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My Second Pregnancy: 15 Weeks

The past couple of days have been hard for me. I seem to have come down with some sort of illness… probably the flu. On Tuesday I started getting some pretty terrible body aches. I thought it was from Monday’s leg workout, but it got worse on Wednesday and by Thursday I was in agony. I went to the doctor that morning and got a Malaria and CBC test, which measures your blood count and proportions to check for viruses or infections. Everything looked normal, so I figured it had to just be pregnancy-related; but that evening I came down with a fever and some pretty nasty stomach issues. Today I’m still feeling pretty crappy, but got some reassuring news (sort of). My friend Marisa, who returned to the United States this week, seems to have the same thing I do. So hopefully it’s just a virus and not anything serious. I’ve been taking Tylenol to keep my fever down and body aches at bay and I’m hoping this all passes soon. I don’t even remember the last time I had a flu… I feel like I must have been a kid or something. As I’m writing this, I just got a message from my husband saying the doctor wants to see me before the weekend just in case. Off I go!
To the Sea

My Second Pregnancy: 14 Weeks


Lately I’ve been thinking I’ve been feeling the baby move, but in the past few days “maybe” has turned into “definitely.” It’s no longer just a soft butterfly feeling that could easily be mistaken for gas. Now it’s more of a pressing and shifting… a feeling I distinctly remember from my first pregnancy. I can only feel it when I’m lying very still on my back, and it helps when I put my hand on my belly.
The best part of pregnancy has begun.
Anyway… I don’t have much to update other than that. My friend is still visiting and we’ve been busy exploring this beautiful country I live in.
I’ll be back to my normal blogging routine next week.
I can’t wait to catch up on all your pregnancy and baby updates… so link up below! Taking a button/following bloggers is not required, but it’s a good way to spread the word and get more mamas involved! 🙂

To the Sea

Steppin Out?

After 11 hours of studying today (minus time spent on checking facebook, entertaining a baby, and spacing out in general), I had to run a few errands. I glanced in the mirror while I was getting the baby ready and shook my head. I realized I was wearing the same VS shirt I wore to the hospital when I ended up being in labor and the same T&C Surf Co. shorts I wore for my weekly bump updates. The clothes I wore when I was 9 months pregnant. This is basically my comfy uniform. The non-outfit that says I don’t have time to figure out what to wear or go places worth wearing something cute for. The one that says I’m at home studying for the bar and taking care of a baby/home. The one that says it doesn’t look like I’ve been shopping since before I was pregnant.
I thought about all the “stepping out” posts I read and the cute outfits I always see on blogs. I can’t wait to have time to put effort into what I wear. I have some friends that would say, “If you have time to blog you have time to put something decent on, Ruca (my high-school/current nickname);” however, my free time is very limited and the truth is, I’d rather spend the extra few minutes of my day blogging. But developing my style is definitely high on the list for my post-bar exam, stay-at-home-mom life. It’s only a month away. The countdown is on. Hopefully I can make it without ending up on People of Walmart