We are so doing this again! Our new little #3 is due this September, and we can’t wait to meet him or her. (R and I are both envisioning three little sisters, so we’ll be uber surprised if it’s a boy. We should know in a couple of months!)
> Is almost 11 weeks, and as big as a fig. We’ve had two ultrasounds so far, and he/she has a strong heartbeat and looks great. I’m looking forward to more ultrasounds; I always laugh when I see the baby moving around like crazy, as hard as I try to stay still for measurements. I’m looking forward to that again!
> Am feeling pretty preggo, tired, and sick. I was telling Raul the other night that I feel like Jekyll and Hyde; I curl up each night feeling completely horrible, and wake up like new, feeling pretty good. It’s been like this every night since late January–I’m looking forward to second trimester! It’s amazing to me how different each pregnancy has been, but the night sickness is a common thread for all three so far. I would venture to say I’ve felt more consistently ugh this time around, though. 27 vs. almost 32…
> Am craving salty and spicy stuff, and comfort foods, like soup, potatoes, pasta. Ice water is my favorite thing to drink right now. I haven’t had coffee since late January, and only have tea sporadically. This is craziness since I looove coffee and tea, but neither ever really sound good to me these days. I’m thinking it will be short-lived; I enjoyed coffee at the end of my pregnancy with Nat.
> Still need to get a journal for this baby! It’s funny, the progress of these things… I bought a journal for Olivia months before we even knew we were pregnant to catalog the whole ‘first pregnancy journey’; I bought Natalie’s journal as soon as we found out about her, and I still haven’t bought one for this baby. Poor number three. Some of this has to do with him/her being a bit of a surprise. I am still catching up, although mentally and emotionally, I am over ‘shocked and awed’ and am feeling grateful for another (and last, ha) go at babyhood. I’ll never forget Raul’s smile when I told him, and how he said, “God knew there would be three, this whole time.”
> Are looking forward to a baby. Olivia (~4) is hoping for a girl (“Then there will be threeee of us!”), and has asked some great questions about babies and how they come out. I’ve ordered some books at her level for us to go through together, and am looking forward to sitting and chatting about baby things. I told her we’d make it special, maybe with tea and cupcakes. Natalie (2) is more concerned about the current well being of the baby, and says more things like, “Your baby hungry now?” or “Baby cold? Baby sleepy?” It’s sweet to see their different reactions. Nat also has a couple of big sister books on the way, which I’m sure she’ll enjoy–everything is about how she’s a Big Girl these days, and this will only solidify that.
> Will be sharing a room. We just moved Natalie into her big girl bed (crib without a side), and she is doing great–only waking once or twice a night. Soon, we’ll move her into Olivia’s room… and potty training won’t be far behind.
So, the future name of this blog is undecided right now… I guess it will depend on the gender of the baby. :) And I’ve timed this post well, as Jekyll is about to take over for the evening (around 4 or 5 each night), so I’m off to rest and get some lifesaving ice water…be well!!