At least that’s what they say…. I hope “they” are right! So far, this pregnancy has been so totally different than my last two. None of them were perfect by any means but I was able to enjoy them a little more than this time. With this pregnancy, I have been sick pretty much from the second I got pregnant. The first 16 weeks or so consisted of constant morning sickness and exhaustion. The following week was full of Disney packing and last minute planning. Week 18 was our Disney trip which started out pretty great but ended with a nasty cold and my grandmother’s passing. Weeks 19 and 20 continued the cold and total exhaustion. I finally felt a little better at week 21 but the cold seems to be coming back, this time in my chest which should make for a great Thanksgiving.
I also feel totally behind with this baby. With my first, I was blessed to have a huge shower and family and friends spoiled us with tons of gifts. I also picked up things pretty much from when I found out I was pregnant until the baby arrived. Since the second was also a boy and only a couple of years had passed, I was pretty much set for baby items. Here we are five years later, this time expecting a girl and I feel like a first time parent all over again. I’ve been hitting garage sales and thrift stores picking up some cheap baby things and promised myself after Christmas that I will start really shopping and stocking up on things for the house and the baby. I’m beyond thrilled that a great friend offered to throw me a shower so she and another friend are busily planning that.
Hubby and I sat down and started looking at the calendar to see when we were going to fit things in for the next few months. That was a huge eye opener seeing that there weren’t really that many weekends until we’d be checking into a hospital and leaving with our new little princess which has led to the agreement that our time off over Thanksgiving will mean deep cleaning the house and getting rid of a lot of junk (this didn’t go quite as planned and only one room really got cleaned…). Ideally we’ll have a garage sale early next year before the baby arrives to clean out the junk and make room for all the baby items. I’m excited to take this project on and hope I’m able to get rid of a bunch of things that we don’t really use but I’ve been holding on to for way too long.
I’m really hoping this time’s a charm! The boys know a baby sister is coming but I don’t think either of them has really put much thought into what exactly that means to them. I’m looking forward to a happy, healthy baby that we’ll all get to love on and spend lots of time with in 2012 and beyond!