Tuesday, April 21, 2015

halfway there!

this baby boy is twenty weeks along now! so far, I feel quite lucky because this pregnancy has not been much different health wise then simon's. his was pretty mild and with this babe I've had tiredness and a bit of nausea in the first trimester. the only thing that has made it perhaps a bit more difficult this time around is that we have simon and I can't just plop down for a good nap whenever I feel like it. and, oh, I feel like it often! 

I know I haven't talked a lot about this pregnancy on here. with all the hustle and bustle of this final semester, we have been excited about the birth of this new little one but bogged down in work, completing our academic programs, and family. but, this baby wasn't a surprise for us or unplanned. after the marathon back in september, philip and I felt like we should start planning to have another baby. it seems fast, I know. I mean, of course I know. only nine months into having one and planning to have another? call us crazy (we've done it a few times) but we thought it through, talked it out, and have felt like our first two should be close to each other. my older sister and I are a little more than 22 months apart, and I am grateful for how close we've been. we wanted that for simon and for his, now, brother. we found out about baby on New Year's Eve. I took an at-home test and confirmed the positive at the local health center. we told our parents soon after since we aren't much for hiding baby news from them, and in the months and weeks to follow we've told family and friends.

now, we are halfway to baby's september due date! the past four+ months have been a whirlwind and have kept my body and mind busy. I taught a 9am class this semester, so if I felt sick I'd have to push through it. it may sound strange but for the past two pregnancies I feel like I've been lucky enough to still be working/in school. both have kept my mind occupied and not focused on how bad/sick/hormonal I may have felt some days. 

in all, I'm excited for the future and what the next twenty weeks will bring. we'll graduate this week, move across the country in the next few months, and then this baby will come and make our three four.

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