I’m in my last few days of my second trimester. I admit I am excited to be heading into the third trimester. I’m already super anxious to be holding this little one. Not sure why I feel in a hurry with this pregnancy as compared to my first I was all about enjoying it slowly. Maybe since I love the little baby smells and noises. I’ve been scrolling back through my iPhone photos reminiscing on when Madison was a baby. I can’t believe she is 20 months old now. I can’t imagine my life without her and soon I won’t be able to imagine life without having 2 little girls in my life.
People have been asking me how do I think Madison is going to handle having a little sister. I honestly think she will love having a sister. She is always so intrigued by other little kids and babies so I think she will be okay. Of course it will be an adjustment for us all.
I go back in about 2 weeks for another checkup to see how things are going. Overall I am feeling great. I have my good and bad days just like everyone else. Doing some self-care practices daily has really helped me stay positive on those more challenging days with little miss Madison. Oh boy does she know how to throw a tantrum. It’s amazing how one minute she is crying, kicking and just upset to a few seconds later smiling and laughing. Keeps mom on her toes for sure.
27 weeks pregnant with baby #2
Here is what life has been like currently: I did a day in the life video of my new routine out here in CA too. Food cravings? I am really loving eggs lately and of course chocolate. Okay really any kind of dessert. Michelle and I have been recipe testing over here and I am loving all the sweets. Besides that everything else is pretty normal around here.
Any symptoms? Not really. Wedding ring is still on. Sleep is still going well. No extra bloating or swelling.
Stretch marks? No new beauty marks. I have been doing a better job this time with keeping belly moisturized. I just have the few stretch marks around belly button and left side of belly that I got from my first pregnancy.
Miss anything? A good glass of wine or one of our Irish Coffee drinks. Missing wearing some of my old pre-pregnancy clothing.
How is my skin? It is doing great. I am keeping up with my washing my face with my oils and keeping my routine simple.
How is digestion? Great. Normal bowel movements and not much excess gas. No major issues with constipation thanks to my magnesium, healthy fats and squatty potty. This also helps with taking off extra internal pressure which helps with reducing diastasis. Total weight gain? No idea until I got to my next appointment but last time it was about 7-8 pounds.
How’s the baby girl? Kicking good lately. At her last ultrasound everything was looking great. She is growing on target.
How are my pregnancy workouts going? I tend to work out about 5 days a week with 2 active rest days where I just walk and do at least one round of core work. I try to film about one (sometimes 2) new pregnancy workouts for my pregnancy program I am working on. I walk at least 20 minutes every day.
You can read more how I am doing my workouts differently with this pregnancy here. Now I wanted to give a quick update on how little miss Madison is doing at 20 weeks.
Her favorite words: poop (she got this from seeing Jax go poo outside), car, hi, bye, ball, mama, dada, ja (for Jax) and shy (for Michelle)
Her favorite foods: apples, eggs, blueberries, grapes and our cashew biscotti (from our purely classic cookbook)
She loves throwing balls, playing at the park, swinging, taking all her toys and putting into Jax’s bed, chasing Jax, loves filling up her beach bucket with rocks from our yard, playing in the sand, loves being tickled, loves being picked up upside down, loves exploring new places and watching Toy Story 2.
Now the question I have been thinking about lately and hopefully my fellow moms can help me out. I need some advice.
When do I transition Madison into a toddler bed? She will be 2 years old in September and that is when her little sister will be born too. Do I transition her then so I can use her crib for her sister or do I buy a new crib and keep Madison in crib a little bit longer?
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