In case you missed it, over on instagram (@roseandcoblog) we shared the news that baby #2 is a little baby GIRL! We were in absolute shock when the ultrasound tech told us. It's official that I have absolutely no mom intuition when it comes to guessing gender, because if you recall, when we found out baby Sawyer was a he, I was absolutely positive he was a girl. This time around, I felt like I didn't even need an ultrasound because it was going to be another boy...and we all know how that turned out :)
We are literally overjoyed to be having one of each. Naturally, i'm going nuts buying all of the girl things (girl shopping is SO much fun) but I still have this tremendous guilty feeling thinking about sharing my heart with another baby. Did any of you mamas feel that way about baby #2? As excited as we are, Sawyer is my entire heart, and I can't even fathom sharing that love with anyone else!
We are still mulling over names, but i'm not one to keep it secret, so as soon as it's set in stone i'll be sure to share it.
I've been pretty darn quiet about this pregnancy so far, so I thought I would pop in with a bumpdate and a few bump selfies I have so far, because I absolutely love reading back on Sawyer's! I know i'll regret it if I don't document at least some of this pregnancy so off I go:
How far along? Almost 17 weeks! (I'm counting this as almost halfway there. Glass half full, people)
Total weight gain: Nothing yet, although I have a doctors appointment tomorrow that might tell me otherwise. I've been so sick this pregnancy and not able to eat much.
Maternity clothes? Since around week 11. (Insert shocked face emoji) I was using a hair tie to button my pants around 8 weeks, and switched over to maternity just a few weeks later. It's amazing how much quicker your body jumps into bump mode after your first! I'm pregnant in a completely different season, so i've had to do quite a bit of shopping for the different weather. With Sawyer, I wore nothing but dresses and shorts as I was pregnant through the summer months, but yesterday I had to snag a maternity winter parka because none of my coats button and it's getting cold!
Stretch marks? I haven't noticed any new ones, but if you remember, i'm already pretty marked up from my pregnancy with Sawyer.
Sleep: Pretty good, actually! I am on diclegis for my non-stop vomiting, and it knocks me out pretty quickly. Also, running after a toddler, working full time, and trying to manage feeling like donkey poo all the time really takes it out of you, so by the time my head hits the pillow i'm OUT! Jake is amazing in this department. He has taken up so much housework, always wakes up early with Sawyer so I can get in an extra hour, and never complains at my multiple weekend naps!
Best moment this week: I'm starting to feel actual kicks and it's AMAZING! Around week 13 I started feeling those little gassy squirming feelings, and I was amazed that it started that soon because I didn't feel those until around 15 weeks last time. In the last few days I have felt little popcorn pops which I remember to be those first signs of active legs :)
Miss Anything? Just feeling like myself. It's been a long few months of incessant throwing up, and pure exhaustion. The guilt that comes with this now that we have our little guy is even worse! I always feel like the worst mom or that i'm not doing enough around the house. I know this part will pass, but i'm telling ya'll, #hormones
Movement: See above ;) This baby really is an active one. We've had 3 ultrasounds so far and in each one she is a maniac! Flipping and flopping and kicking those long skinny legs. In our gender ultrasound she was even sucking her thumb which was the most precious thing i've ever seen!
Food cravings: I don't really crave a lot, but sometimes I get just really random ones. I had some chinese food the other night that I instantly regretted, as it normally goes with most meals. :) I've been eating a CRAZY amount of oranges! I probably have 3-4 a day. I love them cold out of the fridge and usually want another as soon as i've finished one.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Anything not making you queasy or sick?
Gender: Our first sweet girl!
Labor Signs: None yet! I still have those panic attacks that something is going to go wrong with this pregnancy, because I just can't fathom that we'd be blessed with 2 healthy babies and pregnancies in a row, but so far so good!
Symptoms: Constant throwing up, headaches, exhaustion, itchy legs, should I go on?
Belly Button in or out? An outie ALREADY! My belly button never fully went back to innie after having Sawyer, so it was almost immediate that it started popping out with our little girl.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: If we're being honest, pretty darn moody! It's so weird, because the majority of my pregnancy with Sawyer I was floating on air. This one I cry constantly, get road rage at the drop of a hat, and have a really short patience for anything. I'm convinced double the girl hormones are making me a little crazy :)
Looking forward to: Our anatomy scan! I feel like once we get this I will finally be able to rest easy knowing all looks good with our baby girl. I also can't wait for all of the packages i've ordered the last few days to show up! Bring on the bows and pink! And unrelated to this pregnancy, I can't freaking wait for Christmas morning. This season has been beyond magical with Sawyer, and I can't wait to see his face light up when he sees what Santa left for him under the tree. The kid will only be 14 months, so i'm expecting he'll prefer to play with the cereal box more than anything else, but it is all still so exciting!
And just for fun, here are the only three bump selfies I could find! I wasn't lying when I said this time around, i'm huge. (and i'm blaming it on the baby not on the fact that I never lost all of my belly from the first time around. denial ain't just a river in Egypt)
Thanks so much, friends, for checking back after my few weeks of silence! You can always follow along on snapchat (@absolutelykylie) as i'm much less quiet over there. :)
Until Next Time,