I think it’s safe to say the cat is outta the bag over here! We announced last week that BABY #2 is on his or her way and we could not be more excited for our growing family! I’ve had two ultrasounds already; one at 7.5 weeks and the other at 12.5 weeks and everything looks great with the baby. At 7.5 weeks I was lucky enough to not only see but also hear the heart beat on the ultrasound and then at 12.5 weeks I was able to watch the little bean dancing around. It always amazes me to see this teeny, tiny fetus moving all over the place but yet you can’t actually feel what its doing. I was really nervous going into both ultrasounds so it was such a relief to see and hear that all is well with this little one. I was told the heart rate was 152 and that the baby was measuring exactly where it should be for this stage in its growth. Hurray!! Now I’m 14 weeks and counting down the days until we can see him or her again. People keep asking me if I have any idea what we’re having and I honestly have not a clue! When I found out I was pregnant with Nate, I knew he was a boy even before the ultrasound tech told us so. The moment I saw the positive sign I was convinced we were having a boy. Even when we started telling people we were expecting I was already referring to my bump as He. You just could not convince me otherwise and it turns out I was right but with this pregnancy I have ZERO clue! Kurt says it’s a boy and I feel like I’m leaning towards a girl but I’m just not sure. I think that the only reasons I think it’s a girl is because my when my friend was pregnant with her daughter, the heart rate was 155 and because I know three girls (including her) who all had boys then girls afterwards. But in all honesty, I don’t care what we have as long as its healthy!
I have to say, other than being exhausted, my first trimester was a breeze. With Nate, I didn’t have any morning sickness and I was so worried that it would be a one time thing but thankfully this pregnancy has been pretty much bang on the exact same as it was with him. I always feel so sorry for those poor women who throw up 24/7 or get hit with every possible ‘bad’ pregnancy symptom. Because like I said, other than feeling tired all the time, it’s been a dream. I’m definitely showing now as well. I think if you paid close attention to my abdomen you’d have been able to tell when I was around eight weeks. Thank goodness for holiday binge eating and baggy sweaters! Kurt has been constantly kidding around with me over how big I am. He’s not being mean or anything; I think it’s just been shocking to the both of us just how big my belly has gotten in such a short time frame. I know they always say you show sooner with your second especially if the pregnancy is right after another one but it’s still a little alarming when you look at yourself in the mirror knowing you’re only 14 weeks but looking closer to 20! I’m not sure how big I’m going to get but at this rate I might end up as big as our house! With Nate, I started at 147 lbs and went up to 178 but dropped almost all of it within a couple of weeks. Now with this little bean I started at 135 lbs and last time I weighed myself I was 142 so the thought of gaining so much weight in such a short time is a little bit daunting but it’s all for a good reason.
Speaking of Nate, I’m really excited to see what he’s like as a big brother. He loves babies and goes out of his way to be extra snuggly to little ones but it might be a bit different when it’s our own baby. I think I’ve been feeling the way most second-time moms feel. How will I love another baby as much as my first? How will I split my time between the two? Will my first feel neglected since he’s always had all of our attention? Can I even cope with having a almost three year old and a newborn at the same time? I still cannot believe my first born baby will be turning three shortly after this baby is born. Where did the time even go? I feel like it was just yesterday we were strapping Nate into his car seat to go home for the very first time and now we’re transitioning him into a ‘big boy’ bed! I keep thinking about how while I was pregnant with Nate I was keeping track of everything in a journal then once he was born I began this blog to keep track of his first year of life; now look where we’re at! Documenting about becoming second-time parents! It’s so crazy to see how much our life has changed since finding out we were expecting Nate and now it’s going to change so much more with this little one!
I’m so excited to share this journey with everyone who reads my blog!
Happy Friday everyone!!