To answer a few questions:
Due Date: Sept. 3rd It was originally August 27th, but the doc pushed it back a week (BOO!)
How did we find out? Funny story! This baby is a 100% natural, homemade, no medical help needed surprise. Since I nursed Kerrigan until her 1st birthday, my ability to reproduce did not return until September.
Since I was still really irregular, we didn't really think anything of its 7 1/2 week absence, until I started feeling sick in the mornings. I finally decided to take a pregnancy test after being sick for a week.
So I took the test, only to realize I didn't have the directions anymore (it was an old test) to read the results...AWESOME : ) So I (literally) ran to Target and bought an easy to read test and low and behold:
(see how the first one could be misread. I didn't know if there was supposed to be a plus sign or just 2 lines...)
How am I feeling? Not so hot. Very sick actually.
For the first week, I was pumped because I was only sick in the mornings- so excited to finally experience just morning sickness.
However, a week later, the real deal hit. I can't seem to keep food down, which is fun : ) Yesterday I was so excited because I ONLY threw up 3 times...HOT DOG!!!
I feel awful for my poor family. Jared is really having to pick up my slack, which I appreciate so much. And Kerrigan...I can't really talk about it without crying. She is handling my sickness like a champ, but I am feeling like a terrible mother! Hopefully it won't last too long and she will get her mommy back!
Hope this isn't too much complaining...we are surviving, and that is what counts : )
My size? Despite the sickness weight loss, my stomach is growing at an astonishing rate! I had Jared take a picture last Saturday, and when we were looking at it, he asked why I was sticking my stomach out.
SERIOUSLY?!??!?!?!!? He has since learned those are never appropriate words to say to a pregnant woman.
In his defence, he really hasn't seen me in anything other than t-shirts for the past few weeks. Ooops!
What gender are we hoping for?
Part of us wants to fulfill Jared's lifelong dream of having a boy...the other part thinks it would be fun to have 2 girls so close in age (20 months apart).
Either way, we are so excited to have a new little one in our home!