27 weeks pregnant with baby #2 + when to transition to toddler bed?

by purelytwins

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. 27 weeks pregnant with second child. Updates on how I am doing. Mom with diastasis. 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.

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

lori-eating-dessert 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. Working out during pregnancy with 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. Sharing an update on my second pregnancy.

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)

19 month old girl eating apple 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? 

xoxo Lori

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Mel June 7, 2016 - 2:07 pm

My daughter liked her crib but i thought she was supposed to be in a toddler bed so we transitioned at 2 years old. Big mistake. I bet she’d still sleep in it (she’s 3) if we had it up. I wish we hadn’t pushed it and waited til she was trying to crawl out of it. Good luck!

purelytwins June 7, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Thanks Mel, Madison loves her crib.

Jessica June 7, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Hey! I am also pregnant with my second little girl and due in August! My daughter will be two in July and we just transitioned her to a toddler bed ( from ikea). She actually did great and it surprises me how well she is doing with it. We talked it up a lot before hand and didn’t change anything about her bedtime routine except the bed. I have done a lot of research and honestly I think your better off doing the transition before baby #2 arrives. You don’t want Madison to associate the new baby with takin her bed away. That way, it will all be said and done with by the time baby comes along and shouldn’t be a big deal!

purelytwins June 7, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Jessica, thank you for your tips. Those are great. I am so happy to hear her daughter transitioned nicely, yay! And congrats on baby 2 too 🙂 HUGS

Deanna June 7, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Omg no new crib! What will you do with 2 cribs after? I have twins so I have no choice in having 2 cribs, but these are the things I think about: storage after they’re done using it. My suggestion is to start the transition to a toddler bed now. If things don’t go well, you still have some time to keep her in the crib longer and buy another one. Make sense? Good luck. Ps my 8 month old twins love your broccoli breadsticks ????

purelytwins June 7, 2016 - 4:11 pm

Thanks Deanna for the ideas to think about. I have been thinking of moving her to toddler bed so glad my thoughts are on the right direction. Wahoo for broccoli breadsticks. Madison enjoys them too! xo

Leah June 7, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Glad things are going well :). I’d say most would tell you to transition well before new baby arrives. I chose to keep my oldest in his crib. He is and was difficult about change. I knew if we moved him to a bed, naps would be over. I had difficulty pregnancy and needed him to continue napping. It was great for us to leave him in the crib. He transitioned when he was ready. I found a great deal on second crib and it was no big deal. Do what works for Madison and your family. Good luck!

Brooke June 8, 2016 - 8:17 am

It seems like most kids are ready for a toddler bed by 2 or 2.5, so I don’t think I’d spend the money to buy a second crib. Both of my older kids started climbing out of their crib around age 2, so we transitioned them then. However, we had planned to transfer my son to his toddler bed a few months before his sister was born anyway. We were afraid he may resent his new baby sister for taking his bed, and we wanted to do everything we could to make his transition to big brother easier.
All that said, you know Madison best! And the best decision is what’s right for her and your family! xo

purelytwins June 8, 2016 - 11:16 pm

thank you Brooke for your sharing your story and I am thinking of trying her out here soon in a toddler bed 🙂 hugs

Iris June 8, 2016 - 10:18 am

Excited for you on baby #2! Can you do a post on how you are preparing your business for a (second) baby? Would be interested in how you schedule out things ahead of time, automation, etc? (or maybe this doesnt apply since Michelle is still full time in the business while you are on maternity leave?)

purelytwins June 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm

Iris those are great questions and great idea. We will work on a post about that. But yes Michelle does most but we do try to have some things automatic or ready in advice 🙂


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