I have been super bad about posting pictures and updates about this pregnancy.
It doesn't mean I am less excited. I am thrilled.
So thrilled. So eager to meet this new little girl. So impatient to hold that tiny bundle in my arms and to breathe in that newborn scent.
But, life is busy with a toddler and with working part-time for part of my pregnancy.
So, here is a little flashback and an update.
9ISH WEEKS: nauseous all the time! and still skinny.
12 WEEKS: Showing a little. Still nauseous and forcing food down in the morning.
16 WEEKS: Feeling waaaay better (thankfully, since we were hiking in Canda), but hungry ALL the time!
20 WEEKS: Not a very attractive pic, but feeling good (just sleepy).
23 WEEKS: Much more energy. 90% sure on a name.
At 23 weeks I am feeling good. A lot more energy and as long as I eat regularly (way more than three times a day), then the nausea is gone.
I do get very tired and have been falling asleep on the couch here and there.
I am gaining weight, of course (about 12 pounds so far), and feel more out of shape than the last pregnancy since I had a gym membership and no child to take care of during that one. Oh well. I bought a pre-natal yoga video and I am going on regular walks. I keep planning on adding in a more hardcore workout, but so far it hasn't happened.
I am happy that I have already passed the , "How can I possibly love another baby as much as the first" phase. Addie is suuuuuch a toddler with her chatting and playing and running around that I am longing for another little peanut to snuggle and love on.
I am also not terrified of labor again. Probably because it was so bad the first time and I waited so long to get the epidural that I realize it can only get better! (Let's hope).
I am loving being pregnant in warm weather. It is soooo much easier to get dressed. Layering and jackets and leaning over to put on boots all the time drove me bonkers the first pregnancy.
I have a lot more cravings this time around. It is still all about salt, just like the first time, but this time it reveals itself more specifically. Giant burritos, chips and salsa, fresh guacamole, cheese, marinara sauce, fries . . . SALT SALT SALT!!!
Addie has begun petting my belly and saying, "Baby". She also pats any other large or roundish part of my body and says the same thing, but we are working on it. She has her baby dolls and we revamped my old baby cradles for her to play with, so she has been putting them to bed and rocking them.
We have done a little closet rearranging and I hope to go through all Addie's old clothes soon, but there is still time.
One of the hugest blessings of this pregnancy has been the freedom and lack of fear. With my last pregnancy we were worried about pre-term labor and I had a bajillion ultrasounds and few extra restrictions. However, I went full term and had a healthy little girl, so this pregnancy is much more relaxed.
Twenty-three weeks down and about sixteen to go!