So, I’ll head into week 22, a very tired, increasingly large, waddling pregnant woman. I’m amazed at how different it is to have a second baby. When I was pregnant with Jacob I could pretty much come and go as I pleased, nap when I wanted to. Now, I’m already responsible for one child who has his own schedule and very specific needs. He doesn’t fully understand when I’m not feeling myself. He doesn’t know the concept of "I need a few minutes alone." So, it’s much more stressful this time around. On the other hand, I don’t know how I got through a single day being pregnant with Jacob. Even when I’ve been feeling my worst he always seems to do something cute or funny to cheer me up. He does understand enough to stop playing and give me a hug or "pat pats" and tell me to feel better. It’s so amazing to look at him and think that there is another whole person about to join our family.
One more week down, nineteen to go! My new goal for the week is to discover other beverages and foods that I can enjoy.