Didn't You Just Have A Baby? Our Pregnancy Story With Baby #2


Oh, friends. I am so excited that I finally got to share the news with y'all last week that I am preggo with bean number dos. I'm only fifteen weeks along, but it feels like it has been a wild (and fun!) ride so far. I just love our little announcement pic above, don't you? Totally (and intentionally) reminiscent of our announcement for HDawg!


David and I found out about the pregnancy in the middle of a life insurance exam. Seriously glamorous, right? The nurse was taking my blood and for some reason it hit me... woah. I'm pregnant. Just like with HDawg, I just knew. As soon as she was finished with my exam, I ran to the bathroom and took a test. Positive. Another one? Positive again. A huge smile spread across my face as I thought, holy cow- didn't you just have a baby? 

I was so excited to tell David that I just couldn't wait and immediately spilled the beans. We jumped up and down, cried tears of joy and hugged HDawg about a million times. Our little family is growing! While this certainly wasn't an unplanned pregnancy (we knew we always wanted our kiddos close together so we took the "when the good Lord is willing, it will happen" approach), it certainly was a surprise. I was four weeks along.

H was just about ten months old when we found out I was pregnant. That means the kiddos will only be eighteen months apart or so. We said we wanted them close! I'm actually really excited about how close in age they'll be. I can just picture them as best friends : )

The only tough part so far with H being so young is that I was still nursing when I found out I was pregnant. Nursing took a major toll on my body (I required a lot of calories to maintain weight, was slightly anemic, etc.) so my doctor recommended that I immediately quit to make sure I was providing the new baby with enough calories, etc. Now that was an emotional roller coaster. H actually weaned in about a week and took his soy-based formula like a champ, but I couldn't help but feel the (pregnancy-induced hormonal rage) feelings of mom-guilt. I was already having to sacrifice something for H to give to the new baby! Wah. But like I said, I think it was time to wean anyways because H didn't bat an eye to the formula... he was ready for it. Everything happens the way it's supposed to!

Just like with H, the 24-7 nausea and extreme fatigue set in at about six weeks. Here at almost sixteen weeks, I'm still feeling about the same. I definitely feel the nausea subsiding but I have never been so tired before in my entire life! Seriously, will I ever have enough energy to get through the day ever again?! I should have guessed, but being pregnant and chasing around a one year old is exhausting! Some days I can barely hold my head up. But of course, it's all worth it to make sure my body is giving all it needs to our little baby bean.

Sadly, my diet is in the dumpster right now. Well, not literally, thank goodness, but figuratively. I am seriously surprised if most of you didn't already figure that I was pregnant just from the food pics on my Instagram feed. And this was me holding back.


Mhmm, you knew I was preggo, didn't you? I am sure one of those gave me away!

Since the nausea started, I haven't felt like eating much besides carbs and sweets. And sweets. And carbs. I'm pretty sure my Starbucks barista knows my daily order better than I do (nonfat decaf latte with a slice of lemon cake... and sometimes a chocolate chip banana muffin, as well... yes seriously). Oh and let's not forget to pay homage to the Panera Bread guy. His Cinnamon Crunch bagels make my world go round. Hopefully one day in the near future, I can stomach something green again. My thighs will definitely be thankful for that.

We will definitely be finding out the gender. In fact, we may find out pretty soon... I was about fifteen weeks when we found out that H was a boy. I'll certainly keep y'all posted!

I totally feel bad that I had to fudge the preggo news at the Haven conference this year! I was only about ten weeks along so I was still keeping the pregnancy a secret. All of you were so sweet laughing with me about how pregnant I was the year before at Haven and how it was great that I wasn't pregnant this year. Oops. I'm officially that "come to Haven pregnant" chick. I did tell Cassie and Courtney so they could help me avoid weird looks for not drinking and for ducking out of presentations when I thought I was going to be sick. My sidekicks even took this picture of me at the hotel... that bump was already growing!


Oh and speaking of bumps, how could I forget... they say that the bump grows faster the second time around and dang, are they right. Here I am last week at fourteen weeks, looking like I'm 20 weeks along!


I'm even bigger already this week. Crazy pants.

So that's where we are so far! 15 weeks along, nauseous and tired, eating every carbohydrate in sight and pretty much happy as a clam : ) David and I feel so blessed to be given this sweet child. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl... to see HDawg be a big brother... to design a nursery... and to meet this sweet baby in March! There is lots of fun ahead, that's for sure!

31 comments:

  1. LOL I feel you on the carbs and sweets!! And the showing this time is craziness - not you specifically, happened to me too and I feel like 34 wks now not almost 28. Congrats again ;)

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  2. My babies are 18 months apart! Having them so close is crazy, challenging, stressful, and exhausting BUT they are also bestest of friends, playmates, and really really love each other :-) Despite the current chaos (my girls are 3 and 21 months) I am so looking forward to being "done" with the whole carseats/potty training/nap time/teething/etc stuff sooner than those who spread out their kids farther! Hope the pregnancy goes well for you, can't wait to read your updates :-)

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  3. I am so happy for your little family!! I cant believe you are already getting ready to find out what it is!! EXCITING!

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  4. You carry so well - cutest baby bump ever!! It's wonderful having them close together!! All three of mine are pretty close - 20 months then 24 months. It was total mayhem but I LOOOOOVVVVED having littles. Even when I was totally wiped out by 7pm every night. But the best part ever is that, although they have always tortured each other to some extent (typical siblings), they are now 15, 13 and 11 and I find them hanging out together and cracking each other up all the time. It seriously fills up my heart so big, I can't even tell you. Your babes will always share a special bond!!!! So excited and happy for you.

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  5. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story! You look fantastic and hopefully you'll be feeling better soon too ;) My younger brother and I are 19 months apart and we were best buds as little ones (eventually his adoration focused on our older brother, probably because he didn't make him dress up in girls' bathing suits and play Barbies haha). I think there are pluses and minuses to any age difference and as you pointed out, we ultimately can't control when and how we grow our families - just being able to is reason enough to feel grateful. So happy for you guys!

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  6. Oh I just love this!! You look amazing and you're doing an awesome job!! Cannot wait to find out if Baby #2 is a he or she!!!!

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  7. You are so funny! Glad it's all going well. Thanks for sharing the story with us.

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  8. Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for about a year now, and love seeing how you guys have adapted as your family grew. I'd personally love to hear how you manage your time between work (I'm an attorney, too), family, H-Dawg, and keeping up with house projects and regular maintenance. You seem like wonder woman to me!

    P.S. My sister and I are 18 months apart and we're very close now. (It wasn't always that way, but we were also two teenage girls. You won't have that problem!)

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  9. GIRL! I feel you on every single thing you said. Wells was barely 9 months old when I got pregnant with Tagg and there are so many parts to it that are hard. But the adorable cuteness of two squishy babies of your own that will soon be fast friends is incredible. There are periods when it's easier than others just like with one or two kids spread out. The bonus, everyone gives you a bit more sympathy when they're so close together. And your photos are picture perfect because they're so close.

    I felt a ton of mommy guilt the entire pregnancy with Tagg. Like I was somehow disrupting Wells and her life. Like it was all some big bad thing we were doing to her. I felt bad that we were taking away her one-on-one time. Then I realized that poor Tagg has NEVER gotten that same amount of attention so really, Wells got a 9 month bonus.

    I have lots of advice for doubling up the babies so feel free to email me if you want to chat more!

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  10. My second and third child are 14 months apart--I like 'em close. We finished the sleepless night phase in record time!

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  11. Congrats, Michelle! I can feel your enthusiasm while reading this post!

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  12. Oh I feel you on the green things. I'm 11 weeks along and feeling pretty awful all the time. Still, it is the most exciting thing ever! Congrats again!

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  13. Congratulations, you guys!!! Such happy, exciting news!! Youre giving Hdawg the best gift ever, remind yourself of that if the guilt ever kicks in. I think feeling guilty is part of the mom job description, I swear ! I'm guilty of feeling guilty ;-) Let's talk about how awesome you are for nursing so long despite the health strains! You kick ass. Much love to you!!!!

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  14. Also, y'all are freaking ADORABLE!! #cutestprego

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  15. I'm so so excited for you and your adorable family!! It was a fun secret to have at Haven...but I have to admit, I MAY have told Megan when I saw her in August! I was just too excited! We both squealed for you then. :)

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  16. congrats! not going to lie your post makes me really hungry, and cinnamon crunch bagels are amazing!! also, my brother and i are 11 months apart, it was so much fun growing up! (minus the sharing birthday thing.)

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  17. How fun!! You are a trooper- pregnancy exhaustion is no joke and I can only imagine how hard it is while working and running around after a little guy! Love, love your announcement and how it's just like the first one. Congrats to you all!

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  18. Congrats! So exciting. We want our kids to be close together too! We are taking the same approach... if it happens, great. I know you must be ecstatic and the announcement picture is PRECIOUS.

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  19. Yeah, you were TOTALLY holding out on me at Haven!! Lol -- so happy for you all! Exciting times ahead... hope you feel better soon. xo Heidi

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  20. Woop woop!!! Loved reading this and beyond excited for you! Your bump is so cute :)

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  21. So exciting! Happy for you all. I'm definitely an advocate for having kids close together. My kids are 20 months apart and there has never been an ounce of jealousy from the older (they are now 2.5 and 1) and they play together so well. I often times tell her that her brother will be her best friend for her entire life. Anytime she refers to him she calls him "MY Cayden". Doesn't matter the situation. His name isn't Cayden. It's MY Cayden. Love it. You will LOVE having them so close together!

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  22. Congrats! I'm a week behind you and feel like a house already. My oldest is over 3 though, I have high hopes that she'll be my big helper. Ha! A girl can dream.

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  23. Oh my goodness!!! I am cracking up because I totally was one of those people joking with you at Haven about how your we're so preggers at the last conference. AND you kept a straight face! Lol
    Congratulations!!! My boys are 22 months apart and they are totally best friends!

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  24. Yay Michelle! So happy for you! I loved carbs when I was pregnant with my kiddos! Well, I still do, but I had a great excuse back then. :) Congrats!!

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  25. Congrats to you!! i just found your blog through Pinterest and had to comment because I'm 11 weeks and its sounds like our "diets" are about the same! LOL! Hopefully things get better in the nauseous department for us soon! Take Care!! Valerie

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  26. I have been out of the blog loop lately so just catching up.....BUT CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting!! Actually---I haven't been doing ANY blogging---but it is because I have been soooo nauseous too. lol. And yes--We are expecting our first!! Couldn't be more excited!! I am 17 weeks--woo woo. And just now able to eat veggies and fruits again. Phew...that nausea is the real deal haha. Hope you are feeling better! And congrats again! No doubt HDawg will be SOOO excited.

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  27. So so excited for your sweet family! Congrats on another boy!

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  28. Congratulations!!! So exciting to see your family grow :) I got pregnant with my 2nd little girl when my 1st was just 6 months old.... everyone always told me it was easier to have them close. Not easier at first, but in the long run. My girls are now 20 months and 6 months and it is definitely not the easiest, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. They are going to be such good friends, and as someone recently pointed out, my older daughter won't even remember life before little sissy came along! She'll always remember having her in her life, and I like that. Hopefully you'll be past that nausea soon, I know that's not a good feeling, especially when you are chasing a 1yo around!!!

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