A new addition to the family

So it seems pretty easy to guess from the title that we’re adding something… or someone to the family! I’m so happy to announce that we’re going to welcome Baby Number 2 by the end of this year. I’m so excited to document this journey into becoming parents of 2 babies, especially two kids that will be under 2-year-olds!

So here’s my first little bumpdate and let everyone know whats been going on!

Photo Mar 30, 16 20 49

Sorry for the terrible photo! It was raining and dreary all day so lighting was terrible and the messy room is terrible. Definitely try better next week!

How far along? 18 weeks (as of today, EEK) I can’t believe how far along I am already. I found out back around New Years and with all that was going on at the beginning of the year I’ve been really behind. So I’m already in the second trimester and so much has already happened.
Total weight gain: I don’t think I’ve gained too much. When I got pregnant it was the holidays which were not very good to me… but when I was in the first trimester I definitely was not feeling too well, lost a few pounds so I’ve gained those back and then many at this point maybe 5 pounds?
Maternity clothes?  Yes. Wow, do they mean it when they say that the second pregnancy is different than the first. I never really got back down to my prepregnancy weight so I while I fit in my old clothes the bloating came along and my pants were tight way sooner. I’m wearing maternity pants for sure and some of my tops fit still but some are getting a little short on the tummy.
Sleep: I have been so tired lately being pregnant and taking care of a toddler! What a difference than your first and you can take a nap when you want. During the first trimester, I was desperate to sleep whenever I could. That’s changed a bit but some days I still need a nap when my daughter does and I’m definitely always ready for bed at night.
Best moment this week:  Lily is around 14 months and finally decided she wants to walk! It’s the most exciting thing to see her start to explore not crawling!
Miss anything?  A lot of food. Being able to eat all the things you can’t with your pregnant and not having to think about it haha. Sleeping on my stomach for sure, it’s really hard for me to change to my side haha. Not having heartburn, haha. The best part of giving birth was being heartburn free for like 7 months after my first.
Food cravings: Anything cold. I almost can’t stand cooked food and I was the same with my last pregnancy. I drink water that was 90% ice and I love cold tomatoes and fruit and salads.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Eggs for sure. My daughter loves them for breakfast and it kills me every time.
Gender: I’ll be happy with either (and we’ll find out pretty soon!) I’m a little excited that my husband won’t be here to find out and when he does come home I get to do a surprise reveal for him!
Labour signs: No!
Symptoms: Headaches and migraines for sure, which happened the first pregnancy, heartburn and restless legs while I sleep. Super sensitive skin for sure. It breaks out a lot and I get dry skin and rashes really easy from things that irritate me.
Belly button in or out?  Still in. Mine never popped with my first pregnancy.
Happy or moody most of the time: I think this is a really hard question because I’m so happy to be pregnant and so excited most of the time but with at the same time some things are making me really really moody, like my husband not being here for everything.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender soon! I’m so excited to see if we’re having another girl or boy!
So that’s 18 weeks so far! Besides what I’ve said we’ve so far had two ultrasounds and we have just one very healthy strong baby kicking around. I’ve been working really hard on eating healthy and working out more this pregnancy than last which seems to be helping with some of my energy levels and making me feel good about myself too. I can’t wait to find out what the gender is and just hope for a healthy, happy baby!
Till next time!
XOXO
-Chelsey

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