This has been a hard secret not tobshare and I am so excited to tell everyone.
|11 weeks- showing SO much quicker than last time!|
My period was a day late so I took a test. I thought that it would be negative but, well, it wasn't!
-Who did I tell first?
I had to keep tradition the same and tell my dog Jaxen first!! Then, I told Adalyn and then, of course, I told Troy.
-How did I tell Troy?
It was such an odd morning that I found out that I was pregnant and I think it was so meant to be. It was the morning of the funeral of a loved one when I found out. It was such as sad day but such a positive spin. Troy had just made his coffee and was standing in the kitchen. I said to him "I know it is a sad day but I have something to make it better". I said "I'm pregnant!!". He put down his coffee so quick and started screaming and jumping up and down and hugging me. He was so excited.
Then we explained it more to Adalyn and she seemed excited too. Troy and I both could not eat out breakfasts due to a mix of being excited and grief for the funeral. That day, many people from each of our families were there but I didn't want to tell them that early until I was 100% sure that I was pregnant (I was not completely believing the test). I also stopped at the store and took a test in the church bathroom before the funeral. To make it even more ironic, it was the church where we got married. So I found out that we were expecting our second baby for sure in the same spot we got married
-When am I due?
-How did we tell our families?
With these awesome shirts that I got from Etsy pictured in these photos. Everyone was so, so happy for us! Troy's grandma was screaming she was so excited which is not something that she does often and it was super memorable. My brother took a solid 20 minutes to notice the shirt. Most people noticed it right away and was very happy for us. Adalyn now knows what her "sister shirts" are and asks to wear them.3>
-Does Adalyn understand?
Yes and no, I believe. She knows to say that she is going to be a sister. She knows to say that the baby is in mommy's belly. She kisses and hugs my tummy which is insanely adorable. I don't know that she fully understands what is coming though.3>
-Do we think it is a boy or girl?
Troy, my mom and I feel like it is a boy. Honestly, I don't care either way. It would be awesome to have another girl but it would be cool to have a boy too. Just praying for a healthy baby!3>
-How am I feeling?
Overall, so much better than with Adalyn! With Adalyn, I never vomited or anything but had bad nausea for 3 weeks straight. This time, I have had nearly zero nausea. It is amazing. I have definitely had food aversions and have had foods that I do not want such as feta cheese, coffee and vegetables which are things that I typically love.
I do feel a lot more tired though which is to be expected because I have a toddler to chase around even when I am tired. Also, the blog has provided me with so many opportunities now than when I was pregnant before that keeps me super busy. I've taken about 5 naps which is so not like me so I know that I've needed the rest. I am not sleeping well some nights- I toss and turn and my huge pregnancy pillow made its way back into our bed at 7 weeks. I get up once a night to pee right now.3>
I have definitely been bloated. It is so funny because my stomach is nearly flat in the morning and gets so much bigger by the evening. I am eating so much! I am constantly hungry. It is funny because with Adalyn, I was sad that I did not have a lot of pregnancy cravings.
This time has been totally different. I have so many foods that I HAVE TO have! Some examples are beef barley soup, quesadillas, eggs, spaghettios, pizza, any kind of potato, especially mashed, etc., etc. It is so funny to see what I am craving. Once I get a craving in my head, it doesn't go away until I eat it.
It can be hard to eat healthy at times right now but it is getting better and I eat my veggies when I can. I try to eat what sounds good while taking my prenatal vitamins and omega 3.3>
-How far along am I?
I will be 12 weeks on Monday.
-Any names in mind?
We have a few boy names and a few girl names in mind but nothing is set for sure yet. I am so indecisive with this because it is such a big decision.
-Will I be writing about the pregnancy?
Somewhat. I am not going to be doing a weekly journal but am going to write about pregnancy nutrition, pregnancy must-haves, maternity clothes and stuff like that a bit. I will probably check in every so often with belly pictures and updates.3>
Thanks for hanging in there with me and I am excited to share my journey with you of expanding our little family!3>
|Woo hoo! Can't wait to be a big sister.|