Travis’ pregnancy on the left and Baby #2 Pregnancy on the right
Weight of baby: about 6.8 pounds
Length of baby: about 19.5 inches from head to toe
Baby size: a leek
Cool baby changes: At this point, she should have a firm grasp, and all of her organs have matured enough to be ready for life outside of my belly!
Mommy changes: Baby girl still likes to move primarily at night. She will be still for huge chunks of the day and then BAM she is moving in every possible direction at once. I like to joke that she is a little alien baby, because it’s hard to imagine that this is just the product of two arms and two legs. It’s wild to watch! If she hasn’t moved in a bit and Brian is home, I like to have him touch my belly. She ALWAYS responds to him, which is pretty cool. It’s nice to have that to fall back on, and it is very sweet to see their relationship starting this early.
At my weekly appointment today, I measured a bit behind at 37 cm again. The doc said that this was totally fine, because it really depends on baby girl’s position. In terms of dilation, I am about 1-1.5 cm dilated. Those checks certainly are painful! My cervix is “very soft” at this point, which she said meant that things could kick start at any point. We are having somewhat of a winter storm here over the next couple of days, so I hope that she at least stays put until after this slushy/icy mess passes. I still want her to cook until my due date or a bit later, but holding off until this weekend would be a plus regardless! Brian and I have a Valentines Date planned for the weekend, which will be our last night out just the two of us before baby girl comes. I nursed Travis for 15 months and I intend to nurse baby girl for as long as possible, as well. That certainly makes these nights out few and far between for me! Her room is totally ready and all of her clothes are washed. We drove by our new hospital last week, so we know where to go when it’s time for the big show. We have plans in place for little Travis when it’s time to go to the hospital. It’s wild thinking that every night I go to bed could theoretically be our last night as a family of three. Hoping to have two more of these updates!!!