Shein Maxi Dress (here)
I am so thrilled to announce that Geordie and I are expecting baby number 2 in March! It seems like forever that I have been hiding this, and I’m so glad to finally be able to chat about what’s really going on in my life. After all, it’s really hard to chat about a skirt or something when you’re exhausted, bloated, and said skirt doesn’t fit your growing belly anymore lol.
If you’ve read my posts for a while you might remember that we went through a miscarriage back in early June. So it was actually a pretty big surprise when I found out about 5 weeks after that that I was expecting. Experiencing a pregnancy so close to a miscarriage didn’t come without stress. As I’m sure it is for many couples, we were constantly scared that something bad was going to happen in the first few weeks. However, now that we are out of the first trimester, I feel like I can finally start putting that fear aside, and just really get excited for this new baby!
HOW FAR ALONG:
14 Weeks and 1 day!
Eh let’s not go there. Just kidding. I want to be authentic and honest on this blog, and the truth is, I don’t feel like I’m programmed to be one of those cute tiny pregnant girls. I’m hungry (like all the time), I have issues with swelling, and for some reason my body seems to like to pack on the pounds. The American Pregnancy association recommends that you gain 25-35 pounds if you start at a healthy weight. I gained about 35 pounds with George, even though I walked most days for 30 minutes to an hour. However, my starting weight this pregnancy was much much lower, so even if I do gain the 35 pounds like I did with George, I’ll still be in a better position to shed the baby weight after. I also should mention that good nutrition and taking care of the baby growing inside of me are much more important than the number on the scale. So I just try to eat healthy most of the time/workout when I can, and balance that with a bowl of cookies and cream ice cream here and there. 🙂
The first thing that alerted me to being pregnant this time and with George was my sore growing boobs and being just completely and utterly exhausted. Luckily the exhaustion seems to be getting better, but my boobs seem to be getting bigger on the daily lol.
As far as sickness goes, weeks 6-10 I had to have something in my stomach constantly or I would get super nauseated. Unfortunately, all I could stomach was carb related foods, so that meant lots of crackers, toast, and cheez its. A few weeks ago I started having killer migraines almost daily, and those have been a huge struggle. However, my doctor said those should start subsiding, and they do seem to be dwindling down.
Baby Diapers. LOL.
There’s an old wives tale that if you crave salty foods you are pregnant with a boy and if you crave sweet things you are pregnant with a girl. My cravings tend to change on the daily (although I tend to crave mostly salty foods!) With that said, I do have a sneaking suspicion that we have another boy on our hands.
Also, I want to add that when we ask George if he want a baby brother or a baby sister, he responds with “baby firetruck.” LOL.
Salads with Poppyseed dressing (totally unlike me,) ALSO, peanut butter crackers, peanut butter toast, peanut butter, peanut butter milkshakes. (You get the picture!)
Thank you for reading (if you got this far!) I’m exciting to share my experience with you this pregnancy, and I’m even more excited to dress the bump!