Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

Bumpdate catch-up: Months 2 and 3

I had fully intended to do weekly bumpdates with this little one but sadly before I knew it we were behind in the pictures and rather than stress about it I instead have decided to just do monthly updates. 
Now we didn’t share our good news with you all until 17 weeks but I had been drafting up these posts from pretty early on and I thought I’d include months 2 and 3. 

How Far Along: 3 months (12 weeks)
Feeling Physically: Better! Though this month did have some days where nausea was so bad I couldn’t work. Around week eleven things eased up a bit but I am still getting waves of nausea every so often (come on 2nd trimester!)
Feeling Mentally: Sleep has improved and therefore so has my mood. My doctor did advise me to refrain from running a half I had scheduled last week so that was a bummer but I did run a 5k instead and it felt good to be active.

Maternity Clothes: The hair ties have been brought out again to hold up my pants but still able to wear my old jeans.
Sleep: As good as sleep with a toddler can be.
Missing Anything: Being able to go as hard as I want with exercise. We had a bit of a scare/my doctor advised staying away from what he called “over the top” working out (ie: stick to shorter distance cardio and lower weight/higher reps). I was hoping to get back to where I left off before exhaustion and nausea derailed me but the important thing is a healthy baby so obviously I am taking it easy.
Food Cravings: Still nothing in particular.
Gender: Unknown at this time but I am leaning girl because this pregnancy is so much different from mine with Asher’s
Labor signs: none.
Wedding rings on or off: still on.
Looking Forward to: Sharing with the rest of the the family. I have told my mom but otherwise no one else knows (obviously this was published AFTER I shared the good news!)
Exercise regimen: As I mentioned above, I am still working out but at a lower intensity than I was before.
Difference from 1st pregnancy: By this time with Asher I was running pretty regularly and was overcoming my tiny bit of morning sickness. This time around all symptoms have been amplified so I still have moments of first trimester crumminess.
Favorite part so far: We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks and got to see our little one moving around. It was crazy to see how he or she already looks like a bitty baby!

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How Far Along: 2 months (8 weeks)
Feeling Physically: Oy vey! This little one is kicking my butt! Extreme nausea, lack of appetite and trouble sleeping for no apparent reason.
Feeling Mentally: Truthfully a bit stressed. Most likely because I am tired, cranky, and nauseous so it makes getting things done difficult and I don’t do well with overflowing to-do lists.

Maternity Clothes: well I am lucky enough to work from  home most days of the week so I am usually in yoga pants but when I do have to wear real clothes my jeans are just a bit more  snug is all.
Sleep: Horrible. I am experiencing all the pregnancy insomnia.
Missing Anything: Sleep and/or caffeine to make up for lack of sleep
Food Cravings:none. Just like with Asher I experience hunger but have NO clue what I want eat.
Gender: Unknown at this time but I am leaning girl because this pregnancy is so much different from mine with Asher’s
Labor signs: none.
Wedding rings on or off: still on.
Looking Forward to: Sharing with the rest of the the family. I have told my mom but otherwise no one else knows (obviously this was published AFTER I shared the good news!)
Exercise regimen: I just completed a half marathon a few weeks ago and felt pretty good. I am trying to keep up with some sort of activity each day but between toddler chasing (totally should count by the way) and exhaustion I am not doing as well as I’d like
Difference from 1st pregnancy: if you followed through my pregnancy with Asher this one has been answered all ready but for any newbies. EVERYTHING. I am much more nauseous, moody, tired, etc. I know some of that comes from managing a toddler this time around.
Favorite part so far: Despite how crabby I may sound, I truthfully do love being pregnant and I am so excited for the road to this new little one joining us!

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