So now that i’ve officially made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the start of the busy season at work, and Miss Reagan’s first birthday I feel like I can finally wrap my head around the fact that WE ARE PREGNANT AGAIN!!!!
Surprise. Haha. If you know us at all or follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we are expecting our second child. We officially found out somewhat unexpectedly on September 30th of 2016. We weren’t trying to get pregnant but we weren’t preventing pregnancy either. We had always planned on having our babies close together but definitely not this close. All is well and we couldn’t be more excited or thrilled about our second little gummy bear cooking in my belly.
Baby Haguewood #2’s story so far has been very low-key and uneventful. I was feeling extremely tired and fatigued. I had a sneaking suspicion that I might be pregnant, but at the same time Reagan was going through a small sleep regression and I had just transitioned to going back to work. Life was busy and our hearts were FULL. I went in for a hair appointment and remember feeling so sick and nauseous. After my appointment I decided to swing by the grocery store for a few things while I was baby free. A very rare occasion. I just so happened to find myself in the feminine aisle and there they were, starring me in the face. Pregnancy tests everywhere. I grabbed a couple just for the peace of mind I knew it would give me. I knew I would be so early in the pregnancy that I might not even get an accurate result, but I was nervous about it and just wanted to know.
I waited until the next morning to take the test. In fact I was so anxious about the result that I woke up at 3:30am and sneaked downstairs to take the test. Blurry eyed and foggy, I took the test totally expecting a big fat negative result. But…there it was. In the darkness of the early morning hours I was starring at a POSITIVE pregnancy test. Here I was, 6 months postpartum from my first pregnancy, and we were pregnant AGAIN!!!! I was SO shocked and SO excited.
I really hadn’t been expecting a positive result. Secretly I was hoping to get a negative and that meant I could go back to bed with my mind cleared of the anxiety. NOPE! Now I was wide awake and immediately started flipping through Pinterest boards to figure out how to tell Jeffrey. I took a quick video of the tests to document the moment I found out in the early hours of the morning. I couldn’t believe it. I made a cute card for Jeffrey and left it on his desk to find that morning. Reagan woke up around 5:30am and Jeffrey was ready to head downstairs to his office by 6am. We were casually waiting down there just hanging out. When he asked why I was awake, I simply said “I just couldn’t sleep and Reagan was awake already so I got up.”
It took him a few minutes to find the card and then another full minute to digest what it was actually saying. I was just standing in the doorway giggling and jumping up and down with Reagan in my arms. His response, “Wait, you’re pregnant???” YEP, we are pregnant again. Baby Haguewood #2 here we come!!!!
After lots of hugs and excitement we started to settle into the fact that we were going to be bringing another little human into this world. We quickly figured out my due date June 9, 2017 and calculated that I was around 3-4 weeks pregnant. That day I called our OBGYN and made our first appointment for 8 weeks to confirm the pregnancy.
I was in full Halloween prep mode and keeping our little peanut a secret wasn’t difficult. We did tell our families and decided to wait until after Christmas to tell the world. I decided that I wanted to do chalkboards again to announce the pregnancy and had every intention of doing weekly boards to document the pregnancy. Nope. No such luck. We made it through Halloween, Reagan’s first Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We celebrated my 29th Birthday on New Years Eve and then I was in First Birthday Party planning mode. Weekly boards never happened, but we did manage to take these cute announcement photos the week of Christmas. The photo quality turned out really poorly but at least we have the photos to document the moment. I was around 16 weeks and already showing pretty heavily. Baby #2 definitely pops much quicker then #1.
***16 Weeks Pregnant***
Reagan started crawling right after Thanksgiving so suddenly life was much more active. It was so fun though planning Christmas and having her crawling through piles of wrapping paper. Holidays with babies are so much more FUN!!! I had every intention of starting my chalkboards at 20 weeks which fell shortly after the new year. Perfect right? Nope. Still no chalkboards.
Reagan popped out her first tooth on New Years Day and we were immediately thrust into life with a teething infant. Nights and her moods were super up and down. Still no chalkboards. We went in for our 20 week ultrasound and got to see our beautiful little baby kicking and wiggling around. The second photo is of both Reagan’s 20 week sonogram (TOP) and this baby (BOTTOM) side by side. I can’t get over how much their facial shapes are similar from the side profile. Reagan turned out pretty cute so I have high hopes again.
***26 Weeks Pregnant***
We made it through the awesomeness that was Reagan’s First Birthday Party at the beginning of the month, and that brings us to date and the start of the third trimester. Things are calming down and I feel like I can really do my chalkboards now. So I am fully committed to doing chalkboards for the final trimester. I already have week 27, my current week, done and ready to post! I am starting to work through a mental checklist of what we need to do before baby arrives and put together a list of what we need to get. Not much this time around as we have pretty much everything including gender neutral baby clothes in case we have a sweet little man.
We are just so excited about Little Baby Haguewood #2 and I can’t wait to start nesting and prepping for our perfect little second baby. Stay tuned for lots more blog content and consistent posts. It is really important to me to give this baby the same attention as I did with Reagan. Already trying to balance being a parent to TWO sweet babies. HAHA.
Thanks for reading Friends,