Monday, November 25, 2013

Our Little Family is about to get bigger :)

Mark and I are SO excited to announce that we are going to have our second born towards the end of May. We found out a few days after Lili's first birthday in September. We've seen the midwife twice and Dr. Egley once already. Everything is looking wonderful at 14 weeks! We will see Dr. Egley just like with Lili. We'll start seeing him about every 6-8 weeks in the second trimester. Then we will see him weekly in the third. He's supposed to retire within the next year. I'm hoping and praying that he makes it until the end of May. He is a treasure to so many and will be missed GREATLY!

We've already noticed that our little glow worm moves differently than Lili did. Lili was always bouncing around and doing little baby crunches. This one looks like he/she is doing water ballet. We get to find out if we're having a boy or girl on Jan. 2. We've already got a nursery idea for each......but we're still working on names. I *think* we have a boy name (maybe). But another girl name that rivals Lilian Rose is HARD to come up with!

Something everyone fails to mention.........pregnancy with a toddler is WAY less glamorous than one would imagine! When I was pregnant with Lili, I could take a 3 hour nap anytime I wanted. Now, I have to rest on HER schedule. When I see all these glowing, pregnant moms at my doctor's appointments, I want to tell them that they are looking into their future when I'm chasing Lili away from the elevator for the umpteenth time. But I wouldn't have it any other way :) She thinks that her belly is called baby. We've confused her.......hopefully we can fix that when the baby gets here.

I've not been feeling too horrible. I've gotten sick a few times......when I can't eat breakfast soon enough because I am taking care of Lili. Other than that, I've just been EXHAUSTED. I think that has more to do with having a toddler and being pregnant. In general, you get less sleep when you are living with a child of any age :) Mark has been wonderful about helping out and supporting Lili and me.

I'm nursing Lili as well. So that is also burning more energy. Breastfeeding burns about 500 calories a day....growing a baby burns about 300. That's 800 calories without chasing the monster big girl around :) I'm planning on nursing Lili through this pregnancy and then tandem nursing once the baby gets here.

We're SO very excited for this new adventure! We have a LOT to do to get the baby's room ready: closing off a door, getting rid of washer/dryer hook up, new molding, new carpet, lowering electrical outlets/rewiring the room, and of course paint. We will be very busy people after Christmas. But we feel blessed by this beautiful gift growing healthy inside :)

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