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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pregnancy Round 2

With Trey, I was lucky enough to go through everything with a dear friend of mine, Ashley Ward. We were due within a couple of days of each other. This time around I've had a similar experience and am due the same DAY as my sister. It has been wonderful (both times) to have that person to share the experience with. Each going through the same things. Each making the other feel normal and not crazy. And then, when the pregnancy is over, we have children the same age. What a blessing!! It has been so surreal with my sister. We've always wished and almost joked that we would be pregnant together some day, little did we know it would actually happen.

If I hadn't seen the teeny weeny on the sonogram for myself, I would swear I was having a girl. This pregnancy has been so different than the last. I either have a terrible memory or my life is just insanely different than before, but then again I do have a 2 year old. The nausea has been worse, the heartburn has been better, I've had this crazy nasal congestion that I never had with Trey, and sadly my boobs are not quite as big as before. Plus, I think this baby moves around alot more than Trey ever did. It's like he's on crack or something. He never stops moving! It's really fun, but can be frustrating when I am trying to sleep. On the flip side, some things haven't changed...I have to say that in general this has been an easy going pregnancy. No major issues or problems. My weight gain has been around the same - right about 25 lbs at this point. I was tired in the beginning, energetic and perky for the 2nd trimester and I'm exhausted again in the 3rd trimester. I have reached that oh too familiar phase of sleepless nights that are surely only to prepare me for the baby's arrival. Between the sore hips, getting up to pee every 2 hours and congestion, I am lucky to get 7 hours. But of course, I have a wonderful reason to celebrate the hardships of pregnancy. It all seems to fade away once you hold that little one in your arms and become a mother. It's a feeling like no other. I am forever grateful for such a wonderful pregnancy and the chance to be mother to two little boys.

Easter - 16 Weeks

NYC 5 Year Anniversary Trip - 23 Weeks

25 Weeks
4th of July - 28 weeks

28 Weeks

34 Weeks

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE, LOVE the picture of you and Kimberly!! How fun it must be to be pregnant at the same time!! Makes me wish I had a sister...maybe my girls can do that one day! HA