Yes, I skipped week 9. Because, um, everything is basically the same!
Apparently Mia doesn’t agree with the symptoms, because right before this picture was taken, she wiped her hand over them! HA!
*See the belly?
I hate to blame this little person growing inside me, BUT, I absolutely have NO energy or motivation these days. It takes all I have to get up off the couch and function with a 3 year old. Therefore, the picture taking and blogging has taken a back seat. I really hate that because there are so many things that happen and I try to *remember* to blog about, then end up forgetting! I just keep telling myself, only a few weeks of this crazy wicked exhaustion left, then I should be back to normal. Hopefully ;)
Any who, here are some pictures of what we’ve been up too…
Snacks on the deck…in
our her undies!
Slip-n-slide with cousins, daddy and B!
Go Karts with Poppy, Daddy and B for Fathers Day!
And a little friendly competition in the batting cages!
And I have to give credit, Poppy smoked daddy at that activity! HA!
We play outside A LOT!
And in daddy’s car pretending to drive is SO much fun :)
Mia has also taken a liking to cars. So what does her daddy do? Immediately go buy her some!
We stopped by Taco Bell one night and were waiting in the drive thru line and Dave asked Mia is she wanted a taco. She said “No, Strawberries in a cup!” Huh? We were confused until we looked up and saw this…
That silly girl! I am so glad that she still chooses to eat healthy!
These have been my best friend lately…
Pretty growing girl!
Baby is the size of a raspberry this week! Although I’m posting this late and am almost 9 weeks, we will pretend I’m on time! HA!
Symptoms: The usual's. Breast tenderness, SO tired, nauseous, AND? My belly is already peeking out?! Oh my word! I’ve researched and been asking multiple people if they “showed” earlier with second babies, and everyone, including websites, said “YES” because those muscles are already stretched and relaxed. Great news.
Again, I will take it ALL! We feel very blessed and I am just trying to enjoy this pregnancy and not rush it like I did with Mia.
I guess I will start taking “belly” progression pics at week 9 because of this whole showing-way-sooner-than-I-did-with-Mia thing! HAHA
Baby is the size of a blueberry this week!
Symptoms: Exhaustion, breast tenderness and nausea. Oh the nausea. Appetite still finicky. However, strangest thing: White Castle cheeseburger with Dusseldorf mustard tasted YUMMY!! Weird.
This week we had an ultrasound to “hear the heartbeat” and I was nervous. When you wait for something for so long, you are just so scared that something will happen and it will slip out of your fingers. Although, this baby’s life is not in my control (or fingers) at.all. I just have to keep reminding myself that God is in control. This baby is HIS. He is entrusting this baby to me to raise up to know Him and love Him, but it is NOT mine. He knows what is best for this baby. For us. His will and His timing is PERFECT.
Long story short, we got to see our little developing shrimp and hear the sweet sweet sound of a good, strong heartbeat! 154 BPM! Praise the Lord!
H2 is the size of a sweet pea this week!
Symptoms: Exhaustion, breast tenderness and NAUSEA! Yes, the nausea has officially HIT!
It’s strange to me because nothing really sounds good to eat, but every now and then, something will come to my head that sounds decent, we will run up and get it, and then? It tastes YUCKY! WTHeck taste buds?! While I was pregnant with Mia, grilled chicken salad with ranch from Texas Roadhouse was my staple. I had it about 4 times per week. This time? I think something will taste ok, but it doesn’t!
Also, this week started the whole “gagging-while-trying-to-take-my-prenatal” thing. At this point I’m not even worried about the vitamin, just trying to force down the folic acid! HA!
Otherwise, still feeling overjoyed and thankful for this pregnancy and the special little one developing inside me :)
Everyday I am thankful to God for blessing me with another little one. I know he is fearfully and wonderfully knitting this little one in my womb. He already knows what he/she is, what he/she will look like and what personality H2 will have. I am so thankful we serve such an almighty, all knowing, loving Father!
Symptoms: Exhaustion, breast tenderness, bloating.
Size: Baby is the size of an apple seed.
There was something a little “different” going on for a few days that concerned me. I was having so lower, right sided, intermittent and but dull pain. Since I work with my OB’s, I mentioned it to one of them, and with my history of ectopic pregnancy, they wanted me to get an ultrasound to make sure everything was where it should be.
We got it scheduled for a few hours later (oh the perks of working with you OB and pediatrician! HA). Turns out, our little “bubble” (the gestational sac and yolk sac) was perfectly positioned in the uterus, however the pain I was feeling was because of two moderately sized cysts on my right ovary.
See, I’m NOT crazy! HAHA
Other than that, I am just trying to embrace this pregnancy and not try to rush it like I did with Mia!