#2 - 30 weeks

How far along: 30 weeks + 1 day 

Total weight gain: +9.2 lbs from my pre pregnancy weight. +1 lb from my last appointment two weeks ago. 

Maternity clothes: Yes, pretty much everything is maternity these days. Pants definitely are, but I have a few looser tops that I can still pull off. 

Stretch marks: Unfortunately. I have found 2 new ones. :insert all the tears:

Sleep:  Pretty well once I fall asleep. I have had trouble going to bed recently, but sleep until my alarm goes off. If I do get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom it better be prior to 1 AM - otherwise, I won't be able to fall back asleep for a couple of hours. 

Best moment of this week:  Feeling her move. It never gets old!

Food cravings: I don't really have cravings, but have eaten WAY more sugar this time around. Jelly beans and peanut M&Ms are my jam. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Sometimes I feel a little queasy in the morning, but I think that's because my sinuses drain. Fun times. 

Have you started to show yet:  Yup. I don't even want to think about how my belly will grow for two more months. Eek!

Gender: Baby Britney. Although we won't be sharing her name until delivery. And no, we don't have a name. 

Labor signs: No.

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Chill, but feeling a bit more anxiety regarding labor, which is weird since I've been through this before I feel like I have forever to go and yet, it will be here so quickly. I have a sprinkle this weekend and then football season starts. Plus, E is playing soccer so our weeks are about to fly by! I still need to get the nursery together, but am not stressing over that since she will be in our room at first. We just need to organize and sort everything. 

Looking forward to: My sprinkle this weekend! I cannot wait to see the fam and friends. It's been a while. 

#2 - 20 Weeks

How far along: 20 weeks + 6 days

Total weight gain: My most recent appointment was last week and based on that I am +.5 lbs. Boo to gaining weight, but cheers to being able to eat.

Maternity clothes: Mostly yes. I am definitely wearing maternity capris and shorts. Now that the news is public, I've been wearing tighter maternity shirts as well.

Stretch marks: Not anymore than normal.

Sleep: Pretty good. I slightly wake when switching sides (plus I have this crazy maternity pillow that I love), and sleep through any urge to get up and use the restroom. If I get up to go the bathroom, I know I will be awake for at least 2 hours. No thanks!

Best moment of this week: Well, last week we had our big ultrasound to find out the gender and make sure everything else looked okay. I was excited to finally share the news publicly (courtesy of the lovely graphic posted above). If you do not understand the beauty of the announcement, then we can't be friends. Like her sister, E, this baby wouldn't model appropriately and we will have another ultrasound at the next appointment to get a closer look at her spine.

Miss anything: Deli sandwiches. All I want is a Publix sub or meal from Jimmy Johns. Yes, I am aware that most people heat up the lunchmeat to kill listeria, but my doctor advised against it. He shared these thoughts when J was in the room so I was told no twice. If you come visit me in the hospital, please bring a sub.

Movement: Around 16 weeks I started to notice the "flutters" more. It's still the best feeling ever.

Food cravings: Carbs - I am still on a Chipotle kick. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much anymore. I still get waves of nausea, but it has mostly disappeared. 

Have you started to show yet: Yup. I will never rock a cute bump, but it's definitely there. E loves to kill my belly. <insert all the feels>

Gender: Baby BRAM2 (Britney or Cam) is............... ANOTHER BRITNEY!!!!!!!! 
Parent reactions: 
Me - "I knew it! Two weddings."
J - "If she's anything like my first, then we are good."

Labor signs: Gosh no. Prayers for a non-eventful pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired. I'm excited for another baby, but anxious at the same time.

Looking forward to: Getting E's room done and possibly changing up the nursery for this one. It's perfectly designed for a little girl (since it was E's), but I may swap out the coral color for aqua. Decisions. Decisions.

#2 - 13 Weeks

I write this post at 17w2d, but am pulling the stats from my 12 week and 16 week  appointment since I fail at blogging.

How far along: 17 weeks + 2 days

Total weight gain: I had gained a little bit of weight, but was still down overall (-3.5 lbs. at the 12 week appt and -2.5 lbs. at the 16 week appt) from when we started.

Maternity clothes: Kind of - I wore some this weekend and pulled all of my clothes from E out of storage. I feel like I'm only a few weeks away before I'm in maternity attire 100% of the time.

Stretch marks: No - well, not any new ones. A baby and two abdominal surgeries will leave their marks.

Sleep: I finally bought a pregnancy pillow and it's amazing. I am really trying not to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. If I get out of bed, I'm up for 2+ hours. So annoying. I do wake and switch sleeping sides a lot, but 

Best moment of this week: Not being totally exhausted at work. I'm still a bit nauseous though.  

Miss anything: Working out hardcore. 

Movement:  Yes - I think.  I could have sworn I woke up in the middle of the night around 13 weeks and felt a flutter. However, a few days ago I was sitting on the couch and felt a flutter/popcorn feeling. I felt it again last night while we were putting E to bed. Now I'm just trying not to be crazy and imagine it. 

Food cravings: No cravings. It's more like trying to find things that I don't hate. Food aversions are the worst. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm still queasy, but it has gotten better. I am able to eat more food (selection wise and quantity wise).

Have you started to show yet: I'm pretty sure I'm just looking fat. Ha. There is a girl at work who is due around the same time as me (pregnant with her first) and she is popping  like nobody's business. Super cute. Being my fourth pregnancy and horrible abs, I'm just smushy. 

Gender: We just want a healthy baby! I am 99.9% positive we have another girl on the way.  And yes, baby BRAM (Britney or Cam?) is back. The HR was 169 at the 12 week appt (ultrasound) and 155 at the 16 week appt (by doppler). Time will tell...

Labor signs: Gosh no.

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Chill, but don't let me start crying. It won't stop. 

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender, telling E (yup, she still doesn't know) and making our news public. I also just want lunchmeat. Pub sub, Jimmy Johns, heck, I'll even eat Subway. 

#2 - Nine Weeks

It's been a while blogger friends1 

As I sit here and type today, I am 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant with bambino number 2! I cannot blog throughout the first pregnancy and not do it for the second. Heck, I'm already nervous about another baby book since I didn't complete the first. #momfail

Prepare yourself - it may only be baby posts from here on out. 

How far along: 9 weeks + 5 days

Total weight gain: Down 5 lbs. - literally the ONLY benefit to being nauseous ALL day. 

Maternity clothes: No! Although I bet I will be out of my old clothes by the end of the first trimester. I have some maternity clothes from my last pregnancy with E, but will probably buy more. There are many cute options now!

Stretch marks: Just some left over ones. :sigh:

Sleep: Give me all the sleep. I try to get 8 hours every night. If I don't get enough rest, I feel so much worse the next day. I've only recently started waking up once to use the bathroom. Sometimes I actually get up and other times I try and go back to sleep until my alarm goes off. I sleep well, but do switch sides quite often. I never had a pregnancy sleep pillow, but think I might splurge this go around. 

Best moment of this week: Hearing the heartbeat at our FOURTH doctor's appointment today! Yes, you read that right. Around 5 weeks I went in for a confirmation appointment (my yearly check up was already scheduled so it worked out perfectly), which consisted of bloodwork. Due to a history of miscarriages, the doctor wanted to see me back at 6 weeks for an ultrasound. We came back at what was thought to be 6 weeks, but they couldn't detect a heartbeat and the baby measured at 5 weeks + 5 days. So, we went back to the doctor two days later for another ultrasound. This time a heartbeat was found! We were also able to hear it, which I didn't know was possible through a vaginal ultrasound. 118 beats per minute! Today we went in for a regular ultrasound and Baby Bram (yes, I'm bringing back the Britney + Cam reference) had a strong heartbeat of 176 and was super squirmy. The baby was curled up like a cat and seemed to be measuring smaller, but started moving and stretched out to confirm that we are measuring right on track. 

Miss anything: Going to the gym and coffee. I've been sick since the end of week 5 and it has continued. 

Movement:  Just what we could see on the monitor today. 

Food cravings: The only thing I can really tolerate this week is Chipotle - a burrito with a little bit of steak, lettuce, sour cream, and cheese, please! Apple juice is pretty good too. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything. I feel like I can eat more with this pregnancy, but I am still ill. I force myself to eat and it changes weekly. Bananas, Ritz crackers, Larabars, quesadillas, potatoes, and bagels have all been in the rotation, but I cannot finish an entire meal. La Croix, Ginger Ale, and Peach/Ginger tea are about the only fluids that I can stomach. 

Have you started to show yet: My fat is just fatter. :) 

Gender: I just want a healthy baby!

Labor signs: Gosh no

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Quiet. That's my mood. If I talk I want to puke. :) Not moody though. Just calm and silent, which I'm sure J appreciates.

Looking forward to: Telling people. Seriously. It's a hard secret to keep!