A couple of weeks since my last post? No big deal..
I’m sure you won’t mind as this one should be a good one!
I am currently sitting on a (closed) toilet lid in my bathroom while Sophie has a bath. I need to keep an eye on her and I’ve been wanting to write this post for a few weeks now.
Enter bath time blogging!
Today was a big day, but first I need to tell you what’s been going on with my world … er self..over the last 16 weeks.
Steve and I will become parents of a new little joy at the end of October and we could not be happier. We’ll be parents of two. So.excited.
If you know me offline or follow me on twitter or if we’re friends on facebook then this is likely old news for you. But it’s new news for my little blog.
We’ve been telling Sophie about her new little brother or sister. She thinks everyone has a baby in their tummy but only speaks to the baby in mine. She’ll say hi baby! right to my stomach and lay her head on it. It is the most precious thing. I don’t think she gets it but maybe with a little more time and a little more belly on mama and she might get it by the time the little one arrives.
This is me last week, at nearly 15 weeks.
Here’s a better angle!
Today I had two appointments. One was a blood test to screen for Down Syndrome and the other was my regular 16 week midwife check up. Both went fine, but I can’t really say getting blood work done is very fun and probably never will be. I got to hear baby’s heartbeat this afternoon when I saw my midwife and it was the first time I had heard it with this baby. I have to say, next to seeing your child on the ultrasound screen there is nothing that compares to hearing that little heartbeat. Well, maybe other than getting little kicks for the first time, which by the way started happening this week. Experiencing this all for a second time really feels just like the first, except I know what’s to come at the end of it all.
The first trimester for me was in a word: sucky. I had good weeks and bad weeks but things got way better at 14 weeks..second trimester baby. During the first I was nauseous all.day.long. Teaching 30 children full time and then coming home to my toddler was quite the feat. That’s the thing about second pregnancies. After work you need to play and take care of another little person.. when I was pregnant with Sophie I would hit the couch about 2.2 seconds after walking in the door!
Second trimester is bliss. I have energy. I want to work out again and eat colourful things again rather than bagels with cream cheese! I’m pretty sure the five pounds I gained in those first 12 weeks were from carbs alone haha.
So, the big question: are we going to find out pink or blue this time?
Drumroll… we don’t think so! If you remember, we knew that we were having a girl when pregnant with Sophie. We had her name picked out, her pink nursery ready, all her little dresses lined in her closet. We were totally girl ready. This time we’re going for a new experience. We thought we’d wait and let it torture me a little bit. I’m not sure i’ll handle it. Steve is more willing to wait than I am. I would LOVE to know if this little joy is a girl or a boy but holding off and waiting for that big “It’s a ____!” moment in the delivery room will be fun too. Let’s just hope I can bite my tongue at our 20 week ultrasound when they ask me if we want to know
So there you have it, a rather big update!
See you soon! My fish is done swimming! Bath time over!