Posted on | February 10, 2013 | 43 Comments
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the congratulations and nice words about our exciting announcement last week. It was something I was really excited and nervous to share, and I feel so much better now that it’s out in the open. It was a hard secret to keep since my every day had pretty much been dominated by reminders that I’m pregnant. I didn’t have this blog when I was pregnant with Harper and told all of my friends and family immediately last time – wasn’t really active on Facebook, didn’t know nearly as many people as I do now, and so the circle of people to tell if anything went wrong was small. This time it was kind of fun to have it to ourselves for a while. I always told myself if I were to get pregnant I would continue blogging regularly, but as you can see over the past 2 months that didn’t happen (hence why so many of you had your suspicions)!
I was really sick for about 15 weeks with Harper, and then a weird little sick week at about 18 weeks that landed me in the ER for dehydration. This time has been different, but not better, if that makes sense. All day sickness kicked in around 6 weeks and is still lingering. The exhaustion is letting up (I’m officially in the 2nd trimester as of yesterday) and about every other day I feel pretty good. It’s one of those things I feel terrible complaining about, but barfing or dry heaving every day for 2 months is hard. I am really looking forward to putting all the yucky parts of first trimester behind me, fingers crossed.
We only told H a few weeks ago after we’d had our first ultrasound. She is SO excited. I used to be concerned about how long we waited to try to have another baby, but her reaction made any doubts I had disappear. She tells us all the things she’s going to share with the baby, teach the baby, help the baby with. The only issue so far is she wants it come out now. She asks me daily how many sleeps until the baby comes. So, that might get old? But she is full of cute questions and talks to my belly (which is just bloat at this point). Things are happy, even though barfy, over here.
Even though it’s been only 5 years since I found out I was pregnant with Harper (whaaaat), it already seems like an eternity. We’re excited, but nervous about starting over again. Harper sleeps though the night, can get her own snacks, wipe her own bum, get dressed by herself, etc etc etc. We’ve been getting a solid nights sleep consistently for years. Going back to the newborn phase is terrifying, but I remind myself daily that other people do it all the time, sometimes 3, 4, 5 or more times and we will survive. It’s a short season, and one I want to enjoy even if it’s hard. Which, it will be. But also, amazing. Something we’ve wanted for a long time.
And I’m excited to share the journey here! I’ll try to keep my baby ramblings and whatnot to a minimum but I can get carried away. It will be fun! And we really appreciate all of your support – we were blown away by all the comments and congrats. You guys are the absolute best, and I mean that so seriously.