Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bye Bye First Trimester

This is my last week of the first trimester of pregnancy and I'm pretty dang excited. Although, some people say that the 12th week is the end of the first trimester, so if that's the case, hello second trimester!

If anyone sees me out in public, you might notice that I look different than I did two months ago. That's because I'm fat now.

Pregnancy can be hard at times, but I love it. It will get better. I vaguely remember that it gets better.

I am eagerly waiting to feel fluttering in my belly, to know the gender, and especially to kiss my baby's precious little lips.

Baby is the size of a macaroon this week and he or she already has fingerprints.

I'm feeling a lot of discomfort in my abdomen and my belly isn't holding back this time around. I've got a noticeable bump and my belly button is already trying to pop out.

Unfortunately I can't yet say that my nausea has ended but I can say that on occasion, I have a day or two of feeling myself again until nausea hits again with rage.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rusty is Growing Up

Today I realized that it had been a while since I took some photos of Rusty boy. I also woke up feeling a ton better than yesterday, so for the first time in a while I actually had the strength to step outside of my front door. For those of you who don't follow me on instagram, I was very sick yesterday. (#pregnancyprobs)

Here's a collection of my favorite photos from this morning:

"nom nom nom"


"fishy face"

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Baby #2

It is still surreal that I have another child growing inside of my body. Corde and I had been attempting to have a baby since December, and that 8 months of trying felt like a lifetime. I know most of you probably won't think that's a very long time considering some couples try for years without success. But I had high expectations because Russell was conceived within two weeks of ending birth control. Plus, I'm a very impatient person.

It has taken all of my strength to hold in the news. I wanted to shout from the rooftops and flood social media as soon as I found out, which was early. Corde and I originally planned to keep this child a secret until 20 weeks, even from our families, but I ended up telling my parents the day after I found out. I had to tell them. I needed my mom to know so that I could complain to her about all of my pregnancy woes, like morning sickness, cramps, doubts, all of it.

Going into this pregnancy has felt a million times more stressful than it did with my first. I don't know if it's because I felt like I had to wait so long and I'm eager to do it all again, or because this time I understand how real it all is.

I have spent a ridiculous amount of time googling miscarriage statistics, signs, you name it. I have felt like somehow it was my due time for things to go wrong since with Russell everything went smoothly. At my first consultation, I asked so many questions and expressed so many concerns that I bet the woman consulting me thought I was crazy. By the end of the appointment, she told me that I should look into doing some meditation and using relaxation techniques to help me stress less. (haha)

Soon after my consultation, I felt some relief that my pregnancy was progressing smoothly when I started getting nausea and food aversions. My morning sickness/nausea has not been as severe as it was with Russell which has been a amazing, but I have severe food aversion that make me feel disgusted by everything 24/7.

Now that I have finally had my first ultrasound, and got to hear my sweet baby's heartbeat, plus see his/her teensy weensy body and get the reassurance that our child was measuring exactly where it needed to be,  I'm feeling very thankful. I am so in love with the little bean inside of me. And I can't wait to see our little Corde Russell be a big brother.

I don't know about you guys, but I love reading about other peoples pregnancies, seeing baby bump pictures, and all of that fun stuff. Plus I love looking back at my old pregnancy posts and comparing them to how I feel now. I hope you guys enjoy the things that I share!

Here is my 4 weeks pregnant vs. now. 10 weeks 4 days today, you guys! This time around my belly popped much sooner than with Russell. I didn't show a bump until about 16 weeks or so, I think.