It's a long story so I guess I'll start from the beginning. I've been looking for a cute way to make the announcement, trying to get Gage to tell you guys himself, or get a picture of him in his cute new shirt, but as I said, I have been highly unmotivated after work these days. Some nights it was all I could do to play with Gage for a few hours, feed him dinner, put him to bed and then all I wanted to do was rest. So I'll just come out with it! This soon to be baby is taking it ALL out of me. That's right, we're expecting and Gage will be a big brother in late September. Old news it seems since EVERYONE is pregnant this year. It's a repeat of when Gage was born.
In any case, I was hardly sick with Gage at all, tired, but not really sick. But when you have no other kids, you can sit on your ass after work and not have to worry about anything. You can eat cereal for dinner and go to bed whenever you want. So that might have something to do with it.....but this time I.WAS.SICK. I felt horrible EVERY day and EVERY night for a long time. I think that's why the 1st 12 weeks drug by soo slowly this time. I am right at 12 weeks, as of yesterday and feeling much better. I still have my moments and I'm still crazy tired, but things are looking up. And I'm feeling some of my motivation coming back, which is awesome. I sure hope for the 2nd trimester that I had with Gage when I didn't miss a beat and every day I almost forgot I was pregnant. However, up until now everything has been different with this one, so we'll see what that means. What it means to me, by the way, is it's a GIRL. Gage thinks it's a girl and I have from the beginning. I'm putting it in print now, so you all can joke on me when it's not.
I'm already starting to show and can't button most of my pants. Kinda made it hard at work when I was trying to hide it. Luckily I had a few pairs of pants from after I had Gage and went back to work that were kinda big on me. I've been wearing those, along with my 'stretch' pants from NY&Co. and they have held me over, but it won't be long before I have to break out the maternity pants. Oh, what fun!
I'm excited to keep this blog during my pregnancy since I didn't have that luxury before when I had Gage. I kept a journal, but not an online one. I also never did the weekly updates either, so I'll have to find one I like and start it next week. I just haven't even been able to write anything in the last few weeks/months. Not only because I was so tired and sick, but also because everything that went through my head and everything I wanted to write about centered around Gage becoming a big brother and us becoming parents of two. I really couldn't think of much other than that. Now that we are at 12 weeks and heard a healthy heartbeat on Wednesday I feel the need to share and hopefully share I will. More to come....
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