I've been neglecting baby #2 lately...I don't remember the last time I posted about him/her (yes, we STILL don't know what we're having!). Yesterday I celebrated 18 weeks pregnant and began week 19 of pregnancy. It's amazing that in less than two weeks I can say I'm officially half way through my pregnancy! Although our c-section is scheduled for September 2nd so I'll only go 39 weeks. I had another prenatal appointment at the beginning of this week. It was pretty insignificant. I remember every time I had an appointment with Maddie I was so excited to share all the news with everyone and let them know things were going well and we heard baby's heartbeat. With this pregnancy I'm still excited to hear the heartbeat but I'm just not as excited about the appointments. They seem really insignificant compared to my first pregnancy experience. I feel terrible when I say that because somehow it makes me feel like I'm being a bad mom by saying that. Like somehow it means I won't love this baby as much as I love Maddie. I know I will love him/her just as much, but I'm kind of over being pregnant and would just like to have the baby :)
We scheduled our ultrasound appointment for May 5th when Eric's home. Even though I'll be 20 weeks on April 22nd I promised Eric I would wait til he was home so he could go with me. I think I'm too good of a wife sometimes! :) (Just kidding, sweetie!) I really hope this baby isn't shy with his/her "business" so we can finally know what we're having. It's been driving me C.R.A.Z.Y!
I still haven't really been feeling this baby move too much. I was getting a little concerned because other women I know felt their second baby move a lot earlier than they felt their first. I had felt this baby move before but not as regularly as I would like. I talked to my OB about it and it's too early to worry about not feeling the baby move. Some women don't feel the baby until 22 weeks so at least I have felt some movement. I'm kind of hoping this is a good sign that I have a nice, calm, relaxed baby that isn't going to give me any trouble after it's born :) (Wishful thinking, I know!) I remember the first time I felt Maddie move was a pretty good kick so I guess I'm just not as sensitive to slight movements as some women are.
Well, I guess that's it for baby news. My next appointment is May 5th for that ultrasound so unless anything major happens (like baby turns into an overnight soccer sensation) you'll probably hear more updates then!