A Rare Belly Shot (and Pregnancy Update)

We never seem to remember to take shots of my expanding belly so they’re going to be few and far between around here.  Don’t hold your breath for the next one.  However, we did take advantage of being on vacation to take one so here it is:

Baby B2, at 16 weeks, on his/her first trip to Windsor Castle (the real one)

So as you can see, I’m growing because B2 is growing and now the only things that fit me on the bottom on two pairs of athletic shorts.  All my regular shorts are too small and I’m not big enough for maternity clothes yet.

I feel great!  I pulled out of my first trimester awfulness just about a week before we left on our trip.  I’m so grateful to the Lord for his timing in this pregnancy because if we’d gotten pregnant a month later, I don’t know how I would have survived all the traveling we did.  As it was,  I felt great throughout the whole trip and didn’t start feeling big at all until the very last few days.

I’m proud to announce that I kept my weight gain under very good control while we were on vacation.  I even managed to survive the minefield that is, “incredibly delicious and abundant Greek cooking.”  So all is well on that front, for which I am grateful.

I am suffering a bit more from pain (feeling like contractions, but just constant) than I did with Ellie’s pregnancy.  The midwife says that it’s probably round ligament discomfort.  I’m also carrying a 25-pound toddler, which I didn’t have to do when said toddler was in my womb.  But if I lie down and rest, the pain goes away, which is a good excuse for me to lie around!

I have a list a mile long entitled, “To Do Before The Baby Comes.”  (Even me feeling up to making a list of any sort proves I’m feeling better!) First on the list, sewing living and dining room shades.  These were also on the same list before Ellie came and I’m determined to have them done before B2 comes!

That being said, I’m off to sew!

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3 Responses to A Rare Belly Shot (and Pregnancy Update)

  1. Mom says:

    I like it!

  2. Shana Buchanan McLean says:

    Hi, Laura! Congratulations on expecting again!

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