The Belly Diaries is one of our most popular series here on Scottsdale Moms Blog. How fun is it to follow a fellow mom’s pregnancy – the highs, the lows, the belly pictures, the cravings, the sweet birth story at the end?
We’re thrilled to introduce you to Lindsey, our next Belly Diaries blogger! Starting in April Lindsey will be blogging once a month, taking all of us through the journey of her second pregnancy.
Here’s a little Q & A with Lindsey to help you get to know her – look for her first post in a couple of weeks!
Congrats on your second pregnancy! Since our readers will be following your journey as a second-time pregnant mama, can you give us the Reader’s Digest version of your first pregnancy?
My first pregnancy was cake. I was never sick, had no complications, and was able to work full time up until my due date. Sure, I was on my feet eight hours a day, so I was tired and my feet flattened out exponentially, but other than that, every woman ever was jealous of the nonchalance with which I was growing a person. I also had a wonderful hospital birth experience. I labored for six hours, pushed for twenty minutes, and had a perfectly healthy, perfectly perfect baby boy. Don’t hate me.
What was your first thought when you found out you were pregnant? When and how did you share the news with others?
When I found out I was pregnant the second time around, I was ecstatic. I had always wanted my kids to be close in age. I wanted to be super cute and clever in announcing it, so I bought a “big brother” shirt for Elliot to wear the next time we saw our family or friends. It took my side of the family a good hour to notice it; so much for being clever. Everyone else got it, though, and was super excited for us!
Tell us about your son Elliott – how old is he? What kind of big brother do you think he’ll be? How much does he understand about what is going on?
Elliot is my best buddy. He is the most even-tempered toddler you will ever meet, which is a huge blessing for me. He is fifteen months old, lives on a steady diet of Goldfish, and could totally audition for So You Think You Can Dance by next year. Also, he is only happy if he is making someone laugh. When I try to tell him there is a baby in my belly, he just lifts up his shirt to show me his belly.
What has been the funniest moment of this pregnancy so far? What has been the hardest?
The funniest thing about this pregnancy is that I have to eat macaroni and cheese for breakfast. I just have to. The hardest part was the morning (afternoon, evening, middle-of-the-night…) sickness. I hated all food all the time but a full belly was the only thing that relieved my nausea. Thank God that’s over.
Okay, leave us with the stats: When are you due? How many weeks are you? Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?
I’m due September 2nd (Labor Day weekend — the irony!). I’m currently 17 1/2 weeks along. We find out on April 12th if it’s a boy or a girl. I’m definitely betting on a girl.