Saturday, May 9, 2015

Baby #2: 20 Weeks

Today, I am twenty weeks pregnant with our second baby.  It's so hard to believe that we're halfway (or over halfway, more than likely) through this pregnancy. 

I found this online this morning and laughed because it is most definitely not how we feel. 
The room that will be Harper's is still serving as Aniston's playroom, and is filled to the brim.  We have no idea where everything is going to go.  (I'm cringing a little as I type because I know that's such a first world problem and sounds so ridiculous when I say it out loud.  We have no room for this baby because our first child has too much stuff.)  The room is also a dark blue so after the toys are finally moved to who-knows-where, it will need approximately 57 coats of primer before being painted.  The crib needs to be reassembled, furniture needs to be moved, and the closet needs to be cleaned out since we've been using it for storage for paper-type stuff (documents, cards, gift bags, and such) since we built the house. 

It's going to be a fun summer for B, no doubt. :)

As long and daunting as the to-do list can be at times, it's also fun and exciting.  I'm thrilled to be preparing for another baby.

Pregnancy-wise, everything is going really well so far.  My blood pressure has been low, and we're praying that it stays that way.  Since I'm at high risk for developing preeclampsia again, I've been taking low-dose aspirin since twelve weeks in hopes of preventing it.  (Research shows it decreases the risk by twenty-four percent, and my doctor thinks it's worth a shot.)  The nausea from the first trimester has been replaced by heartburn, but it's manageable and I'll take it over feeling sick all the time any day.  I'm tired a lot, but that's to be expected.  I'm not nearly as worried and stressed as I was when I was pregnant with Aniston, and I'm really enjoying it this time.  Harper seems to be getting stronger by the day and is moving pretty consistently.  Today was an especially active day, and I felt her move from the outside for the first time.  Such an amazing feeling!

20 weeks

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