Will Baby Deuce be a Boy or Girl?

I can’t stop thinking about Baby Deuce lately and how eager I am to find out if it’s a boy or a girl.  There are so many similarities to my pregnancy with C, but there’s also some distinct differences.

Similarities

  • Craving McDonald’s sausage burritos for breakfast, and they seem to calm my stomach
  • Aversions to beef and fried foods (except french fries!)
  • Hyperemesis requiring Zofran, Unisom and vitamin B6
  • Belly growing low and straight out
  • Skin issues – dry patches, some breakouts
  • Inability to work with food/cook at all in the first trimester

Differences

  • Required twice the dose of Zofran that I was on with C
  • Constant strange taste in my mouth
  • Altered sense of smell – I always think I’m smelling a strange smell
  • Altered sense of taste – some things taste metallic, others just taste…different
  • Aversion to chocolate and coffee.  Yes!  I usually LOVE chocolate and coffee.

I don’t know what to think!  I’d absolutely love to have another boy so that C could have a brother close in age, and because their birthdays will only be about a week apart and we already have all the right clothes…  But because of the differences in the two pregnancies, I’m starting to wonder if this might be a girl.

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Waiting for Labor is a Crash-Course in Patience

I’ve never been a patient person.  Waiting for labor is driving me completely insane.  I am now convinced (illogically, I admit) that Baby C is NEVER. COMING. OUT.  Good thing I didn’t get my hopes up yesterday when they told me I was probably dilating and labor would come soon…I had my appointment today and there was absolutely no change.  I’m still at 2.5cm.  His head is as low as it can get, so it’s no surprise that I feel like I’m holding a bowling ball in between my legs.

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Not Getting My Hopes Up…

Had to call the doctor today due to some spotting with cramping and they said that I’m probably dilating and labor will be coming soon.   I have to say, I’ve heard that before and I am not getting my hopes up.  I really wish my doctor hadn’t told me about a month ago that she thought I’d be early.  I’m five days away from my due date (and I’ve passed the date that should really be my due date), and I’m starting to feel like we’ll have to go through an induction and smoke this baby out!

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My Belly’s the Size of a Watermelon

I have a few different pregnancy apps on my iPhone, and for the past few weeks my baby’s size has been the equivalent of a watermelon.  This week, that watermelon is now between 6-9 lbs (goodness, I hope he’s not 9 lbs!).  I can definitely tell that my belly is huge, because it’s getting in the way quite often…

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