Thursday, January 3, 2013

Surprise!

I've been a little quiet lately, keeping some BIG news to myself. We were waiting and waiting and waiting until our trip home over the holidays to let our family know that....

Mia's going to be a big sister!

I'm 16 weeks pregnant today! Baby's due in June.

The first trimester was really difficult this time. I was much more nauseous than with Mia, and so, so tired - no full night sleeps and first trimester exhaustion really wear on a mama. I'm a little less sleepy now, but I still need an afternoon nap when Mia naps to keep from becoming a cranky monster. 

I'll admit, I've had more than a few "what were we thinking?!" moments, as Mia at 23 months is still (yes, still!)  not sleeping through the night. She did SO well on our trip, with three nights in a row of 8 hours of sleep straight - which makes six nights in her entire life where she has slept 6+ hours in a row.

But, she is back to her old habits now that we are home. Last night she was up four times, at midnight, 3, 3:40 and 5:45am... I will say that I am used to it, but that doesn't really make it any easier.

And she's such a busy toddler, I have no idea how I'm going to manage the constant needs of a newborn with the constant needs of Mia! But I tell myself women have been doing this for thousands of years... I'm sure I'll get by. The hardest part is that I have no support system out here in Calgary. All our family is back in Ontario, and while I have friends here, they are busy with their own kids and won't exactly be able to drop everything to help me out when the baby's born.

Mia's also still breastfeeding about 2-4 times a day, which is actually way down from three months ago, when she was still nursing between 10-15 times a day(!). I don't mind nursing her at all, but I know that she won't be thrilled about sharing Mummy's "milks" with a baby.

Anyway, we'll be finding out what the gender is in early February. Any guesses? I can post a nub shot if anyone's into that, but I warn you, it's the most ambiguous nub shot I've ever seen :) Tricky little one!

3 comments:

  1. Huge congrats!!!! I hear you on the toddler still not sleeping through the night as mine isn't either but we co-sleep so I don't really notice except for now when she nurses is HURTS so I'm awake! haha!

    Yep. We're pregnant too! 10 weeks though so still waiting to get out of this first tri...

    I'd vote girl for you! :-)

    Congrats again!!!

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  2. Congrats!

    I'm about 20 weeks pregnant over here, due end of May. Sebastian is 27 months and still nurses as well, although pregnancy has taken my milk so it's only to sleep nowadays.

    Sometimes I feel like we're crazy because Sebastian has just reached an easier, more independent stage, but I'm also crazy excited.

    Also YES, it's so much harder being pregnant when you already have a child, my GOODNESS. So much more tired! Last pregnancy I was still sleeping in 'til noon each day!

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