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Oh hey, twenty-four weeks! Where did you come from?

This pregnancy is so different from my pregnancy with Charlie. I feel a little bad that I haven’t been focusing on Lucía but it’s difficult when I have a 20 month old who demands so much of my attention. There are also more aches and pains and I’m generally more uncomfortable. On the plus side, I don’t freak out over every little thing like I did when I was pregnant with Charlie. I have to say though, that Lucía is a very active baby and her kicks have been a great comfort this week. 

That and this sweet little girl:

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I find that the older Charlie gets, the more rewarding it feels to be a parent. I realized last night as I was giving her a bath that we were having a conversation. She was listing off her friends’ names from daycare and I started asking her questions about her day. She’d respond with simple one or two word answers but I was so interested in each response. Watching her grow and develop has been incredibly fascinating, so much more so than I ever thought it could be. 

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I’m trying to savor these moments with Charlie knowing that my attention will soon be divided between her and a newborn. At the same time, I’m looking forward to the newborn stage again and I’m hoping I’ll be able to enjoy it more this time instead of worrying that I’m doing everything right. 

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