Yup. We are anxiously anticipating another baby!
If you thought I had been extra quiet around here, you now know why. Not only do I not want to sit at a computer during the summer months when we’re outside as much as possible, but I also haven’t been feeling my best either. I’m fortunate to still not experience typical “morning sickness”, but there really is no type of exhaustion like pregnancy exhaustion, especially when home with a toddler! This time around has definitely been more intense and challenging, both physically and emotionally.
I had about two weeks (around weeks 6-7) where I found my body refusing to do anything but sit or lay down. And then of course my son would scream at me to get up. And if I was anywhere near the hot sun, forget about it. Wooziness would set in.
Then during Week 7 Matt got into a motorcycle accident and that same day I started spotting. Thankfully, there were no broken bones, just severe road rash on both arms and one knee, and the spotting only lasted two days. Those two days were rather emotional times. We were pretty pathetic though, each trying to help the other out but not really able to do more than try to take care of ourselves and our son. Luckily I started to feel a little better and gain a little more energy during that 8th week and it has very slowly gotten better each week since. I am still not a huge fan of being in the hot sun when there is not a cool retreat nearby, and with baby due in the winter, it’s the first time I’ve ever looked forward to fall and winter as much as this year! I’m not wishing away summer at all, but it definitely helps cut the sting of summer beginning to near the end, especially after having such a brutal winter last year.
A joyous day was just before Week 11 when our midwife came to our house and we finally heard that beautiful, loud, healthy heartbeat! She said the baby was definitely on the left side of my uterus, which according to this study, makes us wonder if Baby will be a girl. We’ll wait until birth to find out exactly, but we will be thrilled either way!