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We're Having Another Baby!

We're Having Another Baby!

Me with two munchkins.

Me with two munchkins.

We have some exciting news! Jay and I are expecting another baby in late April! We don't know the sex of the baby yet, or really much at all (babies are so mysterious). Our one ultrasound happened quite early on and I would show it to you but it's basically like looking at an ultrasound of a jelly bean. 

It's been a rollercoaster year for sure, with me finding out I was pregnant in the midst of a sick leave from my job due to daily (crippling) dizzy spells and then diving straight into morning sickness and exhaustion while still dealing with all my pre-existing health issues. Thankfully something about pregnancy has sorted out the dizziness and I am now into my second trimester and the morning sickness and exhaustion are easing a bit. 

I had some sensitivity to smells with Molly but nothing like this time - I couldn't stand the smell of our dog, food, our couch, our (unscented) laundry soap, meat... you name it, I basically ran from it gagging. One day I was even sure I could smell my own ears and spent the day walking around holding a jar of Vicks Vaporub in front of my face to overpower every other smell. Haha! Seems funny now that it's not happening anymore (thank god!!)

Molly is on board with having a baby, although I am not sure how much she actually understands about what's happening. She has been very sweet, always saying "Oh no, you feel sick? I will take care of you!". Actually Jay and my mom have also both risen above and beyond to help me out. Jay basically took on every task I couldn't do that we normally share (cooking, dishes, cooking new food when I couldn't eat the first food, cleaning, Molly) and my mom has been coming weekly or sometimes many times a week to care for Molly and is tireless and cheerful even in the face of a cranky toddler and a cranky Amanda, too. THANK YOU, you are both AMAZING. 

So... yay, baby! And double yay to feeling a smidge better this week! And TRIPLE yay to finally telling people! 

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