So, the number one response I have had when people find out I'm pregnant is, "Maybe you will get your girl this time around!" And that would be nice, I guess. But I'm not at all planning on it. And I really won't be disappointed at all if I find out we've got another Marchant boy heading our way. It's funny, actually. When I was pregnant with Ty, both Adam and I really wanted to have a boy. I thought McKay was a girl, but I was secretly really hoping for a boy the second time around, too--a brother close in age to Ty so that they could be best buddies and so we could re-use all those boy clothes. (And really--that has worked out perfectly!) This is my first pregnancy that I honest and truly don't have a preference on gender, although Ty is convinced that he needs a sister. We will find out the gender sometime next month.
The second question that I find myself getting asked repeatedly is, "How are you feeling?" Well, thanks for asking! But unfortunately, it's been a pretty rough go. I have found that it is paralleling my first pregnancy quite a bit, although I may be a tiny bit less sick than I was with Ty. For several weeks I was throwing up daily, sometimes multiple times a day, and I had a daily afternoon nap date with my couch! The past 2-3 weeks have gotten better. I will feel absolutely fine for five or six days in a row, and then I will have a really awfully sick day. But the good news is that those awful days are getting fewer and further between. I think I'm pulling out of it! Hooray for the second trimester!
I have also been asked quite a bit if I am still running, and the answer is yes. And yes, Rosemary, I have the approval from my doctor to do so! I have slowed down dramatically, though, in order to keep my heart rate at that magic number of 140 bpm. I find myself getting frustrated nearly every morning at the gym because of how long it takes me to get the miles in. But I am still very determined to hit the 800 mile mark this year, regardless of how long it takes me each morning!
Someone even asked me if I was excited to be having another baby. A fair question, really, for anyone who has heard me talk about how much I dislike being pregnant and even those first few weeks/months with a newborn. But the answer is YES! Sure, there are things I am nervous about and truthfully, not really looking forward to. But the timing was right and I have had a strong witness that this child needs to come to our family at this time. And to have another June baby--heaven! I have always said that that is the perfect time to have a baby. I am THRILLED!
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