I have had several of you gorgeous ladies message me and check up on me lately so I figured I would post a pregnancy update PLUS some! Oh by the way, please excuse my roots in ALL of my pics. I haven’t done anything to it since October because I really haven’t had a reason to! I don’t care to damage my hair with highlights just for shopping around town. Not my thing! I am getting it highlighted in May because of all of the trips we are going on this summer, so at that point I will feel like a whole new woman!
I am now 18 weeks pregnant, well 19 weeks tomorrow (Friday) and this pregnancy has definitely been fun because of MB! Haha he has been very observant in my .. well.. physical change! It makes me laugh typing this because he has DEFINITELY noticed my growing belly and “boo boos” (boobies) so he calls them! He has called me “big mommy” and oh so much more! It’s all with love though so it’s super cute.
I will say that what they say is true! I feel like the belly definitely gets bigger more quickly the second time around! I have struggled more this time with the changes in my body than I did with my first pregnancy for some reason. Maybe it’s because I’m more sensitive this time around.. because oh I definitely am! Who knows why, but all I know is that I am eating the best I can and I workout like a madwoman! Literally I’m working out 6 days/week for at least 25 minutes each time so I’m in shape – I swear! Haha I think the second time around is just different on the body. I swear my body literally says, “I don’t care how in shape you are! I’m going to throw you some EXTRA maternal fat stores for baby ____ !” Who cares though! I’m doing what I can and I, along with my baby are healthy as can be! So here are a few updates!
Weight Gain: Yeah, I said all of that above but I really have only gained about 7 lbs. I just look soft this time around! My hubby actually likes it though. He says he wishes that I would be this weight when I’m not pregnant!
Baby’s Current Weight: 8 ounces! This baby is growing RAPIDLY!
Baby’s Health: Baby is doing so well! We have been able to see him/her move a lot during ultrasounds and have seen all of the organs and body parts!
Baby’s Sex: Well… we have known the sex for 2 1/2 weeks so far and we are waiting to tell our family REALLY soon! Most of my family has been super sweet and excited about it and I know these people (grandparents plus Uncle Josh and Aunt Morgan and of course my long-time friend and supermom Ashley ;)) are going to be excited and surprised to find out baby’s sex!!! We have a cute surprise for them =). The rest of you will know soon!
Cravings: I am literally hungry almost every second of everyday this time around. I was not like this with MB! I don’t know what it is but I literally feel like I could eat ALL. DAY. LONG. Don’t worry, I don’t let myself! I think about pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes and know that will cause way too many complications. I am craving eggs and cheez its! Eggs.. Oh my goodness I have eaten hundreds ever since I got pregnant! I literally CRAVE them all day every day!
Eating Schedule : 7:00 am egg and oatmeal for breakfast. Protein is KEY for a growing fetus! 10:00 am snack: I usually do some yogurt and veggie sticks or a boiled egg. 12:00 pm lunch: turkey, cheese, kale, avocado wrap with veggie straws or a salad (or both)! 3:00 snack: Shakeology, fruit, or both! 6:30 Dinner: We try to include a good portion of protein in this meal for me. My body literally is CRAVING it this time around! And dinner is usually anything and everything under the sun so I’m not even going to try to give an example.
Clothing: This is something I wanted to touch on and will do a more in-depth blog post on real soon! I have had so much fun shopping for pregnancy! So many women can’t stand the changes in their body during pregnancy, but I am literally obsessed. Like I have said before, I think pregnant women are the absolute cutest! There is nothing cuter than being a 2-for-1! It’s just so sweet! So here is what I have been dressing in throughout my pregnancy:
- First Trimester: Didn’t really have any changes whatsoever to my body other than about a 3 lb. weight gain on the scale so I just stuck to my regular clothes!
- Second Trimester: I have been purchasing some super cute maternity clothes from ASOS.com. I have just been doing that because they are cute, not because that’s all I can wear! I can still wear all of my pants from pre-pregnancy, but am now needing longer shirts and dresses that don’t cinch in at the waist. I love spring fashion so being pregnant this spring has been a little bit of a bummer as far as fashion goes because I mean, I LOVE crop tops and two-piece sets! It’s ok though because I have found several awesome non-maternity items that are SO cute with my stage of pregnancy right now. I love body-con dresses, t-shirt dresses, and long, fitted t-shirts with jeans! I have found several options from ASOS like I mentioned above as well as Lulu’s plus some boutique clothing. This relaxed dress I am in came from Lulu’s.
I plan to do a super fun post real soon on dressing the bump with several examples out of my own closet! I have also bought several swimsuits for this summer that I will do another post for! So if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, look for these fun posts!
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