Oct 26, 2016

Pregnancy The Second Time Around Q&A

First of all, thank you all so much for your sweet messages about our pregnancy. It hasn't really been easy keeping this big secret but we wanted to make sure everything looked good, the baby was healthy and we were 'in the clear' to share our big news.

So many of you have so many questions already and I'm trying to answer them as best I can so I thought I would just do a quick Q&A with this second pregnancy!

How Are You Feeling? 
This is actually such a hard question for me. Throughout the last few years of just having Lily, it's been such a joy watching her grow from an infant, to a crazy toddler who loves learning and exploring. While I'm excited to start over with a newborn again, I know my two and a half year old will start to need her attention again since she's only had Zach and mine for the last few years. I'm also really emotional. I've had several friends miscarry over the years with their second and while every day is a blessing in my eyes, I'm trying to stay positive and do my best to be healthy, active and unstressed as possible. I know everything is out of my hands and just grateful to experience this again.

Did You Know Right Away You Were Pregnant?
This is so funny because actually planning this pregnancy and knowing when I should take a pregnancy test, I was so anxious and thought certain symptoms came up a lot quicker with this pregnancy than with Lily's. One day about two weeks in, I was so tired at work that I went to my car and took a 45 minute nap! Right away that's always a signal that I may be pregnant. Of course a few days later, wine started tasting funny when I had a glass, certain foods just didn't seem appetizing and I was really tired all the time. Sure enough at 4 1/2 weeks I took a test and it came out positive!

What does Lily think?
I'm not sure how much Lily really understands that she's going to be a big sister. We talk to her all the time that another baby is coming in a few months ( but she doesn't have much concept of time at the moment ). I did purchase a few baby books to read to her like "The New Baby" from the Critters Collection to help her become a bit prepared but she'll learn as the months go by I'm sure.

Do You Know What It is?
Yes! I took a blood test at my 11 week appointment because I'm such a planner and really wanted to know what we were having! I can't wait to tell you all!

I've Heard Woman Pop Quicker The Second Time. Is that true?
For me, it for sure was true! Within 8 weeks I felt about 3 months pregnant and now being almost 13 weeks, I have a pretty large bump in my eyes. A few people have asked if I have twins in there because of how quickly my baby bump has become noticeable ( and no, just one in there ha! ) I'm actually loving on this bump so the bigger the better right now.

Any Crazy Cravings? 
Call  me weird but I'm loving chicken sandwiches from Chic-Fil-A and creamy milkshakes. I also love chocolate covered potato chips, peanut butter crackers, ice-cream, cheese and fruit. I'm all over the place!

How Did You Tell Zach? 
I had taken a test while he took Lily out with some friends. I had purchased a "I'm going to be promoted to BIG SISTER" shirt a few months prior not really thinking we'd get pregnant so soon after. When he and Lily got home, I made them each lunch ( and secretly sweating because I was so excited! ) and then went to change Lily's shirt saying she had a stain. Lily came running down the stairs afterwards and I told her to show Daddy her new shirt I had bought her. The look on Zach's face was priceless as he nearly doubled over reading it and shouted " NO WAY !" It was probably one of the best moment's together.

Anyone else have advice on pregnancy the second time around?
Any other questions you have?

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Oct 25, 2016

I'm The Worst At Secrets But..

So I have to just share something. I'm actually not that great at keeping a secret. Zach would laugh at this because when I'm really excited about something I just have the most difficult time not telling people. I can't help it! The opposite would be my husband who is a volt when it comes to keeping things on lock down until the right moment. I mean, how great was that surprise party he planned for me for my 30th and had actually began planning it 4 months in advance?!

So you can imagine my surprise when I was told I really had to keep this secret from a lot of you until the exact right moment. What's our big secret that I've been keeping?
We're becoming a family of FOUR this May and we could not be more excited. Oh, and we already know the gender because I'm a super crazy planner and couldn't wait until our ultra sound appointment at 20 weeks. Any guesses as to what we're having?! I'll be sharing later this week!

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Oct 24, 2016

Wedding Weekend In Iowa!

This weekend was spectacular! It was one I'll be remembering for a long time that's for sure. Spending time with our best friends after not seeing them for about two year since moving down to Atlanta really made us appreciate the time we have together.
Being with family if only for a few days always is good for the soul. Seeing Lily having a great time on her grandparent's farm, riding the tractor and learning about crops and how they grow made Zach and I happy. Lily had a great time enjoying some quality time with her grandparents too while Zach and I helped our friends with packing for their big day, getting their reception hall decorated and meeting up with other friends who we haven't seen in a while.
Of course, spending time with our best friend's at their wedding as well as being honored to be part of their big day was a blessing in itself. Zach, Lily and I felt so humbled that all three of us in the wedding. Lily actually did pretty well although she stood up in front with me for about 10 minutes before freaking out that a bug was on her flower girl dress. Such a girl right? I actually didn't have any cell phone reception which was nice to take a break from e-mails, blogging and social media for about 48 hours. But don't worry, I'll be sharing lots of pictures in the next few weeks.

I'm exhausted to say the least because we got home pretty late last night but I wanted to stop in and say hello to you all! Actually, I'm really excited to be sharing a lot of stuff with you this week so keep an eye out. Happy Monday friends!

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