So…we are preggers again! It’s official:
I just was reading some posts from my first go-around, and I definitely want to document what happens this time as well. So here goes…
As of today (Tuesday, February 18) we are 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant, and our other little guy (our first baby) is 8 months, 8 days old. He has been incredible, and being his mother is one of my biggest joys in my life (which I’m sort of surprised by, to be honest!) Here is a recent pic of us!
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This pregnancy has been…different. Two weeks ago, I started feeling super weird and nauseous and just overall icky feeling. And that has been a come-and-go feeling every few days (related to the pregnancy hormone – HCG – levels increasing a bunch). I did not have this feeling at all when I was pregnant the first go-around, and I feel sort of jerky for being like “omg this is how pregnant women feel!” because I really didn’t have these types of symptoms. These two items have helped SO MUCH! This pregnancy candy is now in my bag at all times (brings me relief immediately when I feel and my head spinning or sick to my stomach. I also am wearing these on my wrists – another huge relief!
Anywho…we’ve told just a few people: TC (my sis), SN (my dear dear friend), my parents, hubby’s family, and hubby has told a few friends. This time around, it happened quite quickly. I told myself I wanted to officially start trying when our little guy turned 6 months old, and that’s precisely when I got pregnant!
There is a lot to get done before our due date of Sept. 24: buy a house (!), figure out maternity leave with my job (they were pretty fantabulous and granted me 3 months of paid maternity leave as a consultant but I’m not banking on that this time around), and continue to have our first little guy grow and get healthy and do all that he’s meant to do.
I’m thrilled and feel extremely blessed that we are growing our family in this way. I have a feeling this little one is going to be a girl (although I would love to have two boys, at the end of the day I just want a healthy, happy little nugget).
Onward to week 9!