Hi my friends!
Bahhhh it’s been a really long time since I’ve updated the blog! I think my last post was in November. That’s INSANE. I’ve just been so incredibly tired and drained. But I’ve missed writing so much that I knew I needed to jump back in. So, here I am!!!!
I thought I’d make a post about my pregnancy. I’m currently 34 weeks with my second baby and I feel like a whale who just ate another whale who ate some fish. Graphic, I know, but it’s the truth. I’m so grateful and thankful to be pregnant but I can’t wait to meet this kiddo! 6 weeks until due date has me a little freaked out. With currently having an almost 19 month old, adding a newborn seems daunting, but it’s coming whether I’m terrified or not! I keep hearing that going from one child to two is super difficult. That’s great to hear… not! I’m sure it is going to be difficult but I’m SO excited to see Eliana as a big sister. My gut says she’s going to love it. We’ll see how it really goes in a few short weeks… eek!!! I’ll probably turn my back for a second only to find her hitting her brother in the head with a toy truck. I can see it now… No! That’s not going to happen! It’s going to be peaceful bliss.
I wanted to detail my pregnancy not only for my memory but because maybe it’ll entertain others or, who knows, maybe it’ll make someone else who’s pregnant feel normal with a “it’s not only me!” kind of moment. I found a fun little questionnaire online to use as a template so here we go:
How did you find out you were pregnant? With a pregnancy test…
I’m just joking. In all seriousness, Brad and I decided we wanted to start trying for a second baby and BLAM! we were pregnant after the first month. I am in no way trying to brag about how easy it was for us. If I could make it that easy for everyone, I would. We were shocked. I took a pregnancy test as soon as I knew it would show a result. The line was so faint that I didn’t trust it. I took another test and it said negative. Um, ok… I then took another test and it said positive. I took that as a sign to just chill and give myself another few days. Lo and behold, it was positive!
How have you been feeling throughout the pregnancy? You know those women who say they absolutely love being pregnant? I would like to meet one and ask her how?! I’ve felt pretty awful throughout the entire pregnancy. I’ve never puked which is a huge plus but I’ve been completely drained and just in so much pain. My back hurts all the time and I have a ton of trouble trying to find a comfortable spot to sleep in. I swear, I turn on my side and he stretches his legs out so that his feet touch the mattress. WHAT THE WHAT?! This kid is hilarious. We have this giant bag of frozen “stew vegetables” (puke.) that I use all the time to ice my back. I’ve been totally grumpy the past two months or so. I feel horrible for my husband. He takes a lot of flack and tries to be understanding. He just keeps saying he wants his wife back. Ha! I complain a lot. I’ve been a giant baby and really really lazy. As soon as Brad gets home from work I’m like “PEACE OUT!” and go and lay down. I miss my energy people. I forget what it feels like to have any!
Any cravings? OHHHHHH the cravings! With my first pregnancy, I craved pineapple like nobody’s business. I probably ate 2 to 3 a week. That’s a lot of pineapple. This pregnancy I’ve craved spicy food, Mexican food and pizza mainly along with a heaping pile of chocolate every night. I don’t always let myself eat the chocolate, but that craving is always there. And sweet and sour chicken. Now I want sweet and sour chicken. Great, that’s all I’m going to be able to think about tonight. Sweet and sour chicken. Crab rangoon. Fried rice. Mmmm….
What is the baby’s name? His name is Arlo. Gosh, I love that name so much! I found it online before we even decided to start trying for a second baby. But as soon as I heard it, I knew that if we ended up having a boy that his name would be Arlo. It’s funny how that happens isn’t it?! Yes, it is the name of the dinosaur in The Good Dinosaur. I loved the name because it sounded so cheery. Like you can’t have a bad day if your name is Arlo.
I can’t wait to meet this little sugar booger. He’s so active in utero and I’m anxious to see if that’s going to correlate to how he’ll act once he’s born. Eliana was kind of active in utero and she’s been insanely active since birth; always very alert and strong willed. (She gets that from her dad.) We’re pretty sure that we’re done after Arlo. Two is going to be plenty for us, so I’m trying to savor every bit of these last weeks of pregnancy but, in all honesty, I’m going to be so flipping excited when I go into labor!
Lots of love to all of you and hope for a wonderful week!
P.S. The picture above is me at 26 weeks. I don’t have any professional/amazing pictures of me being pregnant at this stage so I thought I’d use that one 🙂 I promise that I’m WAY bigger now.