We are so excited to share that we are expecting baby #2!! Ah I can't really believe it still :) I'm just too happy. We had been trying for a few months then decided to take a break and try to loose some weight. Then we find out "taking a break" is apparently just what we need :) Because we got pregnant right away.
Due date is July 2nd, 2014. I'm measuring small (thankfully) and everything looks very very good. I've lost about 10lbs this first trimester because I have the worst morning sickness. For real, it's debilitating. I basically live off of granola bars and water. My midwife down here at Rosemark in Idaho Falls is so nice and I'm really happy that we chose her! I got the best impression of her at my first appointment because I had to bring Brynlee with me. So even with my cute (but very naught that day) toddler running around and throwing tantrums she was so friendly, patient, and just a gem. She wanted to here all about my pregnancy and labor and delivery with Brynlee (which I love to talk about!) So it was really fun and she totally on board with my approach on how I want to labor and deliver on my own terms again. I seriously love labor, like really love it! I'll be the first to admit I wasn't the best pregnant woman the first time around; I gained way too much weight, didn't exercise enough, and was just a grumpy person. But labor and delivery- man I got that and seriously enjoyed it!
We have guesses that it will be a boy because it feels so different then with Brynlee. It's still really early in the pregnancy (I'm just shy of 12 weeks), but this time around I don't want to eat anything. And when I do actually want to eat it's really simple food (nothing spicy, greasy, ew I'm getting sick just thinking about it) and I can only eat a tiny little bit. I'm also so bloated, I feel like I can't breath well most of the time (okay exaggerating a little), but it is very uncomfortable, and I am beyond tired. I could sleep like 9 hours a night and still feel like I'm going to snooze off during the day.
Brynlee is so cute. I love how much she loves on her baby dolls and when I ask her where the baby is she'll come over and touch my stomach and say baby and blow it a case. I have no doubt that it will definitely be a transition, but I'm really lucky at how much she loves babies and is just fascinated by them. The only draw back is now when I throw up Brynlee imitates me. Yea, you read that right. She runs after me and says "potty yuck" and then proceeds to copy the yucky sounds coming out of my mouth.
I'm retiring!! Maybe retiring isn't the right word, but I'm not taking any more photography sessions (other than the ones I have booked) until I feel much better. It's too difficult to find the time to edit and honestly the sessions are really taking a toll on me. Newborn sessions take usually 3 hours and it's so hot. I usually have to run out of the room at least once to throw up and I am just way to tired by the end and feel terrible the rest of the day and the next day. It's not fair to clients and it's not fair to me. So I don't know when I will start back up again. But to be totally honest, I wont ever be working again as much as I have this year. I did over 100 sessions and I'm totally burnt out from it. I didn't pace myself at all and it took me longer to get people their pictures. While I learned so much in such a short period of time I've also learned about what is most import to me. My family. Taking a session once a week isn't bad, but you tack on the amount of time you have to prepare for it (emails, phone calls, etc), set up, clean up, actually do it, and then edit and follow up. One a week right now is too much for me. Somw people are amazing multi taskers- I am not one of them. The last couple weeks I have slowed down has showed me that I need to do this for a while. I feel so much less stress, I'm happy, Brynlee's happy, even Ben is happier. The extra income is nice, but I barely make anything after you look into how much I have actually invested into it. In hind sight I jumped in head first and went too big too fast. Lesson learned!
Also Brynlee is turning 2 this week! Wait, what? That can't be right. Yep, my girl will be two years old this Saturday. I'm going to weep all day probably. She is just the best little thing in the world and makes us so happy and keeps us on our toes. I can't wait to see Brynlee with him/her, hold another newborn, and try that breastfeeding thing again ;)