You all knew I couldn’t let something as awesome as a pregnancy go by without documenting it in photos, right?
And now that I’ve made the announcement, I get to share them with you! Yay!
This is my official “before” photo. I never got around to actually taking one before I got pregnant, but five weeks is pretty early, so I figure it counts. I look, meh, but did you check out Addie’s brachiosaurus shirt? Pretty rocking, right??
And this is me now. Twelve weeks! I was hoping to take all the pictures in front of that wall outside, but since it was about 10 degrees today (and about -10 with wind chill) that wasn’t going to happen. And also? David is not the best photographer. I’m planning to give him some lessons on angle and focusing at some point. This will have to do for now.
I’m officially in my second trimester, which is awesome. I keep hoping that I’ll magically feel way better, since everyone always talks about how great the second trimester is. But I’m still nauseous sometimes, and I still get sick every couple days. But I was way sicker with Addie, so even this seems like it’s not so bad. And I really do think I’m going to start feeling even better soon.
They say that you get sicker when you’re pregnant with a girl, because the extra progesterone from the female fetus makes you sicker. So I’m kind of thinking this could be a boy. On the other hand, it could just be that I’m not working twenty hours a day, every single day, and I’m not miserable, surrounded by people that I hate doing work that I hate, so my baseline feeling is way better. Being pregnant at a Big Law firm is not a pleasant experience.
Either way, we’ll find out in about seven weeks! I really wanted a girl the first time around, but I’ll be happy either way this time. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. I guess we’ll see when we find out!
The other really different thing this time around is that I’m getting so much bigger, so much faster. I mean, come on, I started wearing maternity jeans at ten weeks. I’m pretty sure I didn’t start wearing maternity jeans until almost twenty weeks last time. I’m not even exaggerating. This is me seventeen weeks pregnant with Adeline:
I’m pretty sure I might have even been sticking my tummy out a little, desperate to look pregnant. On the other hand, I’d have been happy to look like that NOT pregnant after having Adeline.
But that’s ok. Because honestly? Maternity jeans are way more comfortable. I’m not opposed to wearing elastic pants all the time.