So here you go, baby #2, my attempt to make up for all that I've let slip.
Baby #2, our little girl, should make her grand debut in the next month in a half. I have 45 days to go until my due date. This has been, thankfully, an uneventful pregnancy. But it has been a bit harder than Emma's. While I never had to deal with morning sickness, my body is definitely more tired. Perhaps due to carrying around a 17 month old in addition to the extra 25lbs I've already gained. My back and feet and hips hurt more and I haven't been able to exercise as much as I did with Emma.
As many of you know, this pregnancy was a total surprise. After going through IVF in order to conceive Emma, we didn't think there was a chance in the world that we'd conceive naturally. And as many of you know, I had a really tough time adjusting to mommyhood - obviously loving Emma beyond belief but also struggling with the work/life/baby balance and the frustrations of dealing with a baby.
It definitely took me awhile to come around to the idea of having 2 babies within 18 months. But I am so happy to say that I am finally excited to soon be a mother to two sweet little girls. While I'm happy for #2 to stay in as long as possible, we are definitely getting excited to meet her. I have her room all decorated - will post pictures another time - and have clothes already hanging in her closet.
AND we've decided on a name. Sarah Kate. We are going to call her Kate. We talk with Emma a lot about Baby Kate, though I think it just goes over her head at this point. She does kiss my belly when I ask her where Baby Kate is. It's very sweet.
So, there you go, a real, actual update on Baby #2. Over the next 45 days, I'm going to try my best to make up for the lost months of not appreciating this little miracle. What a shame that I wasted this special time. I'm sorry, Kate, and I love you!