They say that all pregnancies are different and I wholeheartedly agree. Thankfully I didn't have horrible morning sickness with either pregnancy, but this time it came on sooner and didn't go away with eating a snack. In fact, the snacking made it a little worse! She, like her brother, is very active and often keeps me up at night with her rolling and squirming. However, unlike her brother, I have not had to suffer with a pulled muscle in my back. I carried Nate very high and she has been laying low the entire time. I will say that not having to deal with the muscle aches and back pain that I had with him has been quite nice! My due date is now just 2 short weeks away and I am definitely ready for her to arrive. Nate arrived toward the beginning of March and I wasn't quite as miserable. However, the Florida heat and humidity of this summer are really starting to get to me! I cannot imagine carrying a baby through August down here!
Here are a few pictures of our upcoming arrival! She was not very cooperative during any of my ultrasounds so her pictures aren't quite as great as some we were able to snag of Nate. Either way, here she is!
I think she looks a little like big brother in this picture :-)
Gotta love the footsies!
This is how she slept for one of my ultrasounds. She wouldn't move and the tech couldn't quite get all of the necessary pictures. There wasn't even a clear profile shot she could get!
After we found out we were adding a girl to our mix, Nate, Matt, and I went to Babies R Us to look at girlie bedding. Apparently everything I picked out was not quite pink enough. Matt even made the comment that everything I liked was "not princessy enough" for our little girl. I think she already has him wrapped around her little finger!
My due date is in a few short weeks and there is a chance she may decide to make an early debut. I did have to have a growth ultrasound a few weeks ago to check her size. I was measuring small and the doctor was curious as to how large she actually was. At the time of the ultrasound she weighed in at 5 lbs. 10 oz. The tech said she was petite, but not too petite. She predicted a 7.5 lb arrival weight -- I guess we'll just have to wait and see! However, Itty Bitty does still need a name. Matt and I were slow at determining Nate's name, but we have been even slower with hers! We might just have to take a look at her once she arrives to see what might be fitting. She will, however, have a name before leaving the hospital -- I promise!
Finally, here are a few belly shots depicting my growth over the past nine months.
20 Weeks -- 1/2 there!
34 Weeks with Nate
34 Weeks with Baby Girl
I think by this point in the game I was a lot larger with Nate. I certainly felt a lot bigger with him! Hopefully she'll make her debut sooner rather than later, and hopefully Matt and I will decide on a name in the near future!