Obligatory Pregnancy Post

Um. I haven’t done a pregnancy post on here since I announced that we were having baby Boley #2. It was kind of dramatic start to things, but I am happy to report that it has been super easy since then. All the midwife appointments have been really quick and boring–besides hearing the heartbeat which is never boring–and I haven’t had a lot of questions or issues. I feel at peace.

Although I am excited to meet our second son, I am not incredibly anxious or impatient. Since I was lucky enough to have an uncomplicated delivery with Benton, I have a lot of confidence about the upcoming birth in April, so there isn’t much stress there. We already have the baby gear that we need for the most part, so I am not worried about all that. Things are just moving along smoothly.

I am SO HAPPY about this. Boring, or uneventful as I should say, is just fine when it comes to pregnancy issues. And don’t hate me, but I’m pretty much enjoying myself. I am 20 lbs less than I was at this point in the game last time, and I haven’t hit the tired phase of the 3rd trimester just yet. I am nesting like mad. Things have never been more clean around here and I feel good.

Things that I do wonder about are the day-to-day logistics of taking care of a newborn and a toddler. I know how challenging breastfeeding can be in the beginning, and I remember sometimes nursing for up to eight hours a day with B. So that is probably my number one anxiety with this baby. I just don’t know how all that will work, but I am sure we will figure it out.

I think I’m actually more excited about meeting this baby than I was with my first. Or maybe since I am less anxious about the unknown, there is more room for happy anticipation. This time, I feel more like I am waiting for a person then a baby if that makes any sense. A new family member.

I know each and every kid is very different and this one could be the complete opposite of laid back baby Benton. But I’m now equipped with a support system, some base knowledge, more patience, and a confidence that I didn’t yet possess when I was a brand new mom with B. I also have confidence in my partner and have the advantage of seeing him as a dad already. That is no longer a mystery factor. Justin and I are a good team, and we have our share of victories and losses just as any good team does.

I’m sure I will have more to say about this pregnancy, but for now, that is all the important stuff. Non important stuff? I really needed a lot of orange juice today and cleaned and organized every inch of the kitchen cupboards and pantry. NESTING ALL THE THINGS CLEANING ALL THE THINGS MORE NESTING MORE MORE MORE CLEAN.

If you don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you will likely stomp your feet now because I haven’t posted the obligatory belly photos on the blog. Apologies, apologies. I think all of them are iPhone pictures so far. Let me see if I can find some.

K, here you go.

21ish weeks

22ish weeks

23ish week comparison.

And my favorite shot so far. He is such a dear.

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8 responses to “Obligatory Pregnancy Post

  1. Oh, you look so fabulous. I’m excited for you. Going from Noah to Carter (they’re 17 months apart) was probably the easiest transition of all my kids/ages. I hope it goes so smoothly for you. And of course you have babywearing on your side for the all-day nursing. I bet Benton will be a great adorable help to you, too.

    Steph

  2. Love that last shot, too.

    I know what you mean about being more excited about the second. My theory is that we know these tiny babies will grow into real people (ok, toddlers for now) with real words and real voices and real personalities. How awesome is that? Very awesome.

  3. **gulps orange juice in Trader Joe’s**

  4. i totally understand what you’re saying about the anticipation, and the enjoyment, and the confidence. well, hypothetically i mean. sigh.

  5. You are gorgeous (preg and not) and 20 # lighter? quite jealous.

  6. flat out gorgeous. and you know how to dress for it – i need help in this department. can you be my pregnant stylist?

  7. Okay, I have no clue what happened there. Anyway, I was exactly the same way with Ezra. I wasn’t feeling like pregnancy was dragging, and I was excited to meet him but I enjoyed *knowing* him in pregnancy. You will do wonderfully with both babies, I know it. It’ll be easy, and you’ll get in a groove in no time.

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