Baby 2, Pregnancy Updates

Baby #2–6 Weeks

Dear Baby,

Well we are 6 weeks into this gig and only have 32 to go! So far, you have given me very few reminders that you’re developing and growing all of these important things like your cheeks, chin, eyes, ears, kidney, liver and lungs.

You already feel so different than you’re big sister. I had nearly every pregnancy symptom in the book: nausea, exhaustion, food aversions, sore boobs and the need to pee every 5 minutes. This time, I’m a little tired and have taken a couple of naps here and there and am almost always hungry, pee a little more often then normal but that is about it. I know I should be grateful I don’t have those less desirable symptoms, but it made me feel like everything was OK in there. I’m definitely questioning your health on a daily basis. Another thing that is different this time around is I don’t have the burning need to tell others about you. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t feel the symptoms of you and it isn’t always on my mind, I’ve already been through the drill or I’m questioning whether you’re going to stick around, but I’m much more content keeping this little secret to ourselves right now.

This week has also brought lots of craziness in the life side of things. It was the 4th of July weekend and we enjoyed a nice low-key weekend at home. I was also offered a new job at Best Buy. It has been an emotional roller coaster weighing the pros and cons of the new opportunity with my existing one. It hasn’t been an easy decision and pray that I’m making the right decision for my career and for you and our family.

Love,

Mama

Lexi, Pregnancy Updates

6 Weeks

Dear Baby,

You have been growing in me for seven weeks now, and boy (or girl) can I tell! I’m much more tired then I used to be. Normally, your Dad and I would go to bed around midnight, but now I’ll be lucky if I make it to 10:30. And getting through the work day is an even larger struggle, by 2:00 pm I have droopy eyes and am dreaming of a nap. Although I haven’t gotten sick yet, I feel like I’m hung-over all day. I feel nauseous almost all day long and really don’t like to stand, so I sit or lay whenever possible, even for silly things like brushing my teeth or blow-drying my hair. It takes too much energy to stand and I usually feel like I’ll pass out. Most food sounds disgusting, except for greasy food like McDonalds MMMM! If it wasn’t so bad for us, I could eat it everyday! Although most food sounds gross, I’m hungry ALL the time! And if I eat every two hours or so, it helps with the nausea. So even though most foods sound nasty, I’m working hard to eat some healthy things everyday.

We haven’t told anyone you’re going to be around yet, but we want to make sure that you will be for sure. But let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. We are so excited its hard not to tell people, especially your Grandma B! I want to surprise her and tell her of your arrival in a special way, lets hope I can make it! Your dad made me a promise that if I don’t say anything for 3 more weeks, he would start a special project for me for mother’s day, so I’m going to do my best. Let’s hope you inherit your dad’s genes of keeping secrets because I am certainly not very good at it.

That’s all for now! We love you very much and can’t wait to meet you!

Love, Mom