Pregnancy #3 Update: Beginning of Second Trimester

Well, with my first two pregnancies I updated pretty regularly.  This time, we didn’t announce the pregnancy until almost 12 weeks, so I haven’t really been writing updates thus far.

We are almost 16 weeks along now; I had a doctor appointment last week and everything was great.  The heartbeat was 157 (I think…) and the doctor okayed me to stop the progesterone supplements.  My next appointment is in April and we will have the anatomy scan.  Here, they only do one ultrasound (what’s up with that?!) at 20 weeks.  We had an ultrasound at 6 weeks, to date and confirm the pregnancy.

6 week 2 day ultrasound- Quiet in the chaos

We will not, however, be finding out the gender. We have a girl and a boy, all babies are September babies and the nursery can be gender neutral.  I am good with that.  (ok, so if you know me well, you are probably as surprised as I am that I am okay with not “planning” for a girl or boy…)

The surprise of finding out in the delivery room with only my husband far surpasses my innate need to plan, design, and decorate.  I can’t wait to spend that moment with him.  We are also not talking names.  To anyone.  Or to each other, for that matter.  =)

J.Tom and I haven’t even discussed names, because we can’t seem to agree on anything.  So, I figure if we wait until we have him or her in our arms, we can whip out the handy dandy name list and we can go from there.  I just don’t feel like arguing over names, or listening to other people’s opinions of names when we don’t even have a name semi narrowed down yet.  *and I’m not saying that all snotty*  If we happen to come up with names before the baby arrives, I will be happy to discuss.   But we said this time we want to wait until we have our baby in our arms, and that’s what I am sticking with.

It will be fun.

Lexie is very excited about “baby #3.”  We don’t call the baby “the new baby” because that just seems mean to the siblings.  So it is baby #3.  Max is pretty clueless, of course.  He is too obsessed with eating, throwing things, and chasing the dog.

Oh yes, we got a new dog.  She’s furry, and sweet, and smart, and precious.

We will room Lexie and Max together.  For now we are planning on J.Tom building bunk beds- the top bunk will be above the crib, and then when Max is ready to move to a big bed we will build a bed frame for a bottom bunk.  I really like snuggling in the bed with Lexie, so maybe I will just put the crib in her room and take out a dresser….  It is up in the air for now.

It is hard watching my babies all grow up on me!   It is exciting, of course.  This pregnancy wasn’t originally planned.  After experiencing a loss in early December, we decided at the very last minute (literally) to try for baby #3.  The timing worked out to being another September baby, which I had hoped would happen, but hadn’t actually thought would happen.  Just before our loss and all we decided to wait another year.  Funny how God works.

No nausea since about week 12-13.  I have 3-4 days of TONS of energy, and then a day or two where I am exhausted and can’t keep my eyes open.  I workout a few times a week with T25, or we go for walks on warmer days.  No weight gain so far (well, technically I gained back the weight I lost in the fall, but that happened before this pregnancy, so I don’t count it) but I am pretty sure my hips are bigger!  How does that happen? …  And I haven’t lost the weight from Max, so it doesn’t seem likely that I need to gain much.  The doctor is good with that.

Still praying for a healthy 5 more months.  I hope to go full term, as usual.  Big healthy babies seem more durable when you have a Max Payne running around the house.  Poor Mister, he has no idea what is coming!  Then again, neither do I.

Pray for me, friends!  =)

 

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