I’m feeling a bit guilty, 26 weeks into my pregnancy and this is the first picture I have taken of my belly. I took bi-weekly pictures with Little J and had hand drawn chalkboard art for each week with corresponding baby growth. There is just no time or energy with a busy toddler running around! Only 100 days left until we meet our second son and I wanted to share what’s on my heart.
I’m anxious about:
During my first few months of pregnancy I was a little anxious. I would see mamas holding their newborns and wonder if I was ready to do this again. To live without sleep… with a toddler, to give Little J enough time and attention… with an infant, to get out of the house on time… with two kiddos! (Is that even possible?)
I’m excited about:
I still wonder how I will balance it all, but I am so SO excited to meet this new little guy. I am excited to hold him, for him to meet his big brother. I am excited to get out those teeny tiny baby clothes again and to awe at the miracle of life. Little toes, little figures, little ones fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God.
This pregnancy has brought new and different challenges for my body and I’m experiencing new pains I’ve never felt before. Ice packs have become a normal part of my life; I am still waking several times a night for potty breaks and have started my weekly chiropractor visits for my lower back. I feel lots of baby kicks at night and in the morning, could eat Junior Mints and chocolate milk every day, but otherwise haven’t had a ton of cravings.
Little J likes to blow raspberries on my belly and laugh at the silly sound it makes, he still doesn’t understand that he will soon be a big brother and is very jealous if I (or daddy) hold other babies.
Little J arrived 12 days early (6 days before Grammy flew in from Arizona to help). I am praying baby #2 arrives closer to his due date or anytime after December 31st when my mom arrives. I am also praying that Little J will adjust to life as a big brother.
The picture in blue is with baby #2. The picture in purples was from my pregnancy with Little J.