It’s really happening (baby #2)

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Alright, at 16 weeks I’m officially in my second trimester. While I’m grateful to all the gods that be that I’m not puking 2-3 times a day anymore, I have to say that the thing I notice the most is that I’m SO. TIRED. Like all day. I don’t remember this from when I was pregnant for Olivia, but then I think back at that time and I was able to take a nap on demand and get up as late as I wanted to. Ahhh the experience of being pregnant with a toddler 🙂

Here’s how I’m doing this time around:

1. How big is the baby?

Baby is the size of an action hero. Since we are having a boy, I’m using the “fun and games” theme to make tracking how big baby is a bit more fun. My app shows an action figure of Batman, which Justin finds very amusing. 

2. Foods I Love…

Cheese. It’s officially a craving. I want grilled cheese, queso (need to make a trip back home and hit up Pappasitos soon), and string cheese. At this point I’ll even have a spoonful of shredded cheese. They say having a boy makes you crave salty foods. I suppose cheese fits in that category, although I also crave chocolate…  

3. Foods I Hate…

Red meat, seafood (just like with Olivia) and salads. Although a salad sounds fantastic, the leafy greens make my acid reflux flare up and that lump in my throat is here for the second time, so I’m avoiding anything that is grainy or small. 

4. How I’m Feeling…

Like I said before, I thank all the gods that be that I’m not puking anymore. First trimester morning sickness is pure torture and I’m grateful I’m able to function at more than what felt like 20% for the fist 2 months. Although I’m able to eat more, I still feel uncomfortably full after eating a small meal. I’m also super tired. I blame chasing an active toddler and the parasite I’m hosting. I nap when my toddler naps and try to get in some afternoon snoozes on the weekends when my husband can watch her for a while.

5. Looking Forward To…

Our 20 week ultrasound coming up at the end of this month. Looking forward to seeing how the baby is growing and how everything is forming. I’m also looking forward to feeling him kick soon. I’ve been told that second time moms can feel their baby kick sooner because they know what it can feel like versus first time moms. Hopefully he’ll let me know he’s in there soon! 

6. Scared About…

The unknown of having a boy. It’s a real uncertainty you guys. I worry about all of it- how to raise a boy, what kind of mother I’ll be to two little ones, will Olivia be as close to a brother as I am to my sisters, will they be able to share a room OK, or will it be weird- all that. I also wonder how I’m going to be able to make it my new normal of raising two kids. I know people do it all the time, but it’s a new thing for me. If you’ve got insight or tips, please leave it in the comments section! 

7. Things I’ve Learned…

Pregnancy is not good on me. They say every pregnancy is different, but my body has shown twice that growing a baby doesn’t agree with me. The morning sickness, full feeling, acid reflux and exhaustion is part of the deal, and I’m grateful I’m able to conceive and have babies, but it’s hard on my body. 

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