We are now 15 ½ weeks pregnant, and into the second trimester. I am feeling a little better than I did in the first trimester. I have a lot more energy (which I’ve been using to systematically clean and organize the house!) and feel a little less queasy. I still get kind of nauseous at night accompanied by a really annoying dry mouth. Otherwise, I’m feeling pretty well.
I had my second prenatal visit on Monday and the baby and I are doing great. I actually lost some weight, which is most likely due to not being able to eat as much, walking a few times a week, and drinking lots of water. The baby has a very strong and healthy heartbeat.
I will be having a repeat c-section, but we don't know the date of that yet. My doctor said they usually do it about a week before the due date (so before my birthday now), but she has to wait for her surgery schedule to come out, which won't be until at least August.
We have the ultrasound scheduled for July 21st, and we’re really excited about that! It will be at the same place I went during my first pregnancy, so we’ll get the 3D pictures again and hopefully a video. We plan to let Z come in at some point to see the baby.
We have explained to him that Mommy has a baby in her belly, but at 2 ½, he doesn’t quite understand yet. He does pat my belly sometimes and wave at the baby, but just when we think he might have a grasp on the situation, he tells us he has a baby in his tummy! Nope, not yet! ;) I think when I start to show more and he can feel and see the baby kick, he’ll begin to understand a little more.
So, I’ll post again after the ultrasound (if not before) and hopefully update everyone on the sex of the baby. If you want to place your bet, just let us know and we’ll get a pool started. ;)