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Pregnancy Update... Finally!

Oh my goodness, once again blog updates got put on the back burner once morning sickness reared its ugly head :( Second pregnancy, second time rocked by the ol' all day nausea beast. I found it even worse this time around though because I was so much more tired chasing a toddler around all day, nursing him 3 and 4 times a night, than I was working a desk job like I did when I was pregnant with Luke. But I'm not going to dwell on the past, and just get on with the update.

I am currently 26 weeks-ish pregnant with our second baby BOY. We couldn't be more thrilled to have another little man joining our family in mid-late September. We have a name picked out and settled on but we are keeping it a secret until he is born. Stay tuned.... Only 14ish weeks to go.

I can definitely say I am super excited to be pregnant and have a little life growing inside of me but it's so different this time around. I am so busy with Luke that I don't really have the time to even notice if baby #2 is alive and kicking until naptime and bedtime. We haven't started to plan the nursery yet, we haven't really done much at all for this kiddo. Second child syndrome at its best.

Physically, however I'm noticing a lot of differences this time around. I started showing so much earlier... had to haul out the pregnancy pants at 14 weeks this time. I have been getting a lot of pain/pressure on my pelvic bone over the last few weeks-- pelvic girdle pain. No fun! This little dude is sitting really low in my pelvis which isn't helping I'm sure. I haven't been exercising nearly as much this time and need to really make that a focus and priority now that I'm in the "feel good" trimester. Yoga, walking, and biking will be my staples shortly. Oh and I get lots of stabbing pains in and around my abdomen.... Round ligament pain is way worse this pregnancy. And lastly, the most frustrating and embarrassing physical issue is urinary incontinence. Panty liners are a must! Between sneezing, picking up my 30lb toddler, and having a growing baby sitting on my bladder I don't have a hope in heck to stay dry. Kegels haven't helped at all. I have a referral to see a physiotherapist who specializes is pelvic floor issues and I have a feeling she is going to be my new best friend over the next year or so.

Oh and the biggest and most exciting news is we have decided to have this little sprout at home. I always have felt like hospitals are for sick people and pregnancy isn't a sickness. Having a home birth feels so right and aligns itself so well with who I am. I will end there and will do a seperate post on our plan to birth baby #2 at home.

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