we are pregnant

After a year and a half of "trying" we are so excited to announce that our second child is on it's way. I kept a digital journal with Addison and would like to try and do the same for this little one. Perhaps the ol' blog will get more use now. We shall see.

I am 10 weeks and one day pregnant today (and feeling it...blah).

Addie was so nice to me when I was pregnant with her. I literally only had two days of morning sickness and that was it. This one has my stomach unsettled all the time.

I am nauseous every morning and have to eat something right away. Drinking water on an empty stomach makes me vomit. Letting myself get so hungry my stomach growls makes me vomit (or at least dry heave). Eating too much makes me vomit (but I am figuring out the stopping point...I just can't eat as much as I used to). And this part seems so weird to me but I constantly have a yucky taste in my mouth. I can't describe it but chewing gum or sucking on a piece of hard candy makes it so much better.

I had an ultra-sound on October 29th (8 1/2 weeks) and we got to see the little tiny peanut in there. It was so neat to see his/her heartbeat already beating strongly.

Addison seems to understand exactly what is happening and she is very excited. She is "preparing" to be a big sister. She was sleeping between us a lot and when she wasn't she had to have one of us sleep with her until she fell asleep. But now she is falling asleep on her own, in her own bed! I am so, so proud of her and never would have dreamed that it would have been such an easy transition. She has also started cleaning on her own. She will pick up her toys that have been dispersed through the house and also clean up her entire room. I made a little chart for her and when she earns seven stickers she gets to pick out a small toy. She earns one sticker for sleeping through the night in her bed and for cleaning up her room and/or messes. She loves that chart!

Mommy and Daddy miss her sleeping in our bed from time to time so we have nights that we call "special nights" when we let her sleep between us. Daddy and Addison are major snuggle bugs! Addison molds right into him. It is the sweetest thing!



Kate said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! And it sounds like little Miss Addison is going to be an amazing big sister!

biblechik said...

Oh how exciting! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations.