As many of you know, a third sweet little one is growing inside of me. I’ve been meaning to write something about this third baby pretty much since I found out I was pregnant…but somehow the words haven’t come. With 28 weeks rapidly approaching on Monday, I thought that now was as good of a time as any to finally write about her. But to do that, I have to go back to the beginning…before this baby was even a possibility in our minds.
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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I have never been terribly picky with Miles’ clothes. Many of his clothes were hand-me-downs or consignment finds, with some adorable brand new things thrown in for good measure. But…I really have always loved finding cute outfits for him. I may or may have not spent more than I should have on some suspenders and a new white dress shirt for this past Easter, just because I couldn’t help myself. 🙂 I’ve carefully and saved all of his clothes that didn’t get ruined or stained and then learned that we were having a girl. Surprise, surprise!
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this whole “having a girl” thing, but lately I’ve been looking around at baby girls (and picking up a few things). I’m getting more and more excited. hah! I’m really trying to simplify things and keep clothing to a minimum. I counted recently and Miles literally had 30 0-3 month onesies…what a waste! It’s definitely not easy, though.
I’ve never been into the big bows and giant ruffles and gobs of pinks for little girls. No offense if you are, but it’s just not my style! When we were little my sister loved lace and tea parties. I, on the other hand, was busy pretending I’d tamed a wild stallion. So, yeah…no surprise that that reflects how I’ll dress my baby girl.
Anyway, here are some things I’ve picked up or found that I love:
As you can see, Baby Girl Baker is already getting lots of cute outfits from her Aunts and Grandmas…
Don’t tell my husband I told you, but he actually saw these cute onesies and insisted we get them. We really didn’t need any more onesies, but they when your big tough husband picks out clothes for his baby girl, you can’t really say no. Plus…how cute are they???
I picked up these sleepers on clearance because I love yellow and grey…and the elephants?
Miles insisted on being the model for these little booties (he says they are for “seestah” I found on clearance. Miles’ first winter he pretty much never wore shoes, but these looked warm and the elastic actually might keep them on her feet.
These bows were also clearance finds. Like I said, I’m not into giant bows, but these dainty little things were just my style (not sure why the pic is sideways).
I don’t have any like these yet, but I love these cute retro-style headbands as well.
You can’t see these very well because my model got a little antsy, but I did go through Miles’ clothes and pick out the things I thought would work for baby girl as well. Like, these striped onesies. With leggings or tights these would be definitely girly enough.
I found this post and, for the most part, I loved all these ideas and outfits. The one exception being that I probably won’t be putting a belt on my baby girl…too impractical for playing!
Our follow up ultrasound was today and I’m very thankful to say baby girl was just fine and the enlarged brain ventricle is no longer enlarged! Baby Baker was moving like crazy, as usual, and measuring 2 days ahead. The ultrasound tech even let me see her in 3D for a minute.