March 14, 2018

Due Date: September 5th

How far along: 15 weeks

Size of baby: 4 in. & 2.5 oz, size of a pear

How many days to go: 175

Best moment of this week: Seeing family and friends get married (3 to be exact) but most excited to get home and get back to a routine!

Miss anything: Raw sushi

Movement: None 

Food cravings: Carbs

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender: We found out the gender at 10.5 weeks but are since keeping it to ourselves until we decide to reveal. I know that is probably annoying to some, but this is our time to have something for ourselves for a bit. Don’t worry, we won’t wait too long!

Labor signs: None

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, motivated, busy.

Looking forward to: Getting my hair done tomorrow! Ha!

This weeks Q/A: 

Can you do a blog post about baby essentials? 

Baby Essentials 

What I actually used in the hospital 

Are you working out? 

I wish, guys… I wish. I was doing pretty good with the trainer at the beginning, and often running while in San Diego. I just truthfully haven’t made the time. Someday, I’ll get back to it. 

Did you anticipate having 2 kids under 2? 

I truthfully didn’t think one way or the other. We knew we wanted to get pregnant around this timeframe, but didn’t know how long it would take. Ideally, two years apart was our goal. We got lucky! It’ll be crazy for a little while, but in the end these two will grow up so close!

How are you going to introduce Vivienne to the new baby? 

I often mention my stomach, the baby, and continue to just talk to her as if she understands. She doesn’t, I know. I plan to just keep Vivienne involved in everything and not make her feel left out once the baby comes. Someone gave me the advice to have her help often (during bath time, diaper changes, etc). We will take it one day at a time. The most important thing to me is making sure she doesn’t feel left out. 

What do you look forward to in the first and second trimester? 

I look forward to carbs in the first trimester, and I look forward to feeling back to normal in the second. It truly is crazy how much better I feel mentally from only a couple weeks ago. I also continue to look forward to carbs and feeling the baby kick! 

Do you plan on going with a theme for the names with the second baby or just whatever name you both like? 

We already have the middle name picked out but have not yet decided on the first. Names are hard. There are a few we are loving though but nothing has stuck.

Are you nervous about having another, and loving them the same? 

At this moment, I can’t imagine loving anyone more than I love Vivienne. Yet everyone keeps telling me that it happens and your heart grows even bigger. I am so excited yet scared for that moment as my heat already feels so full. 

Be sure to send over your questions for next week!