Yes, some days I wonder if I am crazy and can't comprehend what life will be like in a few short months but, most days we are over the moon with excitement about adding another little one to our family! We liked the spring so much for the boys that we decided to do a repeat performance, and this babies due date is the day ofter the boys' due date. The due date is May 24th, making me 14 weeks today.
We were a little scared of having a total repeat performance of last time with a surprise second baby so we made sure to let our new doctor know that we wanted an ultra sound as soon as possible. I had my first appointment with ultrasound at 5 weeks and 6 days and we saw one healthy beautiful
So, I had my third appointment Monday at 13 weeks 6 days and we saw this amazing site:
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This u/s picture I used from the internet was attracting way too much traffic to my blog and I thought it might be for the wrong reasons so I have removed it! :)
Looks like we will remain on Team Blue!OK, so I confess that this is not the actual picture from our ultrasound! :) But, this is pretty much what we saw! The doctor had just finished telling me that we probably wouldn't see anything until next month. I told him to go ahead and take a peek for me! He was shocked that at 13 weeks and 6 days the sex was so...obvious! He told me to tell Jeff that he makes some big "penised" boys! We were both so in shock that he forgot to take a picture of the ultrasound! Afterward, I was suppose to pee in a cup and I was so distracted that I just sat right there beside the cup and peed, forgetting all about what I was suppose to be doing! Oh, well! They'll just have to wait until next month!
So far I have been feeling pretty good. Mostly just tired and unmotivated...wait...maybe that is because I have two 2.5 year old boys to take care of every day! :) I did feel bad pretty much all day and all night from about weeks 6-9. Although I never actually got sick. After that I had a few weeks of needing to eat regular snacks or I would feel nauseous. Now, I am feeling great and looking forward to an uneventful second trimester.
I have a great doctor who is very supportive of my desire to have a vaginal birth after Cesarean section (vbac). I want this experience to be different than the (necessary) medical interventions required with the boys' birth. I had high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, and baby A was breech. I really want a very natural birth experience this time - hopefully my body and the baby cooperate!
So far I have gained about 4 pounds, but I just look like I ate too many doughnuts (or maybe ice cream in my case!). It is all in my belly though. Strangers still can't recognize I am pregnant but that didn't happen until about 18 weeks with the boys. Hopefully, I start rounding out soon so that I actually look pregnant.
I will continue to update about me and the baby here on our blog. Speaking of which, I guess we will be changing the name soon! ;)