We are expecting another baby in July! I am 17 weeks and change, so we'll find out if we are having a boy or girl in about a week and a half. I'm feeling good - no real nausea or extreme tiredness. I feel pretty similar to when I was pregnant with Sienna, just craving more salty foods now vs. sweet foods when I was pregnant with her. We think we're having a boy, but I had a dream that we had a girl. We'll know on February 13!
Sienna wore this shirt at Christmas time to tell our families. She was not too sure about putting it on each time because she's fiercely independent & doesn't want to do anything that she is not 100% about. Okay, okay... The real reason was after her first time wearing it, she knew the shirt caused lots of excited shrieking & yelling that she wanted to avoid! She understands there is a baby in my belly, but I know she doesn't quite grasp what that is going to mean to life around our house this summer. (Heck, even I don't really know what that change is going to look like for us!) Favorite quotes from Sienna about the baby:
"I have a baby in my belly. You can't push it."
"Mommy, you no have a baby in your belly. I have a baby in my belly."
Me: "Sienna, do you want a baby brother or a baby sister?" Sienna: "Ummm... neither."
"Mommy, that baby is crying in your belly. She needs her diaper changed." (Proceeds to go get a diaper & put it up to my belly.)
"Mommy, I give the baby a sticker so he no cry anymore."
Scott and I are very excited about this baby, but our excitement is a bit reserved after we miscarried in August of last year. Getting pregnant with Sienna was so easy, but getting pregnant with this baby has been a journey. A good journey. A journey that has left us less innocent but more awe-inspired by the miracle of life. When I have more time and emotional capacity, I do plan to share more about that journey.
We've had two sonograms and several check-ups. The baby seems perfectly healthy. I'm guessing that I won't sleep much before our next sonogram on February 13. In fact, I may not completely breathe easy until our sweet baby is in our arms. So in the meantime, we're enjoying this journey, trusting God, and soaking up the last moments as our family of three.
|Sienna & Scott at Christmas. This is Sienna's|
classic 'cheeser' smile.