we found out a few weeks ago and wanted to keep it to ourselves…for about a millisecond. it’s been hard not rushing over here to write all over this blog that we are having another girl but time and this summer and oofta it’s been a busy one.
all three of us were at the ultrasound and we had the wonderful technician wrap the gender up in a sweet envelope with a big congrats on the front of it. we went out to dinner and ate sushi and addison threw food all over the darn place and we opened the envelope together and it said……
we are having another girl and we cannot wait! we both thought it was a girl from day one but when we saw the 20 week ultrasound and the baby was all jab-punch-but-don’t-you-dare-take-a-picture-of-my-face like, we both looked at each other and changed our minds. it’s a boy, we said. i don’t know what it was but both of us were certain after seeing the little one that this baby was a boy. but nope! our guts were right! and we are ecstatic!!!!!
i am bummed i didn’t start this sooner and i am even more bummed with myself that i didn’t take weekly pictures when i was pregnant with addison so i’m starting to take pictures now of this bump of mine to remember. i am more than halfway through with this pregnancy (i don’t even know HOW that happened) and i love being pregnant (even though i may not always seem like i do) and i missed the bump when i didn’t have it. this may (or may not…i’m banking on may not but you can never be too sure) be my last pregnancy i get to experience so i’m embracing it. all the messiness of it. so anyways.
the little munchkin is the size of a grapefruit and is growing and growing and growing. she’s kicking like crazy too which is fun to feel but in a please stop once in a while kind of way too. because when i say like crazy i literally mean she is kicking ALL THE TIME. and this pregnancy is way different than the last one. complete with nausea the entire first trimester and a few times of throwing up in the second trimester (isn’t it only supposed to happen in the first trimester?).
and i cry. all the time. i cried when i was pregnant with addison but this, i mean, it’s extreme. a month or two ago, i cried while watching deal or no deal because i was happy that the person picked the right suitcase. last night i was watching reruns of grey’s anatomy after addison went to bed and i ugly cried over an episode where a little girl died of cancer. like truly truly sobbed, couldn’t-catch-my-breath-gasping-for-air-can’t-see-through-tears cried. i had to stop the episode and catch my breath and secretly prayed that addison would wake up from a bad dream so i could go in her room and cuddle her up.
i can no longer eat fried eggs or scrambled eggs or any kind of cooked eggs. a bad experience in le second tri left me no longer to even look at them. but hard boiled eggs? no issue with those bad boys at all. i’ll eat them all day. last pregnancy all i wanted was chocolate malts. this go around i can’t get enough olives (green, black, and kalamata) and pickles. i ate an entire jar in a day from a neighbor who thought they didn’t turn out good. if those were bad pickles i NEVER WANT TO TRY GOOD PICKLES.
i decided to finally put away the regular non-maternity shorts after the button of my shorts popped off when i was trying to button em up. so i’m in maternity shorts. and dresses too. but the tops? i’m still rocking non-maternity tops. and i went shopping for a bunch of shirts in a size bigger than my usual at forever 21. those puppies are $3.90 so why wouldn’t i buy a gaggle of them if not just for this pregnancy? my starbucks drink cost more than my shirt. sign me up.
what else…i haven’t slept a full night sleep in the last three or four weeks. isn’t that a little early to have insomnia? i think so. sleep is overrated though. and i’ve been getting a boatload of reading in so i’m alright with it i guess. our little girl is just getting me prepped early.
have i mentioned how excited we are that this little angel of ours that i’m carrying is a girl? addison is constantly pointing to my stomach and saying “baby” and my gosh if that’s not the cutest thing in the whole wide world then i don’t know what is. we are so so blessed with what god is giving to our family! over the moon us bama campbell’s are!!!