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29 Weeks Down, 11 More To Go!

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Third Trimester
I have no clue where to even start on this past week. Possibly, Murphy's Law.
As many of you know I started off last Wednesday
with heartbreaking news that my moms fiancee' had passed away.
We all knew the day would come but the doctors said 12-18 months.
I was suppose to take photos at their wedding on Valentines Day.
He didn't even live to see the month of February.

The only thing I can think is life isn't fair.
So many rotten people get to live when they don't deserve it.
While others who have done nothing but serve their country
and take care of others die suddenly.
How does that even make sense?
Doesn't the world have enough negativity?
Thursday night Brayden woke up at 2am coughing.
By Friday night he had a fever of 103 and was extremely congested. 
We made a trip to the ER where they confirmed it was a virus.
They suggested Pedialyte, Motrin and Tylenol. 
His fever finally broke on Monday and he is slowly getting back to normal.
Brayden had a follow up appointment Tuesday with his pediatrician
 She seemed dumb founded that the doctor at the ER 
never took samples to identify exactly what virus he had. 
She thinks it was influenza or RSV.
 She said to call right away if his fever returned.
Just when I got a slight relief from Brayden getting better 
Matt woke up Monday morning with the same exact symptoms.
Headache, sinus pressure, cold chills, chest congestion, loss of appetite, fever.
Let's just say he's miserable and I am exhausted.

I take back all the prior times I have ever complained 
about being stressed or over whelmed.
I'm not sure if this was some sick karma 
or just life's way of testing my strength 
before we add another little one to our family
but I will be so happy to get past this week.
I can't wait to have my boys be healthy and to have my mom okay.

With my first pregnancy my mom went to every appointment 
With Elena she has only been to two appointments 
I would never hold that against her because I know Scott needed her. 
That's the type of person she is. 
She will go to hell and back to help the ones she loves
Even if that means giving up everything she has. 
Now that she lost the man who finally made her happy
and actually consider remarrying after my father.
I fear that she can only stay strong for so long 
before she slumps away to her bed.
Even if I risk sounding childish or selfish 
I don't want to lose my mom. I can't lose her. 
I have seen depression at its finest.
I don't want her to end up like that.

She's my best friend and I will do everything
possible to make sure she makes it through this. 

Even if I have to drag her out of bed kicking and screaming.

On that note
Highlights and Lowlights of my pregnancy week 28-29 
Elena has seem to found my ribs. It amazes me that she can kick so hard and she's still so little. 
I don't remember Brayden being in my ribs until I was in my final few weeks last pregnancy but
I also admit I put on a lot of extra weight with his pregnancy too.


Increase of appetite
(I am hungry faster)
Slight nausea
Tender nipples
Frequent urination
Braxton hicks
Hunger cramps at night.

This week's big developments: She weighs nearly three pounds now and measures about 17 inches. Though she's getting pretty close to her birth length, she still has to chub out a bit. In fact, over the next 11 weeks, she'll more than double — or even come close to tripling — her weight. And as she grows and the room in your womb gets tighter, you'll be less likely to feel those big kicks and more likely to get poked by an elbow or jabbed by a knee. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. To meet her increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. 

Weight Gain/Loss: +15 pounds
Sleep: I still toss and turn like crazy. Also there's never much sleep between Brayden waking up and my constant trip to the bathroom. I think I have accepted the whole walking Mombie. Getting prepared for my new baby already.

Best Moment This Week: The best moment of my week will actually be today! I finally get to see my babies face in a 3D ultrasound. Also make sure she is still a girl!
Movement: She's a fighter like her Mommy that's for sure. It always feels like she is making a running motion with her legs on my left ribs.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Still craving my orange juice and anything else that is sweet.
What I Miss: Being able to hold Brayden for long periods of time without cramping up or getting out of breath.
Stretch Marks: Im not sure if they are old stretch marks coming back or little new ones but they are appearing on my love handles again just white not red.
Belly Button: Still looks the same to me. I don't think it will pop.
Mood: Trying to stay positive for all my loved ones.
Labor Signs: I have been having a few Braxton's hicks a day but nothing too serious yet.
Upcoming Appointments/Events: At my appointment last Friday my midwife said I am doing great with my weight and Elena is growing perfectly. We have our 3D ultrasound today at 1 o'clock!
What I look forward to: Having my midwife back, moving into our house, My "baby sprinkle", Brayden's first birthday and the birth of my baby girl and marrying the love of my life.
Weekly Wisdom: Nothing has turned out as we expected. It never does. Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.

Starting weight 119lb - Starting waist measurement 31in.
I am now 134.2 pounds and measuring 38 inches


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