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Family News

I wasn’t sure when I was going to announce our news, but when I saw that it was 2 years ago today that I made this announcement on Facebook:

boof big sister

It seemed fitting that I go ahead and announce this today:

jenson big brother

I bought Jenson’s shirt months ago when I saw it on clearance, and just hoped it would fit by the time I got pregnant (we weren’t even trying at that point), and it worked out perfectly.

I took the test one morning after I dreamed that a friend was pregnant, and I had Jenson wearing this shirt when Lo got home from work to tell him the news.  When he noticed it, he asked “Is he wearing that shirt for a reason?”  It was a fair question because we’ve been given plenty of hand-me-downs and it could have just been a random shirt that someone gave me.

I’m due on January 1, 2015, so I’m 17 weeks along.  I found out shortly after we moved into our house, and within 1-2 weeks of finding out I was pregnant, I started feeling really sick all.the.time.  It made for a pretty rough settling in period…for both our big move and becoming a stay-at-home mom.  Being nauseous and exhausted while working at a desk job was much easier than being nauseous and exhausted and home with an 18 month old.  We made it through – mostly because Lo picked up all the slack and handled everything whenever he was home from work.  I napped when Jenson napped, and if I had to lay down at other times during the day because I felt so sick, Jenson watched an episode of Sesame Street or Daniel Tiger.  I never throw up when I have pregnancy nausea (can’t call it morning sickness because it was way worse later in the day and evening), so I just constantly felt terrible.  I felt bad because I struggled to get anything done around the house – and being home now, I felt like I needed to be pulling more weight with unpacking, organizing, cleaning, cooking, etc…but I just couldn’t.  I know that Lo understands and hated that I felt sick – and honestly – it’s hard to get stuff done during the day when dealing with a toddler whether I’m nauseous or not.  I’m lucky that he realizes that, because some guys don’t.

So the nausea went away by 12/13 weeks, which was better than the 15 weeks with Jenson.  I have occasional rough days – but not debilitating like before.  Every couple of weeks I get a bad headache.  I’m not exhausted constantly anymore – I rarely nap when Jenson does anymore.  The 2nd trimester is the good one…no longer sick, have energy, not too giant to get around easily, etc.  I’m just starting to look slightly pregnant – for the last few weeks I’ve been in the awkward chunky-looking stage where it looks like I just let myself go.  My regular clothes weren’t fitting well yet, and maternity clothes were too big still.  Luckily, I can just wear lounge wear or athletic wear most days.  It was harder in the awkward stage when I was dressing for work.

We aren’t going to find out the gender – we decided that since we don’t have a preference, we don’t need to know.  We have boy stuff, Lo’s sister has girl stuff…and babies only need so much anyway.  I was 9 days early with Jenson and we are crossing our fingers for a 2015 baby for tax and health insurance purposes (preferably BEFORE Christmas, if we can be picky)…but we don’t get to choose, so we will hope for another safe delivery whenever the baby is ready.

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