Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just to Clarify

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!


Bonnie said...

Yeah! I'm so excited for you, and I agree about the June baby being a great time. Way to go on keeping up on the running too!

MamaT said...

Hooray! That is good news. Keep running as long as your body says YES. With Sydney I stopped after 20 weeks, but with Cody I followed the protocol. Listening to your body you will definitely know. Good luck!

Allison said...

Yay! Congratulations on the growing family.