January 6, 2015

Last night we found out we're expecting our sweet, second baby! We are over the moon! I'm going to keep track of weeks 4-11 here because we probably won't announce it until week 12 just to be safe.

As of now {according to my babycenter app} my due date is September 10, 2015.

I'm feeling great and trying to drink lots of water! We decided we're going to wait until 12 weeks to tell our family, just in case! but we can't wait and we hope they're just as excited as we are!

January 9, 2015

I spent all of week four so excited and looking at what week gender reveal is and I bought a nursing bra, made my first prenatal appointment and talked all sorts of baby names with Justin. I also took 3 more tests, just for good measure! My first appointment I will be 8 weeks, 4 days, I am excited and hopefully we'll get to hear a baby heartbeat! 

January 16, 2015

It's been a rough week. Justin's Mema got put in a hospice home, McKinlee and I are both sick {coughing + nasty drainage} and I've started feeling sick. Boo. I think some of the nausea might be from all the drainage, but I'm also worried it's not and that I'm gonna be sick for 20 weeks like I was with McKinlee. 

My friend Brittany is also pregnant, she's 13 weeks with her first. She bought a Doppler to keep at home and hear the baby's heartbeat whenever she pleases, so on lunch we went and tried to hear the baby! I knew it was a long shot because the baby's heart doesn't even start beating until 6 weeks, so I thought maybe it was still too early! BUT we heard it, and it was so beautiful and makes me so happy! It was 118 and perfect! I have been really nervous every time I go to the bathroom that I am going to see blood and have a miscarriage, so to hear a happy heartbeat made my mama heart swoon.

January 23, 2015

49 days pregnant and nausea has hit FULL FORCE. Man, is it awful. I've been so exhausted and tired, way more so than with McKinlee. I realized I wasn't chasing a toddler and I wasn't working full time, that makes all the difference. I have a months supply of zofran, I take 1/2 a 8mg pill every 4-6 hours! It's helped a little bit, but still nervous about what I eat.

This week was especially hard on us. Justin's Mema went to be with Jesus and she was a lover of all things baby and grandchildren. So just knowing she won't be here to love on our new baby was particularly hard for me. We know things will get better with time and I am so thankful for God's timing in all things. 

We also told Justin's parents this weekend! They are so supportive of us, but we still were nervous to tell them, not nearly as nervous as the first time. We had McKinlee take an "I'm a big sister" book over to them and they just kept saying, " WHAT, are you serious? Is this for real? Like really?!" It was awesome and we are so thankful that they are such a great Mimi and Papa!

Here's to hoping I start feeling better soon!

January 30, 2015

4 weeks left of the first trimester, that's crazy! Nausea is still there, lots of sprite and chewing gum is what I've noticed helps settle my tummy. One of the major issues I've had thus far is constipation. I've had to switch from One a Day Womens Prenatal vitamin to Spring Valley Prenatals {gummy} vitamins, because the others had too much iron. Plus, the Zofran{nausea medicine} causes constipation too. I've been eating apples and drinking juice to help things move along. Hopefully, that will go away soon and take the nausea with it.

Our first appointment is on February 3, and it is basically just a financial advising appointment and proof of pregnancy. We'll go over costs and set up payments, so that the majority will be paid for by the time the baby is born. I'm hoping I'll at least be able to hear the heartbeat, that always gives me peace of mind. We're excited to get with Megan to set up a Photoshoot for our announcement picture! We can't wait to tell all of our friends and family!

Feburary 6, 2015

We had our first appointment this week and they just took a blood sample and a urine sample, said they call if there was any abnormalities. No call, is good news! Our next appointment is February 25 and we'll get to hear the heartbeat and make sure everything is measuring right.

We finished telling the rest of the immediate family, so after our 11 week checkup, we'll have family photos done and then we'll announce it at 12 or 13 weeks! We're excited for everyone to find out.

February 13, 2015

The baby is getting bigger, about an inch and a half in length now! So exciting. With McKinlee, my belly didn't really pop until 16 weeks, but I've noticed I'm starting to show a lot sooner. I'm hoping maybe I'm about 3 weeks further along than I think, that would make me feel better. Either way, I'm growing a human, so whatever my body needs to do to ensure a healthy living space for our baby is fine by me. I'm still sick, but have noticed it's let up a little. 

I'm having lots of cravings, mainly vegetables. BROCCOLI and ranch. yum! Pickles, homemade chicken pizza, Subway ham sandwich with lots of veggies! With McKinlee I craved lots of chicken, all things Zaxby's and Chickfila, this time more fresh fruits and veggies. I've noticed I'm loving apples{like 2-3 a day} and strawberries{I've been eating them every morning}. 

I can't wait til next week we finally get to hear the heartbeat! I listened to it on Brittany's Doppler on Friday, and from what we could faintly hear it seemed to be about 130-140! I'm anxious to see what it is at the doctors office!

Brittany found out she's having a little girl, due late July! We can't wait to meet you Mayson Faith Mills! 

February 20, 2015

One more week until we start the second trimester. I feel like the last 8 have drug by since we found out about the baby. We took the day off Wednesday for our 4 year anniversary and our first "real" appointment! We're so excited to meet with Dr. Terry and hear the baby's heartbeat and make sure everything is measuring ok! We'll also be announcing it to social media, so other friends and distant family can know about our sweet bundle! 

My favorite thing right now is when McKinlee says "I love that baby in your belly." Or "can I give her a kiss?" She thinks she's having a sister, maybe she is, we won't know until late March!

Read about our Journey to #babybolingertwo HERE.