Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I wrote a blog post and for
We found out on January 25, but I feel like I knew even before that. I had basically the exact same symptoms as I had with my first daughter, so I took a test, thinking it would be too early to get a positive (I was one whole week late before I got a positive with Ivy), but low-and-behold, those two little lines popped up well before the three minutes were up. I was stunned, as we hadn’t been trying that long. We were definitely blessed to conceive so quickly.
We had already been planning a date night that evening (shout out to Community Taven), so while at dinner when the waiter asked if we would like any drinks, I said, “no, but I think my husband needs ones!” Tom looked at me quizzically and then I said, “we’re celebrating.” He instantly knew what I meant.
Since then, life has been a roller coaster of a ride. As if being pregnant wasn’t a struggle enough sometimes, doing it with an almost-toddler adds a whole new level of struggle. I took a blog hiatus in my first trimester because, honestly, I was just too tired and sick to have the slightest desire to write, plus we had not shared out good news yet and that was all I wanted to share with you!
Now, I didn’t intend to wait
I am now almost 22 weeks with little miss Isla Sofia Jane. This name was one that we had thought about for our first daughter, but when we decided on Ivy, I knew one day I would come back to it.
I feel like this pregnancy is going exceedingly faster than my first, probably because I still have Ivy keeping me on my toes and I also recently got a promotion at work so all the training and learning has been making the time fly! We had our twenty-week ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and everything looks perfect. Being a type 1 diabetic, both of my pregnancy’s have been considered “high risk” though I am very well-controlled and have had no complications. We see a team of doctors about once a month so Isla and I are well-watched and checked regularly. (More later on the journey of being a pregnant T1D). I have been experiencing a few Braxton Hicks recently, but like I said, I’m feeling good for the most part!
Right out the gate, I was really too sick to even want food, but now that my cravings have been set free, there is no stopping them! My biggest, and oddest, craving has been Blue Raspberry Misty slush turned into a float with vanilla ice cream in the middle (basically a Misty Freeze, not blended) from DQ. I make my poor husband go get me one before bedtime at least twice a week… if not more. I have also been craving crispy
I have put on a little extra weight as can be expected…so I have started wearing maternity bottoms, my favs being a pair of distressed maternity jeans from Madewell (pictured above), but am wearing my normal tops for the most part. I went to my first big event of this pregnancy last weekend, my beautiful cousin’s wedding, and was, unfortunately, having a hard time fitting in any of my formal clothes, but was able to purchase the most beautiful dress from a local maternity wear designer Tiff
Well, that is probably enough of an update for now. Please comment on the post if you have an
the windy city mama, xx