21 Weeks: Then and Now

So we are officially past the halfway mark.  Im excited and nervous all at the same time.  I cant wait to meet our little girl but Im nervous at how our family dynamic is going to change.  Aaron seems quite excited at the arrival of his sister and has already told me that he is going to share all his soft toys with her because “sharing is caring, mommy!”

I asked Paul to take some shots of the belly so I could show you a comparison between #theSQL at half way and Aaron at halfway and Aaron insisted on having his belly shot too…

Here is my belly at about half way with Aaron.

And here is my 21 week belly with #theSQL.

Belly pics…

So a few belly pics to see the progress with #theSQL…

5 weeks (yes, we had just found out…)

10 weeks…

And here is a side by side comparison between #theSQL (left) at 16 weeks and Aaron (right) at 16 weeks…

Also not how at 5 weeks with #theSQL I look pretty much as big as I did at 16 weeks with Aaron…

Kicking my arse!

Firstly let me just say that I am loving being pregnant.  I do not take this miracle for granted, not even for one moment!

But oh boy!  Compared to my pregnancy with Aaron this time round is like being run over with a bus.  And then having the bus reverse back over me!

With Aaron I never had one moment of tiredness, I could have partied until all hours every night.  In fact when other women said how tired they were, how they couldn’t stop yawning and were in bed at 8pm I secretly thought they were mad, or making it up.  I guess this is my wake up call, I am EXHAUSTED, I yawn from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I close them.  I cannot wait to get home in the afternoon so I can have a nap and then I am still in bed as early as possible and fast asleep before I can even say good night to Paul.

And the morning sickness… OMG!

With Aaron I was fine during the day, I came home at 5pm and between 5:30 and 6pm I threw up, once maybe twice and that was that.  Nothing else until the next night.  This time I am nauseous all day, one day I will be fine, the next I can throw up 6 times, the next only once.  It hits me at random times, sometimes as I wake up, sometimes it waits for mid morning, sometimes its every hour, sometimes its only at night.

Its gotten to the point that I called my OB and she recommended Emex, which helps most of the time but not always.  Hopefully it allows me some peace at work, because between the vomming and the tiredness I am really struggling to function.

There is an upside to all the symptoms Im having though… my boobs are huge!

I’ve already had to go up a cup size and they just keep getting bigger (and better), I actually have a real cleavage now, without even trying. 🙂

And of course the other very visible difference in this pregnancy is that I am showing already, have been since about 5 weeks or so.  Here are a few pics:

Aaron at 4 months
theSQL at 5 weeks... FIVE WEEKS!
And here is theSQL at just under 9 weeks 🙂