So I suppose I should document a bit more of what's been going on for the first trimester of this pregnancy :) I found out I was pregnant in the middle of May -- just with an at-home pregnancy test. I took it while Grayson was napping and Steve was at work, so I was alone when I found out -- I just smiled and cried and prayed to thank Heavenly Father for this little miracle! I told Steve by using his iPad (totally appropriate if you know what a technophile he is! :) hehe) -- There's an App by Pampers that tracks your pregnancy week by week, shows you what is going on developmentally, how big the baby is, etc. So here's a screenshot of what it looked like:
I handed that to Steve and said "This is how big your baby is!" -- he smiled, said "You're pregnant?!?!?" and kissed me. Then he said "We need a bigger car!" HAH! Such a male thing to say, don't you think?! (Also, as a side note: we bought a Toyota Highlander a few weeks ago because of this. So he's happy now! :) hehe)
Here's an ultrasound pic of the little seahorse:
I say "little seahorse" because that's what Grayson called it when we showed him the picture :) I'm totally with him on that one! We're trying to "prepare" Grayson a little for the new arrival, but he doesn't seem to be able to quite grasp the concept. I tell him there's a baby in my tummy, and he laughs like it's the funniest thing he's ever heard -- like I just said I had a cow in my elbow or something. Maybe it'll make more sense when my belly gets big(ger). I'm totally open to suggestions here! What can I do to get him ready for a new baby? He's 2 1/2 now -- he'll almost be 3 when Baby is here.
Speaking of which, my official due date is January 17th, 2011 -- that sounds SO far away! I'm sure it'll be here before I know it, though! It's already seemed to go by a little faster than my first pregnancy. Probably because I'm busy chasing a 2 year old around!!! I think this time around is a little bit easier (in that I haven't actually thrown up -- just constantly queasy; plus, I'm not working 12-hour shifts at the hospital!), but also harder (that whole 2-year old thing, ya know). I'm completely EXHAUSTED all the time -- I feel so bad for Grayson -- I haven't taken him to do as many things as I should -- I just don't feel up to it! But hopefully now that I'm into my 2nd trimester, I'll be feeling better soon, and we can go explore more often!
The weirdest thing about this pregnancy is that I've been craving ground beef. Which I HATE. I usually won't eat ground beef unless it's an actual hamburger. But now I've been eating tacos and spaghetti with meat sauce, and anything else I can get with beef in it. SO weird. I've also been craving sweets (especially donuts and muffins) -- which is SO dangerous. With Grayson, I craved anything sour -- which doesn't really seem to be happening this time. Maybe this time we're having a girl???? :)
We are SO excited for this new little one, and can't wait to meet him/her!!