Saturday, May 24, 2014

Baby #2

Baby #2 is due July 5th. We are looking at a scheduled c-section on July 3rd. We found out that we were expecting in October. We were very lucky this time and conceived very fact, it happened a bit sooner than I expected - the first month that we tried! I guess when it's meant to be, it's meant to be! This pregnancy has been very similar to our first, but a little different, too. Keeping up with a VERY active three year old while pregnant has not been the easiest task. I started off with the total and complete exhaustion. The fall was a difficult time, feeling like I could barely get out of bed and dragging myself through the day. Things have improved considerably, but now, at 34 weeks, the exhaustion is returning some. Pregnancy sleep is somewhat of an oxymoron in my book. I told a co-worker the other day that I really can't complain....all of my "complaints" are symptoms of a healthy pregnancy, and I'm well aware that others aren't as fortunate. 

We decided to wait until the baby's birth to find out the gender. It was a tougher decision this time, but I know it will be worth the wait. Sophie is desperately hoping for a baby brother, who she knows we will name Joseph. We've struggled with a name for a girl. Sophie is hoping for Mary, but that's not likely to happen. 

The biggest difference with this pregnancy is the lack of preparation. I did buy a box of newborn diapers and a friend is letting us use her bassinet and swing...which are both still in our family room (Sophie's enjoying playing with them). We've moved Sophie to her big girl room, but the room still needs to be painted and her old room needs to be converted back into the nursery. We need a dresser for Sophie's new room so we can move all of her clothes there. Some days, the "to-do's" are just too overwhelming, so I just don't do much of anything. At this point, I'm a bit more limited physically, so there's not a whole lot that I can do on my own. It will all come together. And after having one newborn, I know that this one will be just fine with a safe place to sleep and food to eat. Since he or she will be born in summer, clothes will also be optional. 

We get another peek at our little one on June 9th. Here's the last picture, from February. Little one has grown a lot since then!

I still worry, like I think a lot of other moms do, about having enough to give to both children. I don't want Sophie to feel like she is left out when the baby comes, so I'm trying to think of ways to be sure that she feels included. I know that loving the both of them won't be the hard part - it's really making sure that there's enough of me to go around. Danny works hard to provide for his family, however that leaves me to manage the house solo more days than not. I love when he's home, but duty calls. I'm most concerned about the times when he is working and it's just me and the kids at home. I know it will be fine. It will definitely be an adjustment. 

All that to say - we could not be more excited to be expanding our family. This little one is already so loved and wanted. Only 5 weeks and 5 days until we get to meet the babe!

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