Thursday, July 7, 2011

12, err 13 weeks - Baby #2

So here we are already at 12  13 weeks into this pregnancy and this is the first blog about it. Sorry! Things have been kind of crazy around here lately. That and I am usually E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D by the time I get home from work, do dinner for us, get Avery a bath, play time, then bed. I have to get better at keeping up with this though. So here is my attempt to catch up and my public goal of updating once a month on how baby #2 and I are doing.

I had my second visit with my midwife this weekend and everything looks great! We heard the heartbeat again and it was strong, 160 bpm. I'm measuring where I should be and so far haven't gained too much weight. My nausea is gone for the most part. I think this being the 2nd time around, helped alot. I learned from last time to only take my prenatal vitamins at night, to snack throughout the day, and to not let myself get super hungry. My midwife and a few friends suggested trying high protein snacks this time around. It made so much difference. I have been loading up on eggs, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter, almonds, and other yummy snacks. They helped so much with the nausea especially at work. So to all my friends out there who are pregnant or might be in the future, I highly recommend trying this. It was so much better this time around.

We told all our family right after we found out - yeah, we're not the greatest at keeping secrets from them. To be honest, we were totally shocked and scared at first. But that was followed by complete excitement and joy. Yes, it is possible. We'll have 2 under 2 for 4 months, but we are excited and know God will use this to grow us and to be an example to others. Avery doesn't have a clue what's going on. That's fine. She's still really young.

And one final story to end, just because I don't want to forget this. Tiff - if Granny ever reads this, I hope she knows I thought what she said was the greatest.

I was at Tiffany and Brent's helping them get moved into their house before their wedding. Her Granny and Mom had come down to help and Granny and Tiff were in the laundry room doing something. I happened to walk by at just the right time to hear Granny ask Tiff where Avery was. Tiff told her she was with the sitter and then said, "you remember I told you she's expecting another one." Granny's next words were this, "Well bless her heart!" Then she paused, "Welp, that just comes with it!" I know you just had to be there to get the full affect of it. But I couldn't help but smile. I love me some Tiff's Granny!

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