So I've been a super crap blogger. And while I'm not one for excuses the above is a pretty big reason why I have been MIA. But now that I have surfaced from the first tri nausea and fatigue and am enjoying that golden hour that is the second trimester I'm embracing blogging (and life in general!) again before I reach hippo like proportions.
One of my biggest regrets with my pregnancy with T is that I never really documented anything. I mean I know the stats (how much weight I gained, how many days gestation she was born etc etc) but the little details are gone. I do remember feeling like absolute crap for most of her pregnancy but that's about it.
So this time around (because in all honesty this is probably our last time around) I intend to try to preserve some of those minute details that I lost with T in amongst the newborn haze and sleep deprivation. And while I'm not a huge fan of maternity photos (just a personal thing) it's a pretty big blessing that I get to grow a human being inside me so some grainy, selfie iPhone photos are going to be taken.
My intention is not to do updates every week, because really, at this stage in the game, week to week this pregnancy is just ticking along. But maybe once every 3-4 weeks a little update will do.
And since I've already reached the halfway mark, here's the summarized version of how it's been so far; pretty awesome. First trimester was tough. I felt like a zombie... I don't remember feeling nearly as exhausted with T as I did this time around. It was a struggle to function, and the nausea was terrible too. But I hit 13 weeks and it was like I was a new person. Energy, appetite and all!
We found out baby is a boy at our big ultrasound around 19 weeks and we couldn't be more excited for T to have a little brother!
How far along: 21 weeks. Baby boy is due July 15 and I am excited to have a summer baby this time around.
Feeling: awesome, and lots of movement, way earlier than I did with T (probably started feeling it around 18 weeks). Most annoying symptom these days is lower back/sciatica pain but I only really notice it if I overdo it in the barn. (Pushing/lifting something heavy).
Looking forward to: warmer weather. Honestly, this has been the winter from hell. I know I'm Canadian and should suck it up but when the wind chill is -28C in March and it just won't stop snowing I feel like I'm allowed to be over it. Going out to the barn is a ridiculous process of numerous layers for both T and I. My mom, T and I are headed on a beach vacation in a couple weeks and I am counting down the days til flip flops, sundresses and bathing suits.
Scared of: a toddler and a newborn. I know we will get through it but I'm sure it will be an adjustment period. Also, how T will adjust to not being the baby anymore. She will be just over 2.5 years old and while I know she doesn't get it now (when I informed her she was getting a baby brother she told me she would rather have stickers) I think it will be a bit of a rude awakening for her.
Also, I forgot how hard it is picking out baby names!
I am beyond excited for this next chapter in our lives as a family of 4.