Thursday, July 26, 2012

16 Weeks

It's amazing how different the second pregnancy is from the first.  Aside from the nausea and constant headaches I actually forget that I am pregnant.  I had my 16 wks appt yesterday (more like 15 1/2) and everything is going good.  I'm up 8 lbs total. Oops! I have to constantly eat though to not feel sick.  The heart rate was at 144.  This pregnancy is so boring compared to the twins. I think I had already seen them about 4 times at this point.  I've seen this baby once.  And in reality will only see it one more time.  I'm not sure I'm ok with this.  I think every pregnancy should be considered high risk.  Ultrasounds should be done monthly.  Maybe I should go to the ER and tell them I'm concerned ;) Kidding.  I won't.  Maybe. I don't feel like I need to do any planning for this baby.  We have pretty much everything unless it is a girl.  Then really all we need is clothes.  Aside from diapers and wipes obviously.  Speaking of gender.  We find out a week from Monday.  I am so excited.  The million dollar question these days is do you want a girl now.  My answer is honestly I wanted a girl so bad with the boys and was a little dissapointed, but now I can't imagine not having another boy.  I feel like I am born to be a momma of boys.  So really either way this time I am ok.  I am starting to show.  Still somewhat looks like a fat ball, but it is getting there.  I feel like I am already having braxton hicks, but I'm not sure that is even possible this early so who knows what I am feeling.  I swear today I have felt the baby kick.  I still wonder if I really did though. I could totally be making it up in my head.  I almost feel bad for this baby already.  With the boys they were so anticipated that I did everything.  Belly pictures, pregnancy journal, etc.  I have not taken one picture of my belly.  Haven't even thought about writing in a book.  Nothing!  I have got to make an effort to make this one just as exciting as the twins.  Don't get me wrong. We are super excited.  We just don't really have time after working 9 hour days, coming home to two 13 month olds, feeding them, bathing them, and chasing them to really stop and remember we are having another baby.  I'm actually really excited to start showing more and hear peoples reactions when we are in public with the boys.  I think it is going to be awesome that people think we are so crazy.  I was starting to feel better then last weekend my nausea came back and is now accompanied by daily headaches.  Fun stuff this pregnancy thing is.  I still can say this is a lot easier than it was with the boys.  My aches and pains have not started yet and I think I was still throwing up multiple times a day at this point with no end in sight.  Well anyways, there was my update on this pregnancy.  Robert and I are both guessing girl so we shall see if we are right.

I forgot to mention that the non stop night peeing has started this week.  And imagine this. It's the same week the boys have slept all night long without a peep!  Go figure.  2 more years and maybe I'll get sleep again. I still wouldn't have it any other way though.


Amber said...

Here's the deal. I'm going to have a tiny newborn and NO sleep when you find out so you have to promise me that you'll call or text that day!!! I may not remember to call or text you and I apologize in advance. :)

Tabatha Greene said...

Just so you know..the first pregnancy gets all that extra stuff..the others not so much. Mainly because you actually have kids to take care of so you completely forget to do all that "fun" stuff. I feel somewhat guilty about this for my last 3 but hey that is what happens. Also...don't count on sleep anytime soon. I don't think I have slept completely through the night since early 2004 (before I was pregnant with #1!) There is always something...if pg you have to pee, if younger kids-they wake you up for various reason, even the older ones....for something! But I wouldn't trade any of it for the world and I know you wouldn't either!

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. John 9:3