Pregnancy #2, Weeks 15-24

Well, and just like that it’s been a month since I’ve blogged?! Holy moly guys! Life can get cray. I’m not sure how some of you blog DAILY! Anyway, here’s how the pregnancy has been going….

How far along are you? I’ll be 24 weeks this week, don’t know how that’s possible but it’s true!

My only recent bump picture

My only recent bump picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what the baby has been up to according to The Bump:

  • He is the size of a cantaloupe (feels about right).
  • He responds to my voice and touch (favorite part of being pregnant).

Total weight gain/loss: It’s weird to think that I’m 24 weeks and have only gained 5 pounds, although, I’m SO not going to complain about that!!!

Sleep: Sleep hasn’t been too bad, it’s as good as pregnancy sleep can be I guess. I have crazy dreams, have to pee a ton, and my hips hurt but it’s all for a good reason 🙂

Best moment lately: Our 20 week ultrasound was the best day ever! We had my mom and Brent’s mom in the room with us and it was a really special time. Finding out this little nugget is a boy just like I’ve felt from the beginning was such an amazing experience. I’m so excited for this little man!

Miss Anything: Honestly, I miss intense workouts, not getting winded walking up stairs, and my wine!

Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah! I truly have a love for maternity pants, they make me happy.

Movement: He is a WILD man! I’m a little freaked out to think about how intense his movements will be get the further along I get, but man do I love feeling him move. He already has awake times that I can predict which is really cool.

Food Cravings: I wouldn’t say that I have any cravings really, although I could always go for sushi or Chipotle!

Anything making you sick: I’ve had a cold or two and when I’m not feeling well with the cold my morning sickness comes back, it’s lovely. But thank you Jesus I’m not sick everyday anymore.

Gender: BOY! So happy! Baby brother is going to be the perfect addition to our family.

Symptoms: Really just feeling bigger and get a little more tired than usual.

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to the Holiday’s! We have family coming to town for Thanksgiving and this time of year is in general my favorite. Getting to share Thanksgiving and Christmas with Charlotte is so fun and thinking of getting to do this with brother too makes me giddy. Oh, and my glucose test, ha! JUST KIDDING!

How is big sister: Charlotte is already such a wonderful big sister, she prays for baby brother, and asks/talks about him often. We are getting ready to upgrade Charlotte’s bedroom furniture. She’s going to get a true big girl bedroom set so we can convert Charlotte’s bed back into a crib and move her dresser into brothers room.

This pregnancy is such a joy to me and our family. Brent and I are so excited to add a boy to our family dynamic, although, we are kinda nervous too! I realized that I don’t really know how to be a boy mom! Everything will be so different than it was with Charlotte which is cool but also a little scary. Thanks for reading this update! I’ll probably post one or two more before this little boy gets here!!

Love to you all!

 

 

 

Pregnancy #2 Weeks 1-15

I’m planning on sharing some details about this pregnancy as the weeks go on but I’ll probably break it up into a few week chunk at a time. I’ve always loved reading pregnancy updates so I hope you guys will enjoy this too!

How far along are you? 15 weeks! Into my second trimester already! Please excuse the no makeup, full of sunscreen, about to go to the pool picture below.

IMG_4723Here’s what baby is up to according to The Bump:

  • Baby is the size of a navel orange!
  • Baby has fingerprints
  • Baby is already forming vocal cords and teeth!

Total weight gain/loss: I’m down 2 pounds still, I’ve been super sick this time around.

Sleep: Sleep has not been my friend. Between extreme hip pain and having to go to the bathroom I don’t sleep well. But my amazing husband bought me a Snoogle and it’s life changing.

Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move! He/She is on the left side of my belly and I feel the movements in the mornings and nights (probably the only two times I can sit and really pay attention to the tiny movements).

Miss anything? This may sound shallow but alcohol. With the pumpkin beers starting to hit the shelves, I’ve been missing being able to indulge in a drink of two here and there.

Maternity clothes? Yep….pretty much since week 6. The bump is large and in charge and maternity clothing is so comfortable!

Movement? Yes and it’s wonderful

Food cravings: Food and I do not get along at the moment. Nothing ever sounds good, going to the grocery store is my worst enemy. Food just overall makes me sick, so I wouldn’t say I have any cravings right now, just things I can tolerate. Although I did get a random craving for Pasta Roni (gross) which I haven’t had since college, because it’s not even real food haha!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Um….everything?! But really…..

Gender: If I was to guess I would say boy, just based on how I’m feeling. This pregnancy has been completely different from my pregnancy with Charlotte. Plus one morning I woke up calling the baby the boy name we have picked out. Charlotte has said it’s a baby brother since day 1, we will find out soon!

Symptoms: Fatigue, this may sound weird but I normally hate to nap, I think it’s a waste of time. However, lately when Charlotte lays down for nap I’m down for the count. I nap probably 5 of the 7 days a week because I truly cannot not nap. My hip pain at night is really bad and since I’m in my second trimester I can no longer sleep on my back. I have to get up at night and walk around to relieve the pain in my hips. I also have been super sick. I never experienced morning sickness with Charlotte so this is a whole new experience for me. However, it’s all day everyday sickness for me….yuck. But to be honest, I’m just really focusing on being thankful that I am able to carry another beautiful baby in my body, and if that means being sick for awhile than I’ll endure it 🙂

Happy or moody most of the time: I would say happy! I haven’t cried that often (except at a chick flick the other night, haha!)

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender of this sweet baby

Fitness update: Because I’ve been so sick I haven’t done much working out. Last week was when I started adding fitness back into my routine. I’ve been doing a prenatal workout each morning and it’s been great.  Just trying to stay healthy and active for this little munchkin!

How is this pregnancy different than with Charlotte: With Charlotte I had extreme fatigue, like falling asleep on the couch at 6:30pm fatigue. I haven’t had that type of fatigue this pregnancy, which I’m okay with since I have a toddler to chase around! With Charlotte I didn’t experience morning sickness or food aversions but  this time I’ve been so sick, and it hasn’t been enjoyable. I’m truly sick all day everyday and struggle to find any type of food that sounds good to me. I’m trying to make sure I’m still eating balanced and healthy for this baby but some days it’s hard to not just eat toast for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Thanks for reading about how our little peanut is doing! Hope you’re having a great week!!