Monday, March 22, 2010

Week 14

Ok, I believe I'm now in my second trimester. Bump is growing. Food intake is growing. The baby is the size of a lemon and can now pee. Everything is on the right path.

The other exciting news is that we booked all our hotels in Italy. We will be in Rome for days at the Capo d Africa. Then we rent a car and drive to Montapulciano for four more days. We then travel to a bit more northern part of Tuscany to meet up with Sacha's family at a huge Villa. I cant' wait. The only issue I see is that I will be 6 months pregnant. I for see lots of sundresses in my future.

We are about a month away from finding out the sex of this little lemon inside. Maddox says he wants a baby sister. Let's see if his dream comes true.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 13

Since I've been so sick this pregnancy I haven't been into the whole "track my pregnancy" thing. But now all I have is headaches in the evenings. Not that it's fun. But I feel semi-normal for most of the day, which is progress. So now I decided to start the belly picture route. I took several with the first pregnancy, but really want to document every week from now until the end this time.

I also bought some maternity clothes this weekend. And it was 70 degrees out today.

The future is so bright.

Friday, March 12, 2010

And Baby Makes FOUR!

Here we go! We're on our way to becoming a family of four. A new bundle of baby is percolating inside and let me tell you, I've been feeling like meconium (other mom's know this term well). Now the books, websites and plethora of information available for pregnancy state that this baby is about the size of a kiwi. Little fingers starting to form. Fuzz on skin. Fingerprints. Even ears and a nose.

"The sickness", as I call it, was hard to explain. It's dizziness, nausea, headaches, tiredness and just all around B. L. A. H.

I hated it. I wanted to be excited for the new baby, but I just could't be. Everyone told me it would end and yes, they were right. But when you're in the thick of it that light at the end of the tunnel is very, very dim. Very, very small.

The worse is over and I think I'm out of the deep end. We got the first ultrasound, we had the genetic counseling, blood tests, buttons popping on pants. Oh yeah, what "they" fail to tell you is that when you've already had a baby your second and I assume third, fourth and fifth pregnancies (not!) start to show on your body a lot earlier then with your first. My ab muscles are already loose and limber and my pouch is pushing out. Nice. And I can't find my old maternity clothes. I'm literally holding my skinny jeans together today with a rubber band.

We will find out the gender at the first possible moment. Until then, I'm just anticipating whether we'll have pink or blue in our future.