Sweet, Sweet Heartbeat

Dear Baby Pacheco,

We’re at just over 7 weeks along now! I’m sure as you’re reading this, you’ll note that I wrote an update every week with Alex… well, as a fellow younger sibling I’m here to tell you that you might as well get used to the fact that the experience of being a second (or more) child is much different from being the first. Parents have been there, done that… & now they’re even busier with multiple kids on their hands. Hence, there will probably be fewer letters for you as weekly is just too much for me these days. My apologies! It’s not that I’m thinking about you any less or love you any less. I’m just SO. FREAKING. EXHAUSTED. I don’t remember feeling quite this tired all the time during my first pregnancy. A little fatigued, sure, but these days I’d stay in bed and sleep pretty much 24/7 if I could. :-X I suppose having to care for a very active toddler doesn’t help the situation!

Anyway, I do wish I’d taken a belly picture sooner because I feel like I’m already starting to show. With Alex you couldn’t tell a difference until about 14 weeks or so & even then it was fairly tame… but they say your body “remembers” the second+ time around, and the muscles are quicker to pop out. I suppose that is true, at least for me so far. Not to mention I still (most unfortunately) have some of the “baby weight” from my first pregnancy… although as I’ve said to my friends, at this point it’s no longer “baby weight,” just plain old “weight.” LOL. Sigh.

The good news is that all those things are signs that you’re doing really well in there! Right now you’re about the size of a blueberry. 🙂 Last week we had your first ultrasound, and I got to see your little fluttering heartbeat. The doctor said everything looked wonderful so far, and you’re measuring right on target for your due date of January 27.

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It was so great to finally get a glimpse of you! Up until then I was honestly still in a state of shock & doubt. Now it feels much more real. It’s hard to see much in the ultrasound pictures, but I could see your limbs starting to grow and even where your eyelids are on the actual screen during the ultrasound. Technology is truly amazing! Can’t wait to see more of you, little blueberry. 😉

All my love,
Mom

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