Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Second Pregnancy

Only a few weeks to go until I am officially the mother of two, I thought it was about time I document a little about the last 8 months of my life.

I have DEFINITELY felt differently this pregnancy. I wonder if it's the difference between being pregnant with a boy and a girl or if all my pregnancies will be a little different. Here are my 1st time and 2nd time pregnancy comparisons:

The not so fun differences -
I was sicker longer this time, four months instead of two with Scarlet.
I was very pregnant all summer... in Vegas.
I got dehydrated all the time which threw me all out of whack.
He isn't a big mover so I get freaked out all the time that something is wrong.

The nice improvement differences -
No swollen ankles! I had some serious swelling the whole last 3 months of my first pregnancy
No dark line down my belly, I don't miss that.
It was much easier to find maternity capris and shorts than it was to find jeans for winter
This pregnancy went by so much faster. I forgot I was pregnant all the time.
Because he isn't a big mover, he hasn't been kicking the crap outta my ribs and other internal organs, that's been a really nice break.

The strangest thing for me is how much smaller he seems to be. I stayed pretty small with Scarlet with my long torso but right there at the end, my belly was definitely taking up a ton of space.

For comparisons sake, here is me at 37 weeks with Scarlet...

And here is me as of yesterday.

I don't know what I will do if this second kid of mine is average size!

And as it seems to be for all last month of pregnancy mothers, I am so ready to be done. Pregnancy definitely lost a little bit of its awe the second time around. But I am really excited to meet my little boy. I have this strange desire to have him look like me since Scarlet didn't get a lot of my characteristics. But then I remind myself how much I like looking at Jon and Scarlet, so adding another Jonny copy to the family wouldn't be that bad.

My friend, Mindy, threw me an adorable baby shower last week. I did a terrible job documenting the occasion but I did get a few of the decor.
Now the countdown is on!


Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

Kacey! You are an adorable pregnant woman! I'm loving your belly. I can't believe your having your second. I'm still working on number one. Lol. How's everything going for you?

Mindy said...

So cute! I am glad you posted a prego picture. I love them. I hope this baby comes soon for you!! :D

Katie said...

You look absolutely darling!

stout family said...

i was significantly smaller with my 2nd as well...which is funny because blaze was 10 ounces heavier than bennett! you look great though, we are excited to meet this little guy!

Portia said...

I must say your the cutest prego chick I have seen!!! I cant wait to see what he looks like...any names??? How excitng I cant wait! Hope all is well XOXOXOX

Myca said...

I am so glad you decided to document some of your pregnancy....I have just been waiting to see a picture of your cute belly. YOu look so good. I feel ya about pregnancy losing its awe the second time around. I can't wait to see what your little guy looks like. Names???

angie said...

thanks...i think I got your swelling and dark line...thanks!

Karisa said...

So do you know the magic date yet?

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

Yeah you finally posted a pictures. I like your hair!!! It's hard still to believe you have hair that short!!! I bet it's nice to get up and it take 1/4 of the time of your long hair! You are also very cute pregnant. Thanks again for posting those pics. Can't wait to see you in a few days!!

Kristy said...

I'm so excited to have a nephew, so I published my first entry, it probably sucks but I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm a virgin blogger. Great pictures.

lindsay>boo said...

Looks like a fun shower! You look great!

walters said...

You look so cute! Can't wait to see pictures of the cute little guy! I love having two kids! At first it was kind of weird saying the word "Kids", but you get use to it very fast! I love having two. Three is what's going to be scary because we'll be out number! AHHHHH : )