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!
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)...