Shaunna Faye

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


I want to just go ahead and promise the world that I will never go "Gluten Free."

Now, for a pregnancy update. Mostly for my own good because I know there aren't a ton of people out there that care that I'm huge right now.

I know I've said it before but this pregnancy is SO DIFFERENT than my last one. At this point last time (almost 20 weeks) my hands and feet were super swollen and I was still nauseous every day. Thank goodness I'm not experiencing those things right now. I can tell that my ring is getting a little tighter, but so far the swelling is under control. And the nausea ended a while ago.

Maybe it's the fact that I am chasing around a 2 year old every day this time around, but I feel like my body is in much better shape to handle a pregnancy. I can feel the weight of my belly but as long as I don't over-extend myself, then I still feel good at the end of the day. I've had my moments of sciatica, but I just have to be more careful with how much bending over and physical exertion I do. I know I'll have to slow down a little more in the these last 20 weeks, but right now I'm getting around ok....just no laying on the floor. I learned that the hard way.

I'm still organizing Abel's room and trying to get all the craft supplies/sewing things/toys/tv/table/junk out of there. It's a much larger task than I expected. I figure I'll have it all done by next weekend though.

Oh, by the way, did I mention we'd settled on the name Abel? I'm pretty sure we're going with James Abel Turner. Martha knows her baby brother's name and she'll talk to him in my belly, but really only when we prompt her to. On the regular, she doesn't think about him much. I'm trying to keep him in the forefront of her mind though so she's not blindsided when he's finally here. I'm still wondering how in the world we're going to manage a 2 and a half year old and a newborn at the same time. When it's just me with the kids, it's hard to think about how I'm going to do things. Hopefully Martha's helpfulness will kick in and she will be cool with "helping" with Abel. Which really means she'll be cool with acting like she's helping when really I just need her to be in my eyesight.


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