Wednesday, April 8, 2015

details, details

How do I even begin to express our gratitude to all of you?! THANK YOU for all the love and support for this sweet baby! My heart is so full knowing that I haven't met most of you in real life, and sadly won't ever get to meet most of you, yet you shower us with all the excitement in the world with our pregnancy announcement! Just like I said yesterday... happy and thankful doesn't even begin to describe it :)
So! The details! I am 14 weeks (and 4 days) along now and let me tell ya- it feels SO good to finally share our secret!! I'm due October 3rd but there is a very real chance we could have a September baby! I'm not counting on it with my history though, as I was induced with Mia 4 days over my due date :) dang babies, ha ha!
I took a pregnancy test just a few days after we moved to Arizona to confirm my suspicions of being pregnant! I had been suspecting pregnancy for a good 2 weeks before actually taking the test, but I was hesitant to take a test because I didn't want to be let down with a negative result. Then I just got busy between babysitting 5 boys, moving states and unpacking. I always thought I'd be terrified the day I got another positive pregnancy test, but it was just the opposite! I was so happy and it just felt right. God is so good!!
So, how have I been feeling? This pregnancy has been very similar to Mia's, so far! I hate to complain because I could be a lot worse off, but letsbereal, the first trimester is not my favorite! I haven't experienced morning sickness yet (just as I never had it with Mia) but I do need to be eating something every 1-2 hours to keep from feeling yuck. I've been extremely exhausted and I just kind of always feel "blah". I don't really know how else to describe it :) My skin doesn't love pregnancy and I break out constantly so I can't win at everything, ha ha! I'll take acne over puking though! I am starting to feel some relief from the first trimester symptoms and couldn't be happier about it... all hail the second trimester :)
My first doctor appointment was actually on Monday, April 6th, which is why we waited so long to share our news! Between waiting for insurance to kick in, trying to find a new doctor and this being the second child (aka- we are way more laid back and relaxed about this pregnancy, ha ha!) we weren't able to get in to see a doctor before now. Time actually went pretty quickly but goodness, I was beyond ready to see my baby in that little ultrasound and hear a strong heart beat. We are still on a high from that special moment on Monday! I was right on point with how far along I predicted I was, so that was a relief to not have the due date pushed back!
Cravings: I have a total sweet tooth! This is completely opposite from the first trimester with Mia. I couldn't stand the thought of donuts, ice cream, treats, etc. This time I day dream about chocolate cake and donuts all day long, ha ha! Tuna fish sandwiches with a side of pickles are my jam, I wish I could eat that every day! Textures are killin' me this time around! I absolutely love avocados but it's become nearly impossible for my to choke them down :( And Eric grilled the most amazing, moist chicken that was so wrong in my mouth. The texture was... ugh. So depressing! Another weird thing that is so different from my pregnancy with Mia is that I don't sleep good at night! With Mia, I slept a good 12-14 hours straight each night (heaven!) This time around I sleep through the night maybe once or twice in the week, and the rest of the nights I'm wide awake at the most annoying hours, for hours at a time. What the heck? It's a big bummer considering this is the most comfortable I'll be in the months to come.
I still workout 5-6 days a week (I just listen to my body as to not over do it, or hurt myself) and eat as healthy as I can, despite my nagging sweet tooth :) Overall I'm feelin' good about this pregnancy and so thankful that I get to do it again!

P.S. I made plans with a photographer to do our pregnancy announcement photos but our schedules ended up not lining up so I talked my dear friend into attempting pictures. Luckily she's still talking to me after that little nightmare, ha ha! Ornery husband + a toddler who would not cooperate for anything... this is how most of the pictures turned out:
Crying mommy and crying Mia as she runs away. So many blurry, running photos of Mia, ha ha!

and this:
Run, Mia, run! At least we all ended up laughing in the end! Mia still got her treat I tried bribing her with even though she only cooperated for like three? photos, ha ha! Always a good time with toddlers (and husbands)...

25 comments:

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

I am just so, so happy for your!! Thanks for sharing all the details!! Your family is so blessed! :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you Courtney! Hopefully the Arizona summer isnt too rough on you pregnant!

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh these bloopers are hysterical. And I am BEYOND-OVER-THE-MOON Excited for your family! I can't wait to keep up with Baby #2.

Jess Beer said...

Toddlers are ridiculous. Abbie would run too! I'm so excited for you guys!!!! <3

Allison Cooley said...

I run out of memory so quick because I get maybe one good picture in the 32939393 pictures I try to take of Brylee! I'm glad you don't have morning sickness- I had it my entire pregnancy and it sucked! Congrats again!

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P!nky said...

So happy the cat is out of the bag. Totally understand waiting for the appointment, makes a ton of sense. I am so stinking happy for you lady! I'm sorry, but that first picture is hilarious. Glad you were able to get your amazing ones, too! I can't wait to read more about baby #2!!! LOVE YOU!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

Tuna fish and pickles, huh!? Most ppl would probably gag but sounds like a prego's dream! Lol and Miss Mia sounds like Chloe when it comes to pictures! They are like energizer bunnies!

Mandie said...

Tuna fish sandwiches & pickles...that sounds pretty dang good, if you ask me. Ha! The pictures crack me up though, there will be many more sessions like that when you have the next one & wanna attempt group pictures. Tee hee!

Again, congrats! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Aww, yay! Congratulations!!

Jenn said...

So so so so sooooo excited for you guys!! Can't wait to read along on your journey to becoming a family of FOUR! Super glad that you got to share your happy news with us--love the photo shoot....it's real life isn't it? :)

Brittany said...

Yay! I'm still so very happy for you! Can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy!

Kelly Mock said...

Aww that sounds a lot like my pregnancy with Hallie! I can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl! Any suspicions?!

Stacy G said...

Congrats again Courtney! Btw I'm happy to see, (ok not happy really but you know) that we aren't the only ones to take dysfunctional family photos from time to time. Lol I'm with you it can be really disappointing and husbands just don't always have the patience required to take 10 thousand pics just so you can get that perfect photo. Love Mia's big smile in the last one! Here's to no morning sickness! I only had it with my 3rd(Emily) and I was truly miserable. Not to mention certain soaps and things bothered me like Marc's deodorant scent I couldn't even be around it. So weird and he thought I was making it up or something lol. xo

tina bumblebee said...

Hey I think the photos you had in the last post were PERFECT! And I had acne and morning sickness, UGH. Hopefully you don't get morning sickness this time just like you didn't with Mia! Good luck :)

Nina Robinson said...

So exciting, congrats!! I was craving tuna sandwiches at the beginning of my pregnancy too. And now that you mention it, that's sounds pretty good right now ;)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

YAYYYYY! I kept wondering when you were going to announce it to the world!! Glad to hear you're experiencing most of the same things the second time around so you know what to expect. Although the texture thing really sucks. I'm always worried about that when I finally get pregnant. I already can't eat certain foods because of their textures, I hope that doesn't get worse for me! Love all of these cute outtakes! Just think, soon Mia is going to have someone to run around with and then you can just sit back and watch! :) So excited and happy for you girl!!!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Hannah said...

I'm still just so excited for you all! Love these details! And goodness, I hope you'll be able to sleep better at night soon! What a blessing for you to not be feeling sick though! Your pictures turned out well despite it all; at least you have three good ones, right? :)

Jessie said...

So, so THRILLED for you! And I love hearing details about everyone's pregnancies. Sounds like you're doing great. Can't wait to hear more.

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

YAY!! So excited for you lady!! I'm glad that you are feeling good too, despite that texture thing!

Karra said...

SO SUPER excited for you!!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Haha! I love the out takes! In one picture it looks like Eric is checking his watch like "is this over yet??" and in the other he has his hand on his hip. LOL. Too funny. Regardless, you got some great ones and we are over the moon excited for you and your sweet family!

LOVESTRONG said...

YAY!! So excited for you guys!! Heavenly Father really does know how to do it doesn't he? haha I just look at timing in my life and those around me and I feel so blessed! I'm glad you're doing well!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

lol I think husbands tend to be worse with toddlers, and always always when the toddler cooperates the husband is being a goof. I'm so glad that it feels so right and good, minus not sleeping. I'm super excited for you!

Jenny said...

So exciting for you guys! Congrats again! I love the drama Mia photo and the one of her running! Toddlers and energy! Hope you get some energy back soon but way to stick with the workouts and avoid the sweet tooth!

Tawnya Faust said...

HAHA! LOVE the bloopers, so happy for you guys! October babies are the best, but I am biased when I say September babies are the BEST (I'm a sept baby ;))

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