When I was pregnant with the Mini, I didn’t really get much of that so called “baby brain” that everyone was talking about. There were a few things here and there that I would forget, but in general, I was pretty good.
That’s one of the differences between this pregnancy and the last one. If it’s not written down, it simply does not exist. And because of it, I’m getting a reputation. Friends won’t give me the dates of events unless I’m sitting right in front of my calendar. They jovially ask me if I’m SURE that’s the right time. Of course, this causes my anxiety level to rise, then and second guess myself and WHAT IF IT’S NOT THE RIGHT TIME? I not only have a calendar, but a lengthy to-do list system. Complete with cryptic notes and highlighting.
I’m coming up on 25 weeks. In a couple of weeks, I’ll enter the third trimester, which blows me away. I feel as if I have no time and yet, it still manages to feel as if it’s dragging. On the last episode of pregnancy island (because I was an island last time), I found myself in a lot of pain, due to the Mini wedging his entire body up in my ribs and neck. Fetus 2.0 is sitting much further down, which is nice for my ribs, but not so nice for my hips and legs. I will say that while the searing hip pain sucks major balls, it’s far better than feeling as if someone is going to split my rib cage in two. At least physical therapy is helping me with my shitty joint problems. Fetus 2.0 is moving up a storm. I felt the movements so much earlier this time around. Even the Meester was able to feel it much earlier than last time. I’m trying to cherish it, because I swear, this is the LAST TIME.
The other thing I’m totally over is pregnancy dreams. I barely had a dream with the Mini, where as this time around, I have several disturbing dreams a night. Most are pretty vivid, and while I don’t wake up screaming in a cold sweat nightly, I’ll be all too happy to say goodbye to the fucked up pregnancy dreams.
All that aside, my lack of updating for the three of you that check in, is basically due to being insanely busy making sure my crytpic list gets done. On top of that, The Meester and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, and I’m working on planning second(!!!!) birthday party for the Mini. Two? Really? I thought the first one was hard enough.