In case the title didn’t give it away, we are so humbled and ecstatic to announce that our family is growing by another little heartbeat! I am currently 13 weeks pregnant with a nugget set to arrive in September. Even as we’ve had a couple of months for the news to sink in, typing those words still feels surreal.
When I found out I was pregnant with Colton, my first reaction was fear (alright, probably closer to terror). So it was a sweet relief that this time I could settle into more joy. Having done this once I have a slight idea of what to expect. With that said, it feels like a bit of a cruel joke that you don’t tell people you’re having a baby during the time when you feel your absolute worst. If someone met me for the first time in the last 13 weeks, I apologize. I’m not usually a snacking zombie but the first trimester is a crusher.
I’ve heard that every pregnancy is different. And while that’s not really a comforting phrase, it’s already proven true. I’ve dealt with different side effects than the first time around. I had minor bouts of queasiness, I’m constantly freezing cold, and the scale has gone down a bit instead of up. But overall I count myself very fortunate to not be bedridden by nausea or more serious complications. However, in describing the tiredness to people I use this analogy: you got hit by a bus, run over by a train, rear-ended by a food truck and then took an antihistamine. That about sums it up.
After hearing the heartbeat around 9 weeks, we started to introduce Colton to the idea of the baby. Mostly we held off because I didn’t want him ratting me out before we were ready to share the news. He’s taken preciously to the idea. We ask him, “Where is baby?” and he points to my belly. We ask him, “What’s baby doing?” and he responds, “Night Night.”
Knowing that this is the first question most people ask us: YES, we will be finding out the gender, but not for a few more weeks. I’m a planner, and while I’d love to say the ‘surprise’ of not knowing would be exhilarating, I actually think I’d find it stressful. Plus, decorating a nursery tops my list of favorite things.
We are so grateful for the community here and how you’ve walked alongside us through so many life changes. We can’t wait to share this next chapter with you. xx