Friday, July 20, 2018

The Second Trimester || Bumpdate 🤰🏻 Gender + Name Reveal


I cannot believe that I am already 24 weeks into this pregnancy and nearing the third trimester already! A lot of exciting things have happened in the second trimester. The best part of the second trimester is how great I have been feeling. I was sick with a stomach virus for a few days and that was rough, but apart from that, I have had so much energy. There are still occasional nights when I lose sleep because my stomach is extra gassy or nauseated.  Also, I am beginning to feel the 20 lbs (and counting!) added weight I am now carrying around.



Brooks’ nickname for me is “snail person” because he swears I move slowly everywhere. 

My increased blood pressure means I lose my breath really easily. Whereas I typically walk really fast and run up stairs two-at-a-time, I think it will be a few months before this snail gains speed again.

The most exciting part of the second trimester was discovering our baby’s gender and announcing his name. We had names picked out almost as soon as we knew we were pregnant.

Witnessing the sonogram of our baby was probably one of the most exciting experiences of my life. There are times when I feel like I have not completely processed the fact that we are having a baby. Seeing my baby move around, kick his little legs and suck his thumb, made it that much more real.

In case you had not heard the news, we are having a boy!

His name is Link Edward. Link after the Hero of Time and Edward after my father (my other hero;) ).

We did not have a special gender reveal party or anything like that, but Brooks put together this little announcement and took these fun pictures to share our announcement! He did all of this the weekend I was puking my guts out and basically bedridden for 36 hours straight.




This week Link is officially viable. His arrival becomes more imminent and close with every passing day. Brooks and I have been having fun putting together our baby registry and making preparation for our little family!

Overall, my pregnancy has been relatively smooth and enjoyable. As much as I love children, I have never been overly sentimental about being pregnant and having babies. I have also never been extremely sentimental about getting married. That might sound surprising. But I simply was not the kind of woman who sat around daydreaming about my wedding day or about the perfect pregnancy, birthing plan and birthing experience.

Nevertheless, I have been surprised with how much I have enjoyed the prospect of being a mama and enjoyed being pregnant. It’s been an adventure with its own set of challenges and joys! And I know there are only more to come.  

I have a couple questions for all of you mamas or expectant mamas! What are some essential items to add to my baby registry? Specifically, what are some items you didn’t think of before baby’s arrival but ended up buying later? (Trying to think of everything hehe :P)

6 comments :

  1. Thing 1 was a great sleeper as a baby, but Thing 2 was not. The only thing that helped us get some sleep was the Miracle Blanket (swaddler) that a friend gave me after staying at our house. I never would have bought it on my own, but it's now a favorite baby gift for good friends.

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    1. Kris,

      Thanks so much! Hopefully Link is a good sleeper but with babies you never know. I’ll definitely have a miracle blanket on hand, especially in the winter time. :)

      Dani xoxo

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  2. Yay! Congratulations on the coming of Link. It's great that you've been feeling so well. :) I hope these next few months fly by, as you're eager to meet your little man!

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    1. Thank you Paige! I am sure these months will go by in a blur. :)

      Dani xoxo

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  3. Watch out for velcro, especially if you get a light sleeper.

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    1. Haha I will remember that!

      Thank you, Peter!

      Dani xoxo

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