announced our pregnancy over a month ago, and that I still have not even really talked about how I am doing or looking or feeling this time around. When I was pregnant with little J, I was really good about blogging what was going on and taking pictures and sharing that with my family and friends. This time, I have not been good at all. I blame it on second-pregnancy-syndrome (which I just made up but I feel is probably real). Anyway, it is time to share the belly!
So how am I feeling this time? Well it is definitely different than the first time. I was more sick from about 8 weeks until 15 weeks, and with little J I only got a little nauseous if I didn't eat (but I never threw up). I actually did get a stomach bug around 13 weeks that made me crazy sick this time, and when I was pregnant with little J I got one at 7 weeks and I had to go to the ER. So apparently that is a tradition. But I feel a lot better now. I am getting about one bad headache a week, I feel like I popped out sooner, and I already have those lovely stretch marks coming back. I have been in maternity pants for about a week, and I am still having to pee all the time. At my last appointment baby was pretty low though, so that explains the bladder problems. But still. I thought I was supposed to be sleeping through the night now!
This pregnancy has also gone a lot faster than the first. I think because I am so busy with little J and the things our family has been through in the last three months, time is just going by fast. The first time I was pregnant I was only working a little bit so I had a lot of time to just sit around and think about baby. This time I am always busy doing other things with little J or with the house or with my blog so I don't ever really just sit around. We still haven't bought anything for baby because we have all the big things and until we know if we are having a boy or a girl, we can't really get anything else (I am not a big gender neutral fan). But don't get me wrong, we are incredibly excited and can't wait for this little baby to be born in September!
I still haven't felt baby move yet, but it took until I think like 23 weeks for me to feel little J. And again, I don't really just sit down and wait for it to happen like I did with him, so that is probably another part of why I haven't felt anything yet. At the first two appointments baby's heartbeat was in the 160s and last time it was in the 150s, so maybe a girl? I am hoping for a girl because I want to dress her in cute clothes and have her be all girly. Plus, my sister-in-law is having a baby girl in July, and it would be so fun for them to be two months apart and both be girls! Mister husband wants another boy so little J has a friend, but either way we would both be happy. We have had a lot of fun with our little boy and I know another one would be just as exciting.
So I guess that is all I have to say right now! We find out next week if we are having a boy or a girl (on our anniversary!) and I will let you all know soon!!!