If you’re on my newsletter list, you might remember a wee little announcement I made a couple months ago. But to the rest of the world, I finally am coming clean about my biggest most secretive project for 2018…yep! I’m pregnant. 🙂
I’m almost 34 and I have to say, this pregnancy has made me the most tired I have ever been in my life. And I really, really hate being tired. I like to get going and be super productive. I like having a tidy home and keeping up on chores so I have time for the stuff I really enjoy, like DIY and home decorating. I like to be able to have at least one new post a week on the blog. But you might have noticed I’ve been pretty inconsistent with blogging and I confess my posts have been fairly lack luster so far this year. So now you know why…I’m growing a human being inside my body.
Questions? Here are some answers!
When are you due?
August 24th. Yep, pregnant all summer long. I actually planned it this way because my last baby was born in May and I felt like we were stuck at home all summer and I felt frumpy and fat all summer. But now I’m having a baby right when my kids go back to school which I’m not sure is a good thing because the older ones are helpful with the babies and toddlers!
What number baby is this for you?
It’s number 5. I come from a large family of eleven kids so believe it or not, five seems reasonable. But we did just come back from Disneyland where I got lots of comments from people like this: “Are all these kids yours? And one on the way? Wow! Good luck!”
Was it planned?
Yep! We had a pretty large gap between my third and fourth so I felt like having a fifth would balance everything out. I feel good about this decision and it feels like this fifth baby with complete our family. And believe me, I am done after this. The fifth pregnancy is doing me in!
Do you know the gender?
Yep! And wouldn’t you know it, it’s another boy. This will make four boys and one girl. I really thought it was a girl so it was hard for me to adjust my thought process to having another boy but now that I have, I can’t imagine our family without this little boy.
How far along are you now?
I will be 28 weeks on Friday. Pretty close to the third trimester, which is always my least favorite. I’m not one of those petite cute little pregnant girls. I literally look like I should be giving birth next week but I still have a few more months. I’m actually really looking forward to giving birth and getting back in shape again. Like I said, it’s hard for me to feel incapacitated.
How are you feeling?
As of this moment, a little blah. I have horrible acid reflux so I constantly have a gross taste in my mouth and my stomach feels like lead. I am taking a medication for it but it only helps a little. I was nauseous during the first trimester but I also take Diclegis for it which is a great anti-nausea med that’s safe for pregnancy. I was super depressed during the first trimester as well but that’s mostly gone now. I struggle with occasional cramps and aches but nothing too bad yet. I mostly just hate feeling so heavy and huge. My baby is doing well though, he kicks and wiggles like crazy.
Do you have a name picked out?
We are still deciding, so we usually don’t tell people until the baby is born. We have a few ideas though. 🙂
I am super grateful for each and every one of my kids and that it has not been a struggle for us to get pregnant and have children, like is it for so many people. I really try to never take that for granted. So even though I tend to be more of a whiner at the end of the pregnancy, just know that I really do try to give thanks every day for my blessings. I can’t wait until August to meet this little boy that will complete our family.