So I figured I better do a little updating on my pregnancy. Most of you are up to date, thanks to Facebook, but some might not be.
I will be 20 weeks this coming Tuesday (January 27th). We found out at our ultrasound, this past Wednesday, that we will be awaiting baby girl #2. We are thrilled and Caitlyn is SUPER exited about having a little sister. All along she's been saying she wants a sister, not a brother. During the ultrasound, she announced that she "hopes it's not a boy!" She got her wish. Having a second girl will make life for us somewhat easier, at least financially, since we have literally a TON of clothes. My parents are housing about 6-8 HUGE plastic storage tubes for us, that are filled with clothes that Caitlyn has been through. These are the ones that we never had to alter - those altered ones get passed onto the Mallinsons. We're set on clothes until the child is 2! Then once she is wearing clothes bigger in size than Caty, Caty will become to recipient of hand-me-downs. It all works out! And we've got the toy department covered as well! Although Caitlyn has decided that 2 of her most special dolls are just for her and that she'll share the other ones with the baby. Sounds like a plan to me.
We're planning on having the ultrasound done through the genetics department during the first week of March, which will be my 25th week. After week 24, it would be visible if the limbs were not growing as they should be. The chances of us having another child with dwarfism is slim, but still slightly higher than before. The odds are 1 in about 25,000 births, but with a second pregnancy following one dwarf child, the odds are .02% higher. We'll let everyone know the results of that ultrasound.
I'm finally starting to look a little pregnant now, although my maternity clothes (at least my shirts) are still a little too big to wear. I'm feeling good, but REALLY tired. I can thank Caty for that! :) So not much more news here, all's well in pregnancy land!