7.02.2015

Pregnancy Update: Trimester Two

Hello friends! I'm back to share a few thoughts on trimester two! I realize we are less than three weeks away from meeting baby boy, but I don't want to forget the highlights from weeks 14-28! The last update seemed to hit all the big moments, so I decided to use most of the same questions!
Weeks: 14 - 28

Maternity clothes: Yes! I started wearing maternity jeans and tops around week 17. I pretty much lived in my black leggings and two pairs of Jessica Simpson maternity jeans! Until early April I was able to mix in maternity tops and normal flowy tops, but baby boy started some major growth at the beginning of April and after that it was mostly maternity. Surprisingly enough, Old Navy has been my saving grace for maternity clothes. I’ve had some luck with Loft Maternity and Target, but the award for best price and comfort goes to Old Navy!

Sleep: Sleeping pretty much stayed the same during trimester two. Most nights I could fall asleep fine, but I would wake up and then be awake for hours. I’ve tried a lavender oil, pillows, less water, Unisom (directed by doctor) but nothings seems to break it. It seems I do my best sleeping starting around 4 AM which doesn’t leave much time before my 6:30 wake up call. Everyone tells me this is God's way of preparing me for being up with the little man. While I do feel like I’ve learned to go off of less sleep, it sure would be nice to “stock-up” a little before he gets here.

Miss anything:  Other than sleep, I would say a little seasonal shopping. Spring clothes came out during this trimester and I’m a total sucker for anything pastel. While I did find a few Springy maternity items, I did miss not being able to pick up a few new pretty lace and pastel pieces like I normally would! Other than that, I'm missing a good spring cocktail every now and then. It was nice on the babymoon to have a few mocktails in the pool; I felt like I was being bad:) 

Movement: I started feeling little swooshes around week 16, and then week 18 I felt my first real kick. It was such an amazing and surreal feeling. During those first few weeks of feeling him, I would get so excited for bed time because that was when he was the most active. Each night I would anxiously wait for the little kicks with Tanner’s hand close by and he finally felt one week 20! I cried I was so excited. While we were in Mexico for our babymoon, he really got active; it was so much fun watching him move so much!

Food cravings: I craved sour candy toward the end of trimester one but that pretty much faded into an unhealthy need for crushed ice 24/7. Our poor ice maker and my poor teeth…I just can’t get enough. Other than that, all my cravings have been based on food pics I see on Instagram. I swear everyone I follow posted donut pictures for a week straight, so that weekend we had to have them for Saturday breakfast. These “cravings” pass once I eat said food!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. After week 16 I really started feeling great. My energy came back, my bump wasn’t too big and we just had a blast.

Have you started to show yet: I started showing around week 17 which is when I told my coworkers and when we really started telling all friends! I was so proud of my little bump! I had grand intentions of documenting this growing bump each week with wooden blocks I had ordered, but that lasted for about one photo and then quick mirror selfies in his nursery become my go-to. They are nothing fancy, but I'm happy to have them to watch him grow!
Gender: We are having a BOY!

The Gender Reveal: Tanner and I aren’t too into the grand gender reveals, so we decided on something a little smaller to share the news. Tanner and I decided to have the ultrasound technician put the pictures into an envelope and seal it at the end of our appointment. We had reservations at one of our favorite little places for dinner, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, and decided we would open it there together. When we pulled out the picture, my eyes immediately saw “boy” and I just started yelling boy and laughing. Tanner saw a “G” somewhere on the picture and thought it was a girl until his eyes found the big “boy” text. We were so excited and so happy we saved that special moment just for the two of us. When we got back to our house from dinner, our parents, grandparents, aunt/uncle and siblings were all waiting for us to share the news. We gathered everyone around and popped a balloon full blue confetti. It was so much fun to see their reaction; they all were so excited and we had a blast eating dessert and looking at his sweet sonogram pictures the rest of the night.
Belly button in or out: IN

Wedding rings on or off: ON

Happy or moody most of the time: Still very happy! This was one of the reasons I was sure it was a boy; I really haven’t had any mood swings or big emotionally swings…so far!

Best moments of Trimester Two: 

Finding out the gender!

Setting up the nursery: I looked for months at nursery furniture and decided on finding a set that would work for all the kiddos God give us. I wanted the color and lines to be clean and not overwhelm the room, which is a great size but a little dark with the flooring and wall color we had. I finally decided on a white crib, extra-long dresser and oatmeal color swivel rocker from Pottery Barn Kids. We ordered during a great sale and were so happy with the quality and look once they arrived. I waited on the changing the wall color, curtains, rug, and bedding until after we find out the gender and returned from the babymoon. I was shocked to see how much bedding costs! I wanted something very neutral and cool that would grow with him and not tie us to any theme. After a month of looking, I decided on this set from Pottery Barn Kids. I wasn’t planning on using them for the whole nursery but I loved the colors and it was on sale for a great price so it was hard to say no. I love how it all came together!

Baby Moon
Tanner and I decided to plan a trip to our favorite resort in Mexico for our baby moon. We had free flights we needed to use before April and knew this would be the perfect little getaway. Mexico is our place. The people are so kind and the beaches are just great for being a quick 2 ½ hour flight from home. We spent four days swimming, napping, eating and drinking way too many virgin drinks. It was a perfect last getaway before baby boy arrived.
Maternity Photos

We decided on doing newborn photos instead of maternity photos, but during an event for the African Children’s Choir we won a photo session with a local artist and one of the options was for maternity photos, so we actually got to do both! You can see the full post of our photographer and photos here, but overall the experience was so special and I know we will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives! 

Looking forward to: We can't wait to finish the nursery out after our baby showers and final shopping trips! Speaking of showers, we have two planned for May and I couldn't be more excited to celebrate baby boy with our family and friends! We are also just looking forward to meeting him and snuggling that sweet chunky monkey! 

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