Hey Skyla, it definitely sounds like a different pregnancy for you! I think I was most hormonal with my first pregnancy...I feel pretty chilled out this time around, though have the occasional emotional day where I feel a bit overwhelmed and teary. Yesterday was one of those, but I had just heard that the minister who married my DH and I died unexpectedly and I wish I could be at the funeral. We don't go to church but he was the nicest man and got to know us and taught us things about marriage that we still remember and value. But DH went away today for 5 days and I can't just fly to Perth with the boys. And DS1 is sick. And I have had 5 weeks of visitors which was exhausting. And my mum had surgery last week and my father-in-law is having surgery today. Etc, etc!! It just feels like everything at once which I would likely find hard even if I wasn't pg!
I still haven't told anyone at all. Funnily heaps of people are predicting I am having a girl this time (the kids, people at work, friends, etc). Good on you for waiting until the birth. I think that is wonderful! I still feel like mine will be a surprise in a way as I have only relied on a few words viewed through a folded piece of paper. I didn't see or get any pictures of that area at the u/s, and will not ask for it to be re-confirmed, so I still won't quite believe it until the birth. So I am glad I found out but I like that no-one else knows. It doesn't feel quite real somehow.
Have you picked out a name? We find names so hard. DH keeps coming up with boys names as he thinks it is a boy. I keep telling him my favourite girls name, but he doesn't seem sold on it. I try and come up with others but keep going back to my favourite. I think we will have to write a list of our top 5 and rate them or something. Is your tummy popping out early this time? I have put on 7kg already and I'm only 23 weeks. Everyone keeps saying how small I look but it feels really big to me. With DS1 you could only start to tell I was pg at 23 weeks. Take care of yourself. So good that the 12 week scan went well.