It's true what they say, that each pregnancy is different. At first it was the level of nausea and the foods I craved or shall I say didn't crave. And I can't forget the exhaustion! However, besides all that, our lifestyle is different this time around. I'm at home with my awesome, almost 3 year old all day and running my own business. I'm on the go much more and keeping a much different schedule. The new schedule helps us to eat so much better, which helps keep my energy up and my weight gain down.
*sidenote* I can not express how in love I am with my new juicer. I've never loved to drink my vegetables so much and this kiddo loves veggies!
As I was saying, I cherish the time I have to ease into my morning routine and the ability to change it up when we need/want to. Such as taking an hour to capture my own cute maternity pictures when the mood strikes. I'm loving myself and nurturing my spirit far more this time around. I've spent a year opening up about who I am and embraced my individuality. In doing so, it has helped me live consciously in the present moment and has prepared me to embrace this pregnancy differently.
I seem to think another aspect of what makes every pregnancy different is that each little soul is different. It's no secret that this little one will add a different component to our family, it already has. God is giving us exactly what we need in a second child and a sibling for our daughter. This little one is definitely spirited in personality and may very well give our daughter a run for her money, but I can only hope that they are fast friends, confidants and are respectful of one another.
We are so excited to learn more and get to know our new addition.