Friday, February 24, 2012

sixteen weeks. bump.


look!  there's a baby in there!  and now i feel like i'm pregnant.  i feel like i can't hold in my stomach any more or attempt at looking not-pregnant when in public.  that poochy tummy is out there for all to see.  and that's good right?  that's what we want.  a growing belly!

yup, i heard baby's heartbeat for the fourth time this week.  why?  because i am an incessant worrier with an obliging doctor's office.  they are awesome in that the nurses at my OB's office will let you call with just a few minutes notice & then before you know it you're laying on a bed listening to your baby's heartbeat.  it is music to my ears, every. single. time.  you're in & out in ten minutes with a whole lotta reassurance that everything is ok.  because i worry a lot.  i mean, it's such a weird time period in pregnancy... your symptoms are dwindling but yet you don't have the constant movement/kicking from baby to assure you that everything is ok.

last week i said i had a premonition of kid two's gender.  welp, i'm back to having absolutely no idea.  some things with this pregnancy are very different from parker & some things are exactly the same.  i just have no idea what this baby is gonna be... hopefully either a boy or a girl.

i am so anxious for our big ultrasound.  not only because i can't WAIT to know if it's a mini amy or mini sam #2 in there but because there are so many other questions that you get some answers to.  are the vital organs forming ok?  what does my baby's little profile look like?  is baby the right size?  are its bones strong & in place?  is my body doing everything right in there?

these are the questions that run through my head constantly.   and i'd like to think the ultrasound will ease all these fears but i know better than that.  i know by now that this is just the beginning of a lifetime of worry for my little baby.

and i already love that little avocado in my tummy so very, very much.

{i'm linking up with the "my pregnancy journal" meme over at happenings of the harper household.  if you're prego & blogging about it, then you should too!}

21 comments:

  1. You are so cute!! I love seeing the pictures from your pregnancy with Parker right next to these pictures....it's so fun! I remember that part of pregnancy, being worried all the time. I actually bought a Doppler so that I could listen whenever I wanted to ;) although like you said, the worry never really stops!

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  2. so cute! that is awesome that you got to hear your baby's heartbeat again! that is absolutely the best sound!! glad everything is so well so far and you are one cute mama!! :)

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  3. I hope it's a boy or girl too! I was always a nervous wreck when pregnant and I'm sure I will be the worry wart that I was before when #2 comes along. I'm still thinking team pink though :)

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  4. You crack me up. I'm sure it's a girl or a boy. Or... one of each? Ha. Just kidding ;)

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  5. Looks to me like the whole "you pop earlier with your 2nd" just doesn't apply to you little lady. You lucky duck. Ha ha. I'm looking forward to your big U/S, too!!

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  6. Based on HR, the old wives tale says GIRL!

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  7. Yay, your tiny bump is so cute! I also hope you are having either a boy or a girl, no shim for you! Maybe you will have a girl and I will have a boy and then after Parker and Lily get married their little brother and sister can get married too! Is that weird? ;)

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  8. ahhhhh i was so anxious for my u/s with braeden. i {of course} wanted to know the gender but more importantly to be put at ease about the whole baby forming in my belly thing.

    pregnancy is a crazy, beautiful thing.

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  9. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl:)

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  10. i'm so jealous of how on top of these posts you are. i haven't even mentioned having another baby on my blog since announcing the news. blah. your belly is getting bigger!!!!! eeeep!

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  11. so so cute! i can't wait for the big u/s either! i think girl ;)

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  12. Oh man, that is not a belly! That is what I look like now. I am so so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. How cool to see the belly pics side by side!!! You look great! I am with you on the worrying, it never stops. I am a total helicopter mom, pretending everything is cool. :) I think I am team pink, one of each is so much fun!

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  14. Cute! Can't wait to hear what you're having :) :)

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  15. You're so cute! I really hope that I'm this excited when it happens to me. You're like my "mommy hero" you know! I love the way you interact with Parker. You guys are just so precious to follow. xx

    P.S I tagged you in a recent post hun. Check it out: http://ayeshacharlton.blogspot.com/2012/02/red-light-green-lightoops.html

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  16. So exciting! Glad you are moving along smoothly! Love the sound of the heartbeat. It is so good for you own heart to hear it!!

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  17. I LOVE the side by side shots!! What a great idea!!!

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  18. That's crazy that your Dr office will let you come in just to hear the heartbeat!! I WISH mine did! That would have been awesome and SO reassuring!
    I CAN'T wait to hear if you are having a boy or a girl! EEK!
    ♥ Kyna

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