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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pregnancy Musings

written on June 10, 2013*

I was writing these posts in blogger and saving them for later instead of publishing, but I am scared to death that I am going to accidentally hit "publish" before we're ready to spill the beans, so I moved them to a Word document for safe keeping until our secret is out.  Sneaky sneaky.

Life has been keeping us so busy.  Just in the past two weeks alone I helped to throw a baby shower for my middle sister, Katy, and then our youngest sister, Sydney, graduated from high school.  How’s that for making me feel OLD?  On top of it all, work has been insanely busy, so there hasn’t been a lot of time to really think about anything other than getting through the day.

This pregnancy somehow still doesn’t quite seem “real” to me yet.   I keep wondering if it’s because the timing was surprising, or maybe it could be because I have no idea how far along I am (hence the lack of “update” posts) combined with the fact that I don’t go to the doctor until next week (hurry up June 17th!).  I am so excited to meet our little babe, see him/her for the first time, hear his/her heartbeat, and get a due date.  Let’s do this thing.

I can’t wait to tell our family and friends the news.  I keep wondering if anyone will be surprised, or if they’ve all been expecting it (or in my family’s case, suspecting it, since we’ve seen them a good amount recently).   In keeping with the theme of my last pregnancy, we have already told Chris and Andrea (last time, Andrea helped me decipher the pregnancy test).  This time, there was no mistaking the outcome of the test, but we dropped by for a visit a few weekends ago when we were in the area and I couldn’t eat anything for fear of barfing.  Hilariously, the resulting conversation ensued:

Chris (jokingly): We have other stuff if you don’t like what I made, but tell me, how old will Lilly be when her sibling arrives?

Dan (or Sarah, I can’t remember):  I am not exactly sure of the timing, but I am betting they will be right at 24 months apart.

Chris:  Seriously?  Wellllllll that joke went horribly wrong.

Ha!  My plan at this moment in time, unless I come up with something better, is to have a shirt made for Lilly that says “I’m going to be a big sister!” and let her wear it around family (or while FaceTiming) and see how long it takes them to notice.  My goal is to wait until after July 13th to tell, if possible.  My sister is due 7/5 and I am helping to host a baby shower for Meredith (Dan's sister) on 7/13, so if I can celebrate those two special events before spilling the beans, I’ll be happy.  Birthing babies and baby showers should be all about celebrating the mommy-to-be!  Although, if I’m being honest, considering we’ve been with my family for the past three weekends, two of which I’ve known I was pregnant, I am shocked that no one has asked why I haven't been drinking wine. 

So far, I haven’t really felt very differently, other than constant nausea.  Luckily, I have only actually thrown up a handful of times, but the feeling is not pleasant all the same.  I’m also generally tired, but honestly not as exhausted as I thought I’d be (or as I remember being the last time around).  Maybe that part is yet to come.  I just remember when I was pregnant with Lilly falling asleep on the couch every night at approximately 7:30 pm and sleeping through the night with no problems.  So far, this time around, I have actually had trouble sleeping as opposed to falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.  I’m not sure whether I’m subconsciously worrying about what the heck I’m going to do with two kids (house space and daycare to name a few worries!), or whether it just hasn’t hit me yet.  Anyway, aforementioned weird sleep issues are making me miss Diet Coke that much more.  I may have to take up drinking coffee or tea for a caffeine boost!  I have also noticed a few headaches so far, but I am praying that they are a result of normal pregnancy in conjunction with quitting Diet Coke cold turkey.  Lord knows we do not need bed rest this time around.

Anyway, so far so good.  More updates to come!



  1. Isn't the first trimester a BLAST?! Ha, sarcasm.

    Hope you're finally feeling some relief now that you're already in your second trimester!

    1. Apparently I was a real tenderoni the first time around because this time the exhaustion has been NO JOKE. I am finally starting to feel like a normal human again at almost 16 weeks...just in time for it to go downhill again in a short time when the third trimester hits, ha! Can't complain though, exhaustion has really been it so I know I am fortunate. Thanks for the sweet message!

  2. Hey Sarah, Congrats for you new baby news...

    I get so excited when I hear news like this...

    I tried for 5 years and when I finally got the confirmation that I am pregnant, I can not tell you how happy and excited I was at that time.

    Anyways, I wish you a very best luck for your upcoming baby's health and your too.


    1. Awesome news, Anita! I'm so excited for you. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy, it truly is a blessing. Thanks for the sweet note!


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