That thing being I am now 21 (almost 22) weeks pregnant with our second child, a boy!
I am due June 14, but since it is likely I will have a repeat C-Section, he will probably be born sometime during the first week of June.
I'm excited, one-- to be pregnant, and two-- that it's a boy. When I was growing up, my favorite doll was a boy, and I grew up with a brother and several boy cousins on my Dad's side of the family. When I found out Hannah Grace was a girl, I was a little freaked out because I hadn't been around very many little girls growing up. Don't get me wrong for a minute though; I can't tell you how many times I've thanked God for giving me a daughter first. Hannah Grace is so amazing and so gentle with babies (both real and dolls) that I know she is going to fiercely love her little brother. I'm excited to nurture their relationship and watch as it develops over time.
This pregnancy, like Hannah Grace's, has been quite uneventful, which is what I prefer. I only had a few days of nausea but never actually got sick. My labs have come back normal, the baby's heartbeat has been steady and healthy, and he has looked great during both ultrasounds. At my 20 week ultrasound almost two weeks ago, the technician was unable to look at his heart because he was laying on his stomach, so I'll have to have another one done when I go back at the end of the month.
We were in middle Tennessee last week, and my mom and I (and Hannah Grace) did some shopping for the little guy, and I found an incredible deal on a double stroller at Once Upon a Child. Since we've been back home, I've been maintaining the house, and today I finally cleared out our guest room closet so we would have a place to store the baby's things. That was quite a chore, and I'm now happily sitting on the couch while Hannah Grace naps.
I keep trying to think of anything we may need with a second child, and it's quite a short list, which is good. I'd like a nicer breast pump (the one I had with Hannah Grace was a manual one, and it hurt your hand after pumping for more than five minutes). And I want a small electric Kitchen Aid food chopper to make baby food. We bought the stroller, and we'll need clothes, but that's pretty manageable. I'm also going to be making a couple of blankets and crib sheets, instead of buying bedding. That way I can have exactly what I want without having to search all over the internet and pay an arm and a leg for something I don't really even like.
So. . . yeah! We're thankful! And looking forward to June!