I forgot how awkward it feels to grab your somewhat baby bump for a picture. I have every intention of doing baby updates like I did with Addilyn, but know fully well that it may not happen, and I'm okay with that. It's a miracle that I got a picture and am dressed as this week has been rough. Addilyn and I both got nasty colds and have been feeling pretty miserable. But hoping we're on the mend! Here's week 13:
I'm pretty sure my "bump" wasn't this big till after 20 weeks with Addilyn. Baby number 2 and your body remembers much quicker, right? I definitely hit the my clothes don't fit right way phase faster this time around. I am so ready for Fall where leggings and tunics are a daily choice.
I have been SO much sicker this time around. I threw up at least a few times a week with Addilyn and felt nauseous, but once on medicine I felt a lot better and only threw up a few times a week. I felt pretty much over nausea by 16 weeks with Addilyn. This time? I feel pretty much awful all the long, throwing up about five or six times a day, even with medicine. Thankfully, I've had a few days this last week where I have felt almost normal in the mornings, but the afternoon and evenings are a struggle. I'm sleeping terribly because it takes me forever to fall asleep, thanks to feel so uncomfortably nauseous. I am so so thankful that I am pregnant, but this first trimester has been rough.
For the first two months all I could handle was carbs. Bread and butter, or plain pasta. Bagels, and bland cereal. And eating often all day long. Thankfully now I can handle most foods, and more spread out. I'm a huge fan of those laughing cow cheese wedges and often eat one in bed right before I try to fall asleep.
Before getting sick this week I had a few mornings last week where I felt more like myself. I had a little more energy, which makes me excited. I'm hoping come second trimester that continues and I that the nausea gets better!
Weight gain? I never shared number updates with Addilyn and honestly struggle with this part. It's hard for me not to compare myself to others or what they say is "normal", and I just don't want that to be a part of these belly updates! I told myself I wouldn't worry about it, but that is easier said then done. I gained a good amount at the beginning of Addilyn's pregnancy too, as eating carbs and eating often was all that helped me feel okay. Before getting pregnant I was working out daily and eating pretty healthy, so it definitely feels weird to feel the exact opposite. But I'm reminding myself it all was fine in the end and my body is going to do what it needs to do and SO much of it is out of my control!
We will definitely be finding out the sex of this baby at my 20 week appointment. I can not wait! We've only had one ultrasound at 7 weeks, and as long as everything is going well, we'll only get one more at my 20 week appointment. It's weird to go from having so many appointments when I was pregnant with Addilyn, to having only been to the doctor a few times. While I still worry and feel anxious, as I'm sure every mom feels, I feel much more calm this time around. It's nice to know what to expect a little more and to not have any complications like I did with Addilyn.
I still have a hard time believing we are pregnant! The bigger my belly looks, and the more we talk about it, the more real it feels. I am so so thankful for this little baby and already can't wait for March!