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We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting baby #2 this September! As you may know, we suffered a loss back in October of last year, so we are so excited to be welcoming this new Rainbow baby to our family! Below is a little bit of an update on what’s been going on:
How far along: 12 weeks
How we found out: We had been trying ever since I miscarried back in October. After two months of trying and two negative pregnancy tests, I wasn’t sure when this was actually going to happen for us. I was supposed to get my period the day after Christmas and on Christmas morning I randomly decided to test (I didn’t tell my husband I was going to do this) with a leftover digital test that I had. I debated on whether or not I should actually take it, because I didn’t want to be disappointed for the rest of the day, especially on Christmas. I took the test and prepared myself for a big fat “No.” A few seconds later and a “Yes” appeared on the screen. I couldn’t believe it! I ran and jumped on my husband and showed him the test. It was truly the best Christmas gift I could ever get.
How I’m feeling: AWFUL. Let me repeat that, AWFUL. I have been sick since about week 5 and spend most of the day being nauseous and sometimes throwing up. Every day has been a struggle. I was really sick with Bennett, but I forgot how bad this was. I am taking medication to be able to even function, but am still not improving yet (I am still hopeful!). I was sick almost my entire pregnancy with Bennett but am hoping things change. I have been MIA from blog writing and social media these past 7 weeks because I have struggling to get through each day.
What I’m craving: Nothing, really. I have been so sick, that cravings don’t really happen much. When I do crave something, its typically like an ice cold glass of juice or fruit (just like when I was pregnant the first time). Sometimes I get random cravings, but then they disappear a few minutes later and I’m typically just nauseous.
Weight gain: I’ve gained about 7 lbs so far. I am trying to exercise when I can, but spend most of my days eating lots of carb- heavy foods and taking naps. This pregnancy is definitely kicking my butt!
Gender: Because of my age, we opted to have the MaterniT21 genetic test this time and we actually got the results back today! Our genetic test results all came back normal and we found out we are having a girl!!! I honestly still can’t believe it and am in absolute shock. I was so sure that this was going to be another boy for some reason! I am so excited and can’t wait for all things super girly! (My house is currently filled with trucks, cars and trains).
How far apart will this baby and Bennett be? They will be 3 years and 4 months apart. Bennett still doesn’t quite get what’s going on, but if you ask him “what’s in Mommy’s belly?” he will say a baby. We are reading him lots of big brother books as his days of being an only child are numbered!
Am I showing? Obviously you can see from these pictures that I have a little bump going. It showed up super early this time around and it has been so hard to hide it! Besides the bump and constant nausea, my face has been breaking out as well. I basically feel like a big hot mess, but keep reminding myself it will all be worth it in 6 more months!
Besides my 24/7 nausea, I am feeling super grateful these days. We are so excited about our new family of 4 and really appreciate your love and support along the way! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!