I am actually 15 weeks today and our due date is December 28th. No, it wasn't an accident but it wasn't a total surprise. Does that make sense? We weren't necessarily planning on getting pregnant this soon but it took me a long time (at least it felt like a long time for me) to get pregnant with Elliott and we decided we would rather get pregnant a little early and maybe try to prevent the whole "trying" phase.
Here are a few of my thoughts of this pregnancy versus the first one:
1. It's amazing how quickly I started showing. The first pregnancy, I was able to hide it for a long time. This time around, I feel like I took the pregnancy test and then my clothes wouldn't fit. Shocking! I look at least 20 weeks pregnant right now...literally. Kind of crazy. I know other women have said the same thing, it's just weird when it happens to you.
2. It's amazing the different response I have gotten this time around. My first pregnancy, everyone was excited! This time, people act shocked and say things like "you know how this happens, right?" Wow, really?! I guess it must be because I'm still totting around a baby, but it still is a surprise to hear.
3. It's amazing how little I have been able to focus on this pregnancy. I was a nervous wreck my last pregnancy. I analyzed every symptom I had and drove myself (and probably those around me) crazy. I was always secretly jealous of women who loved being pregnant because it was such an emotional and mental struggle for me. This time around, chasing an almost 1 year old around the house and moving across the country really takes your mind off of it. So much more enjoyable!
4. It's amazing how NOT fun it is to me to be pregnant during an Oklahoma summer. I have been pregnant for TWO consecutive Oklahoma summers. Yeah, I did not think this through. As if the summer isn't miserable enough, add a little extra weight and nausea...it's pretty fantastic. :)
I'm sure there are other things but those are the main things I have thought about. We are really excited and feel very blessed to be having another kiddo even though it can be slightly overwhelming to imagine. Miss Elliott has been such a tremendous blessing to our lives and we're thankful to be adding to our little family of 3.