Well, the rumors are true! Just kidding, I don’t think there were any rumors, although if I had posted any bathing suit pictures the last few weeks there certainly would have been.
Yes we are expecting another baby and couldn’t be more excited! This one has an estimated due date of January 21st, 2016, which happens to be my brother’s birthday. I know January isn’t the ideal month to have a baby, especially when your husband is in accounting – we were actually aiming more for a March, April, or May baby, but it’s never really a bad time to have a baby. This puts me at just over 11 weeks.
So we weren’t quite trying yet when we got pregnant, although the plan was to start soon. My husband has always wanted to have kids close together in age and it was me that kept saying I wasn’t ready. I had a feeling though that I was pregnant and the first day I could test (I was craving chicken tikki marsala all day that day which never happens), so I did and sure enough I was right.
So far this pregnancy has been completely different than my pregnancy with Maddie Grace, and not going to lie (I know some people are going to hate me for saying this) it’s been really good. I’ve had no morning sickness, very little feelings of nausea at all, and I’ve actually had a lot of energy. With Maddie Grace I felt so sick, some days I just couldn’t get out of bed at all, and I couldn’t eat anything resulting in me losing 15 pounds the first trimester. Oh and I had absolutely no cravings with her. This time I’ve felt great but I’ve been starving seriously all the time and have no will power when it comes to the crazy cravings I’ve been having. One day I had to have a bagel with cream cheese topped with Chick-Fil-A nuggets. So weird. So yes, I’m gaining weight well over what I should be at this point. I’ve been exercising but we’ve been really busy so it’s been hard for me to do as much as I need to.
I’m already having some feelings of sadness of ending Maddie Grace being my only child. We have such a good relationship and a strong bond and I hate to think of that ending, and wonder how I’ll give her enough attention with a newborn around, although I’ve always wanted a large family so I knew it would happen eventually.
My 12 week appointment is next week and I’m extra excited because my doctor has a 4D ultrasound machine that they will be using for it. We did this with Maddie Grace as well and it was crazy to see how well-formed a 12 week old fetus is.
We can not wait to add another bundle of joy to our family and I already know Maddie Grace will make the best big sister. Her newest word is “baby” and I try to get her to associate it with my tummy but usually she points at or rubs her chest, or will hug one of her baby dolls when she says it. She is definitely a caretaker and loves to give hugs and kisses, and feed other people and even tries to pour my water bottle into my mouth at times. I think she will just adore the new baby… although I’m sure there will be some serious jealousy issues as well.
Hope everyone has an amazing Fourth of July weekend!