Big News!: Pregnancy Announcement for Baby #2!
Big News, Everyone!
Big news for the Home Beautifully family! We’re expecting baby #2!! I’m over the moon with happiness. We’re both so excited to meet the newest member of our family and for our son to have a sibling. To share our big news with friends and family, we did a little JC Penny photoshoot with our son, who wore his “big brother” shirt with gusto. Isn’t he just the sweetest little thing? We ordered that shirt from Amazon for under $10.
17 Weeks Pregnant Update
I’m finally out of the first trimester at, now at 17 weeks, am beginning to feel like myself again … albeit a much rounder, ample-bellied version of myself. I’m trying to stay healthy. See that FitBit Charge 2? It was a little treat for myself to keep me motivated with walking. I’ll post more about how I stay active and (reasonably) healthy during my pregnancy in a bit.
17 Week Pregnancy Questions & Answers
Want some more specifics on how this week’s going with the pregnancy? Click the Q&A questions below for more details!
Swedish fish or dots candy. Oh yum yum. My husband has put the ban on buying these.
Apparently he’s the size of an onion. Note: I keep saying “he,” but I don’t know for sure. Just a mama’s intuition, but we find out for sure next week!
First Trimester Retrospective
This is not, of course, to say that it’s been all sunshine and roses since we’ve found out. The first trimester was tough, tough, tough. I actually made a little video when we first found out to share a little more details. Want to know how we found out? (Hint: copper!) How I was feeling? (Hint: awful!) Click on the video below to watch.
Thank you all, as always, for your love and support. In all honesty, when I found out I was pregnant, I wasn’t sure how this was going to impact my power-tool-loving, DIY home decorating blog. What pregnant woman uses power tools or toxic paints? (Hint: not many.) I actually look a little step back for a minute while I figured out how to continue to be authentically ME while sharing this journey with you.
And what occurred to me is this: joy begets joy. If I continue to follow my heart, to love what I do, and to bring joy to this little nook of the internet, then that’s good enough for me. I’m still figuring out what that means for me on a daily basis. And I sincerely look forward to sharing my joys with my Home Beautifully friends and family. So thank you for supporting me! It means everything.
As always, lots of love from my house to yours,