changes…

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.

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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…

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3 thoughts on “changes…

  1. Hi there, came across your blog. 🙂 I’m brazilian lol noticed that at first… I have two lovely girls. I also worried about the same things when getting pregnant with the second. In my case though Yasmin was older already (she turned 6 when Penelope turned 1 month). She welcomed her with so much joy. Don’t worry about it, siblings have so much pure love for each other. Yes, now and then some jealousy may occur but it will all depend on how you treat it. I think jealousy is a sign of “I NEED MORE ATTENTION MOM”. Whenever I noticed that Yasmin was getting a bit jealous we’d go out and do something fun just the two of us, like going to a movie theater and do things that we couldn’t do with the baby along. She’d enjoy it so much and then go back to being happy, loving, big sister!! 🙂 I had two girls… I was aaaaalways sleepy lol.. I slept SO much!! I feel you… lol

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