After 17 months of trying to get pregnant and 3 miscarriages, we were willing and ready to accept anything that God was blessing us with. However, in the very beginning, I secretly hoped for Josie to get a little sister. The thought is what made me want to keep trying and trying after every failed attempt. But rather than feel or wish it to be a girl this time, I honestly had no preference what-so-ever. I was actually pretty convinced it was a boy. But to our surprise, it is most definitely a girl. I can’t express how excited I am for Josie and for us to add another beautiful princess to our family. There is nothing like a lifelong friendship of a sister or being a mother to several daughters. It’s a bond nothing can compare to. I know that I will have lifelong friendships with my daughters and I’m so so excited. Bobby is so excited, too, to have two girls that think the absolute world of him. He’s such a good daddy and husband.
How far along? 16 weeks.
Size of baby: The size of an avocado, although she looks way bigger than that.
Weight gain: I weigh 125 lbs. I was shocked, actually, because I gained SO much weight with Josie (because I ate like crap) and not really gaining much with this baby.
Stretch marks: Not yet but my belly is certainly obvious now. There’s no hiding it.
Gender: It’s a GIRL!!!
Nursery: Oh man, I have no ideas. Haven’t even had the chance to Pinterest yet. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please share. I don’t do characters though, sorry.
Maternity clothes: I’m finding it hard to fit comfortably in pretty much anything I have now. I REALLY need to go shopping but I hate, hate, hate shopping.
Sleep: It’s OK. I wake about every two hours to pee. Midnight, 2am, 4am and then my alarm goes off at 4:45am for work. I keep finding myself on my back which wakes me up because lack of blood flow. I don’t know how to stop myself. It’s never been this hard to control it.
Best moment the week: Bobby coming home and going to see Baby Girl Sock #2 on the ultrasound and finding out that we are blessed with another girl and Josie will have a baby sister. This is SO exciting!
Food cravings: Cottage cheese and lots of fruit for breakfast. Pineapple, honeydew melon. Lots of salads for lunch or dinner. Bread (gluten free) with butter. I am eating SO healthy this pregnancy and I’m so happy about it. I can’t get enough fruits and vegetables. I have no cravings for Fritos and bean dip like I did Josie (thank God!). I love cucumber with olive oil and vinegar dressing. And Olive Garden salads! I actually had to go buy some dressing at the store and make them myself because I can’t get enough salad.
Food aversions: I still can’t stand the smell of Josie’s quinoa burgers.
Symptoms: My face is still the same. Not good and not terrible like it was with Josie. My stomach hurts late at night because I feel so full of food. No problems going to the bathroom anymore just I go a lot because I’m eating so much. My belly is getting so big and I get so tired by end of the day. I honestly count down until I get to go to bed starting around 5pm. I’m such a mom.
Mood: I feel so blessed beyond words.
Movement: Feeling some kicks this week.
What I’m looking forward to: Going bike riding again and heading to Casey Key next week to spend some time at the beach with my bff like we did every single year (when we lived here before).
What I miss: My desire to do laundry. It just piles and piles up on the leather couch. It just takes way too much energy that I already don’t have.
By the way, no we haven’t picked out a name yet. We do have a few that we like but I still have yet to look more like I want to. We have time. So for now we shall call her Baby Girl Sock #2.