How is this pregnancy different from your first? I don't think about it hardly at all. Sometimes I feel like I forget that I'm pregnant, as crazy as that may sound. At my last dr. appointment, (that I went to alone, with G I wanted Paul at every appointment, this time around its easier going by myself and I don't mind going alone at all.) Anyway, when the doc was done she asked what questions I had for her. I told her I feel kind of bad, but I don't have any questions. Also with G, I felt like I had a list of new questions at every appointment, and with this one as I was driving there I felt like I needed to try and think of something to ask about. But I had nothing. The doc assured me that its fine to come with no questions, especially when its not your first. She told me its ok to not think about it as much because we have something else keeping us busy. And that's how its been. I don't think, wonder or worry hardly at all about 2.0. But I love him (or her) a lot.
Have you been more sick, less sick, or about the same this time around? More sick. With Garrett I knew I needed to be done being productive for the day at 3:00PM everyday. It really was like clockwork with G. And with him I almost always threw up right after dinner. With #2 its totally unpredictable. I'll wake up in the morning sick. I'll throw up suddenly no where near the time I've had a meal. I'll throw up 3 or 4 times at night until there's nothing left to come out. Paul did an emergency garbage can run for me one night when I was in bed, and another time I had to kneel down and throw up on the piano bench. Other than that I've always made it to the toilet. Oh, except that one time on an airplane, and this past weekend I threw up in our tent. My record is 6 times in one day. I've eventually learned to manage it ok. Ginger ale and raw almonds where the meal of choice for several weeks. It's slowly getting better, now that I'm past 17 weeks. But I definitely did not have the magical stop to morning sickness at 14 weeks like I did with G.
Have you found a doctor you like? Umm, kind of. I was referred by Garrett's pediatrician to the doctor(s) we're seeing. There are 6 or 7 in
Do you think it's a boy or a girl? I think it's a boy. The White men don't know how to make girls. There have only been 2 women born into the White family in over a hundred years. And I'm from a family of all boys. Some say we're due for a girl. But, I'm so confident its a boy.
Do you want a boy or a girl? Yes, I'd like one or the other. (I said that to the person who asked and it didn't get a laugh.) I'm sure I'll be happy with either. Some half serious conversations that have been had are: It'd be convenient if its a boy because the 2 kids would probably entertain each other better. I'd be a lot more tempted to stop at 2 if it was a girl. It'd be cheaper if it was a boy. (Paul said that) And my response was that it wouldn't be cheaper, but twice as expensive because I'd buy 2.0 new clothes in baby sizes and I'd buy matching ones for G in toddler sizes. (probably not really, but I'm sure it would happen from time to time) I honestly haven't thought much about it. Nor have I spent much time thinking about how tiny G's room is (no room for another crib) and how there's not a room for 2.0 yet. And I don't want to give up the guest room because I feel like visitors wouldn't come if they didn't have their own space.
Have you had any cravings? I've been so sick that I haven't pinned down many definite cravings. A couple things for sure are Arby's jr roast beef and watermelon. Both I had almost the whole time with G. (part of why I think its a boy) I haven't craved
Are you finding out what you're having? Yes, that's the plan. Our ultrasound is in a few weeks. They said I could come in between 17 and 22 weeks, so now if I wanted, but I wanted to be closer to 20 weeks, and we'll be out of town so I find out after 20. I cant remember when. Like the very last day of this month maybe.
Are you telling the name before the baby is born this time? Maybe. I don't feel as excited about keeping it a secret this time around. But we might not come up with a name before s/he is born, and if that's the case, we wont share any of our options.
Are you showing? I feel like I started showing before I even knew I was pregnant. It's different the second time around for sure! But I feel like I popped over the past couple days. I had a lot of lions (who Paul hadn't told) meet me and congratulate me, or kind of point to my tummy and say, "is this your first?" So, yes, I'm for sure showing now.
Are you ready to be the mother of two? No. But I don't have a choice so I'm glad I still have 5 months to get ready.
Can you feel the baby move? Yes. It happened a couple weeks ago, and now its becoming more regular, but I still don't notice it everyday.
How do you think Garrett is feeling about it? I'm not trying to be mean, but I can't believe how many people have seriously asked me this question! Like 5. Um, I don't know how he feels about it, he doesn't talk about it much. But every once in a while he pushes and stomps on my belly. That's all I got!