I’m thrilled to announce that my husband and I are expecting baby #2 this May! I had my first prenatal appointment on Thursday, and I found myself SO nervous for it. But there it was, without a doubt, a loud thumping heartbeat on the monitor. My doctor is old school and doesn’t use an ultrasound machine, and since we weren’t sure how pregnant I was or what my due date would be, he referred me to another clinic to get an ultrasound. I had it done on Saturday before Halloween festivities began and it was such a treat. I really don’t think there is anything better in the world than watching a little grape-sized baby wave its arms and bounce around in its little cocoon on the ultrasound screen. It just makes my heart aflutter. (Can I please install an ultrasound machine permanently in my house? That’d be great.)
Though I’ve known I’ve been pregnant for a while, the doctor’s appointment finally made it feel REAL, and my days of wanting to nap for hours on end felt validated, hah. Thankfully, I have not been experiencing any nausea (thank you pregnancy gods!), just extreme exhaustion.Β One little activity such as walking to the grocery store in the stroller with Oliver completely wipes me out for the rest of the day and I feel rendered useless. My dear husband reminds me that I am not useless, and explains to me all the medical reasons why I am feeling tired, god bless him.
I am looking forward to getting over this hump and experiencing a slight surge in energy in the second trimester, because I have so much I want to get done! I’m working with a few design clients, taking an architectural drafting class downtown, going to Mommy & Me classes with Oliver, cooking more often, tinkering on a million projects around the house, marketing my business locally, trying to walk as much as I can (my only form of exercise), and generally trying to be a good wife, so it’s been delightfully busy lately. I’m thrilled at the thought of adding a little more crazy to my life and can’t wait to find out the gender of the baby. We would honestly be SO happy to have either a boy or a girl and just want a healthy baby!