I’m Pregnant! | First Trimester Update

So it's been a while since I’ve written much here (I’ve been slightly more active on my YouTube, but even that has been quiet for a while now).

If you haven’t heard our exciting news yet, we are expecting baby number 2! I haven’t said much about this because it was really just very difficult for me to try to discuss, but my husband and I have been trying for another baby for almost 2 years now, so we are so excited and are trusting in God’s perfect timing with this baby.

When we found out:

I really want to write most of this down mostly for my own memories, but I do also enjoy reading how others found out as well, so if you are like me, continue reading J
So my cycles had been a little off the last 3-4 months before getting pregnant, so I ended up testing really early for this baby (December 22) and got a negative test result (no surprise since I had been used to that for almost 2 years at that point).

So I tired to put that and the emotions that come with a negative test result into the back of my mind so we could enjoy the holidays. Christmas morning came and I was tempted to test that day but my thought process was honestly, “I don’t want to ruin Christmas morning with being sad when the test is negative yet again”, so I waited until the morning after Christmas and there was the faintest line (you better believe I inspected those tests VERY carefully to see if there was even the faintest hint of a second line and this time there was!) My sister, who had just found out she was expecting a few weeks earlier, had given me some of her more reliable/expensive tests, so I grabbed one of those to test again and sure enough it was definitely positive!

I had so many plans on how I would tell my husband the news, but after so many negative test results, as soon as I saw the positive, I burst into tears and ran upstairs to wake him up and tell him the news. But honestly, that was more special to us than any sort of cutesy idea you see on Pinterest. ;)

Ok, so this is already getting much longer than I expected. So moving onto my first trimester update. I am now officially in the second trimester (14 weeks!) and am praying that my energy returns soon!

How I’ve been feeling:

Once the initial shock of being pregnant passed, I honestly didn’t feel pregnant until around week 7 when I started getting really exhausted and a little nauseous in the evenings. The nausea never really got very bad (there was only one night I couldn’t eat dinner), but it is still there a little and I am still so exhausted. I have been taking a nap almost daily and falling asleep on the couch around 8:30 every night.


I have thankfully been energetic enough to work out still. I typically go for a walk 2-3 times a week with my toddler and I do some sort of strength training about 3 times a week. I didn’t work out at all with my first pregnancy and I gained about 60lbs then! I am determined to not do that (especially since I started this pregnancy at a higher weight than I did with my son). So for right now, I am working on keeping up with exercising about 30 minutes a day (5 days a week) and saying yes to nutritious foods and no to too much sugar. I’ve honestly found keeping a food diary to be the best way for me to keep track so I can see the choices I make. (I’m not using it to count calories, before anyone loses their mind, I’m just paying attention to what I eat to make sure I get all the proper nutrition baby and I need).


With my first pregnancy all I craved were sugary items. So I was presently surprised when I was craving broccoli, lemon, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes this time. I’m hoping those craving stick around throughout the entire pregnancy haha. I’ve also been occasionally craving Chipotle, haha, so my amazing husband has gotten that for me a few times.

Things I’m loving this pregnancy:

Well, I am already showing a ton more than I was with my son at 14 weeks (muscle memory?? ;) so I have been living in maternity jeans and dresses. I didn’t buy a ton of maternity clothes with my son and a lot of it I gave to my sister because they fit her better, so I wanted to invest in a few things to help me feel comfortable during this pregnancy. PinkBlush was kind enough to send me this gorgeous dress!

One thing I’m loving is this super soft Fitted Floral maternity dress from PinkBlush Maternity. It really is so soft and comfortable that I can wear it all day around the house and I feel so put together in it (even if I’m pairing it with a crazy messy bun, haha). I love dressing it down with some tennis shoes and a hat (y’all know I love hats!). It is perfect for running around town with my toddler and still feeling like I put a ton of effort into this crazy comfortable outfit.

Another thing I’ve been loving is this pregnancy prayerjournal from Val Marie Paper. I loved it so much that I bought one for my sister who I mentioned is also pregnant (we are 3 weeks apart, so that’s fun!) I struggle so much worrying and fearing for the unknown that this has been so helpful to remind me to just give it all to God. He is ultimately in control, so writing down my fears and requests and praying them has been so helpful!

Well that’s all for now! I’m hoping to have a maternity capsule wardrobe up soon for you (I split it into the first 20 weeks and the second 20 weeks, so I’ll hopefully have the first 20 weeks up soon!)


  1. Congrats! That first trimester exhaustion is no joke! Especially when you have another little one to chase after. Hope the rest of the pregnancy is smooth!

  2. Congratulations! You look adorable in the floral dress - love all the photos!

  3. Congrats! I totally relate this experience of sadness for negative tests and the joy with a positive one! So exciting. You look beautiful!

  4. Congratulations! I hope you get to stick to the healthy cravings too!

  5. Awww congrats! That's awesome you're craving healthy foods! All I wanted was hamburgers and icees!