January 18, 2013

Baby Dew #2: 9 Weeks

First of all I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who reached out to me via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc with your kind words and well wishes for Baby Dew#2.  I have been so grateful for your prayers and support.  

Yesterday I had my first ultrasound with Baby Dew #2 and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous going in.  Nervous because that first ultrasound is so scary, you hope everything is a-OK but know there is always the possibility of getting bad news.  I also wanted to be sure there was just ONE baby in there...OMG the thought of anything else was making me very anxious. 

The ultrasound was "perfect" {her words, not mine}.  There is just ONE little Dew Drop in there and he or she was just wiggling around.  I'm measuring right on track, 9 weeks, 3 days.  So looks like I'm just one of the ones that shows very, very quickly.  All in all a very good appointment.  My due date is 8/19, three days after Kendall's birthday.  Since I will opt for a scheduled c-section I will deliver no more than 7 days before or 1 day late.  So approximately the week of August 11, give or take.  

We took Kendall with us to the ultrasound and I'm so glad we did.  She did amazing.  She was a little nervous at first when I got on the table but she quieted down as soon as the tech turned off the lights.  As soon as Baby Dew #2 showed up on the screen she said, "that's my baby?!"  And my heart melted.  So sweet.  She got a big sister sucker for being such a great/brave big sister and all in all I think it was the best thing to take her with us.

Speaking of the Big Sister, this week we got a few big sister books from the library and have been reading them, I really think she's finally starting to understand, somewhat.  She has been super sweet and every night when she goes to bed she gives my belly a kiss and says "see you soon baby"!  I've kind of stopped asking if she wants a boy or girl because I know my kid and if it ends up being the opposite she will have a meltdown.  We also started referring to the baby as HER baby {per a blog comment suggestion} and I really think she likes that.

I still feel great.  I tend to think that the belly has slowed its roll and seems to be staying at the same size for now. My starting weight for this pregnancy was the exact same as it was with Kendall, now let's just hope the end weight isn't even remotely close.  I'm still trying to get on the treadmill at least 3 times a week and, well, some weeks are better than others.  I noticed my arms seem to be getting big already {as if they weren't big enough to begin with} and so I've been doing arm workouts almost daily.  Hopefully that helps.

I was tired of being tired so this week I've really been trying to be in bed by 10-10:30 and asleep by 11.  Well, jokes on me because while I've been getting to bed earlier Kendall has been waking up about an hour earlier.  But I still feel a lot better and not nearly as tired when I get up in the morning.  I'm sleeping a lot more comfortably and I don't know if the time I'm going to bed has anything to do with it but I'll take it.

Otherwise this pregnancy is progressing just like my one with Kendall.  Easy, complication free, and overall very positive.  Some people might think that means I'm having another girl but lately I've been feeling like this is a boy.  Lots of other people seem to be on team blue too so we'll see.  We will opt for an elective early ultrasound to determine gender and we'll be able to go sometime around 14 weeks.  

Yay for a healthy baby and YAY for only one baby.  Thanks again for all your love and support.  


38 comments:

  1. EEEEK! This makes my heart so happy! I cannot WAIT to find out if it's a boy or girl...I'm on team blue because I think you need one of BOTH! You are going to be the cutest little pregnant momma ever! Praying for a healthy pregnancy AND baby daily!

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  2. That is SO ADORABLE that Kendall said, "that's my baby!" Rowan has only come to our anatomy scan and she was really scared - it was dark and she was kept saying, "mommy?! mommy booboo?! mommy HURT!?!?" louder and louder haha Congrats on your precious bean:-)

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  3. Congratulations! Baby Dew Drop might be the best baby name ever. Wishing you a healthty pregnancy.

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  4. Oh Shannon!!! Congrats!! I have been following you for a long time now and linking up to SWW and I really feel like I know you!! I am so happy for you and wish you all the best with your pregnancy. I am not religious but you have my happy thoughts!! Take care and enjoy the pregnancy, I always loved that part.

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  5. Ya! So happy to hear that everything went well! Although I had no doubt! Glad Kendall is so excited to be a big sister! Go Team Blue! Haha

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  6. Yayy! As a big sister of 3, I think it's great that you took her to the ultrasound. Speaking of if she wants a sister/brother, my oldest-youngest brother asked if we could exchange our little sister for a boy:)

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  7. So glad your ultra sound went well. I hope you continue to feel great.

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  8. Congratulations! Kendall sounds SO adorable!!

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  9. Yay for everything going well! You look adorable and thank god there really is only one bebe in there! ;-)

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  10. Looking great, mama! So happy for you. Baby Dew 2 is a cutie ;)

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  11. so exciting! I'm thrilled for you and your family :)

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  12. I was always cold when I was pregnant too! Who are all these mommas sweating all the time?!

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  13. YAY! Congrats -- and what a good idea to bring Kendall -- I was always nervous to bring the big sister to my u/s! I love following your journey! It's such an exciting time!

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  14. Congratulations!!! All these pregos popping up every where is giving me baby fever!!!!
    Best of luck the rest of your pregnancy! <3

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  15. So glad the ultrasound went well and there's only ONE baby! I can't even imagine twins. Ahhh! I'm thinking you're going to be seeing more pink in your future :)

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  16. so happy everything looks healthy and great ;)

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  17. Congrats mama! I am so glad everything is looking on point with the little Dew drop!

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  18. Awesome. I love the mom intuition thing. Cannot wait to find out if the early intuition is right. So happy for your family and especially Kendall. She seems so happy about the sibling!

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  19. SO exciting! Glad to hear all is well with Dew #2 :) I'd say if you're thinking boy, it's a boy...there's just something about that mom-tuition!

    My MIL has a fool-proof way to determine gender (she's a nurse and this has only been wrong twice!) What age were you when you conceived? What month did you conceive?!

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  20. yay yay yay for a healthy baby!! i can't wait to see kp as a big sister. i totally choked up at her reaction to seeing the babe on the screen. i'm becoming a softie in my old age ;)

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  21. Congrats! So excited for that everything went great!

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  22. You look SO good! Yay! And I crave veggies, too, this pregnancy. Weird.

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  23. So happy to hear everything looks PERFECT :) Because YOU certainly do to lil momma!!

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  24. im a newer follower and so excited I found you at the beginning of your pregnancy. I love following along through the entire experience. I have a son and am curious to see how this pregnancy goes as far as it being your second!

    happy everything went well at your ultrasound!
    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  25. You're due on my birthday! Congrats! :) How exciting!

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  26. Hooray! You look so great! And ya know, I'm thinking you're having a boy ;)

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  27. So glad the ultrasound went well and that their is just one little Dew in there :)

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  28. yayyy for a great first ultrasound for mommy & big sister!
    i'm leaning towards team pink for some reason?

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  29. i am SO SO SO SO SO (you get it) excited and happy for you! I cannot wait to read along about your journey. You are fabulous inside and out .. and I'm just happy. I know, cheesefest. But I am really so happy for you :)

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