sweater dress by Pink Blush Maternity
Hi friends! I cannot believe I am in my second trimester with our fourth baby! It feels so surreal to even think about it, but as I am writing this I am 16 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy has been very different in a sense that at times I forget I am pregnant. I mean, I know I am and my belly speaks for it. But, when I wake up I don’t wake up thinking I am pregnant, I just go on with my day as usual. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, I know. But, that’s how I feel.
I feel SO lucky that I have been feeling great this time around too. Today, at 16 weeks pregnant I feel like I have all the energy in the world, but it doesn’t compare to my toddlers though haha! They sure know how to keep me on my toes, and maybe that’s part of it too. Being a mom of three, always so busy and on the go I have no time to reflect on this fourth pregnancy and think about it.
The nice thing is that the boys are so excited to add another baby to our family, and just recently Anastasija has been getting the hang of the idea of mommy having a baby in her tummy. She comes up to me and rubs my belly and gives kisses to the baby. It’s so sweet. I don’t know how she will be when the baby actually comes but right now she is being the sweetest.
Winter has always been my favorite to dress up for pregnancies because you can layer up and wear leggings, like every day haha! I don’t own a pair of maternity jeans, so you probably won’t see me in those. I have been living in sweater dresses, long sweaters, etc., over leggings. It’s easy for me to look dressed up without feeling uncomfortable.
I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the baby is growing on schedule. I heard the heartbeat and saw this little active baby and I could’ve just cried. It amazes me how our bodies are capable of growing a human inside. He or she had their hand on their face, almost like covering it. My next appointment will be to find out the gender of the baby, and we are definitely finding out.
So far, I haven’t bought anything for the baby and probably won’t until Spring or so. I am all about the Holiday season and soaking in the moments with the kiddos, trying to do everything festive I can think of.
One thing I am worried about this time around is the way my body will change. Okay, okay… I know, my body changed with every pregnancy but this being my fourth baby and me not being a gym enthusiast it got me thinking about how my body will react to it all again. I am happy I have given my body the break it needed to recover from each pregnancy but I know each pregnancy leaves something new. Just being honest here and sharing my current struggles. I am sure some of you can relate.
Anyways, I won’t turn this pregnancy update into a complain but I felt like sharing what was on my mind and being honest. I know a lot of us can relate in this motherhood journey and we are here to support each other. So, if you’re feeling alone, know that you’re not.