Hello again! I figured it's about time for another little bump update, or "bumpdate", if you will.
I feel like a completely different person from my last update. To get right down to it, I have a few complaints. Like, when does this baby sleep? I am getting pummeled and drop kicked 24/7 and it's completely exhausting! My little darling also had a major growth spurt fairly quickly, leaving me with a new stretch mark, an aching pelvis, and several extra pounds. Today I weigh the same as the day I gave birth to Liana.... and I still potentially have eight weeks left! Ugh! At my 30 week appointment I was measuring at 32 weeks, which is a big deal for me because I have always measured small. I'm also popping iron pills like candy; I am up to three pills per day this time around. I absolutely cannot wait to be rid of them.
I still don't think Liana knows what to make of it when I tell her there is a baby in my belly. She just stares at my belly or pulls up my shirt and "boops" my belly button. Abel recently found out he will have a new brother or sister next month. He desperately wants a brother; he said, "no more girls." He'll only be six in a few weeks, but I am surprised he didn't figure it out sooner. We've talked about "the baby" in front of him and he sees my belly getting bigger but had no idea. I told him that when mommies and daddies decide to have a baby the mommy gets to carry the baby in her belly for a long time until it is ready to come out and ours will be ready next month. Thankfully his only question was if only the mommies get to have the baby in their belly!
Also, I have 100% decided to keep my baby's sex a surprise until birth. I know I've already talked about it in previous posts, but I think I was more trying to convince myself than other people. I think I had assumed I would cave in at some point and peek in the envelope out of impatience and curiosity. But I have absolutely made up my mind. I no longer have the burning desire to know, as I have already spent seven months bonding with my little surprise. That being said, I still am so excited to find out in the delivery room and cannot wait to meet our tiny new edition at the end of next month! xx
Ps. If you're also expecting a new little bundle, please leave your latest update in the comments; I'd love to read them! x