Meet the Sullivans: Baby Sullivan #2 - 21 Weeks

July 28, 2015

Baby Sullivan #2 - 21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks!

Baby's size: About 10 1/2 inches long, about as long as a carrot.
Maternity clothes? Some, mostly just a few tees, tanks and leggings mixed with regular clothes. I'm going to need less this time around since I'm not going to work each day. My Maternity Stitch Fix came last week and I was sorely disappointed. I didn't even considering keeping any of it before putting it right back in the box and mailing it back.

Stretch marks? Not yet, although I did get a few with Owen, so it's probably just a matter of time. 

Sleep: Rough! I wake up briefly a handful of times each night as I try to get comfortable. I pulled a muscle last week (I'm pretty sure it happened in my sleep because I don't remember pulling it) and it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with. It's healing now thank goodness.

Best moment this week: Making some purchases for the boys' room!

Miss anything? Wearing bathing suit! I'm avoiding it like the plague.

Movement: All the time! Sitting, standing, laying down -- it seems like this baby is always on the move!

Food cravings: This week I'm all about the salty foods and still craving lots of water. I used to be fine having toast and peanut butter for breakfast, but lately I need eggs and toast to get going on the right foot. If I don't have something salty / savory for breakfast I end up way hungrier by lunch.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, I'm feeling pretty good! The 2nd trimester is the sweet spot! 

Gender: A sweet little baby boy!!

Symptoms: I'm feeling a lot of pressure at the end of the day. I asked about it at my doctor appointment last week and the doctor (not mine, since she is on vacation) said it's totally normal to feel pressure this early for a second pregnancy and it just means our baby is getting bigger and bigger.

Mood: Good! I'm grateful for this baby and feel so blessed to be raising a family with Keith.

Looking forward to: Meeting this baby! We've got about 4 months left and I know they're going to fly by.

Are we ready?: Not really, but we've ordered Owen's new bed, which should come in the next week or so, and the bedding, and some art for the walls that came last week, so we're getting there. I'm working on a post to share soon on what we hope it will look like, although I'm realizing now that it's going to be an even tighter squeeze than I thought!

We still haven't decided on a name, and I don't see us rushing to make a decision just yet, although I'm eager to order some cute personalized baby items.... I can totally see why some people wait until they meet their baby before settling on THE name. When we do pick a name we've decided to keep it to ourselves until he is born.

How is Owen adjusting?: Great! Lately he's been talking a lot about hiding his smaller toys from the baby so he doesn't put them in his mouth. I like to believe he's more concerned about the safety of his little brother than of his toys, but I'm probably wrong!

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