20 Weeks!

It's crazy to me that we are half way through this pregnancy already.
There's so many things I'm excited and looking forward to but at the same time I want to live in slow motion for the next 20 weeks.
I was watching an old episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the episode where Kourtney has Penelope, and it really hit home. She breaks down about wanting to spend more time with Mason as an only child. I feel the same way about Grey. Now some people will be smart and say, "well it's too late for that' or "should've thought about that before getting pregnant again" but I don't mean it in that sense. What I mean is he is growing so fast and I just love every second I get with him. He's constantly learning. I just want to be able to enjoy all these precious little moments we have and focus on him, my first little baby. Once this little one gets here it means he's not my baby anymore, he's officially (as much as I hate to admit it) a toddler. That's super exciting and scary all at the same time. Not to mention he is growing like a weed and will probably be taller than me by 3. Kidding, but maybe. Hahahha
I'm ecstatic for Grey to be a big brother. I have a feeling he is too. Although he may not fully understand what it means he definitely knows there is a baby in momma's belly. Every day, wether it be before or after his nap, he lifts my shirt and kisses my belly. I die every time.
This kid just continues to turn me to mush with his sweetness.
I'm sure me being insanely over emotional this pregnancy plays a big role in all of this too. Seriously, this little babe has me crying about a lot everything!
That is not an exaggeration by any means. And here's an example..
Yesterday I was doing some dishes. I was trying to get the lid off of this container that had salad dressing in it from Daniel's lunch and he came up behind me and sacred the living daylights out of me. This having happened at the exact moment I finally got the lid of so the salad dressing went all one the backsplash. I giggled a bit at first, Daniel was historically laughing, and then came the tears. I started balling my eyes out about how I'd made a mess. SERIOULSY?
Ok well enough about my crazy emotions!

We are 20 weeks pregnant! Ahhhhhhh! Crazy. Where is this year going?
Baby is half baked. Haha, I'm so clever.. I know I know. Ice cream just happens to be on my mind 24/7. We had an appointment recently to find out the sex. With Greyson's pregnancy I was most excited about this appointment, this time around I was so anxious to get in the room and find out already that I thought I might die in that room waiting. The anticipation was actually killing me! I'm happy to announce that Baby Ortega #2 is a GIRL!
I am so so happy. I always wanted to have 3 or 4 little boys and then a girl but finding out that I'm having her sooner than that did not change how happy I was to actually hear it. In a way it makes me feel closer to my mom. Being my mothers only child, in an extremely high risk pregnancy, we were best friends. I say were because she passed when I was at the beginning of my teen years. She was the most amazing woman I've ever encountered. Everyone says they hope to be as great a mom as theirs was yet this is a true goal of mine. She hands down was the greatest. Woooo, emotions! Haha. Ugh.
So I feel more connected to her this pregnancy because I'm my own little girl. I wonder how she felt when I was rolling all around in her belly, did she wonder if I'd look like her, have her eyes or was she as ridiculously emotional as I am?!
Everything about my pregnancy is different this time around. Like I said before, I'm much more emotional/hormonal. I haven't had all day long, never gonna end morning sickness. And I wanted salty foods in the beginning and its slowly turning into more and more sweet stuff.
I am still curious to see if I'll heartburn this time around. I've read its been proven to be directly related to the baby growing hair. Since Greyson was born bald and still barely has any hair, I mostly believe this!

PS Happy Mother's Day to you all!


How far along: 20 weeks
Gender: Girl!
Weight gain: 10lbs
Sleep: So so
Stretch Marks: Nope!
Missing: Being out in the sun and not feeling like I'm inside a furnace after 20 minutes. I'd like to enjoy the sunshine and get a good tan this summer!
Looking forward to: My second ever Mother's Day
Cravings: Ice cream in general & donuts

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