If you happen to be one of my (few) followers that I don’t know personally (shout out to my friends in Brazil!), you may have noticed that I haven’t been updating this blog a whole lot and wondering why. I swear I have a good excuse… We’re having a baby! Yes, I am pregnant and we’re having a baby girl at the end of August.
There seem to be a lot of old wives’ tales and and anticdotal evidence to indicate that carrying a girl is harder than carrying a boy. I am here to tell you that it’s all TRUE. With Leo I remember feeling a little queasy here and there… with this one I am pretty much always nauseous. I’m over the puking phase finally but I lost 12 pounds in my first trimester! In my normal not pregnant life it would be virtually impossible for me to lose 12 pounds.
I am also SO TIRED… like fall asleep on the playroom floor when I am supposed to be building a “robot” with Leo tired. Whoops. Luckily, Leo has been taking 2 hour naps every afternoon, so I have been taking two hour naps every afternoon.
I am finally starting to feel better and eat (more on that next week) and take some time to think about all of the changes that will come with a new baby. I thought that having a second baby would be easier, as all of the first time parent jitters are gone. I know how to give a newborn a bath, install a car seat, the signs of a ear infection, etc. But I am finding that there are a whole new set of worries with a second child.
Will having a another baby change my relationship with Leo? Will I be able to give him the same kind of attention that I do now? What kind of big brother will he be? Will he be excited to meet his baby sister? Jealous? A little bit of both? I guess a little bit of anxiety is normal and I am doing my best not worry to much. I know that the days of my two-hour afternoon naps/cuddle sessions with Leo are numbered so I should enjoy them while they last…