After about 8 months of trying, we found out I was pregnant on the morning of Christmas Eve 2014. We decided to buck tradition and just spread the word. We told Adam's family that night and my family Christmas morning. I think another babe is a pretty solid Christmas present.
I felt completely terrible the entire first trimester. This baby has been much harder on me than Avynlee was. I may have to get back at him when he's a teenager or something. Really, it was awful. I was sick every morning, every night, and intermittently throughout the afternoon. I ate a lot of toast and drank a lot of sprite. Avynlee watched a lot of tv (like so much tv). Adam, Avynlee, and I all thought this baby was a girl (obviously we were wrong).
Second Trimester (so far):
At 16 weeks we found out our baby was a little boy. We were all a bit surprised but we are excited. Avynlee loves "Stella and Sam" and is really excited to be a big sister and to take her little brother on adventures. She has been so sweet my whole pregnancy. She already loves her brother so much and I know she is going to be super helpful (maybe too helpful). Since seeing her baby brother via ultrasound, Av has been heavily dedicated to getting his room ready. Far more dedicated than Adam and I. Thanks to her constant nagging, the baby's room is no longer a storage room and now only has baby stuff in it. The crib is set up and we've started gathering fabric and things for his nursery. I'm hoping to get cracking on his bedding soon.
At 20 weeks, I finally started to feel decent again. I'm still really tired but much improved. If baby boy can make this pregnancy up to me by being a champ sleeper with a super chill personality, I would really appreciate it.
I'm 22 weeks now and things seem to be going swimmingly. We're really looking forward to meeting this little guy. We don't know his name yet but we have a list of about 30 to consider so far. Some better than others.