Baby #2 Pregnancy Update – Week 19

Due Date:  December 1st! A little turkey or a Christmas baby!

Size of Baby:  heirloom tomato

Gender: We haven’t had the big ultrasound yet, but we were surprised with the first baby and are going to wait again.

Eating/Craving:  Eating lots of eggs. Lots of fruit. Lots of chicken and beef. Not eating enough veggies or fish.

Mama Physically:
I’m doing great overall. My energy is usually good until about 8 at night. I’m up early each morning going on a 20-40 minute walk with Declan and Mattie. Most of the time I don’t even feel pregnant. I’m reminded there’s a baby growing in there when I move too quickly and get small cramps, which I understand to just be round ligament pains. I also sometimes need a break if I’ve been picking up or carrying Declan too much. A bummer because I love holding my baby boy.

Mama Emotionally:
Doing better now that we took pregnancy photos and made the official announcement. This pregnancy has been overshadowed for a while now, and it made me sad to realize it’s almost half over and we haven’t celebrated this baby yet with our family and friends. Taking pregnancy announcement photos helped my mama heart feel happy.

The second pregnancy is different because…
I keep forgetting that I am pregnant! It slips my mind. Of course, I never completely forget — I’m just not as focused on being pregnant. I’m way more focused on being a mommy. Which is one reason I’m doing these pregnancy updates, I want to enjoy this pregnancy before it’s over.

What’s New With Baby #1?  -Declan – 9 months old 
Baby boy has learned how to clap! I say to him, “Yay!!!”, and he claps away happily, so pleased with himself. Sometimes he gets so excited about his newly learned skill that he starts clapping at 3 AM! Not yay. We are loving the clapping but are working on figuring out the 3 AM wake up party.

With Baby #2, something I’ll do differently is…
Not use as many snap onesies and pajamas, especially for bedtime. Snaps get confusing during a middle of the night diaper change. I’m going for gowns or zippers with this baby.

With Baby #2, something I’ll do the same is…
Let the baby take naps on me. There’s not much as sweet as having a newborn sleep on you. I don’t think it is a bad habit. This new baby will get to sleep on me as much as possible.

A tough mommyhood moment this week:
Our barely-a-year-old glider rocker chair died.

After Declan was born, we were gifted the glider after it had been used by another mommy for about 5 months. To be fair, it probably got some damage done to it in all the moving it had during its little life. The glider has been slowly breaking the past couple weeks and finally got so bad this week it became too dangerous to even sit in.

The arms had swung open, broken apart, and fell to the ground. The back fell backwards and stayed there. When I tried to stick the arms back on to rebuild the structure, the little dowels just broke off. Super frustrating. I rely on that glider to help me put Declan down for his naps, so it was a hot mess of an afternoon when it died. Because, of course, it died on a day where mommy was tired and Declan had already taken two super short naps and really needed a good long one.

The glider is currently in two pieces in our bedroom. Dillon saw how upset I got about it and kicked it in half to make me laugh.

I’m going to have two babies in the house and I could sure use a new one.

A sweet mommyhood moment this week:
Sharing our pregnancy announcement photos on Instagram and Facebook and getting so much love and encouragement sent our way.

#PregnancyGoals for next week: 

  • Eat sardines. They are mega packed with nutrients.
  • Eat a vegetable with every meal.
  • Find a new glider.
  • Make sure Dillon doesn’t get sneaky during the big ultrasound next week(!) and figure out the gender..

Bump Photo at 19 Weeks

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  1. Yay, yay, yay! I was hoping you would be writing pregnancy updates. I can’t believe you area already 19-20 weeks!! You are good at keeping secrets, lady. 😉 You look so cute, and I love that dress! I think December is such a sweet time to have a baby. Baby #2 will be big enough to pass around at Christmas, but still such a sweet little newborn. What fun for your family! That’s so sweet that Declan can clap now! What a fun age, and he is going to be the best big brother. I am so sorry your glider died. How sad! I’ve been sneaking in sardines about once a week. I like the mustard sauce ones the best, especially if I eat them on bagels with cream cheese. Or on crackers. It is easier to eat them that way then plain! How did your ultrasound go? I am so excited for you guys!!
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  2. I can’t believe 20 weeks either! Baby will be here so fast…! I am excited about December, too. I never would have planned a baby around so many holidays — but it feels perfect now. That’s awesome you have been eating sardines, way to go, mama! — I did so good with my first pregnancy and eating them, I really need to – I can feel the energy they give me the next day!

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