Monday, January 31, 2011

Pregnancy Update- 25 weeks

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.


Megan said...

I've been having the same problem with my hips. It's such a bizarre thing to walk around feeling like your legs aren't attached correctly. And compensating for it has definitely hurt my knees as well. Like you said, though, there's not much you can do.

I think we're on the track to tandem nursing as well. My daughter shows absolutely no signs of wanting to wean and at times she's even more insistent to nurse now that my milk supply is so much lower. I agree, that I think it will majorly help with the transition to becoming a big sister.

Glad you're doing well except for the pelvis thing. Hang in there. We'll certainly be glad our pelvises do this when those little ones need to be born, but until then, ugh.

Lisa C said...

Maybe Michael needs to see a birth, too, because right now he thinks that if I had a baby in my tummy it would come out of my chest. I think he thinks that because that's where the milk comes out. He tells me he wants me to have a baby and he would like a girl.

I wonder if a belly band would help with the hip problem? I hated that, too, but it didn't hit me till late in the pregnancy.

Luke is lucky you enjoy breastfeeding so much. I definitely have a limit. I think nursing two would overwhelm me, unless they were both little babies. I think if Michael wanted to nurse when we had another baby, I wouldn't really want to nurse him. He is older than Luke though.

Baby Burd said...

Putting on pants while pregnant was such a challenge that you captured oh so well. Not missing that one bit but it was totally worth it.

Good for you for planning to have Luke present for your homebirth!

Monica said...

oh, my pelcis went loose at about 6 months and then dangerously so. it was such a discomfort, so i understand.

so cute about Luke kissing and hugging the belly/baby.