|8 week ultrasound photo|
-- Hungry! Oh my goodness. I never remember being this hungry with JD. Everything looks and sounds good.....it's pretty dangerous to read a magazine or watch TV, because then I want to go bake something or send Bryce somewhere. I've tried to still be moderately good (and remind myself that being prego is not a license to eat anything and everything!) but I've definitely gained weight a lot faster this time around.
-- I started showing quite a bit sooner, which I've heard is to be expected. See the comparison below: I am 16 weeks pregnant in both pictures. Crazy, right? I've had to make changes in my wardrobe quite a bit sooner....for example, the jeans I'm wearing in the 16 week picture of Justus wouldn't fit me right now even if I didn't breathe. Yay for skirts and athletic shorts--that's what I'm living in this summer.
|16 weeks pregnant, with JD (left) and Baby #2 (right)|
-- There is great excitement: we are so happy about and ready for this baby. But it's also different because the "newness" aspect isn't there as it was the first time around. Life has continued as usual. Justus keeps me very busy. And, oh yeah, I'm pregnant. Sometimes I forget . . . until I look down.
-- Just this past weekend, week 18, I started feeling the baby move for-sure. (Little twinges for a week or two before that, but still a little iffy.) And a few days later, Bryce felt the baby move for the first time. I thought for sure it was too early, but he wanted to try and Baby kicked just right for him to feel it. When Bryce turned to me with a surprised look before I even reacted, I knew he had felt the kick, too.
-- At this point with JD, we already had decided our girl name and boy name. This time around: we've got nothin'. Bryce is basically refusing to seriously discuss anything until we find out the gender ("no reason to work on a girl/boy name if it isn't a girl/boy"). My brain is continually thinking of names, noticing names, mulling over names. I think it's driving me nuts that this child doesn't have a name yet, and especially since it was so easy for us the first time. So, the moral of the story is: don't ask us what the name is, because we have no idea. :-)
|18 weeks pregnant|