Lately you are making me have the weirdest dreams and waking me up during the night. I would love to have a dream with you in it. When I wake up in the night, I immediately start thinking about all we have to get ready before you arrive. This of course causes me to kind of freak out a bit. The good news is this is helping me overcome some fatigue during the evening to get projects done around the house that I imagine will be near impossible after your arrival and two kids.
When I wake up during the night, I also start worrying about how we will juggle two littles so young and close in age while making sure both of your needs are met and that you both feel so loved AND also stay sane. When I think about all the joy your brother has brought us, I just know that you will do the same and the struggle with be so rewarding and full of love, too.
We are getting so excited to meet you.
Feeling: Productive and Nesty (That’s a word now!)
My summer to do list has very few things crossed off of it largely in part to the fact that the husband has been gone a lot. Making progress on household projects with a 14 month old is near impossible. If I do manage to accomplish much of anything it means I either stayed up way too late or I have another large mess to clean up. Now that the husband is home more I’m on a daily mission to get things done. This week our office got a much needed refiling and reorganization. I just love walking by and seeing it all neat and clean. I’ve got some finishing touches to put on it and then it will be complete. This project is going to save us time and energy this fall when we are back to work full time with two kids 18 months and under.
Cravings: Same as the last bumpdate-Cereal (Kellogg’s Special K with Red Berries and Chocolate Chex)
Weight Gain: Not sure. At my 25 week appointment last week I was up 15.75 pounds. I have not been weighing myself at home, so I have nothing else to go by.
Symptoms: The same symptoms as before remain: tired in the evening, heart burn, sore lower back at times. New this week is insomnia when I wake up during the night. If/when I wake up I am having a really hard time falling back asleep. My to do lists and worries immediately pop into my head and keep me up. Baby girl is usually busy kicking away, too. I am almost always getting up to pee once a night, but that isn’t really new. I’m also having the weirdest dreams, but never about her. During my last pregnancy I never dreamed of Pierce, which I thought was strange. I’m curious if this will be true with baby girl.
Exercise/Workouts: At 26 weeks I’m still feeling good on the run. There are of course difficult runs on some days, but that is to be expected.
Week 24-Ran 13.4 miles (3, 1, 5, 1.25, 3.15)
Week 25-Ran 11.8 miles (2.1, 4.5, 1, 1, 3.15), walked 3 miles, 1 hour yoga class, 2.5 mile hike
Looking Forward To: Getting baby girl’s room complete (same as last time).
I’m not sure how many weeks I can keep using this, but since we have continued to make zero progress on this one big project, I’m keeping it as one of the top things I’m looking forward to before baby gets here.