Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guess What?!

I'm sure you've noticed that it has been pretty quiet on The Little Hedgehog lately. I have definitely had a good reason (and exciting reason) for that! 


I'm pregnant!

 Hubby and I are growing our family and will be adding baby #2 to our family this fall! My due date is November 25th (funny enough, that is the same due date that little man had!!!). Little man was born 2 weeks early on November 12th, so it looks like we may be having a little turkey day baby...although I do hope that baby #2 isn't born right on Thanksgiving! I guess we'll see what God has planned! 

I'm 14 weeks along now and just starting my 2nd trimester! I can't believe so much time has already flown by! This pregnancy has gone exactly like my first with little man- during the 1st trimester I felt exhausted most of the day and nauseous (but not much throwing up - thank goodness!). The first trimester was a bit rougher this time around, since I couldn't really nap whenever I needed to, since little man needed his mommy's attention. :) I felt nauseous throughout most of the day - it helped if I snacked consistently and didn't let me stomach get too empty (great for the waistline). It has been so sweet to see how  compassionate little man is. If I was feeling sick and reaching for my saltines, he would say in such a sad, sweet voice, "Mommy's sick!"
I am usually a night owl and get my creative spark after little man is in bed. But, since becoming pregnant, it seems like things have flip-flopped around! Initially, I was was exhausted by 9pm and in bed by 9:30! That is usually when I did my blogging! Ugh! It was rough! But, I figured that this is my body's way of telling me that I need the sleep. During the day, with little man being so active and wanting mommy to play with him, I rarely have the time to blog. I am able to stay up a little bit later now, but my brain just doesn't get the creative kick anymore. So, I am trying to take an afternoon break and let little man play on his own a little while I get as much done as I can. :) Now that my 2nd trimester is starting, I am hopeful that I will have some more energy and have more time to work on The Little Hedgehog! So, while I will try to blog as much as I can and I definitely feel like I am getting some of my energy back, I may not be blogging quite as often as I used too. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day!

I am so excited for baby #2, our little "sprout", to be here! My belly bump has definitely sprouted out sooner this time around and I am starting to look pregnant, not just like I ate too many bowls of ice cream! Haha! Little man already knows that there is a baby in mommy's belly and loves to point at my belly and say, "There's a baby in mommy's belly!" We ask him if he wants a little brother or a little sister and usually he answers with, "a little sister." (we shall see!) He's so cute! Speaking of boy or girl...we'll be finding out in about 4 weeks! This will be our first ultrasound and I can't wait to get a peek at our little one! 

This time around, hubby and I have also decided to have our little one at a birthing center with a midwife and a doula. I love it! I love the natural take on birthing and it feels like such a personal and family-like environment. I am excited (an a little nervous too) to experience birth this way. I know November will be here before I know it, but in some ways, it can't come soon enough! Haha! Baby #2...we are so excited to meet you!

Are any of my readers pregnant, trying or did you just have a little one?


  1. Congratulations! I'm due right along with you! (11/17/12) My #3 was born 11/07/10) and she was a week or so like you I"m hoping to avoid actually delivering on thanksgiving! This is #4 for me though. :) WIll you be finding out what you are having? I've got just a few more weeks and I can't wait!

  2. Congratulations Brittany! How exciting to be having baby #4! My 1st son was 2 weeks early, so we'll see if this one decided to come early or not.

    Yes! We are going to find out in a couple weeks if we are having a boy or girl too! I can't wait! It's such a fun ultrasound to have :)

  3. CONGRATS!!! I've been missing your blog posts, but completely understand. I only have one, but when I was pregnant it seemed that the only thing I did was eat, sleep, and work.

  4. congratulations to you & the family! cute pics :) my hubby & i are thinking about baby #2, but haven't really started trying yet, & i don't even know if it can happen yet as my mooncycle doesn't seem to have started back up again (the little one is 18 months & i'm co-sleeping with him so he still nurses around the clock, which apparently suppresses the cycle! :] ) anywho, i'm glad your little fella is so excited too! have a wonderful week! :)

  5. Congratulations, Sarah! I've missed reading regular posts from "the hedgehog." Guess what? I'm pregnant, too! Just 8 weeks along so I'm right slap in the middle of the sickness and fatigue. This will be baby number 7 for me! Due the first week of January. I've also been less active on my blog so I know exactly how you feel.

    Welcome back! I love little man's photo announcements!

  6. Thank you everyone! :)

    Congratulations on baby #7 Anne! I hope that the sickness and fatigue pass soon!

    Meleakua- Good luck with plans for baby #2! I have heard the same thing about breastfeeding and your cycle returning.

  7. Congrats! I just had our 4th child on the 9th, but he is our first boy. We are still going back and forth on if in another few years we want to add #5

  8. Awww! Congratulations on your little boy Karine! How exciting!