I can’t believe it’s already been over 5 weeks since my last pregnancy update! Time is just racing by this time. (Check out my other pregnancy updates here).
Not too much has changed this time around. I’m still much more tired this second trimester than normal, but I think the three kids and homeschooling, added to my husband working very long hours at the moment, is to blame. But that is life at the moment, so…
My ultrasound happened at 21 weeks and we had to go to the hospital for it since that is the way our new insurance provider does things. I changed the appointment to a Saturday so the whole family could come. Other than our two year old being very loud in the waiting room and scaring a grumpy elderly lady away, it was a fun trip.
The ultrasound tech was very sweet and let me know that everything looked great from her end (which my doctor confirmed). Our little one was very wiggly and hard to measure because he or she just would not sit still. I thought this was funny because at that point I had not eaten in over 3 hours and I didn’t have anything sweet. This little one is just a mover! Lord, help me!
I wanted to know whether we were having a girl or boy, but my husband and I had agreed to wait this time, so I was good and didn’t ask while he wasn’t in the room! As it turned out, little one was too wiggly to cooperate anyway, so the tech was really glad we didn’t want to know. It would have been a challenge for her to find out and she didn’t even try. So, I guess not finding out the sex was meant to be…
People have been asking me what I think we’re having. I have never had a strong feeling with any of my kids and I don’t with this one, either. I have been leaning towards girl this entire pregnancy, though. I don’t know if that’s because I would love another little girl and I think two boys and two girls sounds perfect, or because my last pregnancy was a girl, or… However, I do feel confident that whatever this little one is, that he or she is meant to be in our family. I believe that God’s plan and spacing is perfect, so I’m not fretting about it.
I’ve been too busy this month, but made an effort to cut back on our extra curricular activities this last week. We have still gone to all the boys’ classes and AWANA, but other than that, we stayed home. I can’t get away with that every week. My social kids would go crazy, but I realized I need to do that more often. My oldest, especially, won’t like it. However, this is just a short season and he will survive without as many play dates with friends for a few months.
So, any guesses or strong feelings about the gender of this little one? I’d love to hear!