Baby Girl Baker has been doing well. She continues to kick (and punch and flip) up a storm. Miles has caught on to this, and one of his favorite things now is to push on my belly and tell his “seester” to move. He really is in love with her. He’s constantly wanting to “snuggle” with the baby, “feed” the baby a cracker”, and talk to her. The other day he told me she said she was hungry for a cracker. All bets are off when the baby actually arrives and he realizes just what a baby really entails, but for now he’s into it.
I, on the other hand, have been having an interesting ride. This pregnancy is so very different from my first. I don’t know if it’s because I’m having a girl instead of a boy, or just that every pregnancy is unique, but it baffles me sometimes. I’ve had quite a lot of Braxton Hicks since very early in this pregnancy. Never one to slow down, I’ve had to be more cautious and aware, as they seem to come on when I’ve overdone it.
The weekend before last we were very close to going up to the hospital. I was having a lot of Braxton Hicks (sometimes more than 6 in an hour), plus some very strange cramping. Thankfully, after gallons of water, tons of epsom salt baths, tylenol, and pretty much laying down all weekend, they subsided.
Last Tuesday I had a normal checkup scheduled anyways, and they decided to make sure I wasn’t showing any signs of labor. Much to my relief, I wasn’t. The doctor just chalked it up to every pregnancy being different and said this one might just be harder.
So, since then I’ve just been extra careful about not overdoing it. I’ve also upped my protein intake, and am carrying a quart-size mason jar around with me to make sure I’m getting at least a gallon a day of water. So far, it seems to be helping.
I’ll leave you with a picture I took last Thursday at 26 weeks. I am SO big compared to last time. It’s pretty much all belly…just a really big belly.
Here’s a comparison from 27 (almost 28 weeks) with Miles and 26 weeks with Baby Girl Baker:
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