Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Pregnancy #2: 28 Weeks Update
Hey hey hey!
I’m running on very minimal sleep and pregnancy is totally not to blame. Apparently we lost power last night very briefly, only I didn’t know that is what happened. Just before midnight I woke up to Sage’s white noise machine blaring the heartbeat sound option. We always keep it on the white noise option for him and I typically can’t hear it in our bedroom. However, when it switched to the heartbeat option it was super loud and it woke me up out of a sound sleep. I was out of it from just being asleep and then my anxiety rose as I tried to figure out what had happened. My first instinct was of course to go check on Sage. He was sound asleep and apparently the noise maker had no impact on his sleep. I woke up my husband because I just had to. He walked around the house just to make sure everything was in order and then we went back to bed, but I couldn’t sleep because I just couldn’t comprehend what had made Sage’s noise maker do that and by this point I felt wired. Long story short (or six hours later and me attempting to sleep, but really just resting in bed and reading a book on my iPhone) and I discovered what had happened.
I went to set a timer to drink the glucose drink for my doctor's appointment (this morning was my test for that) and I noticed that the clock on the microwave was blank. Power outage! Duh! My sitter later confirmed that she too had lost power in the night right when we had. So, I’ve been in a sleep-deprived daze all day.
Let me back up to the weekend though and then I’ll get on with my 28 week update. The weekend was spent relaxing with family, grilling out, playing outside, and even a trip to the zoo. On Sunday afternoon while the boys napped, I began to organize baby boy's room. Oh my gosh I forgot how precious newborn clothes are! I came across a newborn onesie and extra diaper and they are so tiny. My heart melted. The crib isn't put together yet, but soon it will be. I feel more accomplished knowing that the rest of the room is in pretty good shape.
This morning I learned that my appointments will now be every two weeks which makes me happy. I like getting to hear baby boy as much as possible.
Weight: Gained 20 pounds (few more than I had with Sage)
Body: Heartburn is the worst symptom. It was raging all last night. On a happy note, I felt baby boy kicking all through the night so he was my company.
Cravings: Nothing in particular, but I've had a few tasty veggie burgers lately. I definitely fill up quicker these days.
Sleep: Aside from last night, sleep has been very good. I typically get 7-8 hours. I'm tossing and turning to stay comfortable and laying on my back is definitely not an option as it makes me feel sick.
Best Moments: Lots of time spent with family! Sage also got to play with his best buddy that lives across the street a bunch. We've observed that sharing is his biggest struggle right now. Hard to reason with a 20 month old on this topic, but we're working on it.
Tell me you've had a nighttime fiasco like mine!