Oh hey, it’s 2013! How have you all been? How’s your new year starting out? So far, so good for me – busy with the kids and a little exhausted from this growing belly, but all in all really good.
So here’s a little update on the pregnancy so far…
Here’s me (and Aiden) at 18 weeks. This was taken Christmas Eve hence the fancy schmancy outfit. Both the kids are super excited about getting a new little brother or sister. They are constantly talking and singing to my belly and Ireland now says she has a baby growing in her belly too :) It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.
A quick Instragram bump shot at 20 weeks. The belly has officially bloomed!
And the most current photo, at 21 weeks. Really not loving this pic and obviously a loose blouse was not the best choice for a bump photo – but since this was a rare moment when I was showered, dressed in something other than yoga pants, and wearing makeup it will just have to do.
So 21 weeks down and 18 to go! (I’ll be delivering at 39 weeks due to scheduled c-section.) Other than the energy ups and downs I’m feeling pretty good. A few highlights:
We have our BIG ultrasound on Friday. Though we won’t be finding out the gender I’m super excited to see this little bebe!!! Like can’t sleep excited! YAY!!!
Names. We have a few names we’ve thrown around but nothing set in stone. Not knowing the gender is making the naming game a bit tougher. It’s hard coming up with two names (boy and girl) and I don’t want to let myself get too emotionally attached to a name because there’s a 50% chance we won’t be using it. Also, boy names are really hard.
I’m definitely feeling large and in charge. Okay, maybe not so much in charge but definitely large. The belly has “blossomed” in the past couple of weeks and I’m feeling it: aches and growing pains, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping…you know the drill.
Needing to nest. I had a panic moment the other day because I haven’t bought a single thing for the new baby. I know there’s plenty of time but seriously, I need to get on it.
Baby moon. Did you take one? I didn’t with my first two but thinking it’s in order this third time around. Maybe I’m just craving a little sun and relaxation. A kid-free vacation to somewhere hot and sunny sounds like pure heaven right now.
Alright, I think that’s about all of a preggo update this foggy brain of mine can muster. Hope you all are doing fantastic! More soon…