Friday, March 16, 2018

WE'RE HAVING A...


DRESS: Topshop (only $50, similar here) // SHOES: Marc Fisher // BAG: Gucci // Liam- TOP: Zara // BOTTOMS: Old Navy // SHOES: Vans // BOARD: Amazon

Happy Friday! Today is the day where our family shares the gender of our newest member to be. From the moment Tommy and I found out we were expecting another little baby, one of the first things on our minds were, I wonder if Liam's going to have a little brother or sister. I'm not going to hide anything, we were both DYING to have a little girl. One of each. Tommy and I always said that if we have one of each, we'd probably be done (done having babies), but if the second one was a boy, we'd shoot for the third baby to be a girl. A friend of mine had told me that there was a blood genetic test that I could get done at 10 weeks to find out the gender. The test itself isn't just to find out the gender, it's for down syndrome and other components as well. I looked into the test a little more and ask my doctor about it as well. It's not harmful to the baby at all! It's a simple little blood draw. We got it done around 12 weeks and found out 5 days later. I found out before Tommy and I couldn't wait to share the news with him and Liam. That following day, I went to Party City to grab a gender reveal balloon so we could have our little private reveal. We didn't have time to plan a party for our families and friends because Tommy was leaving for Korea two days after I found out. We went into the back yard and when Tommy popped the balloon, he didn't actually believe that we were having a girl, lol. He was so so happy about adding a little baby girl to our family. Liam of course was just happy to have balloons in the house. So yeah..WE'RE HAVING A GIRL!!!!! 

We thought we had a name picked up for awhile but Tommy and I just changed it. We are pretty sure the new name we chose is going to stick. I know Liam is anxiously waiting for his baby sister to arrive as well. Liam loves being around little babies, he's so sweet to them. Liam gives my belly kisses every night and has even asked to sleep next to his sister. Moment to cry. 5 more months until baby girl is here!

16 Week Checkup:
I had a 16 week check up earlier this week and everything went smoothly. I was nervous at first because I was still at negative 2 pounds from my starting weight. My doctor clarified that it was absolutely fine as long as I wasn't loosing weight from throwing up. The nurse took a little while to find a consistent heartbeat and I almost died when it happen. The nurse calmly explained that it was because the baby was EXTREMELY active and moving around a lot. The baby has a strong heartbeat and we will be getting an ultrasound in 3 weeks to view organs, size, and such. 

For my diet and daily routine, I'm actually very conscious of my weight and health during pregnancy. Despite what several people and even some of my family members think, it's very important to stay active and healthy during pregnancy (unless your doctor says otherwise). I try to work out at least 3 times a week. My workouts are low impact and low maintenance. As much fun as sitting in bed stuffing my face with oreos and chocolate sounds, it's not for me. I found out that I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Liam and learned how important it was to maintain a healthy diet. I continue to maintain a healthy diet for this pregnancy as well to prevent me from getting gestational diabetes again. My doctor supports my decisions and that's all the confirmation I need. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie 

*Photos by Banavenue 

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