Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby Numero Dos

As you know now, Jason and I are expecting baby number two in early September. September 8th to be exact. Which is pretty cool, since it is also my favorite Uncle's birthday!

We wanted our kiddos close together and were happy that we were able to conceive fairly quickly. I think a little too quickly for Jason. Not that he is upset or scared, I think he is just a little frazzled about having two kids under the age of two. And to be honest, so am I. But, even if they were 3 years apart, there would be things that I'd be frazzled about. That's just life isn't? They always say that you are never full prepared for having a baby, be it your first or your fifth. Something could always be different, better, easier.

So far this pregnancy is different than my first. I'm still that lucky pregnant woman who doesn't gain weight in her first trimester, experience nausea or heartburn. I feel great, just as before! (Please don't hate me.) This is different as in, I'm not thinking about baby 24/7. I have a toddler to run around after who completely wears me out by the end of the day. When I was pregnant with Aidan I was working full-time, attending school part-time and dealing with a move right around my 16 week mark. Now, I'm just dealing with a crazy little boy who more than keeps me on my toes. I think both situations are equally as draining and by the end of the day I am ready for bed.

I think once I start to gain weight and that baby belly starts to show (I don't fit in pregnancy clothes yet, and am still wearing my normal shorts/tank tops/etc.), I will feel more like a pregnant woman. For now I just look a little fat! (Isn't that the worst, Mamas?)

The doctor is happy with my lack of weight gain (-1 pounds so far at almost 16 weeks) and the fact that there are no complications. With Aidan I was complication free, other than slight anemia that appeared late in my second trimester. I am really hoping that things will stay that way. I feel extremely lucky and blessed that I don't have anything to deal with. I don't know how women manage bed rest when they have a child to care for. I pray to God that doesn't happen to me!

As of right now baby numero dos (no cute name, such as the LBN moniker we labeled Aidan in the womb) is the size of an apple. When I turn 16 weeks on Thursday, there will be another fruit to compare him or her to.

And, in case you were wondering, we are once again NOT finding out the sex of this baby. It was so exciting to wait until that moment right as Aidan was being born to find out if he was a boy or a girl. I remember Jason tearfully exclaiming that I had just given birth to a sweet, beautiful baby boy. Nothing compares to that joy and excitement. Nothing!

Until next time...


  1. ethan and emme are 21 months apart..yours will be even closer (i think)..but i think it's a great thing..i felt bad for ethan cause he wasn't the "baby" for long..but it's worked out really well. They're great friends. I just hope it stays that way..;-)

    anyway..i HATE the feeling fat part..hate it! soon enough you'll have a cute little baby belly..so fun!!!

  2. SO excited for you girl!

    You're right....it is always a little nerve wracking when a new baby comes along. We are still freaking out about our fifth coming in June....and we will be in our third trimester on Saturday!!! :)

    I have found that with the majority of my kiddos....having them this close together is great. Really. You kind of hit the same milestone, one right after the other and the kids feel close to each other bc they are that close in age. <3 I am SO pumped that we only have one in diapers at this point, when baby Joy comes, that will be a different story. (THANK goodness for cloth diapers!)

    SO glad you are feeling great! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly! :) <3

  3. Congratulations! So excited for you! Too bad we don't live closer, our babies could be friends You are really lucky that you didn't feel bad AND didn't gain weight. I lost, but it was due to nausea. I'm pretty sure that at about 27 weeks I still look fat to people that don't know. People keep commenting on how I don't look that big yet, and I'm still in my normal clothes. I can't wait to see more belly pics. Your kids are going to be such great friends due to the close age. So excited for you!


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