For some reason when I originally posted this, the pictures were showing up sideways on mobile devices, but not on the computer, I’m hoping I fixed it. Sorry!
Life has been pretty busy these days. It’s that time of year when everyone wants family photos done for their Christmas cards, so my weekends have been filled with photo shoots. Then my week nights are spent at my computer editing the pictures. Soon I will get my favorite ones up here to share with you. But before I post about anything else, there is something that I need to share…we are adding another baby to our family! Yep, we did it again and we are pregnant. We had one of our frozen embryos transferred in August and baby is due on May 3rd. I love that date since my grandma’s birthday is May 2nd and my mom’s birthday is May 4th, so it is right inbetween 2 of my favorite women. However, Jacob was 12 days early, so I am pretty confident this baby will be coming sometime in the end of April. Who knows…my birthday is 13 days before May 3rd, we could share a birthday, or Justin’s dad’s birthday is April 29th. Anybody want to make any bets??
So far this pregnancy has been really different than last time. When I was pregnant with Jacob I had very little nausea and it only lasted for a week. The only “problem” I had was the extreme exhaustion during the first trimester. Other than that, my pregnancy was a breeze and I loved every minute of it. This time around I spent the entire first trimester battling some pretty bad nausea ontop of the exhaustion (and throw in the added job of taking care of an almost 2 year old). I spent many days laying on the floor in Jacob’s room half asleep pointing out toys for him to play with. I also got sick with a cold twice during that time which was not fun…It was a rough first trimester, but I have turned a corner, the nausea is gone and I am feeling more energized. My appetite is back which is good since I lost 3 pounds during my first trimester. Because this pregnancy is so different Justin was convinced we were having a girl. I didn’t have any strong feeling either way and would be happy with either a girl or a boy. A few weeks ago we had an ultrasound which brings me to the second half of this announcement…that we are having another BOY!! I am really excited about that, I love the idea of two brothers running around playing together and terrorizing everything in their path. I think deep down I was secretly hoping it was going to be another boy. Somebody remind me of that one day when I am frustrated with the constant messes they make and all their rambunctiousness!
I am having problems with my scanner communicating with my computer, it is a problem I’ve had for quite a while now, and somehow fixing it never makes it to the top of my priority to do list. So instead of a nice scanned ultrasound picture, I have for you a picture of a picture. He was very active during this ultrasound and kept jumping on my bladder which was fun after drinking the required 24oz of water before the ultrasound.
Another big difference with this pregnancy is remembering that I am pregnant. I am so busy with Jacob and everything else in life that I often times forget. I know what is coming and I know why my body is doing the things it’s doing, but the full reality of it has not hit me and it may not, until I am holding my sweet boy in my arms. One day I will get the full story on our journey through the second baby project posted. In the meantime here’s my 16 week belly.