Poor Hunter! That's the baby's name. Have I told you all that yet? Hunter James Craig. Poor guy- He just doesn't get the same attention on the blog (or in life) as Paisley did. Guess that's how it is with a second baby. I haven't shared much about this pregnancy on Facebook or on the blog but I wanted to catch you up on whats going on so I'll have a memory of it to look at down the road.
It's amazing how completely different this pregnancy is than the first. Paisley was SO active. I was in complete pain. She was the ninja baby who kicked me ALL THE TIME. I had pelvic pressure that I thought was going to kill me. I went to the chiropractor twice a week because of my back issues. I constantly felt like someone had taken a base ball bat to' yahoo' area. But never once was there an issue with her health. This pregnancy is completely different. I feel fine physically. My back hurts but that's because I'm carrying around a 21 lb 16 month old on my hip 24/7 and I've gained 20+ pounds. I'm also tired all the time but that's because Paisley is STILL very active and she's a lot to keep up with.
But since the very beginning of this pregnancy, I have had scare after scare with Hunter. At 12 weeks they told me that my placenta was pulling away from my uterus and that I was at risk of miscarriage. They put me on pelvic rest, told me not to travel and to rest. So I cancelled a trip to NY to see one of my best friend's new born baby. I cut my husband off from sex and I rested. We went back 4 weeks later & the problem corrected itself and my doctor then acted like it was no big deal. I won't
tell you how much I despise this guy because that's a different blog entry all together. So the next ultrasound we had they said Hunter had an issue with his bowel and that we would need to see a specialist from Houston. Great! It took nearly a month to get an appointment which meant I worried for a month. We went to the specialist and he said the bowel looked fine but that the baby had a large amount of fluid in his kidneys. Great! So after waiting 6 weeks this time we went back to that specialist last week and it was the FIRST time in 7.5 months were we got a good report. Nothing was wrong. Everything looked good. I can't tell you what a relief that was. I feel like my doctor has scared me into thinking that something was wrong with Hunter when there has NEVER been anything wrong with him this whole time. My OBGYN experience has been so different (and so crappy) compared to my pregnancy in Raleigh. I'm very thankful that this is my last baby and that I won't have to go through this again with these doctors who cry wolf.
Hunter is also MUCH calmer than Paisley ever was. He's not the ninja P was and he only moves around at night (hope that doesn't mean he's a night owl). His heart rate is also much lower. It's usually in the 130 or 140's where Paisley's was always 180-190's. I'm hoping that he's my CALM child!
So enough about that. Let's get to some pictures and some stats like the last time.
How far along? 30 weeks (7.5 months)
Total weight gain? 21 lbs. Same as last time but I started off 10 lbs lighter this go around.
Maternity Clothes? Of course.
Sleep: Good if Paisley isn't sick (which has been 3 times this past month)
Best moment of the week? Not really having any good moments lately. Praying things start to change. My builder told me yesterday that our house is 2 wks behind schedule and my doctor told me today that I'm measuring a week ahead. So that means that the house & the baby will be done on the same week. AWESOME! (not)
Missing Anything? Being in control of my emotions
Movement? Some during the day but more at night
Food Craving? Hostess Cup Cakes
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Labor Signs? No
Symptoms? Some heartburn & sore back but other than that I feel pretty good
Wedding rings on or off? No issues with my wedding rings & my Excema this time so they're on.
Happy or Moody? Too moody to be making decisions for a house that I will live in for the rest of my life! Kinda scary
Looking forward to: Wearing my stretchy pants at Thanksgiving in Atlanta with the Craig's. Just praying P doesn't get sick again!
And a little comparison for ya. I think the bump looks about the same.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. We leave on Sunday so I'll share lots of photos when we get back!