We’ve been keeping a little secret….. we are having a baby!! I am so excited I could just cry! We had such a long 3 year battle when trying to get pregnant with Olivia I was praying this time around things would be different, but I was mentally prepared for the possible challenges we could have to face again. Thankfully it only took us 6 months to get pregnant this time around. Our prayers were truly answered and I am so grateful to be able to get pregnant for the 2nd time. We are currently 14 weeks along and I am finally past the dreaded first trimester. I hope this explains why I have been a little MIA from social media and my blog. I hope to be back to posting a lot more regularly now that I am feeling better. Thanks for sticking with me through all the craziness! I thought it would be fun to share a little about this pregnancy so here goes!
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? I am currently 14 weeks and baby is the size of a peach!
HOW ARE YOU FEELING? I’m not going to lie, the first 3 months of this pregnancy were rough. Luckily I was not as nauseous or sick as my first pregnancy, but I have been so exhausted! And I don’t mean just tired, I mean exhausted! Some days I felt like I could barely get through the day. Whenever Olivia would lay down for her nap I would have to relax on the couch for an hour just to get through the day. Now that I am going into the 2nd trimester I’m finally getting some energy back and no longer feel so run down and exhausted.
ARE YOU STILL WORKING OUT? Currently I am not. I honestly just have not had the energy for it plus I just get overly anxious the first trimester. Because of what’s happened in the past I am always a little scared to do anything major the first trimester for fear of something really bad happening. I felt the same way my first pregnancy. Personally I just feel better taking it easy the first trimester and listening to my body. The 2nd and 3rd trimester I will be back to walking a few miles a day and doing some squats and lunges too.
WHEN ARE YOU DUE? We we are due the beginning of April! I’m excited for a spring baby!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE HAVING? We do not! And we are not going to find out this time around. I know people think we are crazy for doing that but honestly it doesn’t matter to me if we have a boy or a girl and this may be one of the last big surprises of our lives. So I want to hold onto the excitement of not knowing and wait until we are in the delivery room to find out! I figure if we have another girl I already have soooo much stuff, and if I have a little boy my sister-in-law has a ton of stuff for me so I am set! I was all worried about having the nursery all ready and everything perfect the first time around and then it was 6 months before Olivia was sleeping in her room so there really is no rush. All of our big items we bought neutral so I am good to go.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU GAINED SO FAR? I believe I’ve only gained about 3 lbs but it sure feels like a lot more than that. I am showing so much faster this time around so it was getting harder and harder to hide my belly. I wasn’t in maternity jeans until about 6 months the first time around but I think I will be in them in the next few weeks this time.
ANY CRAVINGS? Only carbs and comfort food for me… I wish I could eat more healthy right now but nothing sounds really good except sandwiches with eggs and cheese, bagels and cream cheese and french toast. Trying to control the carb cravings though! And I can’t get enough ice cold water!
ANY AVERSIONS? Bananas… I can’t stand the smell of them right now! UGH! My first pregnancy I couldn’t look at chicken, smell it or eat it… this time I have been ok with a lot more things and I don’t have the indigestion like I did before… fingers crossed because it may just come a little later. I am also better with dairy this time around. Last pregnancy I couldn’t eat icecream without throwing up.
DO YOU HAVE A NAME PICKED OUT? Not yet, we are still talking about a few that we like for each gender. We will know by the time he or she is here though. We will be keeping the name a secret until he/she is here just like last time.
I think that’s about all the questions I’ve gotten so far! I’m honestly just so thankful to be pregnant again I am enjoying every moment! Thank you to everyone that reached out with your well wishes. It truly means the world to me!