Oh hey there...its only been eons since I've blogged.
So for those of you who I'm not connected with on facebook, guess what?? I'm pregnant!!!
And its a BOY!! Another boy.
Not gunna lie...I really thought this one was going to be a girl. And not because of any motherly intuition because I already know I have NONE...that was proven when I really felt that my previous babies were going to be girls. To really "feel" something on a maternal level and then have those feelings bashed by reality- a good reality but different from the reality you'd felt nonetheless- does crazy things to feeling in tune with maternal self. No no, I felt this one would be a girl because my pregnancy has been so different from my previous two.
I was starting to think that pregnant and post-pregnant women all over had dramatized their pregnancy dilemmas because I had had TWO babies and never had an issue with the smell of my husbands deodorant, never had a craving (that I didn't want...that particular issue can come in mighty handy as an excuse when its midnight and you're lacking self-control!). I had energy to exercise through my other pregnancies and rarely took non-normal naps (everyone naps through highschool and college right?).
But this pregnancy has been a slap in the face and I bow in humility to you strong women who experience these symptoms with every pregnancy but have continue to have these sweet babies. I rarely left the house for the first 3 1/2 months, slept around the clock (I win worst mother award to my other 2 kids!), rarely ate because everything either sounded horrible or would actually make me sick if I ate it, and have used up my years worth of bathroom time standing over the toilet, although I rarely actually throw up.
But the worst is past. I finally have energy to go out on the town, stay up past 8:30, only take one nap a day, and eat- although the mention of meat still makes me want to hurl. Hallelujah!!
I had my ultrasound appointment yesterday and at 19 weeks it is definitely a boy with healthy measurements and activity levels. He weighs approximately 9 ounces and his due date is still February 10, 2013. I have gained 2 lbs so far (although I haven't been feeling great the past two days and hadn't eaten much so I'm sure that brought the scale down a little) and all the blood work has had good results. What a blessing!!! We are so excited to welcome this new little man into our family next year!