12 weeks in, and I’m FINALLY posting one of these! I actually have (most of) them written from the last few weeks, but I haven’t downloaded the pictures and therefore they haven’t gotten posted on here. #secondchildproblems
I cannot believe we’re a third of the way to Baby #2. Last time, it felt like ages at this point until we were going to get to meet our sweet Matthew. This time? Holy cow. I can’t believe we only have 28 weeks left… I feel like we should have SO much to do, but honestly, there are so few things we need for this baby. All I really need to do is find clothes if it’s a girl and decorate a nursery. The scariest part is knowing what’s coming this time– the sleepless nights, the nursing, the possibility of another c-section recovery. It’s exciting, too, though. We can’t wait to see our little man be a big brother or the pups having another one to protect (they both come to get me every time Matthew cries in his room). So, I thought it would be fun to do some questions every week just to track the progress of this pregnancy.
How far along: 12.5 weeks
Total weight gain: 4 pounds
Baby is the size of a: Plum
Maternity clothes: I’ve been wearing mostly maternity pants, and switching between normal shirts and maternity ones. Definitely most comfortable in dresses when it’s warm enough!
Stretch marks: No new ones!
Sleep: Now that I’m off the progesterone, I’m feeling a little less hormonal and crazy, but I’m also not getting the perk of it acting like Tylenol PM and knocking me out. I’ve had some WEIRD dreams (may need to turn those into a post) which mean I wake up a lot at night.
Best moment of the week: Hearing our little peanut’s heartbeat. I’ll admit it, I nearly cried.
Miss anything: My apple pie liquor from Little Rock. It’s like dessert in a glass!
Movement: Not yet, but I’ve heard it happens sooner with #2 so I’m hoping for soon!
Food cravings: Salad. Veggie sandwiches. Perrier with a splash of juice. Milk. I don’t know who I am anymore.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully, I’m mostly back to feeling okay now that we’re hitting the 2nd trimester. I do have an aversion to most sweet things (for example, I ate an entire bowl of strawberries last night without chocolate syrup or sugar).
Have you started to show yet: Yup! I used to think it was all bloat but I’m thinking it’s officially a baby belly!
Gender: Don’t know yet, but it’s KILLING me to know.
Labor signs: Thank goodness, no.
Belly button– in or out: In
Wedding rings– on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: A little of both, probably because Ryan is gone for a couple of months (but Matthew and I going to go play in Miami for a week for my birthday/Mother’s Day!)
Looking forward to: A vacation that ISN’T to see someone we’re related to (our first since our honeymoon) and some time playing on the beach with my two boys.