We are so excited to be pregnant again with our second baby. We hoped and prayed for this baby. We wanted to have a baby close in age to Sophie, and we also really hoped to have a baby in our year off from schooling... it was difficult at times to be have a newborn while going back to classes. I'm so glad I'll have 6 months at home with this baby before we go to the Missionary Training Center.
I am around 11 weeks pregnant and due in early February. Now that it's facebook official, I'll try to use this blog to keep up with some baby stuff (incase any of you wonder, I try to keep the other blog more "family/missions" related and this one more "baby/mommy" related since I know some of the people who follow our regular blog don't really care about breastfeeding or cloth diapers or morning sickness :)
Speaking of morning sickness... I actually get night sickness. Blech! It's still sticking around a little, but thankfully I think it's on it's way out. I haven't thrown up as much this time as I did with Sophie, but I think part of it is because learned to manage my food better (what to eat/not eat, when to eat/not eat, etc). I still felt sick almost every night. I was sick earlier this time (6 weeks instead of 8 weeks).
Food aversions? I really dislike meat during the first trimester. I remember being the same with Sophie too. Even the thought of some of my favorite meats can make me gag. It's so weird how that happens. I also didn't care too much for veggies or salad.
Food likes? (I don't really have cravings)... toaster waffles! I ate them morning and night a number of times. They always sounded good and always sat well with me. I just but margarine on them - no syrup.
I've been more tired this time. Not sure if it's just because I have Sophie now or if it's because it's a different pregnancy. I've been going to bed by 10pm almost every night though, which is 2 hours earlier than my normal bedtime. It's been nice.
Today was my first appointment. It was wonderful, and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was a strong healthy 172.
And here are some early preggo belly pictures...