An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Big News!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Big News!

Boom shaka-laka:

Yes dear readers, you're reading and seeing that right. My deep disdain for pregnancy has, somehow, led me to be pregnant again. Go figure. Here are some of the deets for family, friends and even the average blog reader who might simply be curious:

How far along are you? Right at the very end of the first trimester; 3 whole months!

How close will they be in age?! Depending on when the second baby actually arrives, they'll be around 19ish months apart.

Are you insane? Probably! But my sister and I are only 18mo apart, and it was the BEST growing up, and is still the BEST, and I honestly didn't want to wait until I figured out how great life can be without constant diaper changes. We wanted children close in age. We're deep in the "weeds" of babies; we plan on staying here until we emerge victorious with school-aged, self sufficient and potty trained mini-me's. Pray for us.

Is this pregnancy different than Henry? YES. I'm either not nearly as tired or I don't have time to feel tired because I'm always chasing after a toddler. I'm going with the latter, because I'm passed out by 9pm nightly. I'm also much more sick. Which I feel, but don't have time to pay attention to. In brighter news, I'm still working out six days a week, because working out through the fatigue and nausea is STILL less work than toddler-chasing. I'll spare you further details of first trimester pregnancy woes...

Weight gain? None yet! I lost weight for a while with all the sickness, but I'm back to ground zero. If memory serves me correctly, I didn't gain anything with Lil' H until around 16 weeks, so it'd be peachy if that were the case with #2, too.

Cravings? Fresh veggies are my JAM. Over-sized salads? Dish me up! All the fresh vegetables please. And any tomato-based sauces like marinara, salsa, etc. Root beer is pretty delish too.

Do you miss anything about not being pregnant? HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS THE DUMBEST QUESTION. Of course I do! Wine. Beer. HIIT workouts/training and getting my heart rate into training zones 4 and 5 (super high). Sushi. Ordering burgers medium rare. Wine. Before I appear ungrateful for this pregnancy, I will say that the return of the pregnancy boobs is pretty fantastic.

Do you know the gender? Not yet! I know there's a blood test that determines gender super early. Since I'm not over 35 or high-risk for a number of abnormalities, our insurance makes us pay for it. It's almost a grand. So, we'll be waiting for the 20 week anatomy scan to find out! All my friends say girl though. We'll find out shortly!

What are you most excited about? My mom got Henry this crawling doll shortly before he learned to crawl - you know, to encourage him to get to crawlin'. Well he treats that doll with so much love! He kisses it on it's head about 10 times a day. I'm so excited to watch him be a big brother. His demeanor is calm, patient, inquisitive and thoughtful so I think having a younger brother or sister around will be great for him - and the new baby!

Yeah, so... That's the biggest news around here. I've been dying to tell everyone since I'm no good at keeping secrets. All my local friends already know, because hello- I wasn't drinking wine when we'd hang out! Instant preggo giveaway. Now everyone is in on the secret. Yay!


  1. That's awesome news!! Congratulations!!! :)

  2. So awesome! Congrats! My sister and I are also 18 months apart, but because my mom waited to put her in school and I was bumped up a grade, it has always felt like more. Even still, we are best friends now and I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

  3. Aww yay! That is so exciting. 19 months apart is a good spread. My brothers and I were all 18 months apart and it was awesome to be so close in age! Even now it's fun that we are at similar places in life as far as careers and getting married.

  4. OH MY GOD!! YES that deserved all caps!! Congratulations girl!! I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to follow along! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Yay! So glad you announced this. Henry is going to be the best big brother ever....

    But you better believe once this baby comes, Aunt Jaelan is going to be on my way with a bottle of wine in each hand.

  6. Congratulations! I bet it is really difficult having to keep big news like this under wraps. We did a gender reveal party for my friend and she did her gender determination ultrasound around 18-20 weeks, but I remember her talking about a place that does ultrasounds in both 2D and 3D for something like $100 as early as 16/17 weeks (for anyone who doesn't want to wait). Apparently they're not as accurate but we had the name of the place on speed dial in case the doctor couldn't get her in the day before the party. We weren't going to let anything get in the way of our party plans. Haha! Bummer about the wine but I'll be imbibing for you in the meantime. ;)

  7. I am so, so excited for you Paige! I can't wait to see you and that little bump in August! Henry is going to be such an awesome big brother, and if the morning sickness is any predictor of gender, you're having a girl. :)

  8. Congratulations! Super cute announcement. My brother and I are 19 months apart and I've always thought it must have been hard for my parents, I can totally see your reasoning. Makes perfect sense. I'm sure there are pros and cons to any age gap anyway!

  9. Congratulations! How exciting!

  10. Congratulations! We are still trying to decide if #2 is in our future. #1 turned 1 today, so if we want them close, we will need to hurry up! Are your symptoms the same as when you were pregnant with Henry? Might help determine if you are having a boy or girl.

  11. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy Henry can check that last one of the list ;-) Seriously that is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I can't wait to hear what you are having even though we both have our very biased opinions. I'm so happy for you and glad to know that you are able to steal everyone else's orders without any difficulties now lol

  12. Congratulations!!! Loved your Instagram announcement - seriously so cute! So excited for your growing family! I vote girl, too ;)

  13. congrats again love!! i'm so excited for you. i can't believe that gender scan thingy is almost a grand. ouch!! no thanks. my older brother is 18 months older and my younger brother is 11 months younger - we haven't always gotten along and we have issues now, but i wouldn't change a thing and totally want my kids close together. my mum disagrees haha!