Motherhood, Pregnancy

Guess Who’s Going to be a Big Brother?

When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome. – Kristin Armstrong

I am overjoyed.

It’s fall – a season of change and a season of thanks, and this is announcement  is nothing short of that for us.  It’s true!  We’re expecting our second little one!  After the roller coaster that was my previous pregnancy, I tried hard not to worry too much this time.  Thankfully, my symptoms were so strong during the first trimester that I didn’t really have much time to worry.  All I wanted to do was eat, but then I was nauseous with most foods.  When I would find something appetizing, I would eat too much of it.  That’s just a snippet, but it’s been a bizarre 3 months considering I barely had any symptoms with Dominic!

Tristan and I are staying positive, and we are so excited and thankful to get to where we are.  I’m going to be honest that pregnancy is not as blissful as it once was after experiencing a miscarriage, but I am more grateful for every moment, every ache, every bout of nausea, and every ounce of exhaustion this time around.  I feel a deeper gratefulness.  I’m tired every day, but I’m grateful.

Let’s be real though.  Partially why I’m tired every day is also because I have an energetic toddler to keep up with, but, speaking of Dominic, he’s been accepting this so well.  He’ll kiss my belly, and when I ask him to say “Hi” to his baby, he’ll go to my belly and say “Hi baby!”  He’s well aware of where the baby is and has mentioned that the baby is gonna “grow and grow.”  I bring it up every so often to remind him, and I think the more it really sinks in, he gets more attached to me.  I imagine it will definitely get stronger once my belly is more evident and the baby stuff comes out from storage when we’re all going to have to prepare for another big change.  Right now it still just looks like I ate too much at a Vegas buffet.

Okay, despite being happy about the news most of the time, he does have moments where he wants nothing to do with it lol.  I tried to get a good photo of him kissing my belly, but after the first try, he was over it! -_-

Anyway, I’ll be documenting the journey here and there, because I truly have loved going back and reading old posts from when I was pregnant with Dom.  Here’s to a new adventure!

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