Saturday, March 9, 2013

It's a...

Today I am 18.5 weeks pregnant and I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. Having a toddler and a full time career really does keep me busy and I haven't been nearly as obsessive about the new baby as I was the first time around.

I seem to be bigger earlier this time around too. I took a belly picture a couple of days ago and compared it to the belly pictures from before and I seem to be about 4 weeks ahead. I hear that you show more and earlier with the second because your body has already been stretched. All I know is that I better snap back to normal quickly like I did before. I have also noticed that my boobs haven't gotten nearly as big as last time. Once I quit breastfeeding, they shrunk and were smaller than ever. I have gone up a bra size with this pregnancy, but I'm nowhere near as big as I was the first time. At least not yet.

I have started to transition Chase into a toddler bed so I can use the crib for the new baby. He's 20 months old now and I think it's time. He has resisted sleeping in it though and just wants to play on it. I think it's more to do with his dependence on routine. He has slept in his crib from the very beginning and that's his bed. He doesn't know or understand anything else. Tonight though, we drove home from Grandma & Grandpas house. It's about a 45 minute drive, so before we left, we did his nighttime routine and got him in his PJs (we always do this when we leave in the evening) and he fell asleep in the car at his normal night-night time. When we got home, I carried him in and put him in the toddler bed. He woke up but has so far stayed in the bed. We'll see how things go the rest of the night.

Baby has been super active and moves around a lot which is a great thing. It helps remind me to take it easy and to be careful when I'm doing stuff. This baby seems to be following the exact same pregnancy as Chase. Measuring almost a week ahead of due date, placenta previa, and positioned head down pressing on the placent, my cervix & bladder. Stinker.

Oh, and it's a girl.  :D

7 comments:

  1. Congrats! Good luck with the bed.

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  2. Oh congrats! One of each will be fun!

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  3. Great news. I feel like we are living parallel yet opposite lives. Both pregnant with a toddler. I am transitioning to toddler bed soon. I also don't pay nearly as much attention to this pregnancy. I have gained weight more rapidly too. But my breasts, which resembled a 10 year olds after breast feeding for a year, are massive now. Take that with a grain of salt. Massive for me. Congrats on one of each. I will have the same.

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  4. Congrats!! and good luck on transitioning.

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  5. So glad to see an update! It really does go so quickly the second time around. A girl! Very exciting!

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