Aubrey, Sydney, and Ashley (we were all looking a little rough -- Aubrey just came from the beach, Syd was in a diaper...again...and I just looked like I needed a shower)
Chet and Sydney gave me flowers for Mother's Day, and will also give me a charm once we know the sex of the baby. That's right! In case you didn't already know (or couldn't tell by the counter at the top of the blog), we are expecting Baby #2! He/she is due October 22nd, which means I am already 16 weeks (and two days) along. I have been feeling great (no morning sickness to speak of) and last week I started feeling the baby move a little. I've only had two OB appointments so far. The first was at my 10-week mark, and the second was this morning. I asked the doctor (the same one I had with Sydney) what she thought the sex was. She said she didn't have a strong feeling, but that the way I looked (which I think was a nice way of saying "chubby") and the fact that she found the heartbeat with the Doppler right away makes her think it's another girl. However...I didn't look full in the face when I was pregnant with Sydney AND, around the 16-week point in my pregnancy with Sydney, the same doctor had a hard time finding the heartbeat with the Doppler and swore it was a boy. So there's no telling what this little one is! I've learned by listening to and talking to other women that there is really no way to tell, even if your pregnancy is exactly the same or completely different from the last one. We'll just have to wait and see! Speaking of that, I should know this week when we are having the gender-ultrasound, so I will keep you posted (I think it will be close to June 1st).
Sydney wore the most precious Sailor dress to church. This was the best full-body shot we managed to take of her that morning.
Sydney and Mommy (she refused to wear a bow in her hair)
Flowers, Cards, Balloon
Sydney Playing with the Balloon (I promise she's usually dressed)
Mother's Day Charm (once we know the sex)
I just started taking belly pictures this week. Here I am compared to my pregnancy with Sydney. I've decided not to take bare belly pictures this time around...new baby, new tradition. (There are two pictures because Chet couldn't get rid of the shadow in the second picture, but I like it better when my left side is toward the camera.)
16 Weeks (shadow)
16 Weeks with Sydney