Okay, so it's been awhile. I knew this blog thing would never be a major priority for me, but more of a chance to put my thoughts down when I needed to. But I do have a very good reason for dropping off the face of the planet: morning sickness. Yep. The wonderful joys of morning sickness for 8 long and brutal weeks.
But it has finally passed and now I can excitedly tell people that yes, we are expecting and I'm not just filling up on cookies during the Holidays. I mean...I AM filling up on a cookies, but that's not why I suddenly have a huge gut. This little one will be joining us at the end of May or the beginning of June. Depends how big of a rush he/she is in. So currently I'm about 17 weeks along and starting to enjoy the whole pregnant thing. It really is fun once I'm not feeling nauseous 24/7. And I'm just starting to feel movement too, which I absolutely love. It gives me such a sense of security and joy.
I do have to report that I have noticed a substantial decrease in bad pregnancy symptoms compared to my pregnancy with Little Miss. My nausea was less and I threw up less. I didn't get the breast tenderness or as much cramping. The exhaustion was still there, but I have a good reason for that too: I'm still breastfeeding Little Miss. And it's going pretty well. I thought once the morning sickness hit I would want to wean her, but it was the best thing ever! 1) I'm pretty sure the breastfeeding is what decreased my morning sickness and 2) when you have a toddler who never sits still EXCEPT for when she nurses, you certainly don't want to give up that time. I would let her nurse as much as she wanted just so we could sit and snuggle when I felt my worst. It also meant I didn't have to dig through the fridge as often for food for her. She would tell me when she wanted food, but having breastmilk fill in the calorie gap really took a load off my shoulders.
I really have no idea what the next step is. I don't have any desire to wean her (although we did wean at night and last week was rough and I DID have definite thoughts of weaning), but we'll just see. She may wean herself as my milk changes and decreases. I just don't know. We are constantly in uncharted territories.
I suppose all parenting is uncharted territories though. Even if you've done it with one kid, every child is different. It'll be fun to see who this little one will turn out to be!