Sunday, February 8, 2015

Here we go again!!!

Another baby!!  I'm so excited!! I had been wondering if I was pregnant because my period was SUPER late, but I didn't know if I should say anything to Jacob or not because I didn't necessarily FEEL pregnant. Not overly tired, no super sense of smell, no mega boobs.  Plus, I had been disappointed in previous months when I thought I was pregnant and wasn't.  PLUS, was I supposed to find out alone and then announce it to him in some cute/clever way, like with a jar of pasta sauce or a meal that consisted solely of baby carrots or something?

But THANKFULLY, the night before I was going to give in and take a test, my period came up in conversation (don't you love marriage?) so I spilled everything.  Overwhelmed, excited, nervous, and mostly just relieved that we were doing it together,  we woke up early to take the test. (Well, I took the test.  Jacob supervised.)  So there we are, huddled together at 6:30 in the morning, twiddling our thumbs and staring alternately between a 2 minute timer and a pregnancy test covered with a piece of paper.   The two minutes ended.  I looked at Jacob before I lifted the paper for the big reveal and just got this HUGE smile on my face.  I think I knew deep down it was going to be positive and was so UNBELIEVABLY excited.  When I saw the plus sign Jacob and I were both so happy, we just started laughing and I was happy crying and it was just...awesome. Best feeling ever.

We got to tell each of our families too, which is always great.  My favorite was when we told Stacy & Andrew.  We were FaceTiming and I said all sing-songy that we had some biiiig neeewwwss.......................we got a new car!  Stacy's face totally fell and was like "BOOO!!!!!!!"  I started laughing and said "Just kidding, we're PREGNANT!"  Jacob and I were laughing about that boo for days.  In any case, YAY!!! We're having a BABY!
Baby bump!!! Um...leftover from my first baby. And for the record, I'm sucking in here like my life depends on it.
How far along? 4 weeks
Maternity clothes? No, but I did bust out out my big maternity pillow. It's so soft!
Sleep:  Pretty normal, although most days I try to squeeze in a little nap
Best moment this week:  Finding out I'm pregnant & telling our families!!!

Miss Anything?  Being able to eat batter! I made muffins the other day and wanted to try the batter before putting them in the oven, but there were raw eggs in it. 
Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: None. If anything, I've been feeling slightly less enthusiastic about food in general
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have gotten queasy a few times...I was being healthy and made a salad for lunch yesterday, but as soon as I started eating it I just started gagging.  I guess that could've been less pregnancy-related and more not-a-fan-of-salad-related though...
Have you started to show yet: Still showing slightly from my previous pregnancy, does that count?

Gender Prediction: At first I was thinking it was for SURE a boy, because I had practically NO symptoms pre-pregnancy test. At least, they weren't nearly as severe as they were with Jenna.  Looking back at previous blog posts though, my symptoms are actually pretty parallel (tired, mild nausea), just less severe so...I'm going with girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  Although, I did have a major moment of anxiety...I panicked because I felt like I had already made so many mistakes with this pregnancy!! I had my hair colored, I drank hibiscus tea THREE times (which is apparently a no-no,) and I was eating cold pepperoni!  I felt so guilty and nervous and I kept saying to Jacob that I just wanted to hit a reset button to start this pregnancy over again and do better the second try!!  Apparently you can't do that.  I felt better after talking to Stacy though, because she reminded me that the baby isn't actually attached to my bloodstream yet (he/she is working on building a placenta this week) so no harm, no foul. Big. Frickin. Relief. No more pepperoni or hibiscus! 
Looking forward to: People knowing! I'm definitely not going to be able to wait as long to spread the news this time!

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