Thursday, December 16, 2010

A few pregnancy notes + a bump picture

I haven't really documented much on my 2nd pregnancy, so I figured I'd jot down a few notes before this baby is here!

I have a little less than 4 weeks left! I have a c-section scheduled for January 10th and I'm really excited. My doc actually gave me the choice between attempting a VBAC or another c-section, but given the 48-hour (can anyone beat that?) labor I had with Cameron, I chose the latter. After much discussion, we both agreed that I probably wasn't a good candidate for the VBAC route. I had a great and quick recovery with Cameron, and I hope that it will go as great the second time around too.
Last night we got dressed up and went to dinner and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. It felt good to get out of yoga pants!

I have gained significantly less weight this time around. I gained 48 lbs total with Cameron, and so far I've gained right under 30 lbs, with less than a month to go. I don't anticipate 20 more pounds in that time frame... though I have been consuming a lot of ice cream shakes lately. My husband seriously makes the best mint M&M shakes, ever. There are no words to describe them, and I often lick the inside of the cup completely clean to get every last drop.

In general, I 'feel' smaller with this pregnancy than the last one. I won't lie, I feel huge, and I'm definitely uncomfortable, but I feel much smaller this time. Maybe that means I'm not going to have a 10 lb baby! If I had to guess, I think she'll be right around 7 lbs, especially since she'll be about a week early.

I'm going to miss my skin after I give birth. I have had the smoothest, most perfect and acne free skin for the last 9 months. I haven't had skin like this since I was in, oh... 4th grade? It's been awesome. But I'm also not holding my breath that it will remain that way. Even in my late twenties, I still have skin like a teenager.

While I don't particularly love being pregnant, I'm in a bittersweet stage right now, knowing that this is the last time I'll feel a baby inside. I'm also very happy that our little family will be complete! I say this 50 times a day, but I am so incredibly ready to meet my daughter. I think I'm more anxious to meet her than I was with Cameron! Not too much longer!


Bekah said...

I know everyone says this, and Im sure you dont feel this way, but you are SUCH a beautiful pregnant woman. By 36 weeks I looked like...well...not like you! Pregnancy had the opposite effect on my was not good.

So excited to 'meet' your little girl through pictures when she comes!

Molly said...

You look adorable! I teared up a bit when you said it was the last time you'll feel an inside baby. I totally know what you're feeling. Ready to meet your baby but also a little sad that it's your last pregnancy!

Anyway, I hope the c-section goes smoothly and I can't wait to see your baby girl! Good luck!

Kristen said...

you are beautiful! Good luck with the delivery, I'm sure it will all go smoothly! Glad you and the hubs got to go on a date... I love TSO. Saw them last year for the first time and it was amazing!

Meredith said...

Aw, Lizzy and your sweet daughter are going to share a birthday!

Leah said...

Aw, those last two sentences got me all choked up! So excited for you and you look so amazing!

Sarah said...

Beautiful bump, Leslie! I had good skin while pregnant too, and its stayed alot better than it used to be since. Here's hoping:) Have you shared any of your possible names?

Joi said...

You look, great L! I can't wait to see your little girl. I'm sure she'll be just a gorgeous as Cameron!

Andi said...

You look so great Leslie! I am so excited that you're going to have a daughter too, perfect!

Lyndsay said...

I cannot believe how far along you are, crazy! BTW, your baby and my son will be exactly 6 months apart. :)

Nicole said...

I can't believe you're nearing the end! Time goes fast in the blog world! And I'm a close second...went in at 6 pm on August 17th and our girl was born at 2 pm on August 19th. Two long days but so worth it!

Good luck and can't wait to hear your second birth story!

Bexie said...

53 hours of labor for me, ending in a vaginal delivery. I am so thankful for midwives who let my body do its thing! I'm sorry you're getting another c-section, but I hope it goes well for both you and baby. I can't wait to see her :)

Lyr said...

HAHA! I had the same choice and my husband and I opted out of the VBAC too. Girl... it's so easy when you have a C-section the second time. The first is terrible because you don't now what to expect, but it's not too bad with the second.

BTW - you look amazing! gosh, I wish I could have looked like that.


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