First of all, THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love since I posted about the addition to our family on Friday. Brandon, Annabelle, and I feel so blessed to have so many people reach out on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, through text, and even some phone calls to say Congratulations!
We have waited what seems like forever to shout from the rooftops that we are going to have another baby, and it finally feels SO GOOD to let the good word be heard.
I want to apologize in advance for the fact that the topic of most posts will obviously be taking a little bit of a turn. Now that my pregnancy is public news, there are so many topics I’ve been waiting to cover.
Confessions will still appear every Wednesday, as well as my Friday Favorites, but there will be a weekly pregnancy recap tossed in there. I am so happy I blogged weekly updates for my pregnancy with Annabelle and look forward to keeping up with this trend for Baby 2. This week you’ll see quite a few bump updates so I can catch up with myself!
Before diving into weeks 0-12, I have to tell you that the last few months have not been easy. I first thought I was pregnant on December 3 when I took a test at school and saw the faintest little blue line ever. Fast forward a few days and some negative tests, on Sunday December 6 Brandon and I saw a real pink line. I will share our getting pregnant story later on, but just know that we didn’t really know if Baby 2 was alive and well until January 4th.
Due to the fact we were dealing with the “unknown,” I didn’t take many pictures of myself. I have lots of negative pregnancy test snapshots if you’re interested though. My first photo is from January 6th after the doctor declared I was definitely pregnant and due on August 19th.
Obviously I do NOT look pregnant – but this is exactly how it was with Annabelle. After this photo was taken I ended up losing a few pounds because I contracted a month long plague. Sinus infection, stomach flu, then sinus infection again. Being pregnant and sick is torturous because the list of medications one can take is very short. Around 11.5 weeks the doctor finally gave me the go on Mucinex and I kicked my sinus infection to the curb.
Fast forward to 11 weeks 5 days and my midsection is sort of starting to fill out – mostly after I have waited too long to eat and end up with a belly full of gas (as seen in the photo on the right). I literally took these photos between breaths -not weeks apart. When I breathed in Muffin thought I looked totally normal, but when I let myself go, I scared him right out of the picture.