Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 4 & 5 Weeks


I'm so excited to begin weekly "bumpdates" again and document this pregnancy the same way I did with Charlie Beth. You've probably caught on by now, but it's one of the reasons that I relaunched the blog. I've been reading back on some of my previous bumpdates, and it's amazing what I had already forgotten about. 

We found out that I was pregnant super early. I'm in the middle of writing a post now documenting our journey to baby #2 and plan to post it (hopefully) later this week. I had a few strange symptoms that prompted me to test, and I was shocked to see two pink lines appear! At the time, I wasn't quite 4 weeks along yet (3 weeks, 5 days to be exact). I started documenting my pregnancy almost immediately. I'm sharing weeks 4 and 5 below and will share week 6 (the week I'm currently on) tomorrow. I didn't start taking bump pictures until 6 weeks, so the first picture of the bump, well technically the bloat, will come tomorrow. 

4 Weeks
How far along: 4 weeks

Due Date: March 5, 2018

Baby is the size of:
 A poppyseed - less than 0.05 inches long and weighing less than 0.004 ounces 

Gender: We are definitely planning to find out and should know around the middle of September.

Name: Last go around we already had a boy name and a girl name set in stone before finding out I was pregnant. This time is a little different. We have a few names we are tossing around, but nothing for certain on either sex.

Symptoms: Nothing really. Some mild cramping, but otherwise I don't feel pregnant quite yet.

Weight Gain: I actually came down with the dreaded stomach bug a few days before finding out I was pregnant. I lost three pounds during that sickness, so I guess we could say I've gained -3 so far. ;)

Movement: Ekk!! I can't wait to feel sweet little baby kicks in my belly again.

Cravings/Aversions: Neither for now. I have felt a little queasy the past few days, which I hardly felt at all with Charlie Beth. Food in general just doesn't sound too appetizing.

Missing anything: Wine. ;)

Sleep: I've had a sick toddler on my hands all weekend, so we haven't been getting much sleep. My poor girl was awake several times last night battling a high fever. We ended up watching Trolls (her favorite) at 2am this morning.

Mood: Happy as can be!

Maternity Clothes: I have all my old maternity clothes stored away in a closet upstairs, but of course I am going to be pregnant in the complete opposite season this time around, so those clothes won't do me a whole lot of good.

Nursery: When we bought our new house in February we already knew what room we would use for a second nursery. That room is currently painted lime green and housing some of Charlie Beth's old baby gear. We will clear it out and get a much needed fresh new paint of coat on the walls once we find out if we are having a baby boy or another sweet girl.

Best moment this week: Finding out that I have another sweet baby growing in my belly! I'm still in shock honestly. I don't think it has set in that we are about to be blessed with another child. My heart is full!

Looking forward to: Announcing our pregnancy! We told both sets of Grandparents, several members of our family, and a few close friends about the news on Saturday. We haven't decided when we will make the "official announcement" yet, but it will probably be sooner rather than later.

Husband is: Still in shock I think. Baby #2 happened a lot quicker than baby #1, so neither of us have quite wrapped our head around it yet. We're going to be parents to TWO kiddos!

5 Weeks

How far along: 5 weeks

Due Date: March 5, 2018

Baby is the size of: A Black Peppercorn  and is 0.13 inches long

Gender: We are opting to do an early gender scan again and will probably find out the sex in early to mid September.

Name: We have several girl names on the list of possibilities, but boy names are proving to be impossible! Steven has shot down nearly all of my suggestions.

Symptoms: Cramping, which had me a little worried over the weekend. I think it was just due to too much activity chasing a toddler around the lake all weekend and not drinking enough water.

Weight Gain: Still down three pounds after that stomach bug and down an additional two more due to lack of appetite last week.

Movement: I can't wait to start feeling baby kicks again!

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really. I haven't had much of an appetite lately.

Missing anything: Wine ;)

Sleep: Charlie Beth was sick all last week with a terrible virus and high fever. Steven was out of town for work, so I wasn't sleeping much at all while I was up every hour checking on her. I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep.

Mood: Over the moon happy to be adding another little baby to our family. I will admit, I'm a bit more grouchy an emotional this go around. I'm just going to blame it on last week's lack of sleep.

Maternity Clothes: I've ordered a couple of pair of maternity leggings that we on major sale. You can never have enough of those.

Nursery: Right now it's pretty much just a junk room, but we will dive into painting and prepping once we find out the sex of the baby.

Best moment this week: Picking up Steven from the airport Friday night. We missed him!

Looking forward to: The first ultrasound! My appointment is still a couple of weeks away, but I can't wait to see that little nugget dancing around on the screen.

Husband is: Excited, but I don't think the shock has worn off yet.

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