I’m not really a weekly “bumpdate” kind of girl. I like reading other bloggers updates, but I would just sound so repetitive. “Still pregnant. Still want to eat all the things. Still feel like junk about 3 days each week.” But over the last couple weeks there are actually things to update you about!
I’m really glad that I am documenting this pregnancy. Since I really wasn’t good at doing that with Avery. So you will hear a lot of comparisons between the two.
I had another ultrasound last week. She was still in an awkward position, so the tech had a hard time getting everything she needed. Again. So we will soon have 2 stubborn, difficult girls on our hands. And she wouldn’t let us take any good pictures. But I did get to see her pretty clearly on the 3D ultrasound for about 5 seconds. I was so happy, I almost cried. She looked cute! And not like a gargoyle. So that was a huge relief!
I also had another glucose screening. Which I failed by 2 points. Again. I was so upset that I cried. Again. I go back this week for another 3 hour screening. so send those good thoughts my way. I really need to pass this one again. My doctor was upset for me too. She told me she would have changed the results, but the tech would have known. Thanks anyway, Doc.
I was also prescribed to take a vitamin D supplement along with my prenatal vitamin. Probably because I admitted to staying inside for days at a time this winter. I blame the polar vortex. All of them. Thankfully it is just a tiny pill.
We made progress with a name. We each made a list of names that we like. Then we read our lists out loud. And if the other person liked the name too, it went on a new list. We ended up with 9 names. Very surprising! We kept discussing, and eliminating names. We ended up with 3. And they all sounded pretty similar. And a couple of days later, we decided on a name!! Yay! And it ended up being my first choice name off my list. I’m not going to share it here until she is born, but if you see me in person feel free to ask. She has a name with 3 months to spare. Love it.
At my appointment, the doctor asked me if this pregnancy has felt like its been going faster than my last one. And I had to tell her, “no.” I feel like this is taking forever. Partially since we found out when I was 4 weeks along. So really early. And since this winter has been so long and never-ending. I just can’t imagine summer actually getting here. So I just keep thinking I will be pregnant forever. June is going to sneak up on me and I’m not going to be prepared.
I am trying really hard not to worry about whether or not I will love the new baby as much as I love Avery. That whole fear with a second baby. It pops in my head once in a while, but I try to push it out. I see a lot of people with more than one kid, and I haven’t noticed a favoritism. So it gives me hope it won’t be an issue at all.
I am really worried about ruining Avery’s life with a little sibling, though. I’m worried she’s not going to be as happy as she is now. I know there will be a period of adjustment. I just hope it doesn’t last for years.
Okay, hopefully I will have enough for another update in April!