just enjoying the Mama and Luke time while it's here. Even though they'll be more in the future, there won't be quite as much. He's so sensitive and caring to me right now, I think he's aware of the changes in my body. I'm so excited for a home birth so Luke can see where the baby comes from. My midwife said that her home birth with her second was great because her son made the connection between the baby being in Mama's belly and then being there with them. Luke is a thoughtful and insightful person, I think he will benefit in knowing that the baby didn't just come from some random place, that he will actually see what's happening, hopefully.
That's it for now. I really feel happy to be pregnant, even though there are days like today. This is what God wants and I feel that way more and more every day.