I figured since this pregnancy is already halfway over, it was past time that I do a post and share all the details!
If you have not already heard, we are expecting a baby GIRL in December!
This baby was not a total surprise, as we had decided we would be ready for baby #2 sometime soon, but it was a shock that it happened so quickly after we made that decision. We never planned to have a Christmas baby, but that is what’s happening! I know that it is going to be the best Christmas ever. I am hoping that she comes sometime before her due date of December 22 so that she will not have to share a birthday with Christmas Day 🙂
I am always impatient to find out the gender, so we did a 3D ultrasound when I was 13 weeks and discovered that we are having a little girl! Luke said that he knew all along, but I was totally surprised. I love being a boy mom and thought I was destined to have all boys.
We told some family members early on, but didn’t get the word out to everyone until I was 17 weeks. We didn’t mean to keep it a secret that long, but time is flying by extremely fast this time around. Now I am sitting here at 20 weeks pregnant with half of this pregnancy behind me, wow!!
We have her name picked out and now I want to go full steam ahead with decorating her nursery and stocking up on bows and clothes for her.
Tristan’s pregnancy was very easy and I had no complaints up until the end of course, when everyone gets uncomfortable. This time around, I felt like I had been hit by a truck during the whole first trimester. I was completely exhausted and there was one time that I slept for 20 hours in a 24 hour period. I am not sure if this extreme exhaustion was because of the gender, the fact that I work night shift, or that I’m taking care of Tristan who was about 9 months old at that time. It’s probably a combination of all of them! I actually went to see my OB when I was 4 weeks pregnant (but had no idea yet) to get my thyroid levels re-checked because I felt like something was seriously wrong with me. If only I had known at that time I could have knocked out my first prenatal visit, ha!
There will be more updates to come. Let me know what questions you have this time around!