So, cat's outta the bag if you follow me on Instagram or are a Facebook friend (or real friend/family member) of mine.
I will say that this is the main reason I have been away from the blog so much this summer. Also, because travel. And busy. But mostly, because I was exhausted at the end of June and then found out on July 1 the real reason why (and it wasn't because of busy!)
I can't tell if this pregnancy is different from the first, because my life was different then. For one, I wasn't chasing a toddler around during the first pregnancy, which could explain why I've been feeling like I was hit by a truck for the past 3 months. (I think that stage is mostly over with now, thank goodness for the 2nd trimester!)
I was teaching back then also, so I think I was more mentally distracted from my exhaustion. So who knows? At this point, I am starting to feel like a real human being again, and that is the same.
Other similarities: Mood swings, general irritability, queasiness/nausea for about 6-7 weeks. (Other than the nausea, Kennedy says how is that a pregnancy symptom for you? Hilarious.) But Kennedy's been every bit as helpful, if not more this time around. I'm lucky he married me. No one else would put up with this crap.
Last week was my first week to feel almost 100% myself again, and then we got hit with a freight train of a stomach bug. First Kennedy, then Campbell. I think I've avoided it, but I do have a cold/scratchy throat now, so maybe it's a virus from the future that manifests itself differently in different people. I don't know, I'm not a microbiologist.
I realize I'm going out of order here, but it is worth mentioning that I doubled my collection of nieces a couple of weeks ago!
From the KC Zoo: C on the left, Niece #1 Audrey on the right lookin' all cute.
Niece #2: Olivia!
My nieces are the cutest. I still haven't had a chance to meet Olivia, but the time is nigh. We'll be flying down to meet her soon. Very soon.
THEN, at the end of September, my collection of nephews will double (again, from 1 to 2.) So basically, we're experiencing a baby boom in this family. I wonder who's pregnant right now and I don't know it yet? There's probably at least one of you out there reading this...
MEANWHILE (said in Fran Drescher's voice from The Nanny), I believe C is in my favorite and least favorite stage at this point.
Right now he is the dirtiest, smelliest, whiniest, and sneakiest he's ever been. I am assuming it comes with the age.
He's also hilarious, and it's been amazing to learn more and more about him as a person every day. He's communicating better with his increased vocabulary, which has made things easier in many ways. However, now he knows how to say what he wants, and he's got a double dose of stubborn from his parents. So that's not always enjoyable.
But his smile continues to be the best; I live for that.
At any rate, I love that boy, and I'm lucky to be his Mama. I can't wait to see him as a big brother. (Well, actually I can wait a little bit; I have some prep to do before a baby is here...)
Today, I made this:
First craft in a while. *Pats self on back.*