I'm already starting to think about how different things are going to be going from one child to two--one toddler, one infant. Life changed drastically when we went from having no baby to one but thinking about having an infant on top of having Anna, my mind just can't even comprehend how much more our lives are going to change. I start asking questions that really don't need to be mulled over right now, like:
"how do we keep Anna asleep when Juice Drop starts crying in the middle of the night?" (the curse of living in an apartment with very thin walls)
"how do I go from the car to the store/YMCA/church/whathaveyou when I have to carry a carseat and Anna's having a meltdown in the middle of the parking lot?"
"how do I still make sure Anna gets my love and attention when I have to give so much of myself to this new little one"
and most importantly
"how do we keep Anna from poking Juice Drop's eyes out?"
These are serious questions, folks, and one day I'm going to have to answer them.
Anyways, I'm doing the weekly bump photos again! I've already been slacking a bit (maybe it's because I've got a toddler to chase around and I'm completely exhausted). I started taking them with Anna when I was 10 weeks. This time I started at 12. So you can already tell there's a bump forming. And let me tell you, it's all bloating! Ugh, if it wasn't for the bloating that starts immediately after I eat breakfast and just gets worse throughout the day I may have kept hush-hush about Juice Drop a little longer. But alas, a bump has popped and I can't hide it with my lack of overly huge clothes anymore. I mean, homegirl's already sporting maternity jeans/shorts/leggings because the belly band and tying a rubber band around the button's just not cutting it.
I'm also including my little weekly survey if you care to take a gander down below.
How far along? 13 Weeks
How big is baby? the size of a peach and is forming vocal chords and teeth
Total weight gain: depends on the time of day! I'd say a few pounds
Maternity clothes? Yep, I've worn a maternity shirt already, a pair of jeans and shorts, and always my maternity leggings
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: it's ok, still able to sleep on my stomach some of the time so that's a plus. I'm having to get up at least once a night to pee, and the difference this time around is I wait as long as possible because I'm deathly afraid I'll wake up Anna when I go.
Best moment this week: getting to spend the weekend with some great friends and their family in Virginia for Easter.
Miss Anything? SUSHI!
Food cravings: oh, anything and everything
Anything making you queasy or sick: coffee
Gender: won't know for another month, but super excited!!!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: big boobs (let's just be honest and get that one out there on the table, shall we?), getting out of breath after climbing one flight of stairs, EXHAUSTED (can't tell if that's pregnancy, being a mom to a toddler, or both!)
Belly Button in or out? I think this time around I'm going to have an outie! It's already popping!
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: I've definitely been having mood swings. I can tell when I am and I get annoyed with myself. I know Travis has got to be like "this woman's cray!"
Looking forward to: my visit with the midwife this week! I'm beyond excited when there's any chance to get to hear Juice Drop's heartbeat <3
So there you have it, the beginning of the next six months of weekly Juice Drop photos, updates on how we're doing going from a family of three to a family of four, and maybe the occasional post of me writing about wanting to pull my hair out because of the questions plaguing my mind! Overall though, we're on top of the world with joy and anticipation of the arrival of our second little Juice Drop!