Hey y’all! I first want to THANK YOU guys for all of the sweet messages and support about baby number two. We are SO excited to bring this little one into the world. Since I’ve been receiving a bunch of questions about this go around, I thought I’d do a Q&A post. See below where I answer all of your questions. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post if you have another one. I’m happy to answer! xx
Were you trying for a second baby?
Yes we were! We are very fortunate it happened quickly.
Has your second felt different than the first?
So far they are pretty similar. The only major different is I was naseuated 24/7 my first trimester!! I never got a break!
Riutal – I love it!! AND it doesn’t hurt my stomach. Very important during my first trimester.
Are you getting botox while pregnant?
No. I stay away from botox and fillers while pregnant and breastfeeding. This is the recommendation of my esthetician/nurse.
How did you manage your sickness during the first trimester?
Well… it was pretty rough. I took B6, drank peppermint tea and had fresh ginger constantly. I rested when I could and ate plain foods to help with feeling sick. This go around was pretty hard with a child under one. I couldn’t really nap/rest as much as I did the first time. A day at a time – I got through it!
What workouts did you do the first trimester?
It was definitely hit or miss depending on how I was feeling. My goal during pregnancy is to move my body 4-5 times a week. Sometimes I achieved this during the first trimester, and other times, I did not. My favorite exercises to do while pregnant are strength building not cardio. I prefer Barre3, pilates on the reformer and Peloton strength classes. I stream Barre3 and Peloton from home.
Did you drink coffee – if so, how much?
I did not my first trimester. I had a major aversion. I remember this with my first pregnancy as well. Once I hit 14 weeks, I could finally tolerate it again! I don’t drink coffee for the caffeine – more about the flavor. I have one half-calf cup of coffee in the morning.
Are you going to reveal the gender (sex)?
Yes! I plan to post on Instagram this weekend.
Have you taken a genetic test?
Yes. I had my blood drawn for the Harmony test at 10 weeks. This is also how we know the sex of the baby so early.
How long did you wait until you told your family?
We told our parents at 6 weeks and the majority of our close friends around 10-12 weeks. I was so excited!!
Do you have a name picked out?
NO! haha Names are hard for me, so it’s going to take us a minute to figure one out.
What if anything are you doing different this time?
So far, nothing. I’m taking the same supplements, doing similar exercising, eating well (now) and plan on having a home birth. My experience the first pregnancy was really incredible. If you missed my blog posts on my different trimesters check them out here: first, second and third. I’m sure as I go through this a few things will change.
What are your favorite maternity clothes?
For this pregnancy, I don’t know yet. I haven’t started wearing maternity clothes. I will share favorite once I’m further down the road! I do have a post about my favorite brands/items from my first pregnancy here.
What is your favorite pregnancy legging?
I have two and will probably have more as I start to grow and try new leggings out.  BLANQI for everyday and  SPANX for a dressier pair.
What did you eat your first trimester?
Ummmmm, CARBS!! LOL I have received this question a lot from first time mamas. I get it, you are super healthy and then bam… nothing sounds good! Rather than eating complete shit, I kept it simple. Sourdough toast with butter, plain rice, oatmeal, soups and fruit (apples, oranges and bananas). I didn’t eat fried/fast food or refined sugar. Finally when I was around 13 weeks I started to crave my healthy diet again! Hello, vegetables!! 🙂
Do you watch what you eat while pregnant or eat whatever you want?
As you can see in the question above, no and yes. I allowed myself to eat what sounded “good” when I wasn’t feeling well, however I kept it simple. I did not eat pure crap 24/7. Give yourself some grace, the first trimester is ROUGH!! You’ll get back to yourself soon!
Are you nervous about having less time with Ford when the new baby arrives?
I haven’t thought too much about this. I tend to take things a day at a time. I spend a lot of time with Ford now and enjoy each moment. When we have another little around, it will bring even more love and joy into our home. I can’t wait!
Are you doing a home birth again?
That’s the plan! I have started to see my Midwife for my monthly appointments. I just LOVE her and had the best experience during my first pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I’ll share more about this journey as I go through it again. If you missed my Birth Plan and Birth Story posts from baby number 1, check them out here and here.
L I F E \ It’s crazy how much has changed in a little over a year! Last March we sold our modern farmhouse and NOW we are currently under contract on a magical property🏔 It’s been exciting to start dreaming up our new place and working on putting a team together to build a home for our family!!🏠 ALL the emotions!!😭 OH and I’m about to have another bébé!!🤰🏻There’s that!😝 Life is a wild ride and so thankful I have a hilarious, loving and supportive husband by my side!🤍🤍 Feeling an immense amount of gratitude🙏🏻 Thanks to y’all for the support and connections we’ve made over the years! Exited to share the next phase of my journey!
H O M E \ The natural light in this home is👌🏻✨✨ Figuring out which way to orient our new house is SO important! We are currently looking at where the sun is during the different seasons☀️ It’s pretty cool what google earth can show ya!! Sharing my #bedroom including one of my fave Amazon home finds on the LTK app👉🏻 budget-friendly fluffy pillow inserts!! Remember to size up for extra volume!☝🏻 These are what are in my fawn pillow covers. Make sure to check out my NEW Amazon shop with all of my decor, furniture, organization, fashion abs baby finds!! Click the link in my bio to go directly to it! #sbkliving
H O M E \ Do y’all love a floor mirror as much as moi?! Which one is your fave 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5? I’m gonna say, ALL of them!!🙆🏻♀️ They are a great way to make a room appear bigger and more open✨ Since having Ford you can better believe these babies are BOLTED into the wall👊🏻 AND no, Luke def didn’t do it lol😂 my not so handy hubs had our contractor fasten them👌🏻 Sharing all of these spaces on the LTK app - click the link in my bio to go directly there!! #sbkliving
H O M E \ Up bright and early this morning with Ford... I think he’s getting me ready for the new bébé😝 I wanted to share that I FINALLY put together my Amazon shop including all of my home decor, furniture, organization, baby finds and more!! These cute little knit pillows (only $12.99!!) are one of my favorite home items I found years ago along with the best budget friendly inserts for all the fluff! Remember to size up!☝🏻 Click the link in my bio to check out my AMAZON SHOP! I add to it weekly!💁🏻♀️
Linked my old modern farmhouse kitchens on the LTK app! Light fixtures, bar stools, gold pulls abs more!🏠 #sbkliving
F O R D \ Morning, guys... Ford here!👋🏻👶🏼 Giving my mom a break on this Monday. Just wanted to say, hieeeee and did ya know, I’m gonna be a BIG BRO reallllll soon?!! I’m getting v excited to meet our new addition! Ready to share my toys and give him all the hugs!!☺️ K, that’s it!! Have a great week!😘😘
Shop our guest bedroom and my cute sweatshirt over on the LTK app including this new bench! I really enjoy climbing on it😜 Click the link in my bio to shop!!
H O M E \ The table is set!🍽 Sharing an affordable and easy SPRING tablescape over on SBKliving.com today!!🌿 This would be the perfect setup for a mother’s Day brunch or dinner party! SO many great deals👉🏻 Amazon find faux hydrangeas, set of 20 gold flatware for $25, budget-friendly dinner plates and more! Click the link in bio to go directly to my website!💁🏻♀️ Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a styling video to this space!!🏠