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Week 18 Update

Can’t believe that we are nearly to the halfway mark of this pregnancy already.  It’s quite true that the 2nd time around goes faster, you have less time to get ready, you have less time to document it (which explains why photographic evidence of subsequent children tends to decline, thus creating these middle child syndromes and such–thesis material people, thesis material).

This week, baby is the size of a bell pepper, weighing almost 7 ounces and measuring 5.5 inches long.  I have several times thought I have felt little thumps and thuds from the bell pepper, but nothing too consistent.

I’m still waiting for the total magic of the 2nd trimester, where you prance around on rainbows and ride unicorns until the heft of the 3rd trimester smacks you in the stomach.  Alas, that has yet to happen and I’m still dealing with fatigue and occasional instances of nausea.  We are not planning to find out gender for Baby Dos, so it’ll be fun playing the guessing game again.  We won’t get our ultrasound done for another 2 weeks, then we will really be able to put a face to the belly.

My official 18 week belly shot:

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Whoops.  My outfit makes a little more sense when I’m in the picture with the rest of my 100 Acre gang.  Next year we’ll have to come up with a family of 4 theme.  Belly out!

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Back from a Long Absence

My goodness, my last posting was back in July.  Usually long absences in the blog world are either due to 1) flat out quitting, 2) an injury, 3) major life changes.  Mine can be classified under #3.  We went on a family vacation at the beginning of July to the Outer Banks.  It was wonderful, things were all “Electric Beach-like” with peace, love and sand.

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Then Baby J…or should I say, Toddler J, managed to turn 2 and we had to of course provide the obligatory celebration there.
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We got his 2 year old photo shoot done.  Child is such a toddler model it’s not even funny, if he could rub some of his photogenic-ness off on me that would be super appreciated.

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After pictures, it was time for the obligatory “1st Hair Cut” in order to make sure people at the grocery store quit telling me I had a beautiful daughter.

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and then…we finally let everyone know about what our next and latest adventure will be.  The adventure that is the biggest reason that I haven’t run a race since June.  And the reason I inserted this way down at the end of this post to make sure you sufficiently read.

Our family of 3 is going to be growing by 1 in March!  Baby Mason #2 will be debuting in 2017 and Toddler J will be a big brother.

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I am currently 17 weeks along and plan on doing a week-by-week belly blog again, so be prepared for a little bit too much pregnancy talk and some running talk.  I’ve still been running again, although I have been keeping things short (between 2-4 miles per run) and do have some plans for a few races before the end of the year.  Then that’ll probably be it on the racing front until Summer.

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Belly Out!