It’s funny how I’m actually writing about this when just a few months ago, I kept wondering what it would feel like to have a second baby.
Today, my husband and I had the chance of spending some time together. As we drove around, one of the thoughts that popped in my head was how I always wondered how emotional I would feel being pregnant with our second child. I wasn’t sure if I would feel the same excitement, happiness, and/or enthusiasm that my first daughter made me feel. Now that I’m 13 weeks into my pregnancy, I’ve heard the baby’s heartbeat, and seen him/her on ultrasounds, I’m beginning to feel extremely anxious and excited about the whole experience all over again. I have to say, I don’t think it matters if you’re pregnant with your first, second, or third child, I believe that you still feel a huge love and thrill for the baby growing inside of you. I’ve been told that the second pregnancy goes by faster and seems easier than the first because you already know that to expect. I guess I can agree.
The anticipation of knowing if we’re expecting a boy or a girl is killing me! I truly admire moms that have the will power and determination to wait until the very last minute to see their big surprise. I have always been a meticulous planner, so it’s hard for me to just ride the wave and wait until the end. I need to know if I need to plan ahead and purchase any important items before the baby is born. I would like to have the nursery ready and have the baby’s clothes clean so I’m not going crazy over it at the last minute. I know. I’m weird.
I’ve also been told that every pregnancy is different. However, I feel as if both of my pregnancies have been EXACTLY the same. Weird, huh? During both pregnancies, I felt extremely tired, dizzy, and with very little morning sickness through the first few weeks. Then, around the 8th or 9th week, I was feeling great and with tons of energy. The only difference that I can think of so far is that with my first, I had an egg and chicken aversion for a few weeks. I was so used to eating eggs in all forms (scrambled, poached, sunny side up, hard-boiled, etc) for breakfast that it was difficult to make a decision on what to eat. For that reason, I ended up eating bagels with cream cheese for almost my entire pregnancy. Luckily, I haven’t had any food aversions with this pregnancy.
During both pregnancies I craved a lot of cold fruit, Arnold Palmers, and sweets. Watermelon juices were and still are my ultimate favorite, especially if it has crushed ice in it. Yum! I also have been craving my morning latte (it’s usually more milk than coffee) but I almost feel like I can’t survive the day without it. All of these cravings resulted in having a baby girl, so it’ll be super interesting to see if I’m expecting a boy or a girl this time around. I have a feeling that it’s a girl, but I might be surprised.
We scheduled a 3D/4D ultrasound for September 6th (I’ll be 14 weeks and 2 days pregnant) so we’re hoping to see if they can determine if it’s a baby boy or a baby girl. We’ll confirm the gender anyway during my next doctor’s appointment in October. I’m so excited so I’ll make sure to keep you guys posted on our results! When did you find out the gender of your baby? Did you have any particular cravings? I would love to know, so please leave a comment below.