Being pregnant for the second time in two years has been quite the journey so far! But, in the very best way. I get asked quite often from people if this pregnancy feels any different to Greyson’s or if I feel different this time around, so I thought we could have a little pregnancy chat!
This time I do feel different, but I also have been doing things slightly differently and healthier this time around! I say slightly, because we’ll talk about my constant chocolate cravings in a minute.
When I was pregnant with Greyson I was working full time, and I just think in general I let things like my diet and how much exercise I got slide because by the time I got home from work pregnancy was kicking my butt and all I wanted to do was sleep. Now don’t get me wrong I do not eat healthy food 100% of the time, if you watch my Instagram stories then you are well aware of that fact! However, this time I have been consciously thinking more about what I am putting into my body, especially when I am eating at home. For me I figure if I eat mostly healthy foods at home then I won’t be feeling so bad when I go out with friends, or want to have some treats! Now that’s just for me, I have no desire to tell you or anyone what they should and shouldn’t do, everyone has to find what works for them! And like I said I am no where near perfect in this department. As for exercise, this is something I NEVER did when I was pregnant last time, yes I know that’s bad! This time around I have been doing light work outs almost every day (I take Sunday’s off normally) and it has made all the difference! It is crazy what 10 minutes of exercise every morning can do for you, I feel a million times better then in my last pregnancy and it’s definitely helped me to gain weight more slow and steady. Besides the 10 minute work outs I mostly just get exercise from walking everyday, and carrying my 25 pound one year old around all day. 😉 I have been loving how I feel since adding this to my daily routine, and it’s something I plan to continue post birth as well!
* Now, I think I’ve mentioned this before but if you are planning on working out with your pregnant you should consult with your doctor or midwife and be sure you are doing work outs that are safe to do when pregnant!
Let’s discuss those cravings now! I don’t remember craving specific foods with Greyson, so at the time I kind of felt like it was a myth. All I know is when I was pregnant with him all food tasted AMAZING and I was hungry 24/7. This time isn’t like that, I don’t feel as hungry as last time, however I do have specific cravings! Sadly all for sugar. Lol! Pretty much every evening I crave dark chocolate, so badly! It feels weird for me to crave one thing so specific, and especially chocolate because normally I am more of a candy person then a chocolate person. The craving is real though, and while I don’t have chocolate every single night, I totally could! Does craving chocolate this bad say anything weird or cool about my pregnancy?? If you know tell me in the comments. Or tell me what your food cravings are!
As for everything else, I do feel more nervous this time about the actual giving birth then I did last time. Last time I think I was just naive I was not scared at all, and had some weird confidence going into the delivery that was quickly shaken when I realized how hard and painful giving birth really is! I don’t say that to scare you, it’s 100000% worth it, and it is only temporary, but I am just saying that I was in shock by how different it was then I had anticipated. That being said even though I am nervous, I think I am more excited for the newborn phase this time because I have a little bit (key word, little) of an idea what the heck I am doing. I just remember how special that time was with Greyson, and I miss it so badly that I am so beyond excited to experience it with our baby girl. This time hopefully a little less stressed and more confident and ready to just enjoy those sweet moments.
That’s all I have for this evening, but before I end this post I did want to ask to you readers what kind of posts you’d like to see on here? Do you like it to be mostly just stye posts or would you prefer more personal posts and stuff to do with our little O’Brien fam? I’d so appreciate the feedback in the comments. 🙂