Week 21 Wrap-Up

Plus, you know, all those other weeks in between.

Joel, Sisu, myself, and little bebe-to-be are all doing well. I’ve not been keeping up with these posts because it seems we’ve been sick a long time. We became sick sometime around Christmas and we’ve been kindly passing it around as each of us gets healthy again. On top of the constant cold passing I’ve also had a UTI, which was probably lingering for some time before it became apparent. I’ve only recently had symptoms clearly pointing to a UTI. The midwives have linked the pain in my right side and some fluid retention in my right kidney to the UTI, and I’m hoping that with the UTI clearing up the pain won’t return.

I’m getting to the point in my pregnancy where wearing the support belt is going to be helpful. I’ve worn it a couple of times, but with all the pressure on my bladder it was counter-productive. I can’t wait to actually feel “better” from this wretched UTI.

I’ve been continuing to carry Sisu around on my back via our Ergobaby Carrier while pregnant and it’s kind of nice because it evens me out a bit when she’s on my back. If you or yours are expecting a baby and you’re looking for a good carrier which is going to hold up over time and wear, I highly suggest the Ergobaby. We started using ours when Sisu was around 6 months and it’s kept us free and clear of strollers with a happy kid along for the ride. I still plan on using my homemade moby-wrap for when baby number two is a newborn. Ergobaby has an infant insert, but I really love how my homemade moby is nice and snuggly.

Oh, and BIG NEWS: we found out that the baby-to-be is another girl! Hooray! Now we’ve just gotta figure out another girl’s name. >.> We kind of used all our ideas on Sisu, so this should be an adventure. We’ve kicked around a couple of names, but nothing is sticking firmly yet. We’ll let everyone know when we have a name selected. We’re not going to be those parents who are all “we picked a name but we’re not telling anyone.”

We haven’t been up to a whole lot this winter due to all the sick flying around, but I’m hoping to get some work done now that we’re all feeling up to snuff. Today is a day for accomplishment!

What are you doing with yourself today, my dear reader?

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