I am expecting a new baby!!! I am so happy to finally share the exciting news. I am expecting a beautiful baby in December. I am 5 months along and I’m feeling better now in my 2nd trimester.

I learned that I was pregnant in April on my husband’s birthday. I took the pregnancy test early in the morning and was quite surprised to read the result. We were not planning to get pregnant so it was very unexpected but nevertheless we were and are still so overjoyed. You might think the first person I shared the good news with was my husband but you’d be incorrect. When I came out of the bathroom that morning, my 2 year old son, Richie was sitting on my bed playing with his Choo Choo train. When I looked at him, tears started to roll down my eyes and I ran over to him and said, ‘Richie, Mommy’s going to have a baby. You’re going to be a big brother!!!.’. Of course he had no idea what I was talking about and looked at me like what is wrong with you lady and continued to play with his Choo Choo.

Later that evening, when my husband got home from work, I shared the news with him and he was so happy. We are sooooo happy!!!

The two pregnancy symptoms that have been the most difficult for me have been morning sickness and fatigue. And nothing could have prepared me for how difficult it would be to endure these symptoms while caring for my 2 year old son. When I was pregnant with Richie I had awful fatigue and during my 1st trimester I was sleepy all the time. But I didn’t have a toddler to run after. Now, I do. I’m not complaining. I’m just stating the fact that it is HARD. I have really had to pace myself and do the last thing in the world I ever think to do when I need help…ask for help!!! My husband and my mom have been so good to me and I’m thankful to them.

Richie doesn’t understand that Mommy needs to lay down and can’t play with him all the time. And it is so hard to look at his sweet little face and tell him no when he wants to be picked up and Mommy has to run to the bathroom for the 10th time in an hour. Yes, the guilt has already started and baby is not even here yet.

There are so many emotions that come along with becoming a mother and so many different emotions now that I am becoming a mother again. I want to be the best mother I can be for both of my children and I’m sure I will figure it out but it’s going to take time and patience. And I’m up for the challenge.

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