So far throughout this pregnancy I've often wanted to step back in time to what things were like when I was this far along with Jordan. It's funny how soon we forget things, and although I can't exactly remember I do believe that things this time around are a bit different. It may have something to do with the fact that I didn't have a toddler taking up all my time last time. As far as the way my body feels, I don't remember feeling this fat rather than just pregnant, I know I could make it up past 10:00 at night, I never once had that 'Oh my gosh, I think I just...' rush to the bathroom moment, and there's no way I got this upset over the stupidest things like last week I forgot to bring Jordan's sneakers to school, I was still crying about it last night. And mostly just because of the way my moods are I just can't wait for this pregnancy to be over with. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant, my body really does handle it well what with no morning sickness, no water retention (so far), and the only time I really feel pregnant is when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and think "was that a cow passing by or....oh wait it's me" or when I out of the blue feel a tiny foot jab me in the side.
It's only been about 2 weeks that I've been really able to feel the kicks, before it was just little flutters. And it's at the point now that only I can feel them, I can't wait for Jordan to be able feel his little sibling getting his first jabs at him. Feeling the baby move have been some of my up moments of my day lately. I always have this sudden urge to yell out 'I just got kicked by the baby in my belly' but think twice when I know I'll get strange looks by others in the grocery store.
Right now we're in the early stages of adding an addition to the house. Right now we have a 3 bedroom ranch and one of those bedrooms is used as, what I like to call, Darric's love me room. It's where his guns, deer heads, shot glasses and yeah all his boy stuff is. It's also considered the junk room because whenever I don't know where to put something, it gets shoved in there. There's even a twin bed in there, but you'd never know it because it's completely covered with junk that I'd like to get rid of in a yard sale some day. So, when we found out that we were expecting we knew we had to make a place for another kid. We at first toyed with the idea of finishing the basement, but Darric was concerned with his precious deer heads getting musty. The only other option was to add on. So, our plan now is to have a combined mud room/family room/office, complete with cathedral ceilings as we also have a giant Moose head on the way. The thing I'm most excited about though is that I now can have my washer and dryer upstairs and I won't have to trudge down to the cellar and freeze my ass off every night. Can I get an Amen on that one. The project is on hold at the moment as things are a little covered in snow right now.
So, I guess you could say we're probably a little more busy/stressed this time around. I just remember though that I did have a private online journal while pregnant with Jordan, I printed it out and I think it's in his baby book, I'll have to take a peek later. Stay tuned for that.