Now that I am officially in the second trimester, I thought I’d share some of my first trimester essentials with you. Both of my first trimesters have been drastically different, so that means that what helped me last pregnancy may not have necessarily been useful this time around. When I was trying to find some resources on ways to ease my symptoms, I realized that there isn’t much out there is terms of tips on…

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Weight gain with any pregnancy is inevitable. The average healthy weight gain is about 25 pounds, but can vary depending on your starting weight. During my pregnancy with Oliver I gained a little over 40 pounds, but I never really noticed it since it was pretty much an all-belly pregnancy. I’ve always been a bit self conscious about my body, but since losing all the baby weight and getting into shape, I’ve been more confident…

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I’m going to be honest with you, the first trimester and the beginning of the second trimester can be difficult in the sense that your clothes are getting smaller, and your maternity clothes are too big. It’s the awkward period, where you have a flat stomach in the morning, but look pregnant in the evening. If you’re like me, where you’re three months in and still barely showing, it can tend to look like you’ve…

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First trimester is almost over! I couldn’t be more excited to get some of my energy back, even though this time around my first trimester was a walk in the park compared to the last! I thought I’d share the differences between my two pregnancies, by trimester, to show just how different each pregnancy can be. Energy:┬áDuring my pregnancy with Oliver, I was working full time, 8+ hours on my feet all day, so naturally…

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I guess I can’t keep this secret any longer…baby Walter number 2 is on the way! We are so overjoyed for this new season of life, and excited for our family to grow and for another precious baby to enter the world! Being pregnant again is a little surreal, and I’m not quite used to the feeling yet. The thought of Oliver being a big brother fills me with joy, and I can’t wait to…

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