baby no. 02
16 May 2017
These photos were taken on my birthday (more photos from the day over here). Jordan sweetly obliged my request and took the time to capture some quality photographs of me and my two little ones. There’s still not too much of a bump, but after 8 weeks from the last photos, I thought it was time.
I’m currently writing this post at 33 weeks, so I don’t quite remember specifics and didn’t write down anything for this time, so I’ll do my best.
baby is the size of a
the sweetest macaron (my favorite treat while we were in Paris)
how i’m feeling
so, so good. full energy, maybe just a little scatterbrained, but happy to say that this is the best I’ve felt all year. I started to fully recover from my cold at the beginning of the month, and have had very little nausea so far this pregnancy. I just had some fatigue, but it was mostly in combination with the virus that I had.
we still haven’t told anyone
Even with Ruby, we waited a long time to tell of our pregnancy, something about waiting for the right time. I’m really into telling people in person, so I’ve told a few people, but we’re mostly waiting to tell family before making a big announcement.
I’m happily rocking my normal attire, but did pick up this stretchy skirt. This time around I’m searching for pieces that will work through this time and will continue to work during postpartum as well. I didn’t allow myself to shop at this time with my first pregnancy, mostly wanting to save for the real maternity clothes and for after baby. This time around I know that it’s important to feel comfortable throughout and that the stretchy, comfy clothes will get a lot of use during postpartum. 🙂
fairlife chocolate milk is the best thing right now. Thankfully this time around I have less aversions to food and have been able to maintain my normal diet. I do pick up a jar of pickles and olives every time I’m at the grocery store though.
is it feeling real yet?
After working hard to recover from that virus and then heading on back to back trips to Oregon and San Diego, I haven’t thought much about the pregnancy, to be honest. This first trimester has gone by so quickly. Now that there’s the tiniest bump showing it’s starting to settle in a bit.
I’ve only gained a few pounds so far.
How’s Ruby taking it all in?
We’ve told her, but don’t plan to really press it until I start showing a little more. I think it’s too difficult for her to understand right now. I’ve been using this time to really enjoy and remember life with just her. I’m excited for her to have a sister, but it’s going to be a lot of change. As we flew home from probably our last big trip or flight for a while it really settled in that we might not do this as much. I hope to prove myself wrong, just like we did by traveling so much with Ruby. But, now there’s an added cost now that she’s 2 and another one in the mix. For now I’m personally trying to come to terms that I need to slow down the adventure seeking just a bit, if just for this year. And to focus on enjoying my days at home.
This is a long rambling mainly about how I’m taking it all in, hah.
how are you nesting?
The past few weeks we’ve been nesting by traveling and exploring and getting out all of our adventure bugs. We’re also trying to figure out Jordan’s rotation schedule and all the fun for this summer and next year. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I couldn’t be more happy with the timing of this pregancy. Especially with the second trimester being mostly in the summer months. I’m hoping it will naturally flow with the seasons. I’m really excited to still be able to enjoy these summer months.
And here are some sweet ones of me and my Rubylove.
Love you, my sunshine, my moonbeam, my rainbow.
And little baby, you have quite the older sister. I know that she will protect you, guide you, care for you, and love you so well.