Sunday, October 13, 2013

16 weeks pregnant...still seems weird to say...

I honestly never thought I'd be saying that I was pregnant again. I know that I am still having a hard time accepting and enjoying this pregnancy because of that. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy...but scared. I'm excited...but unsure. I have to admit that the Doppler Fetal Monitor that a friend is lending me is very, very helpful to become more excited about this whole thing. Hearing the baby move and kick and hearing the heartbeat is pretty cool.

I didn't move the wand while making this video.

I'm in my second trimester now and man, I couldn't be happier that the nausea has gone away almost completely!!!!!!! Oh morning, afternoon, and evening sickness SUCK! I was sick the WHOLE time with my daughter, so I'll take this blessing of not being sick right now. I'm also already showing. I never showed with my daughter until I was much further along.

I don't really have many baby things yet, but am working on figuring out what I will need. I know some things have changed and that some new research has come out about certain products so I am doing some research and taking suggestions. I'm not really worried about it because I know things will fall into place and I'll end up with the essentials for the baby.

It's not going to be the easiest pregnancy and birth to go through. Mostly because My Love will deploy while I am pregnant and will miss the birth and several months of the baby's life. Fortunately through technology, he will still get to see the baby and us. Also, we're lucky that we have many friends in the area and family that will visit to help things go smoothly.

Anyhow, I have been putting this post off long enough, it's time to post it!


  1. The good news is the sicker you are the better! Means you body is adjusting to baby so I am optimistic this baby is going to be healthy and beautiful!

    1. I'm just glad to NOT be sick anymore. Ugh...Anyone who has ever truly had morning sickness knows how miserable it is, but it was a good daily reminder of the fact that I was still pregnant. :)

  2. The doppler brought tears to my eyes! Sending some well wishes your way!! I can't imagine my hubby missing the birth, thank goodness for technology!! None the less I am sure it will be hard while he is gone.. thinking of you already!!

    1. Thank you! The doppler is such a cool way for me to feel more connected with the baby right now. I feel the baby move now and then, but this is just one step further until the movements are more regular. :) It's awesome! ---- I'm SO not looking forward to the time without my Love, but we will just have to deal with it. :(

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    1. Hi from ICLW...I love my doppler and it really keeps me sane!!!