Ahhh, so we did a thang… Baby Nappi Number 2 Due Christmas Day! We made a quaranteeny. Guess Ricky and I didn’t take the social distancing memo too seriously ;)– haha but the back story is that we’ve actually been actively trying to have a baby for quite some time now. Even though there has been so much chaos going on in the world, this quality time at home has served as quite the blessing. Staying in & staying safe has given us the chance to just focus on our family, take a breather from our “on the go” lifestyle, and most importantly fix our eyes & hearts on the Lord & rejoice in prayer.
With Mila, we tried & got pregnant right away. Completely unaware if I was ovulating & just jumping in, taking a chance. It felt so right and truly felt like “God’s Timing”. This time I wanted to do it the same way, completely leave it the Lord’s hands, but we didn’t receive the same instant results as round 1. After some research, I found it’s really not that easy to get pregnant. There is only a small window of the month where your body can actually conceive. I then became more mindful and decided to get to know my body more. I struggled with this decision because I truly just wanted to leave it up to the Lord and have it not be part of OUR plan what so ever but be all part of HIS. In a modern world where we are in control and dictating so much with technology, I just wanted to kick it old school and give all the glory to God and his timing like we did with Mila.
I later found peace in the fact that God has provided us with the outlets and tools to be more knowledgeable of ourselves and how he created us for a reason. That’s all part of his plan too. There is nothing wrong with assisting the Lord in a miracle and being more mindful in the planning. In the end, no matter what we do– His will, will be done! So, after I got out of my own head–I took the modern day plunge and downloaded an app! lol
Downloaded the Ovia iPhone App, tracked my cycle properly aaaand boom! It happened. Highly recommend it if you want to know when you’re ovulating and want to be more mindful of your body and the timing you can conceive. Would love to hear all mama’s experiences with this!
Now that our family is growing, Rick and I are so freakin’ excited but I have to say, Mila girl definitely wins first place for most amped big sister to be.
Funny story, she was actually the first person I told! As soon as I found out (and took 3 more tests just to confirm) I was jumping for joy and there she was my little bestie (who never leaves my side… literally never lol). Even though she’s only 3 & I was still so early in the pregnancy, it just felt so right to tell her and share the special moment with her.
We surprised Ricky with the news as soon as he arrived home with Mila wearing a shirt that said “Big Sis” on it. Which I just by pure chance and luck had available because it was gift for my friends daughter, but our plans to see eachother got canceled due to Covid precautions. Ricky walked in the house, gave his kisses hello. Did a double take at Mila’s shirt, looked at me, looked at Mila again— and with no words gave us both the biggest hug. The sweetest moment.
My first ultrasound was a little untraditional due to covid precautions. Ricky drove me but had to wait in the car for my FaceTime during the ultrasound to hear the babies heartbeat for the first time. It was a special moment especially when they told us the due date was on Christmas Day. But it was weird not having Ricky physically there holding my hand throughout it all like he was during Mila’s ultrasounds.
1st trimester in the books, 14 weeks in and it’s been such an amazing yet different experience compared to my first pregnancy. No sickness, thank GOD! It’s been more about prepping Mila mentally for what’s to come rather than prepping myself like the first time around. It’s been nice reading “big sister to be” themed children’s books and watching her eyes light up with incite and excitement realizing what’s to come. I’ve definitely been taking the route of making her feel empowered and “cool” with the responsibility involved with the “big sis” role.
Another prime difference is during my first pregnancy I made myself a priority—whereas, during this second pregnancy naturally, my little human running around is my priority (aka: those amazing mid-day preggo naps I indulged in during my first pregnancy are not happening this time around lol) not complaining but just realized I needed to make subtle adjustments to be more mindful of myself and the little one growing inside me. For example, obviously I know I need to take my prenatal vitamins, but it’s harder to remember to do it this time. So, I bought a pillbox with the day of the week marked on it—do I feel like an old lady? Yup! But hey, at least I’m not forgetting and it helps me make myself and this little human growing inside me better. So, just a reminder to the expecting Mama’s with toddler’s don’t shortcut yourselves & taking the time or making the adjustments to properly self-care is not only for you but for your children as well. Happy Mama=Happy Babies.
Excited to see what the second trimester has in store. Just took my blood test to find out the gender! What do you guys think? Boy or Girl? Comment below 🙂