I know most gender reveals happen about 8 weeks sooner, but our baby wanted to keep us waiting. We got a guess of gender at 20 weeks, but it was just a guess. Now we know for sure. But first, the bump.
It feels much bigger than it looks! It gets in the way. It wiggles. It’s full of tricks!!
I’m finding the second pregnancy to be a little more difficult. Apparently all those stretched out ligaments and joints and whatever else tend to ache a bit more the second time around. I can’t sleep without a body pillow or my hips ache. I get round ligament pain after working out or a lot of walking. And by the end of the day my lower back is usually sore.
I definitely think pregnancy in the summer is much, much harder than pregnancy in the winter. Especially since it’s been SO hot. 90 and 100 degree days do not make a pregnant momma very comfortable! Seriously, why does it have to be the hottest summer ever right now? I just can’t stay cool! If this heat keeps up I’m going to just go naked all the time!
My blood pressure is normal, my weight gain is in the healthy range, I don’t have any swelling (except after walking around in 100 degree heat all day!), I didn’t pass out after my glucose tolerance test (GTT) this time, and I had another ultrasound!
I don’t really have any food cravings or aversions any more. Well, except I want ice cream. But I always want ice cream. I still love me a big, juicy hamburger, but I don’t crave them quite like I did a few weeks ago. I have a serious sweet tooth, so I’m really hoping I passed the GTT. Update: I just got a letter in the mail today saying I failed the 1 hour and have to do the 3 hour test. Boo!!!!
So, are you curious? Do you want to know if it’s a boy or a girl?
Drum roll please……………..
It’s another girl! Cupcake is going to have a little sister to play dress up with, to share her secrets with, to gossip about boys with. For some reason hubby figured we’d only have girls. I admit I was really hoping for a boy. This is it for us, so I’ve had to deal with the emotion of knowing I’ll never have a momma’s boy. Daddy will have two girls. I hope that with them being a little less than 2.5 years apart they’ll be close.
So now we have to decide on another girl name. We are so picky about names! It didn’t matter if Cupcake was a boy or a girl, she didn’t have a name when she was born. We still hadn’t decided. At least this time we only have to focus on girl names, but still! It’s such a hard decision to make (and agree on)!
I’ve already dug through Cupcake’s old clothes (I had actually sort of gone through it earlier in the pregnancy and pulled out all the gender neutral stuff and sent the summer clothes to my sister since I knew an October baby wasn’t going to wear floral rompers even if it was a girl) and inventoried how much we had. I think we’re set on newborn sized clothes, we’re OK on 3 months sized sleepers, we have 1 long sleeved 3 months sized outfit, and we’ve got a good start on 6 months sized long sleeved stuff (since Cupcake was still wearing 6 months when fall rolled around). I stopped there because Cupcake was a slow grower, measuring 30th percentile throughout my pregnancy and after she was born. This baby is measuring 60th percentile, so maybe she’ll go through sizes quicker? I didn’t want to get to far ahead of myself and also I don’t have a lot of room in the closet (or any room in the dresser) to put those clothes since Cupcake is still in the nursery right now.
I have to admit I’m a bit bummed that we did everything gender neutral the first time around since I could’ve reused it with H2.0 if it were girly, but how was I supposed to know? Cupcake’s nursery is very neutral, so I think I’m going to try to girly it up on the cheap. It’s brown and white so I could easily bring in some pink or yellow to soften it up a bit.
And I’ve realized this post has gotten long and probably boring so I suppose I’ll end it here. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for listening. And since you stuck it out this long I suppose I’ll give you a baby picture to look at!
p.s. She already has hair!