Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Update

I had my 16 week appointment this afternoon. Everything looks great with the baby. I find out the sex in two weeks! EEK! Maggie and I are pretty convinced that it's a boy. Andrew thinks it's a girl. He says he knows no different since we've had two pretty little ladies already.

I'm feeling good. The nausea is getting better (another reason I think it's a boy--this is the earliest it has ever gone away) and I'm already gaining weight. Mainly, I'm tired. I feel like I could sleep ten hours a night and still need a nap during the day. I don't remember being this tired with my other two. Of course, even though this is my third pregnancy, it's my first one to go through with a child to be raising at the same time. And work full time at a busy stressful job. I worry about how I'll be with our very busy Fall schedule with Heroes for Children. I will just have to take it easy a bit.

I'm definitely more forgetful too. Last night, I was so relaxed and thankful to have a quiet night at home. Maggie and I went for a nice walk and visited the ducks in the pond by our house. It was a very easy night. Tonight, when Maggie starts singing a song she learned in her dance class, I realized OH CRAP! Yeah, she had dance last night. I totally forgot about it. It's her favorite thing of each week and I forgot. I LIVE by my calendar, checking it all day long to make sure I know what is coming up. And yet, I completely missed this. Oh yeah, it was on my calendar, in large letters and coded in green (I have a color coded Outlook calendar to help me stay organized). She doesn't realize she missed it, but I feel bad. My sweet girl.

Maggie is very excited about being a big sister. Tonight, we went to her happy place--Target. Specifically, the "New Target" by our house. She loves Target. We spent time walking through the baby section with her exclaiming at everything she saw, "Look, Mama!!! A CRIB for a BOY baby!" "Oh, so pretty, a stroller for a GIRL baby." We talked going up and down each aisle about what we will need for the baby. She picked out a blanket that she wanted to buy, but I wouldn't let her get it. Didn't think dark blue with trucks on it was a good purchase before we know if it's a boy or a girl. :) Each day, she rubs my belly and talks to the baby. Usually she says, "Hi baby, I'm going to be your big sister. I will kiss you!" It melts my heart every time.

Love my girl. Can't wait to meet this new little one I know I will love too.


Brittany and Charlie said...

Aw glad to see things are going well. Can't wait to here what the sex is;)

Anna said...

So exciting that you will find out the sex soon!!! Glad to hear the pregnancy is going well.

Amanda said...

I'm guessing boy too. I've had 2 boys and both times all I wanted to do was sleep. I could sleep 10 hours every night and then take a nap in the afternoon (some days I did just that!) but I was always exhausted. Sounds like Maggie is going to be a WONDERFUL big sister. You are very blessed! :)

Living In a Girl's World said...

So glad you are feeling relatively better this time around. Maggie is going to be the sweetest little big sister ever.

~~Mel~~ said...

Maggie is soooo stinkin' cute!!! Love it!

I vote boy too.

Bluegrass Mama said...

Oh, go on and get the blanket! A baby girl won't even know the difference, but Maggie will.

Kelly said...

That is just so sweet! Maggie will be a great big sister!! So excited to find out whether it's a girl or a boy!


Heather said...

Congrats on the baby-to-be! I followed your South Beach progress and wanted to ask you if you hit patches where the weight got stopped coming off? I lost 8lbs in 2 weeks and now can't shed another ounce! I am still in Phase One...thought that would help the weight come off faster, with no luck. Any tips??? Email:
terpsfan94 at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

I'm so excited for you! You look so cute too. Good luck with taking it easy- I know that isn't your personality!