Yes, not a burrito and definitely a baby. We are expecting baby number two in the spring! We are so excited for another little person to join our family.
Sometimes I still can't believe it. I look at Noah and still think of him as my little baby, it feels like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. But as he continues to grow, and throw food on the floor, and display epic temper tantrums (I swear sometimes the kid deserves an Oscar), I am coming to terms with the fact that he is no longer my baby.
P.s. The pictures below are what happens when you decide that today is the day you are taking your Christmas card picture with a tripod. Perfect? Not so much. Real, absolutely.
Impromptu Q & A:
How has pregnancy been with baby number 2?
Being pregnant for the second time has been really hard. I thought being pregnant the first time was challenging (and for the record, we were renovating a 1913 Farm House), but it really hasn't held a candle to this second go round.
It was a really rough first trimester with lots of nausea, extreme fatigue, and feeling like I was going to pass out if I didn't eat something every hour. Not to mention the fact that there is a toddler living my home, who doesn't really care if I'm not feeling my best.
I have been waiting for the bliss of the second trimester, and while I feel a lot better, I still struggle with exhaustion everyday. Just ask Noah who has been watching a lot more T.V., as I drink coffee in the morning and try to pull myself together. I know my body is doing what it needs to do, and so I just take it day by day. I am already able to feel this little person move inside, and that helps make it better!
What are some of the challenges of pregnancy and running your own business?
The fatigue has been hard, as I love nothing more than spending time and energy working on my business. If i'm not working on it, no one else is!
It's also my baby, and feeling like I don't have the same energy level to give to it makes me feel frustrated at times. My client's have been so amazing this fall, and haven't seemed to mind the fact that I was cracking open a power bar an hour into their newborn session. For now, the most important things are getting done, and with everything else I am trying to give myself grace.
Are you finding out the sex?
No, we are not this second time around! We have had so many friends do the same, and are excited to be surprised.
I felt anxious to find out the sex with Noah, but with this baby I feel very calm about not knowing.
Is Noah ready to be a brother?
At times, I am scared of Noah becoming a brother. He can be really rough right now! I've had visions of him throwing the new baby on the floor.
He definitely has no idea what is going on, but I think he will get himself together when the time comes. He's a Mommas boy, and so I think the first few weeks will be a big adjustment.
What about Bryan?
Bryan has been my rock this fall. The pregnancy has definitely taken a toll on me, and he has been the one to pick up the pieces and do more to help. He is so excited for baby two, which has helped make me excited through the sickness. He really is the best dad, and I can't wait to watch him love on this second baby.
What does 2018 look like?
Amazingly, even through the sickness and fatigue, I have been spending time dreaming about 2018. Not feeling your best really helps put things into perspective, and makes you realize there's no better time to just keep going for it. I see Noah growing, and life continuing to move fast, and I find myself continuing to want to push for the dreams on my heart.
I know that 2018 is going to be a wonderful year for Photography. I have learned so much this year and can't wait to serve my clients even better in the upcoming year. Jumping into photography this past year has been such a blessing, one that I can't wait to continue!
I'm also starting a project in January for Moms that I've been working on for quite some time. It will be a platform to help encourage and inspire mommas!
The truth is, while Motherhood is amazing, I find it really hard. This second pregnancy is teaching me that all over again. And so, I figured there was not better time than the present to be brave and put my words out there, as well as the words of other Momma's, and some other beautiful things that I can't wait to share. I can't wait to share it with you!
Wishing everyone the most wonderful Holiday's!