You read right, I am PREGNANT! Baby #2 is on its way and due sometime in early November.
I refuse to state the due date because they are always WRONG.
I am currently 18 weeks pregnant, 4 1/2 months, and finally feeling like myself again. The first trimester wasn’t horrible but I was a little (a lot if you ask my husband) moody, extremely tired, and overall lazy. I have some energy back now and have started working out more consistently. After I completed my last two half-marathons (pregnant) my running has slowed down. But, I am still meeting up with my running group on the weekends to get some miles in. My running partner is pushing me to sign up for a 10k and a half-marathon in early fall but I haven’t decided if I am that crazy yet! I still plan on upping my miles in July when our season starts but I am sure I will have to find some new people to run with because I AM SLOW.
My husband and I are still on the fence about finding out the sex of this child. We didn’t find out the sex for our first child and she was a wonderful surprise. Of course he would love to have a boy to carry on his name but he says he will be happy with another girl. After all, they don’t call them “Daddy’s Girl’s” for nothing! I too don’t really care what the sex is. I would love to have another girl so my daughter can have the amazing relationship my sister and I have but I also think a little boy would be fun. I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
I am happy to report that my ulcerative colitis has stayed in remission. I still go to the bathroom often and the nausea in the first trimester didn’t do my stomach any favors. I was in remission for about 6 months before I got pregnant and the rule of thumb is that if you are in remission when you get pregnant it is likely you will stay in remission while pregnant. Having an ulcerative colitis flare while pregnant was a HUGE worry for me since I first became sick when I was pregnant last time. I did not want a repeat!
I am excited to meet the new addition to our family and to see if it really is triple the work with 2! I know my life will be turned upside down again once this little one arrives but I look forward to all the love and challenges ahead J