Just as I knew I would, I have joined the ranks of moms who take far fewer photos of their second (and third and fourth and fifth and sixth – TRUST ME when I tell you there are very few photos of the sixth baby) than their first. And we start even before the new baby is born by failing to take any belly shots until the eighteenth week.
Exactly nineteen weeks
Nineteen weeks and 1 day, plus a new haircut
Yes, I also got a haircut. I’m pretty happy about it, because it was overdue by about seven months. I’m pretty sure I hadn’t had a haircut in at least nine months. The hairdresser, thinking that I was enamored with long hair despite it’s unkempt, scraggly appearance, was conservative in her snipping and I had to ask her to go even shorter. BLESSED RELIEF.
But back to the pregnancy and how it’s not as awful anymore. The nausea is gone, and that is a blessed relief if there ever was one. Currently, my only symptoms are sciatica, the inability to stay awake past 8:30pm (this is possibly a symptom of having a two-year-old), a mild discomfort from my stiffening, growing belly, and the totally cool and reassuring yet simultaneously annoying swoosh swoosh roll poke of the baby girl currently residing in there.
Oh! Did I not mention? It’s a girl! Yup. We found out this time because neither Andrew nor I felt that the discovery added anything to the event of Jack’s birth. I don’t mean, of course, that we were disappointed that Jack was a boy, I just mean that with so much going on and the immense relief of being done, that we would have been thrilled if they had said he was a penguin.
So this time, we wanted to know what sorts of clothes to buy*, and whether or not there will eventually be a problem with the fact that they are going to be sharing a bedroom. But I figure we have at least six or seven years before that matters, so, meh.
In other news, unrelated but for the fact it is going to snow AGAIN on Wednesday, leaving me and my pregnant self all alone to deal with it**, Andrew is away on a business trip until FRIDAY. He left at 4:00 this morning and will not be home until midnight this Friday. Pray for me.
*Translation: We wanted to know which sorts of clothes my siblings should set aside for us, because with eleven nieces and nephews, I try not to buy too many clothes at all.
**I plan to deal with it by hiring the neighbor kid. I already have to take the trash out all by myself, you expect me to shovel snow too? I AM PREGNANT. Cut me some slack.