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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Baby #2 - it's a...

 
GIRL!
 
We can't believe it! I sobbed when they told me. I am so excited to get to experience a little boy and a little girl.  I can't wait to see Grant protect his little sister.
 
Baby girl was measuring almost a week ahead at this ultrasound. She was long with long arms and legs.  It sounds like baby girl will be taking after her momma! Grant is an exact replica of his daddy, so I'm excited and hopeful to see some of me in this baby.
 
I got confirmation that my placenta is in the back, which explains why I've been feeling so much movement already.  Baby girl is a mover too! I think she is going to have a much different personality from Grant. Grant was always pretty still and was chill in the womb, and that is how he is now. I'm thinking we may have our hands full with #2!
 
Another cool thing, baby girl kept sleeping with her hand over her head, which Grant did in the womb (and still does!) It's so crazy to see similar mannerisms between her and Grant already.
 
Absolutely no name yet. David and I shoot each other down every time we make a suggestion. It's a long process - haha. I've already got a nursery planned out though!
 



 

Friday, October 21, 2016

14 Weeks - Baby #2


How far along: 14 weeks, 0 days

Total weight gain: Eh maybe the same 2 lbs. I weigh the same as I did at my first appointment.

Maternity Clothes: All of my regular tops are pretty short now and I think I'm fighting a losing battle with my regular jeans. Not sure how much longer I'll be able to button them.

Stretch Marks: Not yet

Sleep:  I've been so sleepy. I'm having vivid nightmares again. 

Best moment this week:  We found out the gender!

Movement: TOTALLY feeling the baby already! It's crazy.  I feel the baby flipping around and every now and then I get a sharp jab that catches me off guard. So crazy that I'm feeling baby #2 6 weeks earlier than I felt Grant. I don't think I have an anterior placenta this time.

Food cravings:  I still don't have much of an appetite.

Anything making you queasy: Still throwing up daily.

Have you started to show yet:  Yep. See above - haha. Although I was actually asked when I was buying maternity clothes if they were for me or for someone else, so I guess I'm still in the questionable stage.

Gender prediction:  We know :) Not sure when we will announce though.

Labor signs:  Too soon!

Belly Button:  In!

Wedding Rings:  On!

Happy or Moody:  Ugh so moody.

Weekly Wisdom:  The 2nd pregnancy is so much more relaxed.

Milestones: Found out the gender AND feel the baby move all of the time!

Looking forward to:  Choosing a name.  This is always the hardest part. Oh and I can't wait for the nausea/vomiting to end. I'm so tired of being sick.

Other things to note: I already have heartburn! I didn't get that until the very end with Grant. I am also experiencing eye twitches again! That was the most random pregnancy symptom with Grant and it's happening again with Baby #2. So strange! I've been really crampy the past week which has had me really worried.  After having the miscarriage prior to this pregnancy, I'm terrified something is going to happen. I've actually kept myself somewhat detached from this baby emotionally because I'm afraid I'm going to lose it too.  With the miscarriage I was so ecstatic and already planning that baby's life and how he/she would fit in with our family, so it was devastating when we lost it.  I am so ready to feel confident and comfortable in this pregnancy.  I listen to the heartbeat on the Doppler daily and keep reminding myself that everything looks great so far with this baby.  It's scary though. I miss the na├»ve trust I had in my first pregnancy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

12 Weeks - Baby #2!



How far along: 12 weeks, 0 days

Total weight gain: Nothing really, maybe 2lbs, but it's hard to call it because my bloating fluctuates so much during the day.

Maternity Clothes: I'm still able to wear my regular jeans (which I couldn't do with my first pregnancy at this point), but my tops are looking a little short by the end of the day due to the bloat.

Stretch Marks: Not yet

Sleep:  What is sleep? You don't sleep when you have a 2 year old! I loved the awesome naps I took when I was pregnant with Grant, but that just doesn't happen anymore.

Best moment this week:  We FINALLY got to see the baby. I didn't get to go into the doctor until 11 weeks, so this was the first time we've gotten a peek :) Thankfully there was only 1 baby in there and he/she looked great!

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings:  I had a few early on. I've been consistently craving orange juice since 9 weeks. I randomly started craving a protein shake at 10 weeks.  Now I'm at a point where nothing sounds good and I don't have much of an appetite.

Anything making you queasy: Ugh. I've been sick since FIVE WEEKS! I have thrown up EVERY DAY since I was FIVE WEEKS. Seriously. Every. Day. I have a mental catalog of the nastiest things to throw up.  Salad and milkshakes if you're wondering what tops that mental list. Spaghetti was pretty bad too.

Have you started to show yet:  Not really, just bloated.

Gender prediction:  I think boy! We did the panorama test, so we will know next week though. We haven't decided if we will share the news or if we will make everyone wait and be surprised.

Labor signs:  Too soon!

Belly Button:  In!

Wedding Rings:  On!

Happy or Moody:  Ugh so moody.

Weekly Wisdom:  Diclegis is great. I still throw up on it, but it really keeps the constant nausea at a minimum.

Milestones: Saw the baby for the first time and announced on Facebook.

Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender next week and choosing a name.