I feel kind of bad that I haven't been as good of a historian as I was with my first pregnancy. It is kind of fun to go back and read about all the details about Fiona growing in my belly, but I will admit it is much harder finding some time and peace with an active toddler running about. Since I'm 36 weeks, I thought I would just do 1 giant overview of the whole pregnancy, so baby #2 doesn't feel left out.
I still hadn't returned to my usual cycles since Fiona's birth, but it had seemed like a long time. I took a pregnancy test. Negative. Hmmm..... I kept waiting. Still nothing a week later. I took another test. Positive! We were elated! Somewhat surprised at the quickness another baby was being sent our way, but elated just the same!
Sickness & cravings:
Morning sickness was a much more mild and brief experience with this pregnancy than my first. Hallelujah! I craved spicy foods during this time (crazy, right?) I would pack up Fiona and we would go to Topper's Pizza for their "quick lunch." A trip to the salad bar and a pizza with jalapenos and pineapple. Delicious. Or a spicy chicken sandwich from McDonald's (which sounds totally gross to me now.) My only real complaint with this pregnancy has been complete exhaustion throughout the whole thing. I guess being anemic and chasing a one year old around will do that. I still haven't gotten that nesting energy! But I will take that over everything I experienced with Fiona any day! Another difference is that I've been pretty adverse to red meat, whereas with my first pregnancy I could not get enough steak!!
I haven't had an ultrasound since 17 weeks, where we found out that this baby is a GIRL! Luke was right. I was wrong. I thought it would be a boy since it was such a different pregnancy. I'm excited. I think girls are the best! We made another pink cake for the gender reveal!
Unfortunately we have not come up with a name for this baby yet. We refer to her lovingly as Chummly....or just Chum. Who knows? Maybe it will stick. :)
Now I'm working up the energy to do all the laundry and haul the baby stuff out again. Luke is convinced that this baby will come early. I don't want to have any opinions because I'm impatient enough as it is. I am trying to spend as much time as I can spoiling Fiona and taking her on fun outings because I think we'll be home bound for a while. Plus this is our last month of just being Mom and Fi. I've really enjoyed our time together, but I know this new little babe will just add to the joy! (and subtract from the sleep!)