February 9, 2016

Life Lately

So, it's been awhile...a loooong while!  The first trimester has kicked my butt and I'm just now feeling like myself.  Although I'm not 100% feeling back to normal, it is night and day to the sickness I had all of December and January.  I didn't just have morning sickness, I had ALL FLIPPING DAY sickness.  Since I work full-time aside and run around a toddler when I'm not at the office, I'm exhausted.  But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and, thankfully, the only thing I'm dealing things I'm dealing with now are exhaustion, acid reflux, and headaches which are all a cake walk compared to adding nausea and vomiting to the mix.  Since I've been gone for so long, I thought I'd do a little recap of things happening in my neck of the woods.

1. Lucas' Surgery

January was also kind of hectic because Lucas had surgery which any mom can relate to my anxiety over the whole thing.  Lucas has been having ear infections since August and has been on and off antibiotics since August.  When he wasn't on antibiotics, we tried the three day shots method which also didn't work.  Selfishly, I was scared for him to have the ear tubes and adenoids removal surgery.  I didn't want my baby to go under anesthesia and have surgery.  Luckily, my dad is an anesthesiologist at the hospital where Lucas had the surgery and, although he did not administer the anesthesia, it was comforting knowing all the doctors working on him since they were close with my dad.  After his surgery, Lucas went down for a super long nap, and to cheer him up, we had lots of toys, movies, and milkshakes ready for him whenever he got up.  He literally woke up as if he did not just spend the entire morning at the hospital having surgery.  He bounced back running all around the house as if nothing happened and I could not have been happier.  Since he has had the surgery, he no longer has a perma runny nose and the continuous ear infection is completely gone.  We are so happy that our little boy is healthy again!

2.  Bump Watch

Top: Old Navy  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Watch: Apple

Top: Nordstrom  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  

The bump is back!  Honestly, I feel like I popped so much sooner with this babe than I did with Lucas but I hear that's pretty common for your second child.  I'm already in maternity pants and wearing lots of tunics.  Since I felt pretty crappy for two months, I think I alternated between three outfits total, hence the lack of outfit posts.  I'm hoping this feeling better thing sticks around so that I have energy to make an effort into my appearance in the mornings.  Fingers crossed!

3.  Workin' On My Fitness

I'm trying much harder this time around to be healthier with this pregnancy.  I had a very rough recovery after having Lucas and I think a lot of it was because of how unhealthy I was.  I actually really love jogging and when I was nauseas, jogging was the one thing that would temporarily make the yuckiness go away.  Jogging with a belly is interesting but I've read stories of women days from giving birth running marathons so I'm not going to complain about three miles here and there.  

4.  The Happiest Place on Earth

We renewed our Disney passes and decided to make a weekend out of it.  Annual Disney passes has been the best ever.  Rain or shine, you just won't have a bad day at the parks.  For this trip, we stayed at the Swan and Dolphin hotel because it was walking distance to Epcot and had a character breakfast.  We wanted Lucas to see the fireworks at night but didn't want to deal with the craziness that happens with transportation once the fireworks were over so staying at a hotel that was walking distance was ideal.  We were thrilled with the hotel and the walk that took up through the Disney Boardwalk and to Epcot was amazing!  We got to go on a ride, eat in Paris, check out the fireworks, and walk back to the hotel easily.  The next morning, we had a character breakfast which was a first for Lucas.  We weren't sure how he would act with the characters coming up to him but to our surprise he was LOVING it and even gave Pluto a kiss.  We will definitely do more character meals in the future!  Lucas is really obsessed with Toy Story lately so meeting Woody was top on our list of things to do.  The line to meet Woody was almost an hour long and no fast passes available but the wait was worth it to see my little boy's face light up!  It was like meeting his hero and he's still talking about how Woody touched his nose.  I love Lucas' age right now and being able to converse with him.  Where he is at developmentally has made going to the Disney parks so much more magical since everything is so over the top with him.  Of course, we'll be back in the Magic Kingdom in a week or so but Disney never ever will get old.  It's the happiest place on earth after all :-)

That's it for now but I'm happy to be back to blogging!  I'm always active on instagram so if you'd like to keep up with, honestly, mostly pictures of Lucas and his toys/clothes, then make sure to add me on instagram at @maria683.  The account is set to private but that's so I can make sure those creepy role playing accounts aren't trying to add me.  

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