I dropped the bomb then left you all with your questions, but no more! Today I am answering all the questions which have cropped up due to our little “Macarons” announcement. Hopefully I’ve covered them all, but if there are more, let me know and I may just answer them!
When are you due???
September 9. Which makes me 14 weeks and one day today. Officially out of the first trimester, which I am grateful for. We’ve had one ultrasound (where the Macaron waved to us! best ever) and more doctors appointments coming up.
How are you feeling?
Today? Much better. My first trimester was rough. I got norovirus around 7 weeks, which jumpstarted my morning sickness. I spent a lot of time in my bed during weeks 7 and 8. Then I spent the next few weeks (up until about week 13) experiencing “morning” sickness. All day sickness. But I’m feeling much better now and just dealing with food aversions + a lack of appetite. I will say the second pregnancy, complete with a 2 year old to chase around, has exhausted me more than I remember the first one doing. I’m starting to get a little energy back, which is very welcome. Now I’m dealing with lots of gas pains and indigestion, a little hormonal/emotional things, and skin issues. But I’m feeling pretty okay.
Do you know what you’re having? Will you find out? Any guesses?
We don’t know yet. Yet. But yes, just like with Harry, we will be finding out what this Macaron is as soon as possible. I felt such a bond with Harry the second I knew he was a little boy and I can’t imagine not knowing this time around. We both are thinking boy strictly because this pregnancy is so, so similar to Harry’s. But we’ll see. We’d be so happy with either.
Are you delivering in a German hospital?
Yes! I think so. We haven’t made the official switch from the American hospital on base to our nearest German hospital, but it’s in the plans. Nothing against the base hospital, we just really love what we’ve heard about giving birth in a German hospital. Plus, it’s waaay closer to our house.
Does Harry know?
He does! We’re constantly chatting with him about his little brother or sister. He wasn’t keen on the idea at first, but now that he’s decided he will not eat the baby (as long as it brings him a snack) he’s getting excited. I’m not sure he can totally wrap his head around the idea, he is only two after all, but he seems to have positive reactions when we talk about the baby. We’ll see how it goes once he realizes it’s here to stay.
Are you excited?
We are thrilled! We’re fairly certain this little Macaron will complete our small family so his or her impending arrival is a topic which has been discussed with much excitement. Harry and the Macaron will be about 2 years and 8 months apart, which I’m hoping is the ideal age difference, and we’re all excited to be a family of four.
When will you be back in the states/Michigan/Colorado/here?
We will be back for Jon’s graduation in June before the Macaron is here, but not to Michigan. We’ll actually be on the East Coast for a little family time and Jon’s school stuff. Then we’re planning on making the trip to Colorado for my sister’s wedding as a family of four next winter! Any other trips that may happen have not been planned yet.
Is this why you haven’t been blogging?
Yes, and no. I didn’t plan on taking a break from blogging, but it definitely happened. As I was working my way through morning sickness and exhaustion, and now trying to catch up on housework and socialization, the blog felt like a lot of work, so I gave myself permission to let it slip. I’m continuing with this permission. I’m sure we’re in for an exhaustingly exhilarating few years here, so I’m completely planning on still blogging to keep a record of our wonderful life, but on that note, I’m also giving myself permission to “slow blog” and only pop in when inspiration strikes. I do have a few posts lined up just waiting for a little photo editing (Harry’s second birthday in Paris, my sisters engagement, our Amsterdam/Brussels/Positano vacations, etc) and I’m sure I’ll be documenting life and pregnancy and love as we know it, so I’ll be here. I may even be around next week with a few progress shots of this bump (which has grown much quicker than it did last time around… at least, I feel that way)!
So there you have it. All your questions answered. What’s new with you?