expecting

my second first trimester

In case you missed the Instagram announcement… I’m pregnant again! I’m officially out of the first trimester now and onto the smooth sailing second. Going through pregnancy again, not to mention with a budding toddler to chase, has been interesting to say the least.

my second first trimester

postpartum essentials

I did so much googling while I was pregnant. Were all of my symptoms normal? Was my baby moving too much? Not enough? Was I eating right and buying the right things for when he arrived? One thing that seemed so mysterious to me was the postpartum healing period.

postpartum essentials

my biggest pregnancy fears and how i cope

My number one biggest fear is something happening to my baby.  I spent the whole first trimester low-key worrying about him constantly.  I did my best to convince myself that everything was fine and avoided anything that would stress me out.  Because of this we opted out of genetic tests and screenings. I’ve heard way too many stories about doctors telling expectant mothers their child has a genetic abnormality or a minute chance of down syndrome, etc.  The mom freaks out, but then when the baby was born they are absolutely perfect. It is always such a relief to hear his heart beating on a doppler or see him playing with his hands on an ultrasound, and now that I’m further along, feeling him move inside of me is the most comforting thing ever.  

my biggest pregnancy fears and how i cope