I’m excited to announce that we are expecting another baby girl! We just had the ultrasound this week and we were so happy to get another look at our baby. We took our little one (can’t believe she’s 3 already!) with us so she could watch the ‘baby tv’. Watching her reaction to the baby that was on the screen was priceless.
We’ve been asking her if she wants a baby brother or sister and most times, she’s said sister. So happy the new one obliged, lol (I think it’s because of Frozen that she wants a little sister. She calls the baby Elsa or Anna, depending on her mood.)
I wish I could say this pregnancy has been smooth sailing, but it hasn’t. Like the first time, morning sickness has been a constant companion and there have been quite a few days I’ve been so sick and exhausted that I had to stay in bed. I dropped some weight and the doctors have been keeping an eye on me. Thank goodness for Ensure, or else I would’ve starved.
After trying out both over the counter and prescriptions to help, we’ve found something that has allowed me to start living and eating again. I still have bad days, but I don’t have to hide anymore when food is around. Hopefully things will subside and I can enjoy the rest of the pregnancy. The important thing is our baby girl is healthy and growing.
Don’t Trust Those Baby Gender Myths
Like last time, people were eager to share their guesses on whether the baby was a boy or a girl. I think I’m a little more laid back with the whole thing, so I’ve been writing down what people have been saying. Apparently I gave off the impression that I was having a baby boy by some of my symptoms, such as:
- Carrying low
- My skin has been great
- Big sweet tooth (on the days I did eat)
- Narrow face (think that’s due to the weight loss)
- Prefer to rest on my left side (huh?)
- Dry hands
What’s funny is that some people say the opposite with these symptoms (like the sweet tooth one). Meh, I guess it’s one way to pass the time. Even with being interrogated by some experts, most people guessed the wrong gender.
For us, our big concern was the baby being healthy so we got our wish and we’re so excited to meet our little one come wintertime.
Tracking Baby Expenses Again
One of change that they baby will bring is the return of baby expense series. When we first found out we were going to be parents, we had no idea how big of an impact a baby would be to our (financial) lives. Happy to report the first go around wasn’t a huge change.
We built a baby fund to handle an big expenses like the hospital bill, but we had some left over. That money ended up going towards the car replacement.
We’re doing the same thing with this little – building a baby fund and if any is left over, putting it towards another goal. Unless something comes up it will be going towards paying off the student loan.
Share Your Stories
So happy to share our big news; I’d to hear yours. How are you doing so far? What has been the big events of 2014 for you and your family?