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Monday, August 21, 2017

7 Weeks Pregnant with Baby #2

Week ending Aug 15, 2017.
Due Date: April 3, 2018

7:30 am, this is why Calvin and I both look super tired haha

We wanted to keep it a secret longer than with Calvin (a couple days past 5 weeks). We planned to wait until the first ultrasound which isn't until next week. But we ended up making a bunch of plans and seeing pretty much the whole family this weekend, so we just decided we could tell one week early. I would have liked to see the heartbeat on the ultrasound and been super sure of everything before we announced, but at the same time I am so bad with secrets, this has been driving me crazy! Haha.

So we had Calvin wear his cool "Promoted to Big Brother" shirt for all of the announcements this weekend.

Friday night we went to my niece's birthday gathering with my side of the family. It took 15-20 minutes before anyone noticed his shirt. He was sitting across the table from my sister Ryann and she was like, "what's his shirt say? You're pregnant?!"

Saturday morning we walked to Justin's mom's. She noticed the shirt after just a couple minutes.

Later on Saturday we went to one of Justin's brothers' house. Calvin was kind of afraid of him and just stood at the front door for awhile, giving him ample time to read his shirt. So he noticed right off the bat.

Sunday morning Justin's dad came over to visit. He was over for maybe an hour or 1.5 and he didn't notice. He was about to get up to leave and Justin said, "I guess since you're not very observant, look at Cal's shirt."

We told others through pictures of Calvin wearing his shirt.

The bloating is just dumb. I didn't start giving in to maternity pants until I was 11 weeks with Cal, I wonder how long I can last this time.  

Been trying to behave myself better lately. Trying to think before I speak.

Soooo tired. Having a toddler is already exhausting, but the first trimester fatigue on top of that? Holy crap, it sucks.

Physical Symptoms:
Morning sickness is kicking in. When I'm hungry I start to feel sick.
Acne starts popping up in stupid places. Outer thighs, shoulders, upper arms. Why?!
Headaches. I hope they cut it out soon. And they're like attack headaches too, they just appear out of nowhere!

Cravings start to increase. I just think of random food and need it immediately.
But I think I've been good so far in not increasing my calories. I have to remember my first trimester mantra: "I will not gain 7 pounds in the first trimester, I will not gain 7 pounds in the first trimester, I will not gain 7 pounds in the first trimester!" It's hard though because (as was the case in my first pregnancy too), once the morning sickness kicks in, I feel sick with an empty stomach, so I resort to more frequent snacking.

Sleep & Dreams:
I am so tired at bedtime, yet sometimes I have trouble falling asleep. All mornings I never want to get up, I want to sleep an extra hour.
Some nights I get up to pee in the early morning hours and can't fall back asleep for an hour or two. Stupid.
This week I had a dream Cal stopped nursing. Like one night we just forgot to nurse before bed, then he didn't want it anymore and I couldn't remember the last time we nursed and I wanted to keep that memory but couldn't imagine it and I was sad about that. (can you tell this momma isn't ready to wean yet? haha)
Had a dream a tooth fell out. A bottom molar. It just wiggled right out and I remember thinking, I don't think you're supposed to lose grown up teeth. Lol.

Favorite Moments of the Week:
Getting to tell everyone!

What I Miss:
Having energy.

Random Thoughts:
Sometimes I think about weaning Calvin. I think about going to bed at 6:30 and not having to stay up to nurse him before bed. I think we might have to switch around our nighttime nursing session and make it a little earlier, then convince Calvin he wants to go to bed earlier too haha, if only.
Everyone keeps asking if we're hoping for a boy or girl and I can totally honestly 100% say I do not care either way. Justin says he doesn't care either. We want to have four kids, so I figure we'll get one of each eventually (hopefully, maybe?) haha. I'd even like to have one baby without knowing the gender one day (not this time though haha).

Alaina & Tiny Baby #2

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