I'm a details person, too. I get it. You want to know when/where/how (ew, okay. maybe not how)? Were you trying? (none of yo' business, but yes) I thought you weren't ready for babies, what happened? OMG, what about all the weight you lost? What are you plans for staying healthy? Will you still run? Oh yea, WHEN IS THE BABY DUE?
So, I'll try to address the questions. Not because I feel like I have to, but because I want to. And also because I'm really, really open about a lot of these things, so it doesn't bother me.
But first of all. Hi, baby.
When did you know? We found out on November 22nd. It was confirmed in a Target bathroom while wrangling my toddler from climbing under the stalls. True story. The way I told Declan will probably be told in another post. It was really cute, and sadly I have no photos or videos, but it was fun, and memorable. At that time we decided we wouldn't tell our families until Christmastime (with the exception of my sister and Declan's sister). Which meant I had to get through two family Thanksgivings and pretend to drink wine so nobody would notice.
You're ready? I remember writing a post about how Declan had baby fever and I didn't, and this was back in early September. It's funny, actually. Because within weeks of writing that post, a lot changed within my heart & mind, and I felt a lot of peace about the idea of trying again. So, it was around the time of our anniversary vacation that we decided to throw caution the wind and start thinking about expanding our family.
But, you lost all that weight? Yep. I did. And I lost so much weight that it's going to make this pregnancy COMPLETELY different than my last one. I did not only lose my pregnancy weight, you guys. I lost all the pregnancy weight PLUS 40 pounds. So, to paint the picture for you. When I was newly pregnant with Emeline, I weighed over 40 pounds more than I do right now with this baby. I gained 31 pounds by the end of my pregnancy with her. So, let's just say I gain the same with this pregnancy (we'll see), I'll still be negative 10 pounds what I was BEFORE I got pregnant with Emeline. That's a huge difference. Also, add into the mix everything I've learned this year in regards to my health, weight & exercise. Overall, it'll be different. Much healthier and I'm excited about that.
Still running? Fun fact. I ran both my 5K's while pregnant with this baby. I was newly pregnant...just shy of 4 weeks for the first one, and then 5'ish weeks at the second one. But, it still counts :) After my 2nd 5K I ran a few times on my treadmill. Around 6 weeks and 1 day, my insane sickness kicked in. You see, I have pretty intense morning (all-day) sickness. So much so that some days I swear I'm lying on my death bed. I joke about it, but I really do feel hell'ish almost all day every day. I haven't run since then because the idea of jiggling my body around when every ounce of me is nauseas, achey, and barfing, sounds HORRIBLE. Although, I miss running. And I do plan on running through as much as this pregnancy as I can. Which means I have plans to get back to it once this sickness subsides and my doctor is all for it, and told me that once I feel better I can pick back up where I left off.
Sickness? Like I said. Lots. And lots. And lots. Hence why I've been a sucky blogger. A sucky wife. A sucky mom. A sucky everything. I feel horrible 24/7, have my head over the toilet multiple times a day, and am exhausted out the wazoo. Relief can come anytime, please and thank you. (For comparison sake, I was puking until 24-26 weeks with Emeline, so let's all say a prayer this won't last as long this time).
Dates? Oh yea, the good stuff. Duh. It is about this baby anyway, right? I'm due on/around our 5th Wedding Anniversary, August 4th. And selfishly, I'd really like to keep my wedding anniversary all for us and not share it. But we'll see :) So, if you're wondering that makes me in my 10th week of pregnancy. I feel comfortable sharing our news once I saw the little wiggly baby on ultrasound and saw the sweet, heathy 165bpm heart rate.
The truth is, you know that if anything ever happened with any of my pregnancies, I'd write about it, just like I did with my miscarriage. It's just part of who I am and my story. Waiting forever to tell the news just isn't my thing. However, it was a big plus to see the baby over ultrasound last week and know the little one is doing good in there. Also, the whole barfing my brains out thing helps with the reassurance, too. Bright side....maybe?
Anyway. Hopefully that answered some of the important questions. We're so grateful for all the well wishes and to share this whole journey again.