It’s a….GIRL, again! Two girls—we are really outnumbering Tanner now. I am super happy to be having another girl, and I am not surprised to be having her. Most of Tanner’s family and my own have had two of the same sex in a row except for one aunt on his dad’s side and my uncle on my dad’s side. We are so excited for Lillian to have a little sister and to see their bond, and friendship blossom throughout the years.
We, meaning me, have decided that Baby B’s color will be yellow. I want her color to be yellow because her due date is in November and that can be a cold and sad month weather-wise. She will also be a little newborn for basically all of winter, so I want something happy and sunny to be her color.
Baby B is looking completely normal and healthy! That is a relief to me. I get nervous every time I go in for an anatomy scan, and after Lillian’s whole birth I am more worried this time around than I was while pregnant with her. Luckily, I will be getting monitored twice a week starting at 32 weeks, and what happened with Lillian’s birth shouldn’t happen again.
Baby B looks a lot like Lillian did when we went in for her anatomy scan. They both seem to have the same head shape, and they both have my little chicken legs. Baby B looks like she may have Tanner’s nose and a longer chin than Lillian, but it is hard to tell at a 20 week anatomy scan.
She also moves around like crazy. I have been able to feel her kick (not flutters, kicks) since 17 weeks. The ultrasound technician told me it is because I have a posterior placenta, which means my placenta is attached to the back of my uterus so there is nothing between baby and my stomach, haha. It is literally skin, uterus, then baby. With her also being my second, I am more likely to feel movement sooner because of that. Glad to know I am not crazy for feeling movements so soon!
The consistent morning sickness faded around 17 weeks. It got better around 10 weeks, but lingered until 17 weeks. I was not expecting that at all because with Lillian I didn’t have any morning sickness. So I felt a bit blindsided and was very dramatic about how sick I was feeling. I still sometimes have days where I don’t feel well, but I am not really taking medicine anymore.
What I have been needing to take pretty consistently is….Tums. I have been experiencing heartburn most of this pregnancy. It is not as intense as the amount of heartburn I experienced with Lillian, but it is still uncomfortable. I am fine with heartburn if Baby B has hair though.
I have been craving heartier meals. I wanted french dip sandwiches last week for dinner, and I have been loving pot roasts too. I love meat. Not really chicken, but I did make a pretty good chicken dinner last night with potatoes and asparagus. Delicious! I love potatoes so much this pregnancy, and asparagus has been the one thing I have actually been loving pretty consistently too, but we don’t always remember to buy it. Sour candy is another love of mine—sour punch straws, if we are being specific.
I am waiting for that second trimester boost of energy to come, but it hasn’t hit me yet. I had a lot of energy for about a week, but then I got a cold that really took me out, so I have been sleeping a lot. I could sleep 10 hours if I had the time. I am horrible at going to bed early though.
Update on Me
I am still barely showing. I was mildly concerned because I thought the second time around I would start to show a lot sooner, but my assumption is I won’t really start to show until 22 weeks.
I have been pretty stressed this pregnancy. I am just really on edge, and I am always clenching my jaw. I am usually a little stressed in general, but being pregnant has heightened my stress. Obviously, stress isn’t good when you’re pregnant. I wouldn’t say I am dangerously stressed, but just consistently stressed.
Time is flying by though, and I can’t believe I am a little over 20 weeks now. With Lillian the second half went so slowly, but I feel like time hasn’t slowed down yet for this pregnancy. I am excited to see how this pregnancy goes, and hope that I don’t gain as much weight as I did with my first, haha!