Movement: baby girl moves fairly often, but seems more mellow than Leo (or at least if I remember correctly). She kicks but it’s just a few times and then she settles down. Since I’m more active this pregnancy (chasing a toddler will do that) it could be that she moves more and I don’t feel it, but overall I think is just a little more calm. We’ll see if that proves true once she’s here!
Running: Still going strong! I had to stop running at 25 weeks with Leo because my sacroiliac joint was in serious pain. This past week I’ve noticed that same spot twingeing sometimes as I run – not painful, but I’m just… aware of my pelvis, if that makes sense. Some runs I feel it more than others and some runs I don’t feel it at all, so we’ll see!
Energy: I’ve been more tired this past week, which definitely could be due to the crazy heat (on that note: ohmygosh I think I get 40x sweatier when I’m pregnant, so I’m a real beauty lately). Or baby girl could be having a growth spurt. It’s not terrible and I’m not as tired as I was in the first trimester, but I can feel it for sure. Thankfully Leo has been sleeping later and happy to stay in his crib longer, which gives me some extra time in the mornings to rest.
Preparations: I checked our information from the midwife and she’s due for a home visit when I’m at 30 weeks to see our space. We’ll also need to have our supplies gathered by then, so I’ll need to grab a few items before she comes. I also need to call insurance (again) to bug them. We requested to be granted in-network approval for our midwife and homebirth and are still waiting to hear if it’s been given (our midwife’s office said it often takes a loooong time for them to respond). We need to know by 28 weeks what payments to start making, so I need to call and push them along. Again. Automated phone menus for the win!
I don’t know if this qualifies as “nesting” so much as me just having a continual vendetta against our kitchen floor. It is never clean. NEVER. I can sweeper it and steam mop it and it still comes up dirty on socks. So on Saturday night I went crazy on it. Dave was out of town so as soon as Leo was down I started scrubbing the whole floor with a rough scrub brush and Bar Keeper’s Friend. I wiped the floor off with a towel after that, just to pick up any residual powder. After that I mopped it with dish soap. Then mopped it again with hot vinegar water (high in vinegar). And finally I steam mopped it three times. The whole process took me a little over an hour, which wasn’t too bad. When I finished I wore a pair of white socks as I cleaned up and I they didn’t get dirty, so I maybe can say it’s finally clean? We’ll see though. I swear that linoleum is holding layers of dirt from whenever it was first installed. In any case, it’s cleaner, which is still something.
Food: With the combination of heat and pregnancy I’ve had the WORST time figuring out dinner for us. Nothing sounds good and turning on the oven just sounds… sweaty. Once it’s made I’m totally fine eating it, but coming up with ideas is difficult.
Name: She has one! We didn’t share Leo’s name until after he was born but we wanted to share baby girl’s name early this time. We’ve told family and close friends but haven’t made a broad announcement about it (how’s that for leaving you hanging?!).