Baby 2, Pregnancy Updates

Dear Baby #2–7 Weeks

Dear Baby,

You’ve started to make your presence a little more over the past week. Extreme exhaustion has set it. I pretty much need to get over the idea of doing any thinking or work after 3:00 as I’m just so tired I can’t think. I rarely nap as it messes up my sleep pattern for the evening, but I need to rest nearly everyday when I get home from work. I don’t always sleep, but need to lie down and close my eyes for 20 minutes. On Sunday we drove home from the Wisconsin Dells and after unpacking a little, we laid down and I had the most devine nap of my life. I was OUT for a three solid hours. And it was amazing. Regardless of how much I sleep, I never wake up refreshed am always craving a nap.

Another fun pregnancy symptom is the amount of trips I make to the bathroom. I pee at least twice as much as I used to. Knock on wood, but I haven’t had any nausea or sickness yet. For the most part, I haven’t had any food aversions or cravings like I did with your sister. Most food doesn’t sound appetizing in general but I’m still eating everything. I also feel larger than I did with your sister. I’m not sure if it is because I weigh a couple pounds more than I did when I first got pregnant with Lexi or if things are advancing faster as this is time around, or if I’m just going to gain more weight this time around (although I really hope not, but doubtful I will be that lucky). I have a feeling I’m going to gain twice as much with you as I did with Lexi. Another difference this time around is acne. My face stayed relatively clear throughout my whole pregnancy and already, I’ve had several pimples.

Daddy and I have our appointment next week to see how your doing and make sure you’re still growing.

Other events that have happened in the last week, we spent 4 days in Wisconsin Dells and had a great time. Hopefully, we’ll head back in several years when you’re a little older and can enjoy the fun and entertainment of the water parks.

Stay safe in there little one,

Love, Mama

Lexi, Pregnancy Updates

Little traveler

Dear Baby,

Welcome to the Big Apple! You sure are becoming the little traveler considering you’ve only existed for 8 weeks (as of tomorrow!) and have already traveled to four states. We’ve been to Madison (twice), Chicago, Arizona, and now New York. Tomorrow we’re going to a fall fashion preview of my clients at work. They’re introducing all of the new products to the fashion magazines. Should be fun! I just hope you cooperate and don’t make me sick. So far, airplanes haven’t been your favorite adventure. Whenever I fly (which has been almost every week), I feel more nauseous than normal. On the flight to NY, I wasn’t sure how things we’re going to turn out. I had really bad indigestion. It was like my food was just sitting at the bottom of my throat and wouldn’t move. I was nervous it would come back up if I burped, but that’s all I wanted to do. So, I sat bent over with my head between my knees for the entire three hour flight. Luckily, I didn’t get sick.

Love, Mom

Lexi, Pregnancy Updates

Your 1st Twins Game

Dear Baby,

Well you went to (sort-of) your first baseball game yesterday! You’re dad and I got tickets from my work to go to the Twins vs. Red Socks game. Your dad really loves baseball and I don’t think it’s too bad so we go to games whenever we can. Your dad wants to go watch the Twins or the Cubs in every baseball stadium. We’ll see how that goes… I feel like I’m starting to get a better handle on the nausea thing. As long as I eat every two hours, I’m pretty good. I still can’t get enough of is sleep. It takes me a long time to get going every morning. Today, I was so sleepy I layed in our closet for 10 min before I picked out my clothes for the day. One more week and we go to our first doctor appointment for you. I’m hoping we’ll be able to hear your heartbeat, but it is still a little early, so we may have to wait another couple of weeks!

Love, Mom

PS. Your dad wanted me to let you know the Twins lost the game because Matt Capps blew it in the top of the 9th.

Lexi, Pregnancy Updates

I can’t stop thinking about you!

Dear Baby,

I think about you all day, everyday and want to tell people you’re coming. Its so hard to keep such exciting news a secret! This week you are going to grow from a blueberry to a raspberry (one of my favorite fruits!) Last night, your Grandma B and I went to a Tai cooking class for her birthday and mothers day gift. She had a great time. I only have to see her one more time and then I can tell her you’re coming. Lately, I’ll I want to do is lay in bed. I have very little motivation to do anything. At work, there is a report that I should be working on, but I just look at it my shoulders hunch forward because it has no deadline and I keep thinking of bed. Blah! I know I need to do it so I don’t have to rush and do it later but it just doesn’t seem as much fun as thinking about you.

Love, Mom