Pregnancy Number 2- Week 15 Recap

So, we announced on facebook yesterday that we are expecting baby girl #2 in our family! And even though anything resembling a routine feels like a long shot with a full blown toddler running around here, I’m going to attempt to weekly blog my pregnancy again… but no promises. Week 15 Pregnancy #2

Just for fun, here is one of the MANY outtakes I had of Taylor from yesterday.  She had two bows that she wanted to put in her hair, and thought she was the CUTEST thing with both of them in her hair:

Week 15 Pregnancy #2

A little week 1-15 recap: Reese and I found out we were expecting about 2 days before Christmas, mostly because morning sickness hit with a VENGEANCE. We knew we were only about 5 or 6 weeks a long, so we didn’t really want to share it with family/friends yet and wanted to confirm it with a doctor before we did.  So I suffered through some pretty brutal morning sickness all day sickness through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, trying out a few medicines before I finally found one that helped me keep food down.  It unfortunately didn’t touch the non-stop nausea, but at least I could eat.

We finally got confirmation from the Doc that everything looked good around week 9, so we began to tell our family.  Other than the morning sickness everything seems to be going really well. We intended to announce to the world around week 12 or 13, but somehow just couldn’t get our life together to snap a picture or think of something clever.  Then two weeks ago we did genetic testing (to each their own opinion on this, we decided to do it, much like we did with Taylor, because we are Type A personalities and want as much information as possible, not because it would change our love or feelings towards this child in any way) and so found out Monday of this week that she is a girl! I did at least have the nurse put the results in an envelope that Reese and I could open together instead of hearing over the phone.

So here we are, the end of week 15, so far the first trimester has simultaneously flown by and drug on and on and on.  I’m definitely ready to quit feeling nauseous, its getting better, but still not feeling totally myself. I am going to answer the same questions I did during the first pregnancy and this time I get to cheat and don’t have to look up what size baby girl is or what her progress is! Yay for cutting corners! Week 15 Pregnancy #2

Baby’s Size: an avocado (or a grenade if you follow pregnant chicken’s weekly updates)

Baby’s Progress: Baby can now hear! And baby is about to double in weight and add several inches in length.  Baby is also pumping 25 quarts of blood a day… which feels like an enormous amount considering that baby is currently 4.5 inches long.

Weight Gain: a couple of lbs.  I lost about the same amount in first trimester I did with Taylor, but the pounds seem to be coming back a bit faster this time than they did with her!

Sleep: I’m sleeping pretty well.  It is funny to me how quickly I need a middle of the night trip to the potty. I feel like my body hadn’t really changed at all when I had to start resuming that nightly ritual.

Milestones: We found out that she is a she! And told the world this week! I love everyone’s sweet well wishes and I love knowing that baby girl has such a strong support group out there excited about her arrival! It also made me realize how many people we know that have two girls!

Favorite clothing item of the week: So I have been lazy and haven’t even busted out my collection of maternity wear.  So far my pants mostly fit (if a little lower than normal) and I have plenty of flowy shirts that I can wear, but pulling that container out of storage is definitely on the agenda this weekend.  Also… I’m super bummed that Gap stopped selling any of their maternity wear in store.  Now I’ll have to go online to order things! Bummer!

Symptoms: I still have some nausea that just won’t seem to go away, I also still have a killer sense of smell… which is definitely not a plus with a toddler and a dog on scene.  I also (like last time) get tired faster than I used to.  I like moving at super speed all the time, and find myself walking fast and having to slow myself down because it has made me tired or more nauseous.

Workout: I have been walking a bit and went to my workout class last week. I’m hoping to make it a few more times next week… we will see how that goes!

Baby Update Number One

So last week I said that if I was still pregnant I would write another bump update, well… I’m not. Pregnant that is… but I am going to give y’all an update!


Taylor Reese was born July 2nd at 9:57am!  Taylor is my middle name (and my great-grandmother’s maiden name) and Reese is my husband’s middle name (and the name he goes by).  My mom’s last name is also Reece, but we spelled it my husband’s way so that we would have a name from each!

She and I are both doing great! I’ll post details about her birth later, but we did have an unplanned C-Section, so recovery has been slow for Momma! But we couldn’t be more thrilled with our little girl and are enjoying the time we get to be with our little human! I’m a bit biased, but she is beyond cute and is such a snuggle bug!

More details to come after Mom and Dad manage to get a bit more sleep! We got to come home on Sunday from the hospital, so we are getting into the swing of things here at the house and figuring out what our new normal looks like!

Welcome to the world, Taylor Reese!


So this week’s bump recap is my 39th week, which means my due date was officially yesterday, making baby girl late!! You know, its funny, when they told me June 29th was her due date it never really occurred to me that she might not come until after the 4th of July! But we have an induction date scheduled for July 7th, so if baby girl doesn’t make her appearance before then, we will have a 7/7 baby! But since she isn’t here, you get another recap!

Week 39 Bump Update|


Baby’s Size: She’s now the size of a baby… ! Haha, in all seriousness, we have another sonogram to check her well being today, so we’ll know a little bit more, but she’s probably somewhere in the 7-8 pound range still, which feels like a good size.

Baby’s Progress: She’s moving quite a bit, and since she is so full in there you can see her movements pretty well, so that’s been kind of fun to watch!

Weight Gain: I’m holding steady right at the 25 lbs weight gain, and since I haven’t really gained much this week I think it’ll stay right in that range.

Sleep: Oh man, sleep.  I love sleep.  I’m trying to soak up every ounce of sleep I can before Baby Girl gets here, but of course I am 9 months pregnant, so it feels like sleep is a fleeting pleasure.  I definitely have to get up quite a bit to go to the bathroom, and she wakes me up kicking every now and then.  But without much to do before Baby Girl is born, I am going to sleep as early as I can.

Milestones: We passed our due date! And we will officially meet Baby girl in the next week, so that feels pretty huge! But other than that, we are just waiting… waiting and more waiting!

Favorite clothing item of the week: My swimsuit.  I mean don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually like the piece of clothing that is the swimsuit, but I do really love sitting in the pool.  And swimming makes my swollen feet feel so much better! I have gotten in our pool pretty much every day for the past week!

Symptoms: The swollen feet are my biggest symptom, we went to a movie on Saturday night and by the end of the movie my feet were swelling over my shoes! I took them off in the car and the look on my husbands face was pretty classic… you could see the lines where my straps were! That’s really my biggest symptom other than being exhausted and everything being harder to do.

Workout: I walked a few times and I’ve been swimming a bit, but no, workouts are definitely not happening until after I recover from Baby Girl’s birth.

There is not much else happening other than just waiting for her arrival.  I finished everything on my to do list for before Baby Girl is born, so I’ve been just crafting a few things which if I get a chance I’ll share with you this week!

PS. If you missed any of the updates, you can check them all out here.