Monday, July 26, 2010

We're Pregnant...Again!

June 7, 2010 (5 Weeks 4 Days)
WOW!!!!! WHAT A SHOCKER!!! I don't know what made me take a pregnancy test! But I had been feeling a little under the weather and was also taking a medicine that said ALL OVER THE BOTTLE "Do NOT use if you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant." I had this nagging feeling that I should just take a pregnancy test and to my surprise, it showed a second fuzzy line.

I called Mr. Howard (who was at work - talk about BAD timing) and kinda freaked out. After calming down, I headed to target to get a more official one. And happily it said "Pregnant." Of course I have concerns. It wasn't in our plans for right now. It certainly wasn't how I was dreaming about going to Italy (pregnant with a one year old). But, I am also overjoyed to be adding a brother or sister to our little family. And, of course, he/she is going to be the most loved little baby there is!
June 9, 2010
Holy Moly! I do not remember my brain hurting this much last time when I gave up caffeine. I am sleeping A LOT, but I don't know if it's because I'm tired or because I'm trying to avoid my head hurting from a lack of caffeine. Morning Sickness has kicked in already! Eeeek! I am VERY sensitive to smells. I can't brush my teeth without gagging.

June 16, 2010 (6 Weeks)
Thankfully the nausea went away after a few days (about 3 days). I still have a weird sensitivity to the sounds of foods. When Mr. Howard describes choices for dinner, I gag. It's actually kinda funny because we just talk in codes. The other day I was eating corn and got sick. Something about it just made me think it was disgusting. So strange that something soooo tiny can make you think corn is gross when you've been eating it all your life. We have been remodeling the yard all week and boy-oh-boy has it been exhausting. THANKFULLY our neighbors have stepped in and done some for us to help us along. I can't lift concrete (well, I can...but it makes Mr. Howard nervous) and with only one person doing it, it would have taken hours. Thankfully, again, Filip, Paul, and Denny stepped in and saved the day!!
June 22, 2010 (7 Weeks 5 Days)
Today was our first ultrasound. We got to see our precious baby (which, honestly, looks more like a blob than a baby) and his/her heartbeat. We also found out our due date: February 5, 2011. As we've been telling our closest family and friends, the following question keeps coming up: "Will you find out the gender?" And so I thought it might be easy to answer here...No. One of the most magical things about the process of delivering was being able to have my husband tell me whether it was a boy or a girl. There really are no words to describe that moment. And I want it again. Plus, it's what kept me pushing for 2.5 hours. Talk about motivation. So, sorry, folks. You'll have to wait with the rest of us!

July 8, 2010 (10 Weeks)
This pregnancy seems to be going faster. Of course I've been super, super busy with Connor, planning his first birthday party, accepting a job, getting ready for Europe, and all the normal to-do's. We leave for Europe tomorrow and while (selfishly) I'm embarassed that all my beautiful Europe photos are going to be tainted by my puffy belly, I'm so wonderfully excited that our new baby gets to join us on our adventure. Who knows when we'll be doing a Europe trip again for a while? I'm also thrilled that I'll have an excuse to eat to my heart's content in the world's capital of amazing Italian food!!!! Shockingly I am already slightly showing. I know "they" say that you show much earlier with your second and third...and fourth...because your body just knows what to do. My stomach kinda popped (not popped like people are coming up to me asking me when I'm due, but popped to the point where when I am naked you can definitely see the pooch) around 8 weeks. NO ONE else would know I'm pregnant.

July 22 (12 Weeks)
How amazingly blessed I am not to be experiencing nausea!! I could actually do this 18 times (I always thought, "how can Mrs. Duggar do it?"). I am so enjoying this pregnancy, but I have been much more lax this time around and I need to sometimes remind myself to be a little stricter with my eating and pre-natal vitamins. Being in Europe has made me realize how these trips will not be able to continue with two little babies. It's a good thing we can enjoy it now!
And now the secret is out to the world...


courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YAY!!! other people's secrets are sometimes the hardest to keep! LOL! So incredibly happy for you both! You guys are so amazing with baby Connor, baby Howard is just so lucky to be in your incredible immediate and extended family!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YAY!!!! I am so happy for you all!! Congratulations :-)

QueenVII said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SOOOOO excited for you guys!!! Yaaay!!!!

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!!! Connor will love being a big brother. It sounds like your little ones will be even closer in age than ours...! So exciting :) Here's hoping for stamina and health over the next six months!!

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