Hi everyone! So yes, that is the great news I promised you.
We are having another baby!!!
So when we had Enzo, we already knew that we wanted to add one more to our little family. When the girls graduate and move out to go to college (here’s hoping!), Enzo will only be 8 and so we decided that adding one more so that the two of them would have each other to grow up with would be ideal. It took us 7 months to conceive with Enzo, so not really knowing how our timeline would look with baby #2 we decided to just let it happen when nature dictated. And here we are!
Baby #2 is due mid-September. I have my first doctor appointment on the 16th of March and we’ll get some more details then. I wasn’t really in a hurry to see the doctor, I figured since I just did this everything was fresh in my memory. They weren’t going to tell me anything I didn’t already know! So we will be about 13 1/2 weeks at our first appointment. I’m pretty sure they’ll do an ultrasound to determine the exact due date and make sure the little peanut is growing properly.
I thought it would be fun this time around to fill out a questionnaire every couple weeks, to let you know how I am feeling and what the baby is up to. And I’ll post some pictures of the belly once it starts to look like there’s a baby in there and not just like I had a huuuuge breakfast.
How am I feeling?
How far along? 11 weeks, 1 day
Maternity clothes? No not yet, and my goal is not to let my butt and thighs get too big for my normal jeans this time. Although since I will be pregnant over the summer I will most likely be living in dresses at that point.
Sleep: Super tired, all the time. I usually fall asleep on the couch as soon as the kids are in bed. If I could go to bed with Enzo at 7pm I would, but Claire’s bedtime isn’t until 9pm. But I am pretty much useless after that. I think the hubs is hoping I perk back up soon so we can have our evening snuggle-watch-tv-or-a-movie time.
Have you told family and friends: Yes, we told everyone about three weeks ago.
Baby’s Size and Development? According to the internet, the baby is a size of a fig, measuring about 1 1/2 inches long. It is almost fully formed, and will soon be able to close it’s little hands into fists.
Movement: Too soon. I am hoping though that this baby won’t be as much of a mover and shaker as Enzo was. He was crazy in the womb!
Food cravings: Yes, things like miracle whip, pickles, nacho cheese (I know it’s terrible), spicy foods. I usually crave the spicy foods while I’m pregnant, but I also like them when I’m not pregnant. And since I am feeling queasy from about noon until 6am, I feel the urge to eat something every couple hours to help settle my stomach. And if I don’t think I can stomach food then I will suck on a piece of candy. That usually helps. And drink 7up. I am not a fan of ginger, even though they say that helps the tummy.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Oh my gosh, the first week we knew I was having issues with meat. I couldn’t eat all of my chicken burrito one night because it suddenly tasted way too much like a chicken. Haha. I’m past that now, but one thing I cannot stomach is sweet potatoes. Enzo loves them and I bought a couple to puree and freeze for him. I had to ask Mark to do it because just the thought (I’m gagging right now just writing about it) made me want to puke.
Have you started to show yet: Well, I have a bulge, that’s for sure. But I’m in that stage of “is she fat or pregnant?”
Gender prediction: I am not making any. If it’s a girl, awesome because I have the best girl name picked out. But if it’s a boy then I will be thrilled because I think two little boys would be really fun. A lot of family members think it’s a girl because I am more queasy this time than I was with Enzo. But I wasn’t sick at all when pregnant with Claire, so I don’t believe in that myth.
Mood can be described as: I am good, not cranky that I know of (my family might tell you different). But I cry at everything! Commercials, sitcoms, the Ellen show when she surprises guests with cars or money. Last night I welled up with tears watching proposals on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Yeesh.
How is this pregnancy different than the last: This time around I am way more sick to my stomach. I even threw up once, which I know, it could be worse I could be doing that constantly. But I don’t remember it lasting this long with Enzo. Also, I had really bad acne issues with Enzo. It was like I was 14 again, and they were big and painful. I am not having that yet this time, knock on wood. I wonder if the different time of year has anything to do with that?
So that’s what we are up to! I’ll do this on a regular basis, sounds like a fun idea.
It’s really rainy and windy outside, and snowing in some parts of the city. So bundle up and stay warm, wherever you are!