PREGNANT WITH #2 and CHASING A TODDLER

Pregnancy is way different the second time around, you aren’t experiencing this for the first time anymore however this second pregnancy feels like I’ve never been pregnant before ! 

My husband and I are blessed to be welcoming another little person into the world and here’s how I’m surviving the chaos of my 15 month old and being 11 weeks pregnant. 2 under 2 club!! 

REST. 

Oh lady I know , this is hard to do, the house is a mess and laundry is forming a neighborhood however , in weeks 6-10 I napped just about every nap my toddler took during the day. Which is 2. There were some days I literally didn’t want to get out of bed! Don’t feel bad if you feel like your under a rock I hear you big time and I can say at 11 weeks now , I’m starting to slowly get more energy back. 

RUN MAMA RUN. 

No not literally unless that’s your thing, I mean run after your toddler because mine just began walking and she went from walking to sprinting. Let’s just say I can no longer keep my eyes on the front of my head because before I know it, she will be running into stuff she isn’t supposed to be playing in. ( for example : folded laundry in the hamper ) haha 

I feel running after her even when she was crawling was so exhausting.i don’t remember being THIS tired with my first. 

RELAX THE MIND RELAX THE MOM BOD. 

Have you heard of “ Young Living- Essential Oils” ? 

Oh mama bears you guys gotta hop on this. In my first pregnancy this was a go to for stress , relaxation , over all wellness. I diffuse : Stress Away , Lavender  daily. I love natural remedies and these truly work. They just came out with a gentle baby oil that I can’t wait to try! 

FOOD 

I realized at the doctors today that I was enjoying the food way too much this first trimester. I figured since I was under my pre’pregnancy weight I wouldn’t gain fast. YEAH NOPE. The scale was there to say. “ hey girl , have a seat and eat some cucumbers instead of potatoes “ haha but it was a great way to motivate myself to make healthier choices ! I know the food will make my sleepy ness subside and will give me more energy and nutrients for my growing little bean. 

COMFY PANTS. No explanation needed , just put them on and you’ll love yourself later. 

For the most part , I’m so excited for the next chapter in motherhood, know mamas that you can do this ! Don’t let anyone shame you into thinking it was too soon to have another baby. Babies are blessings and God blessed you! 

Thank you for reading ! Happy Pregnancies Beautiful Mamas 

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