Oh, Hello there my poor little neglected blog! Time for an update, isn’t it?
Life lately has been revolving around one little boy and two pieces of exciting news.
Firstly, baby #2 is cooking and on his way to join the family this fall.
Our official due date is October 15th, but based on my last pregnancy, my OB has suggested we might be looking at again inducing a couple weeks early. Compared to my pregnancy with Duncan, this one has been easy-peasy. No morning sickness, just a lot of fatigue in the first trimester, and otherwise happily uneventful. I had awful morning sickness with my pregnancy with Duncan, plus a month of bed rest thrown in halfway, so I worried about how I’d manage caring for a toddler while going through this pregnancy, so I am SO grateful that all has gone well so far.
The concern now is if I get preeclampsia again, but there’s nothing much to do but wait and see. I’m taking baby Asprin and calcium, since apparently that might help a little, and I had an extra ultrasound recently to check the placenta. Now that I’m well into the second trimester, my energy is back to normal (generally ok with a dose of toddler-induced fatigue) and I’m feeling pretty good overall. Duncan keeps us so busy that we already haven’t been giving this second lil bub the same attention. No weekly bump pictures, that’s for sure. But that’s ok. We’ve been feeling pretty relaxed about it all, which I think is a good thing, since once the new baby is here, I’m sure we won’t be doing much relaxing.
The second piece of exciting news is that we’ve bought a new house! We’re heading out to the suburbs. We love our current apartment and especially love our neighbourhood, but we’re looking forward to having more space – indoor and outdoor.
We’re moving in about a month, so we’ll soon have to start getting ourselves organized and packed up. I’ve lived in our current apartment for 9 years, so things have definitely accumulated. Our new house is in a cute lakeside community and seems really family-oriented, so I think it will be a good fit for our growing little family.
After we move, I’ll only have a couple months of commuting for work before baby comes and I’m on mat leave. I had the most wonderful mat leave with Duncan since he was born in the spring and we had so much fun getting out in the city, meeting tons of other moms and babies. It’s going to be different heading into the fall and winter with a new baby, but I’ve joined a Facebook mom group for the new ‘hood, so I hope to find new people to connect with there, too.
Lots of changes ahead, but we’re all excited. Although Duncan has no idea what’s coming 🙂