Do you have a baby name picked out yet?
We do!! Just like with Asher, we want to keep this between just Adam and I until after little man is born. You will all find out soon enough:)
Favorite pregnancy foods this second time around?
When I was pregnant with Asher and even after he was born I was obsessed with pull and peel twizzlers (super random I know!). Now I don’t crave candy as much (still crave sour patch once in a while) but I’m more into bagels, pizza… pretty much anything with carbs lol!
Where do you find cute maternity clothes?
Nordstrom, Motherhood Maternity, and Target are my go tos…otherwise just oversized sweatshirts or Adam’s clothes (which are the most comfy;)!
What differences have you noticed between your first and last pregnancy?
I definitely have gotten bigger sooner! It’s also just more tiring because I now have a two year old to chase around all day. With Asher I could nap or relax whenever I wanted and now I find it harder to do!
What is your favorite exercises while pregnant?
I honestly still try and do my pre pregnancy workouts while I’m pregnant. Obviously as you get bigger you have to lessen the weight, use more body weight, and not do sprints as fast etc. With Asher I ran 4 miles up until like 36 weeks. I still am now at 24 weeks but I definitely don’t think I’ll make it that long this time around (which is ok..need to listen to my body). I also sill try and do yoga 1 to 2 times a week. It’s so good for opening up the body and stretching muscles (and relaxing/less straining than lifting weights).
Have you gotten morning sickness with this pregnancy?
I was pretty nauseous for about two weeks during the first trimester. I got sick maybe 2 or 3 times. With Asher I got sick one morning and that was it. I’ve been fortunate both pregnancies not to get too sick like I know some women have. I can’t imagine going through my whole 9 months or even half that of pregnancy being sick every day… especially while you have a two year old to watch (women who do are just plain rockstars)! What I think helped me get through those couple nauseous weeks was to try and go about my day as normal as possible. I had to get out of bed every morning and get Asher ready/do activities with him and I tried to eat regular meals and continue to workout (less intense obviously). I think trying to stay as normal as possible helped me feel better as the day went on.
How do you think Asher will do with baby #2?
I think he will be such a good big brother! He is a good listener for his age and so good at helping mom ad dad. He is so caring, and such a sweet boy. I think it will be really hard for him at first (and hard on all of us adjusting)… especially not getting as much attention from me or Adam. I think he will be kind of confused but I know as baby T #2 gets older they will be best buds and have so much fun together playing with balls, legos, trucks, etc!
Will you get induced so Adam can be at the delivery?
So the plan is for Adam to still be playing in early January (finger crossed)! If for some reason they do not make the playoffs then no I will not be induced and just deliver when the baby is ready to come out. If they are in the playoffs we will most likely try and get induced on his day off the week of my due date (Tuesday). My due date is a Thursday so if I am dilated enough and my cervix is soft enough my doctor will set a date, likely either Monday afternoon or Tuesday…that way Adam can be at the delivery! I’m just praying I don’t go into labor during game day!!!!
I feel like I need to tell a little about my delivery story with Asher since it was mid season that I had him. (Oct. 11th). My due date for him was October 13th. When the football schedule came out Adam and I were both shocked because his due date was during their bye week (how crazy is that!!!). We were both pumped. I had a plan to get induced that Monday instead of on my due date (Thursday) just so that Adam would be around most of the week to help/ get adjusted. I got a call around 5:30am the morning I was to be induced and they said I couldn’t come that day because too many woman were in labor. We were so bummed! Butttt later that day around noon my water broke on it’s own. Guess I was supposed to go in that day after all…and luckily Adam was there for the delivery:)
Did you have anyone else besides Adam in the delivery room when having Asher?
When I initially thought about this I always said I wanted just Adam in the room and for him and I to welcome Asher into the world. As I thought about it more I decided I wanted my mom in the room as well. She has always been a comfort to me and big support. I knew she would help me in the room..especially if I got annoyed with Adam (which I did because he was more worried about watching MNF). Slightly kidding lol…but no Adam did help me a lot but I was also so glad my mom could be there to comfort me as well and she’s been through before so she knows more of what to expect. I also loved it because she got some really cool pictures right when Asher was born of him and of the three of us on her phone…such great memories to look back on!
What's the nursery decor theme for the new baby?
So we are actually switching Asher into the room down the hall and baby #2 will get Ashers room! It is sports themed of course. We are doing this because it will be right across the hall from Adam and I’s room (closer and easier for those nightly feedings). Asher’s room will also be sports themed and the boys will have a conjoined Jack n Jill bath:) I am not very creative when it comes to nursery decorating so sports was the easiest for Adam and I to chose lol! They can chose what theme they want their room to be when they are old enough to decide!
Favorite baby products
It's awesome we are having another boy because honestly we don't need too many new things for baby #2! At the top of the list is a new convertible crib, a double stroller, and some new bottles. Otherwise we already have a playmate, a swing, and I have about 5 boxes of Asher's clothes saved that baby T can wear.
My fav spots to shop for my boys would have to be Target, Adidas (sweatsuits are everything!), Nordstrom (they especially have some cute fall jackets, boots), and also Etsy has some super cute stuff (especially custom Vikings gear-if you want a certain number or style).
LILLEbaby Active— 6 in 1 carrier made from performance fabrics, so it feels like comfy workout gear (which is a plus in my book)! It has 7 pockets, including a water bottle storage on the lumbar support and a phone pocket on the shoulder pads
These are the only two carriers I have and love them both. Asher went to Vikings games starting at three weeks old and he slept through the whole game in my Complete all season carrier.
Stroller/ Double stroller:
BOB Revolution Pro Single Stroller- We got this stroller for Asher and absolutely love it! It’s the only stroller we bought for him and it glides so smoothly. I would highly recommend especially if you like to go for walks, runs, or trips to zoos, etc (lots of storage at the bottom)!
Uppababy Vista Double Stroller - We just got this stroller for the new baby and to use with both boys! I have heard so many great things and am so excited to test it out. (BuyBuyBaby is always handing out those 20 percent off coupons so that’s a plus too:))
(We also have a cheaper and light weight stroller I got off amazon for quick plane/travel trips..it’s kept at my parents for when Asher’s over and they go for walks!)
Winter infant car seat cover- JJ Cole Car set cover —So great for infant car seats to help baby stay warm..especially in these MN winters!
Snuggle Me Organic— I just got this and am so excited to try with baby boy! I never got the Dockatot with Asher but have heard great things about these types of loungers. And then I found the Snuggle me lounger and was pumped because it is a MN made company (which I love to support) and they are made out of all organic fabrics.
This is kind of random but I love the Norwex baby wash clothes. They are so soft and gentle on baby/toddler skin.
After going through about 3 baby monitors already, Adam and I can both say that we love the Nest. It’s so nice how it connects right to your phone, iPad etc. It detects motion and notifies you right away. It also shows a great picture and a has good microphone.
A few more items I loved having when Asher was a newborn and that I’ll be using again…
Boppy nursing pillow, Boppy lounger, Dr Brown bottles, Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bustier (came in super clutch for hands free pumping…if you’re planning on breastfeeding), and the Fisher-PriceCradle 'n Swing.
Hope this answered some of your questions and maybe even helped some of you moms to be out there! There are just so many products out there for newborns/ moms to be and it can be overwhelming. I try and get as minimum as I can but I’m human and I still like to get recommendation and try new things that other moms have used/liked:) Have a great week everyone!