Another baby! Its kind of like, you want to start a family, so you have one kid and then a few years later it's like, "oh man, if we want them to have siblings then we've gotta keep going and then suddenly you're on your second kid and things just got real." We are very excited to grow our little family and feel really blessed to be able to have another! With Tatum, we can do anything with 2 of us + 1 baby... but 2 babies, this could be a game changer. I still plan to have a life, but I imagine we'll need to make more accommodations with 1 toddler + 1 baby than with just one (good sleeping) child. The kids will be almost exactly 3 years apart, which I am thrilled about! Not too far, but not so close. Now, time for the questions/answers you may be wondering:
What are you most nervous about?
My greatest fear is being 7/8/9 months pregnant in a snowy/icy city with a stroller. I'm trying to stay positive and just take each day at a time.
Do you want a boy or a girl?
I think Scott and I are both hoping for a boy, though I love sisters and won't be disappointed if we get another girl next! I anticipate finding out sometime around Thanksgiving.
Have you been sick?
Yes, I have been sick. Throwing up probably an average of 4 times a week, and nauseous a lot. It seems like everything I do is a calculated risk: Should I eat another bite or let what I have sit a while? Can I open the fridge now, or will waiting a few minutes be better? Do I have it in me to leave the house today, where is my airplane barf bag?? -- That said, I have yet to throw up in public, which is huge considering that I did at least twice a day for several months while I was carrying Tatum. This pregnancy has been so much easier, though nausea is still real and hard.
What is your due date?
April 10. But my original due date of April 3 has me hoping the baby will come before the 10th! But, I can't play this mental game like I did last time. Baby is due April 10.
Pregnancy takes forever, and I tried, for your sakes, to keep it on the DL as long as possible so it wouldn't drag on for you too. I announced via Insta and Facebook at 13 weeks-- does that seem early or late or normal to share the news? Really, tell me in the comments what you think. There has been lots of discussion about this at the Hathaway House. I'd say being a secret keeper for 3 months (especially when I'm EXHAUSTED and sick) is pretty good. And also, I am showing 10x sooner this time around, so there's that too.