Mother's Day times TWO!May 17, 2017
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all of the sweet comments, text messages, and well wishes for the newest little member of our family!
We are beyond thrilled to finally be able to share the news of this babe, which Rowan has affectionately suggested we name "Two" whether its a girl or boy. I've had a ton of questions so I thought I'd share some more info here today!
How have you been feeling?
I found out right before my Austin trip so luckily all of the first trimester nausea and food aversions hadn't kicked in yet. But man, they hit me like a freight train the moment I landed back in Charleston.
This pregnancy has definitely been more difficult than my first.. It still baffles me how different pregnancies can be! I don't think I've ever been more tired in my life and my diet has been pretty limited to carbs up until the past week. But I'm glad for the symptoms, otherwise I would have been worried something was wrong.
Were you surprised?
The road to this baby was a bit longer than we would have liked... something I wouldn't wish on a single person or couple. At times it felt like we were constantly getting asked when we were adding to the family (and one person even suggested I had a bump when I did not.... insert eye roll here) so that made each month just a little harder mentally.
We actually had a fertility appointment scheduled the week after I got a positive pregnancy test, so honestly even though we had been "trying" it was still a bit of a surprise! I won't go into too many details because TMI, but if anyone is dealing with a similar situation please do not hesitate to reach out!
Because of some issues I was having before getting pregnant my OB was very cautious after my positive test and had me come in for bloodwork every couple of days and an early ultrasound for extra monitoring. Thankfully my numbers were great and we have one very healthy, growing baby on our hands so far!
Does Rowan know he has a sibling on the way?
Yes and he has been the absolute sweetest when we talk to him about hit which makes me so dang happy I could burst. I think he is at an age where he understands the idea of a sibling and I'm excited to get him more involved with picking out things for the baby and such.
Although he has been telling us he has a baby dinosaur in his belly (and he told us to "be gentle" near it) soooo....
Are you going to find out the gender?
Yes! I'm way too impatient to wait so we'll know in a couple weeks. My gut feeling has been girl from the beginning so I'm really curious to see. Obviously we'll be thrilled either way, especially after the long wait. Just give me ALL the babies!!
Also can I just note that when other mamas warn you will show earlier after your first, they are not kidding! Holy hell, this looks like a 20 week bump! I was in maternity shorts at 10 weeks and I'm not looking back.
So that's the basics! Having my mom visiting for Mother's Day was such a special treat and we're already going through withdrawals without her here. I'm hoping to get a little more pep to my step as the symptoms (hopefully) get better, so I'm excited to finish projects and share more in this space very soon!
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