First picture of baby #2 @ 10 weeks
Here's a bulleted list of my most recent thoughts since finding out about #2:
- SUPRISE!!! It took me 9 weeks to connect the dots.
- Now I know why I have felt sick/nauseous for the last month
- This pregnancy is very different than my 1st. With Sawyer I never felt nauseous. I was tired, but I also had a lot going on. This time I feel sick nearly every evening. If I don't eat something every 2-3 hours I get very weak. And I am soooo tired. Those of you who know me well know I am not a napper, but for the last several weeks I have needed a nap after lunch in order to finish the day. Lets hope this exhaustion ends after the 1st trimester, because I MUST be productive during the kids' nap.
- The one similarity between this pregnancy and Sawyer's pregnancy is my craving of red meat and my absolute disgust of chicken. In fact that's what came back up on our anniversary. Just talking about that white meat makes me feel ill. In my first pregnancy I did not eat chicken for at least 8 months and it looks like I have to bid adieu again. Bring on the red meat.
- Oops, in the last month I have eaten cold lunch meat sandwiches, went skiing and fell, ate honey (I couldn't wait for this when I finished nursing in mid-November and I'm pretty sure I ate a lot of honey), stopped working out due to weather conditions, and I wasn't always taking my vitamins. I just have to trust that the baby's health is in the Lord's hands.
- Thanks to the super smell I acquire when pregnant changing poopy diaper and emptying poopy training toilets is 100 times worse than normal and results in me gagging at least 4 times a day.
- Minivan here we come!
- I'm convinced the baby is a girl simply because this pregnancy is nothing like my boy pregnancy.
- Lord, please let this baby come safely 1-2 weeks early...August is the start of football season which means I am lucky to see my husband for 1 hour a day. August 9th is the due date and that's not too bad as the players will not yet be on campus. Camp (meaning 18-20 hours of work per day for 2 weeks) doesn't start until mid August, so as long as the baby arrives on or before the due date I think my husband will be around for the birth. Hey, looking on the bright side if he gets home around midnight maybe he could do a late night feeding :)
- Thank you Lord for this wonderful blessing.