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There are a lot of articles circulating on Facebook about how if feels knowing that your most recent baby is your last baby. 

Is K my last child?!

Honestly, I don’t know. 

Part of me doesn’t want to think she’s my youngest. Part of me wants to try again. Part of me wants to have a boy. 

I love babies. Ok, not newborns… I’m not a fan of waking up every three hours. But I love babies. I love the stage K is in. She’s not sleeping through the night but she gives me enough sleep that I can finally function through the day. 

So, I love babies and part of me can see myself doing all of this at least one more time. 

But I know my body. 

My pregnancy with K was not an easy one. Not only was it difficult for me, I was difficult on Hubby AND on M. 

Bedrest, wheelchairs, constant doctors appointments, emergency room visits, unexpected Labor & Delivery visits… 

It was hard juggling one kid through all of that, imagine juggling two! 

If we decided to get pregnant again, M would be school-aged. How can I handle a school-aged child’s obligations with a difficult pregnancy ON TOP of dealing with a toddler?!?

While my heart will probably always yearn for just one more baby, I have to be practical.

I just don’t think my body can handle another pregnancy… As heartbreaking as that reality is, I have to learn to accept it. 

So I’m sure you can tell by my small and sudden absence on the blog that I gave birth to my little miracle baby.

Little Miss K was born on December 28th, 2014 at 12: 27am.  She was 6lbs, 1oz and measured to be 20in long.  She is healthy, fiesty and everything I dreamed she would be.

We are all adjusting to our new family dynamic, so if blog posts are not as regular as they should be, I’m sure you know why.

Thanks for all your patience while we try to find out bearings again, in life and with this blog.

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Note to self:

No baby has ever kicked the side of a mother’s belly/uterus hard enough that they actually broke through that way… even if it feels like it could happen.

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I’m writing this way ahead of time, hoping that I will actually make it to this day… if anything changes, you’ll see it in a subsequent blog post…

If all goes well, I’m 36 weeks today!  It’s a big deal.  It means that I don’t have to be off my feet all the time.  I’m allowed to walk around more.  In fact, I’m encouraged to walk around more to start regaining some of the strength I’ve lost due to being off my feet for so long..

It also means I no longer have to do nightly progesterone dosages.  I’m so glad to finally be done with those!

But being on my feet again AND no more progesterone also means that this baby can literally come at any time…

My next doctor’s appointment is on Monday.. I hope I make it to then to see if I’m finally dialated…

Any moment now… I’m hoping that she can stay in until I hit 37 weeks, since at that point she won’t be considered a late preterm birth.. 38 weeks would be best.. who knows?

It’s getting super real and I’m getting super excited to finally see this little girl…

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During my last appointment about a week ago, my OB-GYN determined that the current weight of this little baby is about 5lbs, 10oz.

I would imagine that at this point, the baby is probably pushing 6lbs now.

When M was born, she weighed only 5lbs, 3oz.

That means that this baby is currently heavier than M ever was in my tummy.  Believe me, I’m feeling every bit of that weight.

At this point, I’m quickly approaching the 36 week mark and feeling heavier and sorer (is that word?) than I’ve ever felt before.

This part of pregnancy is all new to me.  Feeling very heavy, and feeling that this baby is quickly running out of room.  I thought it was uncomfortable when I was pregnant with M, but this is vastly different.

There are days when I’m sluggish.  I’m on bedrest and hardly getting up to do anything, yet I’m still sluggish!  I can barely move, even to just roll over!  Everything hurts from my back to my front and everything in between.  I don’t remember being this way with M.

I’m so thankful that God has blessed this child to stay in me for as long as she is staying, but I just never realized how uncomfortable it truly is!

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Got a new power cord for my laptop, so I’m back in business!  Thanks for the patience with the posts that were created with the mobile app.  I hope there were too many typos and mistakes!!

I know sleep deprivation should occur AFTER the baby is born.  I mean, there’s a good reason for lacking sleep once the baby is born..

I should be taking this time to get as much sleep as possible, right?

I wish!

Every night is a practically sleepless night.  While everyone is snoozing away, I’m wide awake.

Sometimes it’s because the baby is moving and fighting every sleeping position I try.

Sometimes it’s because I’m so uncomfortable.  Two pillows under my head is too high and hurts my neck.  One pillow under my head causes my back to hurt badly when I wake up.  Where’s my happy, comfy medium?!?

Sometimes it’s just because I’m not sleepy!

I didn’t have this type of insomnia when I was pregnant with M.  I think it was because I was working during that pregnancy and was tired during the day.  During my pregnancy with M, I slept so well.  Why is this time so different?!

Has anyone else dealt with pregnancy insomnia?

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I’m having laptop issues at the moment so I’m writing using my mobile app. Please excuse any and all typos I may overlook…

We still cosleep with M. Her toddler bed is in our bedroom and we’ve tried to get her in there, but she loves sleeping with us.

With the new baby coming, there is no way I’m kicking her out of the bed now. I don’t want her to feel like she’s being tossed aside to accommodate the new kid…

So. In the bed she will stay…. For now…

For the past week or so, I’ve noticed that M had gotten pretty clingy in bed. To go to sleep, she insists on hugging my arm. Because of the pregnancy, it may not be the most comfortable position for me, but I do it anyway.

I pull my arm out as soon as she’s asleep so I can find my own comfortable sleeping position. However, deep into the night, she will literally sit up looking for my arm again.

By then, I’m half asleep and give her the arm. She hugs it until we all wake up for the morning.

I cherish these moments. Soon, she will be out of our bed and no longer needing me for constant comfort. I take advantage of all the hugs and cuddles because they won’t last. They don’t stay this little for very long and I want to hold on to these moments as long as I can…

I don’t know we will adjust when the new baby comes yet. I do know that I will try my best to make sure she knows she still just as important to me as she was before her sister came.

I just hope she won’t have difficulty sleeping when I have the baby and have to stay overnight at hospital. I just hope the baby comes out healthy enough that we don’t have to stay away too long from M at night.

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