Never forget the power of your words, especially around kiddos. This is what happened today:
Me: Where do you like to read?
Little: I like it when my mom reads to me when she gives me a bath.
Other Littles: (start laughing)
Me: Oh…don’t laugh. When I was little, my mommy used to read to me when I was in the tub. It was my favorite time. What a good idea! I should do it for my baby.
Other Littles: Ohhhh! Yes. It is a good idea! I like it too.
The little who shared the idea was no longer blushing. He was beaming because he got to share his special idea! So glad that I could help him have that moment.
A question that we often get is “Were you trying or was it an accident?” I always want to tell people that my honest answer is “Neither.” But, they don’t understand. Trying makes it sound like a plan. (We were planning on trying no later than this summer.) Accident just sounds horrible. When monkey turned one, we told the universe that we were totally open to having another one whenever it was time. We just left the window open. Shortly, we found out we were pregnant. We truly believe that our children pick their time. They are more tuned into their own fate. Each time was earlier then we expected but it turned out just right!
Happy 15 Weeks
The munch munch turned 15 weeks today! This second pregnancy is a bit different than the first. This kid can eat! I usually end up wanting dinner at 3:30. I crave meat, pickled anything, and sweets. Its favorite food is a burger. I am so burgered out! Thankfully, I just hit my second trimester stride. I have more energy. I can really keep up with the tot. What’s really new is that we have felt little bumps already! We didn’t feel any movement until the end of the second trimester last time. It’s not often. When we feel it, it’s definitely the munch munch moving. We feel so fortunate.
One pre-baby thing that I do miss is having a real sick day. When I’m sick, I like to lay in bed and nap all day. Usually, something is streaming in the background. By the end of the day, I feel rested enough to go back to work the next day.
Those days are long gone unless I can convince my Hubster to take the monkey to school. Nowadays, monkey and I are usually both sick at the same time. So, she stays home with me. It’s a ton of work because she’s extra grumpy. I am so tired by the end of the day! I can never decide if I should have just gone to work. Sigh.