Wednesday, July 25, 2012

catch up and announcement

It's been so long since I've updated because I don't know how to blog without including a big part of what's going on in my life.  I guess if I'm going to write about my life here, and I've got something I'm not ready to share yet, it's hard to write anything at all.

So with that said, if you don't know this already, baby #2 is on the way!  We're thrilled.  I'm due around the beginning of February, and Roscoe's birthday is February 13, so they'll be 2 years apart, which is what we originally wanted when we first started discussing having children.

Just another week or so of 1st trimester, which excites me beyond what I can express.  I'm ready for energy to return for sure.  The sickness this time only seemed to be hard-core for about a month, whereas with Roscoe it was all day every day for the first trimester, with throwing up at least once a day.  But I could literally lie around all. day. long.

Are we wanting a girl?  Well, of course.  We would both love to have a daughter, but I'm trying not to think about it too much because I know I would be totally in love with another little guy as well.  I don't want to get all hyped up for a girl only to find out it's a boy and have to deal with a guilty feeling of disappointment.  A baby is a gift no matter what gender, health, etc.  Besides, we won't find that out until the end of October anyway, so that's too far away to be thinking about right now.

I did have to temporarily abandon the "no 'poo" experiment.  I went without using shampoo for a solid 3 months, substituting baking soda for it.  But my hormone levels went so crazy at the beginning of this pregnancy that I couldn't take the oily-ness anymore and couldn't seem to trouble shoot it.  So I'm back to using shampoo for the moment.  Bleh.  Oh well, I'll get back to it again.  (But see, I didn't know how to update about that when I made that change...without saying "I had to start using shampoo again because my hair got so greasy because WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY.")

Oh, and just to explain, we wanted to wait a bit to announce the pregnancy because sometimes pregnancies can seem soooo looooong when they're announced early.  If we kept it a secret for a month or so, our theory is that it would make it feel a little faster.  We'll see if that worked...

Roscoe is being my little sweetheart these days.  I often get a few visits from him while he's playing--just so he can cuddle and smile with me for about 15 seconds before he tears off again.  It's so nice to be able to experience a child learning to give/receive love.  I know I'm just going to die when he reaches the age to tell me he loves me.