I thought it’d be fun to put together a post to answer a few of the questions we’ve gotten this time around… so here we go:
“Was it planned?” I find this question a little awkward… but yes. We knew we wanted to have another baby around this time. So yep, we chose to be this crazy and have another one. I love it.
“How far apart will Kaya and the new baby be?” 21 months. I really have no idea what having a 21-month old and a newborn will be like, but I’m sure there will be challenging days… especially in the beginning. What I’m really looking forward to is seeing them grow up together and hopefully be best friends.
“Are you going to move?” We currently live in a two-bedroom apartment (with a den), which I think is plenty of space. I shared a bedroom until I was fourteen, so I fully plan on keeping these two kiddos together.
“Have you been sick?” I never really talked too much about it on the blog, but with Kaya, I had horrible
morning all-day sickness. So far, this pregnancy has been almost identical. The last time I got sick with Kaya was at 13 weeks, and this time it was 16 weeks. I still get waves of nausea from time to time, but I’m doing a whole lot better now. Meat was gross to me with Kaya… and it still is. I actually lost a couple of pounds in the first trimester this time, though (maybe I didn’t with Kaya just because Michael would bring me anything he knew I could keep down… like gummy worms or doughnuts. I’ve been a stickler about eating my salads and not a lot of candy this time).
“So are you hoping for a boy this time?” I know that we will be happy with either a prince or princess. Honestly though, I’d love to reuse all the girl stuff we already have! I’d also love for Kaya to have a sister so close in age, but I know from personal experience how awesome little brothers can be 🙂 We find out in a couple weeks… I’m so excited!
“Are you still running?” Yes sir, yes ma’am, I sure am. I’ve been keeping up with my regular 20 or so total miles per week (minus the polar vortex days). Hopefully I’ll be running right up until the end like I did last time.
A few other fun facts…
We’ve nicknamed this baby “Peanut”. (Remember how Kaya was “Munchkin”)?
I’m actually pretty amazed at how similar this pregnancy has been to my first. I’ve got the same cravings (chocolate, pizza, donuts, cookies… etc.), and my morning sickness started at the exact same time, with the same severity. I’d say that it seemed a little better this time though, mostly because I already had an idea of how to deal with it (and I have a toddler to chase around, so I couldn’t mope around all day thinking about how sick I felt). I would often get sick in the morning, be okay during the day, and feel sick again around dinner time. With Kaya, I would get sick and then feel a bit better all day, or not get sick and then feel awful all day.
Call me crazy, but I seriously think I started feeling this one’s tiny flutters at 11 weeks! They usually are on the right side of my tummy, which is exactly where my OB found the heartbeat at my first appointment. I felt Kaya at 15 weeks, and supposedly you feel your second even earlier, so I think it’s totally possible.
Round ligament pain seems a whole lot worse this time around, and I’ve already had an achey pelvis from time to time. I am actually pretty amazed at how much earlier I’ve had these pains this time around. It’s nothing unbearable though.
Hopefully I’ll be starting “bump” pictures this week (although I really think there is nothing to show, just like last time at 18 weeks)!