Thank you everyone for all of the well wishes! We are so blessed and excited for this time in our lives and I look forward to sharing my journey with you all again! I've been asked many questions so I thought I'd answer them all for you. A lot of people have asked if I plan on blogging weekly about my pregnancy again and I figure, sure! I'm always up for blogging material and I still enjoy reading back on my weekly posts with Campbell. Let's get started with all about baby number two!!
When are you due? My due date is May 28. This baby could very easily be born on Scott's birthday (May 18) or my birthday (May 25)! We'll see!!
How are you feeling? Oh you know, terrible. I am not blessed to be one of those women who has an easy first trimester. I have been miserable and often times have shed tears over how horrible I have felt these last 2 months. The nausea this pregnancy has been much worse than it was last time but I haven't thrown up quite as much. With Campbell I lost 6.5 pounds and this time I've lost 4. I still can't decide if I've felt better, worse, or the same as I did when I was pregnant with Campbell. It's definitely been harder being pregnant this time considering I have a little toddler to look after. Now that I'm in my second trimester, the last 4-5 days have been much better so I'm hoping I've turned a corner.
When did you find out? September 14. Apparently I'm one who gets a positive super early. With Campbell I found out at 3 weeks, 4 days and this time I was only 3 weeks, 2 days. I heard Campbell wake up so I went to the bathroom to take a test before I got him out of bed. I watched the test and thought I noticed a second line appear. I held it up to the light and sure enough there it was getting darker and darker. I thought to myself "well alright then," laid it on the counter and went and got Campbell.
How did you tell Scott? Thankfully Scott was home when I got the positive. I was in the kitchen while Campbell was eating his breakfast. Scott came in the room and said "hey buddy are you ready for your first day of Mothers Day Out?" and I said "he sure is! And he's ready to be a big brother too!!" Scott looked at me and said "oh really? Yay Campbell!" Scott clapped, I clapped, Campbell clapped. It was a sweet little moment for the three of us :)
Is this pregnancy different than your first? The thing that stands out to me about how different this pregnancy has been is that I am so hungry all the time. Like, starving. It would suddenly hit me how hungry I was and I had to eat right. then. That's starting to go away a little bit thank goodness because I felt ridiculous pulling into a drive through at 2:00 in the afternoon and ordering a kids meal.
Are you showing? Oh heavens yes. My belly started pooching out at 5 weeks and I was convinced there was two in there. At 8 weeks I was having to wear clothes to try to hide it and by 11.5 weeks it was a full blown baby bump. At first I was kind of embarrassed at how quickly I was showing because with Campbell I didn't have any little bit of anything until 17 weeks. Once it really started to look like a little baby bump I was reminded of how much I love the bump and now I'm glad it's decided to make it's appearance a little early so I can enjoy it longer!
How do you think Campbell will do? I truly think Campbell is going to do great!! He's so sweet when he sees other babies. I think he'll be interested in the new baby occasionally but I think life will just continue as it normally does for him. I'm going to do my best to make sure Campbell's life doesn't drastically change with the new addition. I plan on having the new baby nap in their room so Campbell and I can hang out downstairs or in the playroom, just the two of us, like we always do.
What has been your favorite moment so far? Getting to see the baby on an ultrasound is always so fun and special. We've already had 4 ultrasounds so we've been able to see our little one a lot! And I know this may sound silly but this baby looks so different than Campbell. I know it's hard to tell in an ultrasound but it's a completely different profile which is kind of crazy to me! I just assumed they would look identical. I'm so busy with Campbell so this pregnancy is passing right before me and sometimes I forget that I'm even pregnant. I'm ready to meet this sweet little baby and bring him/her (we don't know the gender yet) home so we can be a family of four (six including the girls!!). Imagining snuggling with both of my babies brings tears to my eyes and I'm looking forward to those sweet moments we will have together.