Surprise! Coming this Winter…

We will be a family of 4! I am so excited to share that Noah will be a big brother early December.

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

Pregnancy announcement at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Blogger

We were actually a little surprised when we found out we were pregnant. We thought it would take some time because it did with Noah, but here we are! I have to say, we are blessed to grow our family. So many moms and moms-to-be out there struggle with fertility, so I just want to send some love and light their way.

Can I just tell you how different it is the second time around? This pregnancy seems so much harder! Maybe because I have a toddler running around now… I felt much more sick and tired during this first trimester than I remember. I have been nauseous, eating very little and just so tired. Many women get morning sickness, but for me, like clockwork, at 9pm every night, I would get sick. It’s mind blowing how our bodies work. I only recently started to gain weight and eat more, so hopefully some of this yuckiness will fade out. I have been working out 2-3 times a week and eating very small, frequent meals. Both these things have been helping. But man, do I miss my large iced coffee and red wine.

Now, in my second trimester, my sleep hasn’t been the best. If you follow me on instastory, you know I have been getting up at all hours. But hopefully, that will stop soon. Crazy hormones!

Because I know some of you might ask, we will be finding out the gender in a few short weeks. We never did a big reveal with Noah and probably won’t again, but never say never.

It’s truly amazing how quickly you show with your second. I started showing around 20 weeks the first time, and now, I was showing by 10 weeks. I know everyone says this happens, but it’s going to be hard to try to fit into regular clothes very, very soon. Hello maternity clothes.

So, that’s our big news! We are SO happy to share it with you guys, in fact, it’s definitely a relief. It’s been difficult choosing the right angles in photos and keeping this to ourselves. And I really can’t wait to share this journey with you all! I am linking our birth story from Noah in case you’d like to read a little more on my experience the first time around.

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Until next time,

Christine

Outfit details- Dress: Here | Hat: Amazon | Shoes: Old Navy Noah’s shirt: Carter’s | Noah’s shorts: Carter’s

So much love on this post! Thank you! Manny and I appreciate all the kind comments.

Photos taken at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park

 

 

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