So, is Baby Arsenal a boy or a girl?
Maternity Clothes: Yup, I’m wearing them. Why not? Stretchy waistband? Stylish elastic? STRETCH? Hello comfort! I can still wear my normal clothing, but WHY??? I do sometimes, but seriously. Comfort makes me happy.
1st Trimester: Oh first trimester how I DON’T miss you. I was sick ALL THE TIME. It was terrible. Now I’m sick about 3 days a week. I’ll take it! I’d be in the bathroom and Gooner would chant, “Mommy ok?” Over and over and over again. We watched a lot of Dora the Explorer and Caillou. I did a lot of reading and the house looked worse than it EVER has. Q picked up a LOT of slack and I felt a LOT of guilt. He was understanding BUT add pregnancy hormones and oy! I moaned to my mom just about EVERY day and she did a lot of skype babysitting so I could just be sick BY MYSELF. We ate a lot of foods that weren’t too healthy since I couldn’t handle anything else. I was fine with raw meat, but once clean up came I was in the bathroom and Q found himself in the kitchen scraping pans… Awesome. I only wanted to eat sandwiches…so that’s what I did. Gooner ate a lot of ramen since I couldn’t manage anything else. I started to feel better around 4 pm. It was a miserable 1st trimester. Totally different from Gooner where I had TONS of energy and worked 3 jobs. I’m only sick about 3 days a week right now and I feel amazing.
Gooner: She has no clue. ZERO. She rubbed my belly and asked me if baby was pooping? Um no. But then today she rubbed my ample bosom and asked about the “other baby?” Well, thank you for pointing out that THOSE are growing as well.
Baby #2: Gooner was a “high risk” pregnancy and so EVERY visit to the OB gave me a complex. This baby is no big deal. It’s WONDERFUL. I’m so much calmer this time around. It’s also going FASTER. Wasn’t it JUST 4 weeks when I told Q. I was sure I was pregnant and wanted to take a test to “confirm?” I’m sure this will change those last few months when time crawls. I imagine after the new year when I have that FINAL month of pregnancy and it is cold and bleak I will go insane. Prepare yourself in advance for complaining. Or stop reading the blog. But then you might miss “the announcement.”
Baby Arsenal: IS currently the size of an apple. Steady heartbeat and a busy little thing. Now that I have energy I’m enjoying it more. We will DEFINITELY find out the gender. I’m good with either. Q is good with either. I asked Gooner and she said, “Baby Sister.” BUT, I’m pretty sure it is because I asked, “A baby brother or a baby sister?” But if she WERE old enough I’m positive she’d say sister for the sole reason that a brother will terrorize her.