17 Week Update With Baby #2

Hiya! I am feeling real guilty about how little I have been documenting this pregnancy. But lets be honest, it's hard to take a picture each week when I am getting ready like 2 days out of the week. It's just reality peeps. Girlfriend wears sweats and no makeup most days. I know, judge all you want.

So here is a picture from 14 weeks! Isn't it fun? I will say the thing that I have noticed the most with my body changing is my belly button. It is becoming more and more shallow. Usually it is a dark hole where you can't see the bottom but now it is much more shallow and it feels different. I know, super weird but it's the truth.

I am sleeping okay. I get up at least once a night to pee but the problem is that once I wake up, the pregnancy insomnia kicks in and it takes like an hour for me to fall back asleep and before I know it, Geddy is waking up at 7 am. I have also noticed how tired I am. I need like 10 hours of sleep a night to feel like I have any energy at all. And let's talk about how hard 10 hours of sleep is to come by with an (almost) 3 year old. It's interesting indeed. So, I nap when Chad is home sometimes or Geddy watches a movie while Mama tries to get some extra Z's. Yep, it's what has to happen.

My all day morning sickness has improved but STILL isn't completely gone. Now I get nauseous just at night after dinner. Every. Single. Day. It's crazy because how I feel now is how I felt when I was pregnant with the little dude during the first trimester. The sickness went away right at 13 weeks with our Geddy boy but this time, it is LINGERING. But, I have to say just how grateful I am to have improved as much as it has. I am able to get things done during the day and can really act as a Mama and Wife much better now. But poor Chad hears me moan on the couch every night just feeling queazy and gross. Oh well. It really could be much worse. I am just grateful to be pregnant.

Oh and let's talk about the fact that I lost 12 POUNDS in the first trimester. Hahaha, it makes me laugh because I am not a person who struggles to keep weight on. Girlfriend could afford to lose a few pounds but it was a shock to hear the doctor tell me that. I will say that the morning sickness was FOR REAL this time around and so the fact that I lost a bit was kind of a good thing. I started off a bit chubby which I am totally okay to admit.

I have felt the baby kick once. It was such a grand feeling. Once it happened, I immediately recognized what it was and it took me back to why I actually enjoyed my first pregnancy so much. Those kicks are so sweet to me.

I had to go to my allergy specialist again because my asthma has been a real problem the last 2 weeks. It would wake me up at night and I was having to use my emergency inhaler waaaaay too often. So, I got on a new inhaler (safe for pregnancy) that I take daily and it has helped immensely. Both my Ob/Gyn and Allergy Doctor made it very clear that "you need to get your asthma under control because if you don't get enough oxygen, neither does the baby". I was feeling stressed about being on more meds while pregnant but was quickly humbled by the docs. And, my asthma has improved DRASTICALLY. Hoorah!

Now being officially in my 2nd trimester, I am also really relieved to say that my anxiety levels have been really good. With my first pregnancy I struggled a lot with anxiety, especially in my 2nd trimester. I continue to take my anxiety meds as directed by my docs and am really grateful that I have felt so good. Such a big relief.

We find out the gender on December 8th. YOU GUYS, that's in like 2 weeks! Can you believe it? It came so quickly. Although this week, I have been feeling like it's a million weeks away. I can tell I am really getting into the nesting stage. I want to get that nursery ready PRONTO but don't want to start until I know the gender. I did the same thing with Geddy's pregnancy, the nursery was constantly on my mind and I was so excited to get started. Chad and I both have a feeling about what the gender is but I keep doubting myself. Haha. With Geddy, I knew from the first trimester that it was a boy. No question. This time around I feel more hesitant. We will see. I just can't wait to know.

So, that's where we are at right now. My tummy is slowly growing bigger and bigger. I will try and take more pictures of the tummy. But I can't promise too much. Haha.

Happy Thursday!


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