When I was pregnant with Littleone and didn’t want to know the sex, my school friends gave my growing bundle the name Bean. I kinda liked that. Their explanation was that he/she would start as a little bean and continue to grow. I think my love for beans may have also had a little to do with that too😉. So I think that’s what I’ll refer to Littleone as, Bean. And now with another addition on the way I’ll have to come up with another name maybe Sprout or Seed. We’ll see. What are you thoughts?
Oh wait I’m jumping ahead of myself a bit here. Did I tell you all that I’m pregnant again😍😊😄?!?! Yup, Bean is going to be a big brother in approximately 7 months. WOOHOO!!! It was kind of funny to hear Bean the entire week before I confirmed my pregnancy constantly saying, in a British accent, bébé…bébé!! I guess God works in mysterious ways.
I’m about 15 weeks pregnant and this pregnancy is a lot different than the last one so far. I was extremely nauseous for a while and that wasn’t the case the last time. And I have had a lot less energy. I’m not sure if it’s because this time around I’m working 1 job and not as physically active. Or maybe it’s because I’m still nursing and running after a 1 1/2 year old. During my last pregnancy I was working 1 1/2 jobs, commuting to NY for school as a full time student and running regularly for the first 7 or 8 months. Who knows but it’s DIFFERENT.
At this point I’ve decided to take it for what it is and learn to manage all that pops up. After all I LOVE all that pregnancy represents!! Ginger tea has been helping with the nausea. When I’m feeling extra tight I do a few yoga stretches, squats and even a rare push up here and there. I can’t wait for it to warm up so I can get back on the pavement. Walks have been helpful even if they are really short. I choose to take the 15/20 min walk home with Bean all bundled up instead of jumping on the bus or catching a ride as often as I can (about 2 or 3 days a week). The walks feel REALLY good. As they say a body in motion…well I can’t remember the rest but you know what I mean (heehee).
I look forward to sharing my experiences as I make my way through pregnancy number 2. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.
…still a work in progress😉.
Bundled up or our walks home in the cold. Yeah there’s a warm nursing baby in there😄!!
Another way to get some exercise. I wear Bean while doing housework and even throw in a few squats when I drop something.