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    the one about 36 weeks with Ben

    How far along? 36 weeks with baby number two

    Maternity clothes? I have like 4 things that fit. Of course, they’re all maternity dresses, leggings, and maternity t shirts.

    Sleep: sleeping isn’t bad once he stops moving enough for me to fall asleep . . . but I have to get up and pee a hundred times. 

    Best moment: Jack crawled into bed with me the other day. He doesn’t do this often so, of course, I was all over it. But then he cuddled my belly and talked to his brother for half an hour. My heart exploded.

    Miss Anything?: a drank. and that’s not gonna change.

    Movement: lots and lots

    Food cravings: I have no appetite. I’m super thirsty all the time.

    Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

    Gender: Benjamin Stark … the middle name will probably be a bedside decision

    Symptoms: Back pain is getting a lot better with the chiropractor, and as terrible as it sounds – after losing 5 lbs from being sick.But I’m having contractions everyday just not consistently. I have reached that point where I’m just incredibly uncomfortable all the time. I’m trying to keep my blood pressure down. It’s been great the whole pregnancy, but it was bad with Jack so it’s something we’re watching closely. It might even cause her to recommend another induction. A lot of my un comfort has been dryness in the lady bits, hard cramps in the lower part of my stomach, and sudden/intense urges to pee – which are all a part of late pregnancy . . . but also symptoms of an uti. Which I had because this is the pregnancy of Murphy’s law. (is it a uti or an uti).

    I’ve never had one in my life so cue the stressing out. I have had kidney problems before including an infection and stones. I’m sure it was from getting sick – extra bacteria, dehydration, and I took a couple baths around that time. Dr. put me on an antibiotic, upped the water from 78 to 100 ounces a day, used baby wipes to be sure everything was clean clean clean, and drank lots of cranberry juice with my water.

    Belly Button in or out? in, and not coming out 

    Wedding rings on or off? on and comfortable

    Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

    Looking forward to? giving birth and holding my boy

  • 2018’s word of the year

    Last years word of the year was flourish. I just wanted us to flourish where we were because it was…

    life
    / December 29, 2017