Well, I'm not exactly sure what happened that kept me from blogging for almost 6 months.....oh wait...yes I do. We are expecting baby #2 in July!!! So, this post is mainly just a pregnancy update for my own records.
Much like my first pregnancy, the first 18 weeks were ROUGH! In fact, I was even more sick this time around and since I have a toddler to care for, I was even more exhausted. Luckily, my mom was a HUGE help and came over and watched Patrick for me a lot so I could rest. I have also had 3 colds, which is unusual for me. I usually get one cold or sinus infection a year. Since I was pregnant and not able to take a lot of medication and unwilling to take some that is considered safe I was miserable and it took much longer to get over a little cold than it normally would. Luckily, winter is over and hopefully all the sickness with it. My "morning sickness" (which for me is all day sickness) has left and I'm feeling good! This is the part of pregnancy I really enjoy...my belly is growing and although I'm still exhausted most days, I feel good and I'm able to do my normal activities (care for Patrick, laundry, go to the grocery, etc). Stephen was also a HUGE help and really stepped up to taking care of Patrick during the evenings and weekends which I know wasn't easy since his job is tiring and he also had to entertain and exercise Greta. I am one blessed lady, that's for sure!
I wish I had been better at documenting this pregnancy like I did with Patrick in my journal but I was just too sick and tired. Also, said journal is missing currently and I can't believe how much I have already forgotten as far as the details are concerned. But at least I have this post for an overview. Most days I could hardly make it until Stephen got home from work at 5:30 or 6:00 PM before waving my white flag and retiring to the bed. I've not taken weekly pictures this time around either, but I have taken some so I will share those below.
Baby #2 is a girl and we are so excited! I was honestly a little terrified to have a girl (my mind keeps flashing to the future teenage years) but I've just been focusing on all the fun things: ribbons, bows, PINK, ruffles, tea parties, etc. I'll just deal with the attitude and melt downs as they come, and hope that it doesn't come or at least not for years! HAHA.
I'm going to try to do better about updating through the rest of my pregnancy and after baby girl is here, but no promises. In case you want to check out any of my old post from my previous blog, here is the link Because Forgetting is Easy.