Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Zoo Days

6 vs. 10

(above) I may have splurged just a little bit already. But they weren't expensive and I might be buckin' on a boy. ;) Isn't Anna cute? She's lovin' on her baby! She really wants a little sister. I'd explain to her that statistically speaking she has a 50% chance of getting that sister, but I'm pretty sure she won't understand what I'm saying.

It looks a little like I had a big meal or I'm about to have my period, but hey! I count it. ;)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fiesta Birthday Party Dream

I had a dream the other night that we were celebrating Anna's 5th birthday and we were having a Dora Fiesta Birthday Party with a taco bar! What a great idea! Why do the best ideas come in dreams? I think I'll have to pull this one off. :) Of course her birthday isn't until November, but I think we can hold off...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

9 Weeks 2 Days

How far along? 9 weeks 2 days
Weight gain/loss: Not sure, but last I checked I was 125, so up a few pounds.
Wardrobe? I happily sport maternity pants/shirts whenever I want. They are cozy and add to my meager wardrobe, what can I say? On days that my tummy is especially upset, they are loose enough that I feel like I'm in pajamas, but I'm not and few people in my classes know that I'm actually wearing maternity clothes. I still wear my regular clothes comfortably. Right now I'm not sporting maternity clothing. I'm wearing a purple long sleeve tee and jeans. I'm wearing larger bras now - that's the main difference in sizes. Unfortunately the 34B I bought is still a tad large, but I did find a roomy 34A that was in my drawers that fits nicely. :) I knew I saved it for something!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep? I have strange, vivid dreams and I often wake up when I roll on a sore, swollen boob. I've been going to bed early to avoid nausea, so I've been getting plenty of rest.
Best Anna/Baby moment this week? Anna is insistent that it's a girl baby. When she asks if it's a boy or a girl and I say that I don't know, she says, "No, it's a girl baby!" What will she say if it's a boy?
Gender: Most days I think it's a boy, but I honestly don't feel like I did last pregnancy when I was sure from day 1 (before day 1 to be truthful) that I was having a girl.
Belly button in or out? In. It never went out with Anna, but it got pretty flat.
Movement? Twinges, but nothing I could call quickening quite yet. I first felt quickening at 15 weeks with Anna, so I wonder if it'll be earlier with this one.
Nausea: It's much better than when I was pregnant with Anna, but I do have bad days and good days. I'm taking B6 (50 mg/day) and wearing Sea Bands every day to ward off nausea. So far I think it's working. I mean, things aren't worse and I'm not going to stop for fear that it'll come back again with a vengeance.
What I miss? Energy and the ability to stay awake past 9:00 PM.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First Appointment

Yesterday we had our first appointment for Peanut #2. The midwife said I was measuring right on for my due date (October 25). I was 8 weeks 1 day yesterday and thankfully it was a very comfortable appointment. I have been so nervous and scared... maybe some of my anxiety stems from having TWO kids! And how will I share that love? It seems so impossible at this point, but I don't want this second kiddo to feel left behind, either. I know it's possible somehow. Plenty of parents have two kids (or more). Don't misunderstand me. I love this new kiddo that's on the way, it just... I don't know. I guess it will take time to adjust to this whole new family of ours. Maybe it'll become more real once I get bigger? Or maybe it won't set in until after the baby is born? Well, to keep myself sane, I will try not think about that for now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guess What

Today I'm 6 weeks and 5 days along with our second and possibly last. I should try to drink in every second of this pregnancy for that reason. Anna is really excited to be a big sister and Paul is thrilled to have another. So am I, of course. :)