Surprise! I’m pregnant! Jacob and I are super excited to be welcoming our second and last baby into the world. We originally only wanted to have Henry, but decided that we didn’t want him to grow up alone. We both grew up with siblings and just felt like being an only child could be lonely. I wanted to share how I’m feeling and my thoughts as my pregnancy progresses; almost like a pregnancy journal!
When I was pregnant with Henry, I found out at 5 weeks and it was the same for this little bean! I am currently 5 weeks and some days along. Right now, I feel great! Some days, I do feel pregnant, but I’ve had no morning sickness or anything like that yet. I have had some mild cramping which is to be expected. And I sure am missing my 2-3 cups of coffee a day, but I know it’s better for the baby if I try to limit my caffeine.
Emotionally, Jacob and I are feeling pretty good! We are excited for what life will look like with two kiddos. We got rid of basically all our baby stuff because we originally didn’t want another child, so we are a little worried about having to buy everything again. But I know it will all work out! I’m hoping for a boy (fingers crossed!) and Jacob is okay with a boy or a girl. We already have names picked out, although I’m not 100% sold on the boy's name, but we will be keeping those a secret until the baby is born.
I had my first ultrasound yesterday and we also announced to the world that the little bean will be arriving December 2020! Because of COVID-19, Jacob was not able to come to the ultrasound which was a little upsetting, but I was able to record it to show him later. It was so sweet to see baby's little hand and legs moving around! After announcing to everyone that we are expecting, Jacob and I were showered with so much love from family and friends.
I am around 10 weeks along right now and still feeling really good. The morning sickness did kick in as I knew it would, but as long as I snack throughout the day and don’t let myself get too hungry, then I’m fine! I’ve been taking pregnancy pops with B6 and those have been a huge help as well. Jacob, Henry, and I are really just soaking in this time together as a family of 3. December seems far away now, but I know we will blink and it’ll be here!
Keep checking this page for more updates on my pregnancy journey!