This is the third and final installment of “And Then There Were Four – 3rd Trimester.” We checked back in at 39 weeks. We talk about our trip to the emergency room when we thought we were going to meet our little Guy. Flick and I talked about our anxieties and anticipations that go along with having a baby, even though it was our second.
We question the common practice of Midwives and Obstetricians only being available to deliver when they are on call. We LOVE our midwife and if we are blessed with another pregnancy, she will be our midwife again. However, we had a scheduled induction with Bell so we didn’t have the experience of having to call our doctor and rushing to the hospital. Please don’t misinterpret our questioning and frustrations for disrespect in any way. Our midwife is a very hard working, dedicated medical professional who helped us make a wonderful birth story that we will forever cherish.
After the hospital visit and being sent home to progress more, I became very impatient. In this episode I talked about my struggle with whether or not I should walk to progress or rest to progress. We talk about bursts of energy and waves of emotion.
You’ll notice lots of yawning when you listen to this episode. I was a very tired 39 week pregnant momma. So I apologize in advance.
Momstracted Podcast #6 – And Then There Were Four, Part 3 of 3 – 3rd Trimester
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Between chasing a toddler and fatigue, we took a long time to record another episode.
Flick and I were able to record this podcast and talk about what I was feeling and what was different for the second trimester of the second pregnancy. Transitioning from a family of three to a family of four was a big topic for us and we expressed our anxieties of how we expected to feel when that change happens.
A big announcement was made when we told the gender of baby #2 and how we’ll refer to he or she on the podcast. We also talk about transitioning Bell into a toddler bed and how she’s responding to the idea of becoming a big sister.
Anyone have a second baby shower? Were you hesitant? Well, so were we. We express our concern and appreciation of a “second baby” shower.
We had high hopes for a dramatic rush to the hospital. In this episode you can listen to our hopes and desires for our labor and delivery.
While this is the second in a series of old episodes that were never aired, we are excited to share with you the experiences of our pregnancy with baby #2. We hope you enjoy listening and find some helpful tidbits in the podcast episode.
Momstracted Podcast #6 – And Then There Were Four, Part 2 of 3 – 2nd Trimester
We’ve been gone from the Momstracted world for a while but here’s what happened while we were gone. In episode 5 of the Momstraced podcast we made our big pregnancy announcement. We talk about trying and the multiple tests I took while “impatiently” waiting to find out if we were going to have another baby.
We touch on the differences in symptoms that I’ve experienced with the second pregnancy compared to our first. We also ponder the idea of whether or not people even care about your second pregnancy. Later, we discuss all of the changes that I’ve gone through between conception up until 11 weeks and give the listeners a special treat and play a recording of the heartbeat from the at-home fetal doppler.
Also in this episode we update you on Bell and how introducing potty training went. Our hopes were that she’d be potty trained before Baby #2 got here…Keep listening and you’ll see how that went…or didn’t…
Besides potty training we also talk about Bell’s reaction and our expectations for her as a big sister.
Flick and I make our predictions of whether we thought Baby #2 was a boy or girl. Since this is an old episode you probably already know. 😉
While this is an old episode that was never aired we are excited to share with you the experiences of our pregnancy with baby #2. We hope you enjoy listening and find some helpful tidbits in the following podcast episodes.
Episode number 5
Since we set out on the journey to become parents, my husband, we’ll call him Flick (a nickname I’ve created that is inspired by Harry Potter but originates from his love of Ultimate Frisbee), has been pushing me to start a blog. I was, and still am, hesitant. My grammar is sub-par and I tend to ramble. Finally, 16 months after having my daughter, we’ll call her Baby Bell, I’m taking the leap, not to mention, it’s a new year so why the heck not?!
You’re probably wondering what “momstracted” means. It’s a phrase I often use to describe those moments when your overworked mind wonders from what you are currently doing to a million other places. It’s like that moment when you simply get up to get a glass of water but see the dirty dish towel on the counter and realize that you need to get a clean one. That takes you into the bathroom where you see the hamper of dirty diapers (that’s right, we cloth) and then remember you don’t have any clean clothes for work tomorrow and you need to do laundry. Well, 3 hours pass and you are folding clothes with your eyes half shut and blowing powder because you are still very thirsty for that glass of water. That’s being momstracted!
But that’s not the only definition of being momstracted. I think it’s also that thing that happens when you become a mom and you absorb yourself into anything and everything that has to do with your baby and making both of your lives better. There is rarely a time, whether I’m at work, at home, or just out and about that I’m not thinking of my daughter or anything that has to do with being a parent. That’s also being momstracted.
My goal is to share stories of my momstracted moments and also share insights I get from other moms. I’ll share tips, tricks, and info about all things mommy.
My hopes are that you’ll read, say “hmm…. that’s interesting”, laugh, and share with other mommies.
Welcome to the world of being momstracted!
~ Momstracted Momma