I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be sharing this big secret—we’re pregnant with baby #2! I’m can’t wait to grow our family and can’t believe Owen is going to be a big brother!
Our trip to Croatia was our last big hoorah before we started trying, and I’m so glad that we made that trip happen. It was just what we needed—time for just Rob and I to relax, reconnect and ultimately catch up on 2 years of missed sleep.
When We Found Out
We found out I was pregnant in early November. I was really surprised because I didn’t think I was pregnant, we’d even gone on a date a few weeks prior and I told Rob, I didn’t think it’d happened. But, low and behold, a few weeks later I started having a fair amount of cramping, my boobs were suddenly bigger and sensitive and I had to pee all the time.
My appetite was crazy too. I was eating sooo much, and I didn’t think much of it until we ordered takeout one night. I typically would eat about half of this rice dish I love and save the rest for later. But, I looked down at my plate to get another bite and realized I’d eaten the whole dang thing.
I started wondering then, if maybe I was pregnant. The next week, I missed my period and took a pregnancy test, and all of it made sense.
How I Felt During the First Trimester
I was pretty nauseous weeks 6-10 which was new because I wasn’t sick at all with Owen. I never actually got sick, but just felt bad a lot. For weeks, I woke up every morning feeling incredibly hungover, and every night, I’d get nauseous right before I went to bed. Not a fun way to start and end your day!
I thought I’d be more tired with a toddler around, but I think some level of exhaustion is just my normal with a two-year old, so I didn’t really notice a big difference.
I’ve been keeping up my normal workout routine and diet as best as I can. Admittedly, the first trimester was very carb heavy, but it’s really all that sounded good when I was feeling sick. Now that I’m feeling better, life is going pretty much as normal.
How Baby 2 is Different Than Baby 1
It’s so different being pregnant this time. Since I’m constantly chasing Owen around, I don’t think about being pregnant as much, and it’s actually made this pregnancy go by so much faster. The only reason I’m reminded most days is because I already have a bump, small, but it’s there!
I know they say you pop so much earlier with the second, but dang, I didn’t realize just how early it would happen! We shot some photos when I was 13 weeks, and it was so obvious I was pregnant, I ended up not posting them, ha!
Another big difference about this pregnancy is that I’m so much more calm. I’m more focused on taking care of myself, my health, getting enough sleep and so much less worried about wondering if something is going wrong.
Again, I think having a toddler occupies so much of my thinking that I just don’t have the mental capacity to worry, but also knowing what to expect makes the whole process so much more enjoyable and less scary.
How I’m Feeling Now
As of today, I’m feeling good! Great, even! My nausea subsided (though my appetite did not), around 11-12 weeks and it’s been much easier to get through the days and maintain a pretty normal day to day life!
It’s safe to say that I’m VERY excited for 2020! It’s going to be a big year for our family and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!
I’m so incredibly thankful to be growing our family. I’ve had so many friends struggle to get and stay pregnant and my heart goes out to all of you. Every journey to motherhood is different, but ultimately worth it. This blessing of new life is not lost on me, and again, I couldn’t be more grateful that we’re adding another baby to our family.
As always, thank you for letting our little family into your life and always being so kind and supportive! You guys mean the world to me and I’m so happy to finally be sharing our news with you!