Looking at my phone I realized I took a lot of bathroom pregnancy selfies. Mainly to send to family and friends when they asked for a bump update. The dates below are a rough estimate of how far along I was. Just ignore the crazy hair and messy bathrooms.
18 weeks- getting ready for the ultrasound
34 Weeks- before my baby shower
The day before
A few hours before we met Reese!
Looking back at this pregnancy, I am reminded of how amazing the human body is. I'm so grateful to my body for growing my two beautiful healthy girls. This pregnancy was tougher than my last, but the labor was so much easier and recovery was a million times easier. I definitely recommend getting an episiotomy over tearing, the recovery is so much easier and better! With Taylor I gained 49 pounds and with Reese I gained around 35. This time I wasn't worried about not being able to gain weight and tried to listen more to my body on when I was full or hungry. I didn't get any stretch marks this time, though I still have the ones I got on my hips, butt, thighs and breasts that I got from Taylor. Nursing is always the hardest the first week or two, but I just kept telling myself I can do it because I've done it before and I'm so glad I stuck it out because I really enjoy that bond with Reese. Nursing also helps lose the extra weight quick. I think one of the biggest things I learned after giving birth a second time is that each birth/pregnancy is different, but I have the confidence that I can make it through anything. I can do hard things! And also that time doesn't stop and whatever discomfort you are in will soon be over. Being pregnant is tough! But it is so worth it!