From bloat to bump, we have reached the second trimester.
This trimester I did feel like I got my energy back up, however my heartburn/indigestion has increased three fold.
We spent a lot of time getting things ready for the nursery. Painting the room, getting used furniture and painting it to match the nursery, and stocking up on diapers and wipes while they are on sale.
Heather and our besties went to Mexico for a wedding. It was hard to see her leave for a gift without us (Peanut and I) but there was no way we could risk anything going wrong and being exposed to Zika. We were worried about whether Heather would need to be quarantined when she got back, so we asked the OB and they looked at us like we were crazy. They said they only know of it being transmitted via sperm and not sure there is a risk for lesbians.
While she was in Mexico, I went to beach with my family for the weekend. I really thought my relationship was getting better with my parents and there view/opinion of Heather and I was getting better. Yet the last day we are at the beach my dad shows their true feelings yet again. He asked me if we were going to take Peanut to church and I told him I was not sure. We both had grown up religious kids but that we are not a fan of the hypocrites that a lot of Christians have become. They are nice to your face and then talk badly about you as soon as you turn your back, that is not very Christian. My dad then proceeds to say to me “well we still think your relationship is wrong but God seems to be blessing you anyway.” What the fuck?!? What is that suppose to mean?!? Since we have a nice house and got pregnant, God now thinks it is ok for us to be gay?!? What kind of horseshit is that? I immediately thought wow, now I know how you feel about or relationship and will not be allowing my child to be alone with you. I will not have you teach or talk negatively about our love to our child.
Our clinic would only do an anatomy scan at 20 weeks if you were considered low risk, so we were anxious to know if Peanut was going to be a little boy or a little girl. So at 15 weeks, we had gone by our local Buy Buy Baby to add items to our registry and they suggested we check out the local 4D ultrasound place to see if we could find out the gender. We went to the ultrasound place and as soon as the woman started scanning our little man revealed himself to us. There it was…we were officially going to be boy moms!
The next few weeks we spent time getting ready for our anatomy scan and the gender reveal party we were throwing for our friends and family. It was so crazy to think that we were already almost half way through the journey to meet our little guy. We had waited so long for this journey and it was going so fast. The anatomy scan went perfectly. All of his organs were present and functioning properly. His arms and legs were measuring long, so we might have a tall kid on our hands. Throughout the scan he kept putting his arms up and trying to hide his face, so I guess he is like his Mommy and did not want the light in his face.
The gender reveal party was a lot of fun and it just showed that we have so many friends and family that truly love us and can not wait to spoil our Peanut. Unfortunately my parents did not attend as I figured they would not because we had it on a Saturday and they did not want to take time off from work. My sisters did attend and it was interesting to see how they truly do not know me, Heather, or our life because they choose to not spend the time with us.
After the gender reveal our friends were ready to start planning our baby shower. My best friend however wanted to do a shower on her own, which complicated matters a little bit. So we decided she would do a shower and our families/besties would also do a shower. It was so exciting and surreal to see the invites once they were done. If someone had asked us after our second failed IVF if we would be at this point, I would have told them they were crazy.
As we rounded the end of our 2nd trimester, we wanted to make sure that we took a trip as just the two of us. Luckily Heather had a work event in San Francisco, which meant we could venture back to our favorite place, Bernardus Lodge and Spa. We were able to book 4 days and 3 nights and it was the best thing we ever did.
The Babymoon was so relaxing, we lounge together, napped, sat by the pool, enjoyed great meals and the beautiful CA weather. It was a perfect way to end our 2nd trimester…bring on the finish line.