Yes dear readers, you're reading and seeing that right. My deep disdain for pregnancy has, somehow, led me to be pregnant again. Go figure. Here are some of the deets for family, friends and even the average blog reader who might simply be curious:
How far along are you? Right at the very end of the first trimester; 3 whole months!
How close will they be in age?! Depending on when the second baby actually arrives, they'll be around 19ish months apart.
Are you insane? Probably! But my sister and I are only 18mo apart, and it was the BEST growing up, and is still the BEST, and I honestly didn't want to wait until I figured out how great life can be without constant diaper changes. We wanted children close in age. We're deep in the "weeds" of babies; we plan on staying here until we emerge victorious with school-aged, self sufficient and potty trained mini-me's. Pray for us.
Is this pregnancy different than Henry? YES. I'm either not nearly as tired or I don't have time to feel tired because I'm always chasing after a toddler. I'm going with the latter, because I'm passed out by 9pm nightly. I'm also much more sick. Which I feel, but don't have time to pay attention to. In brighter news, I'm still working out six days a week, because working out through the fatigue and nausea is STILL less work than toddler-chasing. I'll spare you further details of first trimester pregnancy woes...
Weight gain? None yet! I lost weight for a while with all the sickness, but I'm back to ground zero. If memory serves me correctly, I didn't gain anything with Lil' H until around 16 weeks, so it'd be peachy if that were the case with #2, too.
Cravings? Fresh veggies are my JAM. Over-sized salads? Dish me up! All the fresh vegetables please. And any tomato-based sauces like marinara, salsa, etc. Root beer is pretty delish too.
Do you miss anything about not being pregnant? HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS THE DUMBEST QUESTION. Of course I do! Wine. Beer. HIIT workouts/training and getting my heart rate into training zones 4 and 5 (super high). Sushi. Ordering burgers medium rare. Wine. Before I appear ungrateful for this pregnancy, I will say that the return of the pregnancy boobs is pretty fantastic.
Do you know the gender? Not yet! I know there's a blood test that determines gender super early. Since I'm not over 35 or high-risk for a number of abnormalities, our insurance makes us pay for it. It's almost a grand. So, we'll be waiting for the 20 week anatomy scan to find out! All my friends say girl though. We'll find out shortly!
What are you most excited about? My mom got Henry this crawling doll shortly before he learned to crawl - you know, to encourage him to get to crawlin'. Well he treats that doll with so much love! He kisses it on it's head about 10 times a day. I'm so excited to watch him be a big brother. His demeanor is calm, patient, inquisitive and thoughtful so I think having a younger brother or sister around will be great for him - and the new baby!
Yeah, so... That's the biggest news around here. I've been dying to tell everyone since I'm no good at keeping secrets. All my local friends already know, because hello- I wasn't drinking wine when we'd hang out! Instant preggo giveaway. Now everyone is in on the secret. Yay!