Second Baby: Weeks 14-17

by Lauren on August 25, 2016

I feel like the only thing I post about these days is baby or toddler related, which I guess that is what my life consists of these days.

Okay, I’m going to say something that I’m sure some of you will gasp at, but I really don’t like being pregnant!  Now please don’t mistake that.  I may dislike being pregnant but I absolutely LOVE being a mom.  I even loved my labor and birthing experience with Grayson, I just hated the 9 months beforehand.  Sure there are some really great moments of bearing a child, but for the most part, I’m just not a fan.  I’m often feeling sick, uncomfortable, bloated, huge, restless, hungry, thirsty, hormonal and just all around not myself.  But aside from how I feel, it is so very worth it knowing my body is fueling life to a perfect little human.

Okay, so this pregnancy still proves to be very similar to my last.  Only this is around the time where I flared in my first pregnancy and so far (knock on wood), I haven’t had any signs of a flare with this one.  Thank the Lord because having a bad UC flare while pregnant is pretty much the worst thing.

Week 14: 

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My stomach popped as soon as I hit my second trimester and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  I’m pretty much just wearing maternity clothes at this point because if it’s not maternity, it either doesn’t fit or just looks awkward.

Week 15:

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My workouts have felt pretty good so far.  Each week, I feel a little more pressure down there than the week before, but nothing is painful or uncomfortable.  I’m still able to do pretty much everything I did before pre-pregnancy with the exception of ab work on my back. Yoga still proves to be the hardest for me right now.

Week 16: 

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Cravings continue to be salty, briny foods like olives, salty cheeses, and mustard.  I’m also extremely thirsty throughout the day and usually, I’ll just chug plain water, but lately, I’ve wanted Kombucha.  Thankfully, I can get a growler of the stuff filled every week from the farmers market of local fresh brewed from the tap.  It’s been a wonderful tradition!

Week 17: 

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This was the week we found out the baby’s sex and in case you missed it…..

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We found out we are having another boy!  Truthfully, I knew in my heart it was a boy all along.  And as nice as I think it would be to have a little balance with a girl, I do love being a mom to boys.  As gross and wild as they are, I know it will be so wonderful for Grayson to have a little brother to look out for.  My sister has two boys as well, so right now, our family is well on its way to being a football team.

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Everyone keeps telling me how big I get from week to week and I can’t disagree with them.  I’m truly floored at how fast things are growing by the day now.  The baby is also very active as I feel him move all of the time!

Overall, I’m feeling pretty good.  Exhausted, sore, bloated, and uncomfortable most days, but nothing out of the ordinary.

We haven’t really discussed names yet other than a few I’ve been throwing out there here and there.  But we do plan to keep the name a secret until he arrives so my lips are sealed.

Well I’m well into the second trimester now and still just so happy to be done with the first.  Things are going so much faster now that I’m feeling better and I’m pretty sure January will be here before I know it.  So for now, I’m just trying to soak up all of the one-on-one time I can with my firstborn.

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It’s a……

by Lauren on August 22, 2016

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BOY!!!!

My intuition was right on!  We found out yesterday that we will be welcoming another beautiful little boy into this family and we are all thrilled.  Part of me is excited for the thought of two boys and the other part is well….just terrified! (I type that as my first born currently attempts to jump from the window ledge to the couch with no fear whatsoever) 

I’ll be back with more details and updates from the last few weeks.

Thank you for all of your kind love and support.  <3 <3 <3

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