Yesterday I celebrated the much anticipated milestone of being 20 weeks pregnant! I didn’t write much about my pregnancy with Riley since I was more worried than joyful. This pregnancy is flying before my eyes, so I thought I’d take some time to talk about about my halfway bumpdate and discuss a new path that we’re taking!
The bump has made itself known MUCH earlier than my last pregnancy, so let’s just say I’ve been in maternity pants for longer than I care to share… We’ve been feeling baby’s strong kicks for a few weeks now, which is by far one of the most magical things about pregnancy. We also find out gender this week, which is practically keeping me up at night with excitement. Not that I need another reason to be up at night; that pregnancy insomnia is REAL. What do you guys think, another girl, or a baby boy? I have no idea and will be shocked either way!
Tired, HUNGRY, and sore; I didn’t think all of these symptoms would be so amplified so soon in the second trimester. Hello second pregnancy! My cravings/aversions have settled down a little bit and have just been replaced by ravenous hunger. I’ll take that over morning sickness any day! I started doing some prenatal yoga recently and have been feeling seriously SO good afterwards. I’ll try to keep that up along with seeing a chiropractor this go-around. No hip pain for me, please. Also, with the rate of this bump growth, I’ve been dowsing myself in belly butter every hour of the day. I’ve made my own this time, so I’ll share the recipe soon! (It’s the most moisturizing thing EVER.)
Feelings & Our Birth Plan
Adam and I are just so excited to meet this little baby already. Although I’m incredibly grateful to be carrying this baby, I’m ready for week 40 to be here! (I’m not going to lie, Mama misses her wine and ab crunches too.) We also made a recent switch from a hospital birth plan, to a home birth plan. We found a midwife that clicked with us and will be pursuing and preparing the birth of our second baby at home. It’s something that’s been on my heart for awhile with this pregnancy based on our unfavorable experience in the hospital with Riley. It used to feel so out of my comfort zone, but now I’m fully embracing this choice and feel the door has officially shut on the hospital option.
Thank you to our friends and family that have been 100% supportive of us in our journey. Going forward, we would appreciate only prayers and words of encouragement, as this is a decision we are continuing with.