We traveled to see my family this weekend and Katie had another Easter/Birthday fun fest. It's going to be hard to convince her that Easter is not always the same week as her birthday after this.
Overall, it was a pretty good weekend. A lot of rain and storms, but a nice time. I wasn't allowed to talk about or tell anyone in my family about my pregnancy (Mom's rule), so that was really awkward and uncomfortable. I'm sure many of them guessed since I wasn't drinking (with the exception of water - and let me tell you, during a weekend with that family it's rare to see me without a beer or caffeine). I will be really happy once we get out of this trimester and my husband and mom finally allow me to acknowledge this pregnancy publicly. Until then, it's all silence except for this blog. I know they're just worried, but it pisses me off. I mean, it's not like I'd make a public announcement prior to the end of the first trimester, but - let's face it. Good news for us is huge. I should be able to share it with friends and family without doing it behind the screen of a computer. That's the sucky part.
I'm doing better overall. I still have a lot of back pain, but it's not the nausea inducing type, so I'm pretty sure it has to do with the stretching of muscles and not with my kidneys. I had back pain very early with Katie, as well, so it's not unusual. Other than that, I'm pretty good most of the time. I'm not nearly as horribly exhausted as I thought I would be (and I credit a lot of that to the show - I think being busy doesn't allow me exhaustion time) and I'm not as sick as I've been in the past. That leads me to think that either there was something really wrong with previous pregnancies (as we have already established) or that we may have a boy coming...but we'll see :)
Tomorrow is our second sonogram. I absolutely guarantee that we will post both pictures tomorrow because I will have to scan them in for others. With any luck, JellyBean has grown from a bean to a little gingerbread cookie. If we're really lucky, we'll have some fetal movement and have cleared yet another hurdle. If all goes well, we'll have another sonogram AND doctor's appointment in two weeks.
Katie also has a doctor's appointment tomorrow for her three-year check-up. Considering she's about 40inches tall and 34 pounds, this should be interesting. I'll let you know all the news as soon as I know :)
Have a good week.