I'm getting way lazy on all this baby updating stuff. Seriously. Oh well. I didn't even take out the real camera this month, or do anything fancy. ANDDDD it's been 5 weeks since the last update. So here it goes.
Yes. Your eyes do not deceive you, that belly is a growin'.
She's doing fabulous. I'm watching her kick from the outside now, too. A few weeks ago (around 21 weeks), Declan felt her for the first time. I remember that moment so clearly with Eme--it's just as special this time around, too. At my appointment this week she was stubborn and we had trouble finding her heartbeat, but we finally did. I wasn't nervous because I could feel her squirming in there. I guess she's around 1.5lbs or so now.
This is my favorite time of pregnancy---my most blissful time I'd say. I don't feel sick at all, I'm only slightly (not annoyingly) uncomfortable. I still sleep great. I'm not overly exhausted. I just feel kind of normal'ish with mild aches and pregnancy pains, but nothing awful. It's been good! I feel good.
It's just different this time. I've gained weight quicker with this pregnancy, but am overall 50lbs smaller---so I'm hoping it starts to slow down (the weight gain). I'm up about 11lbs 'officially'. It's still a lot of weight gain I feel like for being just shy of 25 weeks, but, such is life. I've not been doing much in the arena of exercise. I literally feel like I have to pee every few minutes, that part is awfully annoying. But I still am active. If that makes sense. I think it's kind of hard NOT to be active with a toddler. AKA: I can still run & chase the kid down at the mall, big 'ole belly and all.
The Big Sis
I can't even get over the cuteness of Emeline and the baby belly. It kills me. She asks for her baby sister every morning, hugs my belly, gives it kisses, says goodnight to her...and best of all? When I say, "Emeline, who is your BEST FRIEND???" she replies, "_[insert sissy's name]_" The best part is, THAT WAS TOTALLY UNPROMPTED.
When I asked her to tell me who her best friend was I fully expected her to answer with either "Finley" or "Everett", and so I died a little of the cuteness when she answered with no hesitation, that it was in fact her baby sister.
The other day I kept telling her that Baby Sister won't live in my tummy forever, she will come live with us, and she'll be here where she can give her real kisses on the cheeks. She seemed excited. Again, she's probably clueless. But it's too freaking cute and I love 'sharing' this pregnancy with her.
15 weeks to go. Cannot wait to kiss this little baby girls cheeks raw ;)