I'll be the first to admit that I have been really bad at documenting this pregnancy. It's been flying by and now I'm already 25 weeks, which means only 13 weeks left (I've had all 3 of them early at 38 weeks). That is a little scary and exciting all at the same time.
I have to say, having baby number 4 and especially having boy #3 makes things pretty easy. I don't really think that I need a lot of new things this time around. We did get gifted to us another crib, since I am NOT moving Avery out of hers at 18 months. We bought a new crib mattress and I have a new bumper pad and skirt picked out to go with it. Unfortunately our old infant car seat at expired so we bought a new car seat along with a double stroller. I can't believe I've made it through 3 kids without a double stroller but I used it the other day and it was so nice!
This pregnancy has flown by. I attribute that to the fact that I am always busy doing something else and we didn't tell anyone until 12 weeks. With the other 3 we always told right away, but holding off and having a little secret made this a little bit fun and go by a lot faster.
I've had some crazy cravings this time around. The first trimester I thought I was Bella Swan. I craved eggs and had to eat at least one egg every day for a few weeks. It was crazy. This started around 6 weeks and my favorite eggs had to be eggs in a nest, but really, I ate them scrambled, hard boiled, egg salad. It was kinda strange.
Then from eggs we moved onto turkey/cranberry/sprout sandwiches. I served these at the Relief Society Birthday Dinner at our church and then I ate ate least one a day for the next month. I was nuts. They are pretty tasty sandwiches though. (croissants, a spread of cream cheese mixed with cranberry sauce, sliced turkey topped with sprouts)
My latest craving has been avocado's. Wade just laughs and laughs at me, but I've had guacamole or a sandwich with an avocado on it every day for the past two weeks.
Does anyone see any connections? I think these are pretty random things to crave.
I've had a lot of strange dreams with this pregnancy. Typically during my pregnancies I have to stop watching CSI or Law and Order type shows because they give me bad dreams. Really, I've given up watching these shows pretty much all together because they just started creeping me out, pregnant or not. This time I don't need any television show to spark my dreams. I just send Wade to work. I have had numerous dreams about his safety at work and our safety from some of the patients that he helps. I had two dreams about the baby, neither were very good dreams, so I don't want to post about them.
I think I am showing way earlier than I did before, but honestly there were only 10 months between this pregnancy and the last, can I blame my body for this? I haven't gained any more weight then I normally do, so I know it's just that I didn't have enough time to get back in shape.
This guy has finally started to kick me all the time. When I got my ultrasound at 20 weeks I would only feel pretty random kicking at night. Now the little man kicks me all the time. He really likes to kick at night when I rock Avery and sing her a song at bedtime.
We have a few names, but nothing that either of us can agree on - so any comments with names would be great. We like short boy names but are super picky. Wade doesn't like Max or Sam, which are names most often suggested to us. I like Ezra, Cole, Eli, Taft. Wade isn't sold on them.
I did feel sick the first 12 weeks. I never really got sick a lot, just felt like being sick a lot. Then, just like the other 3 pregnancy, at 12 weeks this had gone away. At 20 weeks I had some strange weekend where I was nauseous and threw up quite a bit that whole weekend. I don't think I was getting enough rest or eating well. That's my trick, I have to eat before I'm hungry and I have to get enough rest. Noah taking naps again has really helped the later.
This time my sciatic has been killing me like crazy! It has started hurting earlier and earlier with each pregnancy and this time it drives me crazy. It's my left side, which is also the side I carry Avery on.
All in all I can't complain. Wade says he thinks this pregnancy has been my best one yet. (Meaning I don't complain so much, which is true because I really have been trying not to complain about any aches and pains. I think he has enough on his plate with residency to listen to my complaints about crazy babies kicking me or my leg and back hurting). I do think this one has been easier, simply because I know exactly what to expect this time.
We are super excited to meet this little man and see how his little (or big) personality fits into our family. We all are in love with him already.