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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

you know it's your 3rd pregnancy when...

  • when you're 19 weeks along and only written about it a few times on your blog (when your 2nd pregnancy you wrote about it almost each week)....
  • when you haven't taken but maybe 2(?) belly pictures (when with your first 2 you did and you took them each week starting no later than 14 weeks)
  • when you find out the sex of the baby and have no idea what the name will be (at least in our case...we knew what the girls' names would be very early on)
  • when you only get around to taking your prenatal vitamin 4-5 times a week 
  • when you drink caffeine (considering with Parker I had maybe 1-2 sodas in a week, and with Grace- half a cup of coffee a day...and NOW with Baby #3...a cup of coffee in the morning...and even a soda about 3 times a week in the afternoon!)
  • when you don't read your Baby Center weekly emails each week....or really ever.
  • when you're 19 weeks pregnant and look 24 weeks pregnant.  Ha!

So here I {we} are...19 weeks....

And now for an update:

I'm feeling good.  I feel mostly 'normal' other than the protruding belly and when I feel his little flutters at random times reminding me he's there.  

I'm definitely in maternity pants- have been for a few weeks, I guess.  Still wearing my regular tops...mostly because I haven't bought any fitted tops.  

I don't really have any specific cravings...but I will say that I gained no weight in the first trimester....and once I hit 16 appetite my a comeback.  A pretty big one.  :)  And I've gained about 8 pounds so far.

Last week was the first week where people at work started commenting on my belly.

We had our mid-pregnancy sonogram last week and everything looked good.  The brain, heart, intestines, etc.  It was so good to see.

There is one main thing that's different with this pregnancy.  In this pregnancy....I am a Neonatal ICU nurse.  So yeh- it's been really easy to let my mind race with all the possibilities of all the things that can go wrong.  I think I'm starting to get better...or trying to at least.  I know God is in control and He has a plan...and that all things work together for good and to just trust Him.  So I'm making it my mission to just enjoy this {more than likely} last pregnancy.

I was telling a friend just today that I still feel like this all hasn't sunk in.  The fact that we're going to be adding a whole other person to our family.  Starting over in a lot of ways...Grace will be almost 3 and half when this baby comes.  Don't get me wrong...I'm thankful for this age gap because in a lot of ways, I think it will be good.  Glad the girls will have each other.  With all that said- I also know it will be an adjustment for all!

A few more photos of baby boy...

the head is in the middle...with his arm/hand touching his head... (still kinda weird to say him and his instead of her!)

and this is his bottom half with his leg and foot


Emily said...

What a fun post! I was like that in many ways during my last pregnancy...and it was just my second : )

I'm not even a nurse that see things happen every day, but during my pregnancies I always struggle with letting my mind think about all the things that could happen. Praying that you are able to have peace and enjoy your pregnancy!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I was the same way with my 3rd pregnancy. My little boy is now 4 months old (my girls are 4 & 5.5, so having a big age gap this time around was awesome!!!) Glad your appetite is back, you look great!

Kristin said...

Love seeing the sono pictures of the sweet baby BOY!!

Viv said...

As usual, you look wonderful! Looking forward to our new great-nephew! Seems wierd to me to say nephew!


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