3.12.2015

Thoughts for Thursday | I've been keeping a Secret from You...

Baby Malone #2 coming in September!

Some of you may have already guessed and others have you have been so sweet to check in on me via e-mail to make sure everything was okay.  This news would be the reason why the blog has been a bit sporadic over the last 6 or 7 weeks.  I haven't been feeling quite like myself, so the blog has taken a backseat.  We are super excited and Brody has no idea how this new baby will rock his little toddler world! But I do know he will be a wonderful big brother even if it's not evident immediately :)  I thought I'd answer a few commonly asked questions for you about this pregnancy, so here you go:

How far along are you and how are you feeling? I am 12+ weeks pregnant and this first trimester has been nothing short of brutal. I have been nauseas around the clock since I hit 6 weeks with only a couple days of relief.  I keep thinking this has to be the end, but then I'll wake up sick again.  I'm in bed by 7:15 most nights after we put Brody down and I usually lay down or try to nap in the afternoons during Brody's nap time. 

How did you find out?  We found out the beginning of January.  Matt was out of town for the weekend on a hunting trip.  I had plans with my family for a dinner on Saturday night and on my way to dinner I told my Mom that I think we need to make a stop at the drug store to pick up a pregnancy test.  I took the test first thing Sunday morning and it confirmed we were pregnant!  I had a pretty good feeling that we were.  We had decided in November to start trying after our trip to the Bahamas and I started to notice a few symptoms around the first of the year that had me guessing I was pregnant (ex: crying while packing up Brody's baby clothes). 

I decided to try and come up with a cute way to tell Matt when he got home.  I baked a double layer cake and dyed one blue and one pink!  I could barely keep a straight face when he got home that afternoon, but I offered him up some cake and as soon as I cut into it, he knew it meant BABY! 




Will you find out the gender? Yes!! Hopefully we will find out next month.

Do you think it's a boy or girl?  My guess would definitely be a girl.  This pregnancy has pretty much been the exact opposite of my pregnancy with Brody so far.  I'm extremely averse to food especially red meat.  I have to make myself eat.  I am much more emotional this time than with Brody and the morning sickness is deadly.  I never threw up with Brody and only felt "hungover" with him for a couple of weeks.  With all that said.....people still say that every pregnancy can just be different regardless of the sex. So, we'll see!!

 Are you going to post weekly bump dates? No. I am not going to do weekly bump dates like I did for Brody, but I do plan to do updates every few weeks to document this pregnancy along the way. 

What do you miss so far? I really miss feeling like myself.  I know that sounds a slightly dramatic, but I haven't felt well in almost two months and I don't know when it will end.  I miss cooking.  I literally haven't cooked a thing in 6 weeks.  My husband has had more frozen dinners and take out than I can count.  I miss my daily exercise and mostly, Pure Barre.  I've been to nauseas for either and I'm finally stepping out for some nice long walks.  I plan on attempting PB again this week, but having my head down is what makes me feel sick.  Lastly, I miss blogging.  The computer screen made me feel really sick so that's why my post have been few and far between.  I occasionally could read other blogs on my phone but typically never left a comment.  I hope to be back to it all soon as I get to the light at the end of the tunnel!!

Hopefully I answered all of your questions; but if not, send them my way!!  Thanks for sticking around and for all of your continued support :) xoxox

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61 comments:

  1. OMG I am soooo excited for you! Can't wait to follow along!

    Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

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  2. Congrats Annie! That is wonderful news!

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  3. Woohoo!! You know how excited I am for you!! Hope you start feeling better soon and crossing my fingers for a girl!

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  4. Oh my goodness! What wonderful news. I first wondered when you fell of the grid but then there were all these parties you were attending so I didn't know. Hope you feel better very, very soon! XO

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  5. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH how exciting!! Congratulations girl!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. Awwww, yay, congrats! I was wondering. Very happy for you and your family!

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  7. How exciting!! Congrats :) I love the picture of big brother and his fancy pants!! I hope you get to feeling like yourself soon!

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  8. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  9. So exciting!! Congratulations!! What great news!!

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  10. I knew it...so exciting! Congratulations!! Hope you start feeling better soon..those first few weeks are tough!

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  11. Congratulations!! Baby #2 is so much harder than baby #1 was for me. I was super sick until 20 weeks and I'm having another boy! Very different than the first. Just do what you can and don't stress about the stuff you can't. It will get better soon!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. Congrats love!! That is so excited! So sorry you are not feeling yourself but hopefully over the next few weeks things will readjust! Very excited for you and your sweet family! have a great rest of the week!

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  13. Congratulations!!!!!! Hope you're feeling better!

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  14. Yay! Congratulations!!! So excited for y'all! I was soooooo sick for 13 weeks with Walker - so much so that I told Brandon we were replacing the toilets in our house once I hit the second trimester because I was so sick of looking t them - so I completely understand what you mean; it's the absolute worst! Hope you get to feeling better so soon. Congrats again! :)

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! so excited for you!!! and pregnancy symtoms are soooo werid... based on what i've read i should totally be having a boy (I always crave burgers, i never got nauseous...) but im so excited we're having a little girl. I cant wait to follow along and read bumpdates (even if they are just monthly -- i loved doing those.. bc let's be honest not much changes week to week!) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. Congrats!!! Hope you feel better soon!

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  17. Congrats!!! I just had an inkling there would be this announcement at some point!!

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  18. Congratulations!! So very exciting! I hope you start feeling like yourself again!

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  19. oh my goodness congrats!!! i LOVE the way you revealed it as well.

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  20. YAY! Congratulations!!!! I wondered if that's what was going on. :) So happy for you girl, but I hope you start feeling better ASAP. xo

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  21. Woohoo! You made it through the first trimester and appear to be feeling a lot better. Key West trip looks like it was so much fun.
    xoxo, Traci

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  22. Oh Annie....so sorry you are having such a tough start! Hope you are much better soon. Congrats!

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  23. How exciting!!! My girls made me much sicker than my boys, so you are probably right on your guess! How fun!! Congratulations! Babies are such a blessing! XO

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  24. Congratulations! What happy and exciting news! Sorry to hear that you have been so miserable, but hopefully that will go away soon. Can't wait to read all the updates.

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  25. Ohh Congrats, that is so exciting!! :) Hope the morning sickness doesn't last too much longer and you start to feel like yourself again soon!

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  26. Congratulations! That is exciting! From the Trendy Wednesday Link Up @ http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy

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  27. Ah! Congratulations! How fun... and what a neat way to tell your husband!

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  28. Huge congratulations Annie. Have a healthy and easy pregnancy! Such wonderful news for you and your family. =)

    <3 Ada.

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS!!! So so so exciting! Brody is going to be the best big brother :) And I love how you told your husband, such a sweet idea! Hope you're feeling better SOON!

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  30. Congratulations!! What exciting news! :)

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  31. Over the top happy for you!!!!! I'm glad the big secret is out too!!!!!

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  32. YAY! So so excited for you! Can't wait to see if you'll have another handsome little boy or a sweet little girl! And Brody will be such a great big brother!
    xoxo

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  33. OMG OMG this is so great! Congrats sweet girl! Can't wait to follow along on this new journey to being a mommy of 2!

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  34. OMG !! How exciting!! Can't wait to find out what you are having. I was so sick with a girl something about their hormones make you so sick.. :) How exciting

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  35. Congrats, Annie!! So exciting! My guess is girl :)

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  36. Ahh!! Sooo exciting!!! Congratulations!!! I hope you get to feeling better soon!!

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  37. Hahah Brody's face. He is going to be such a great big brother. Team girl all the way this time ;) Congratulations to you guys!! xx

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  38. Congratulations, sweet Annie! So excited for you and your little family! From what it sounds like, I would say girl for sure. Your symptoms are so similar to what mine were/are, and SO different from the boy ones the first time around!:) Can't wait to find out!

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  39. So exciting! Congratulations Malone Family!

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  40. YAYYYY! Cheers to your growing family! And what a precious way to tell your hubby! Pumped for y'all!! xx

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  41. YAY! Congratulations!! I totally knew it ;) I hope you turn a corner and are feeling great again soon! Awful pregnancy symptoms and another child are NO JOKE!! Sending you big happy hugs!

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  42. Super so many congratulations! Love his leggings!

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  43. So so happy for you and your little family!! Congratulations!!

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  44. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! Such wonderful and exciting news! Hope your energy and appetite find their way back to you soon. Those first few weeks with a toddler and being pregnant are so hard! Hang in there, mama!

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  45. Congratulations!!! So exciting! I have to say I had an idea! I'm thinking girl!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  46. Congratulations!!! I love the cake idea.

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  47. Congratulations!!! I had a gut feeling ;) so happy for you guys!!!

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  48. EEEKKK!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I had a feeling that's what all the sickness was from!!!!

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Such exciting news and I hope you feel better soon!!! xo

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  50. Congrats on the new baby!!! That is awesome! I always love reading about new babies and their stories! Have a wonderful weekend and please come share and link up with me at http://www.wrightsimply.com/search/label/Linky
    {Also thanks for the linky}
    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

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  51. CONGRATULATIONS!! Feel better...it's all worth it in the end!! :)

    Great News!!

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  52. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I cannot wait to follow along! xoxo

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  53. Congrats!! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon!

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  54. Oh girl, I can relate to the "not feeling like yourself" thing. I had a couple of straight up crying breakdowns when I had thrown up graham crackers for the 1000th time. You will feel better soon, just in time for spring. Near the end of my nausea, I kept snack sized M&Ms everywhere. I know they're bad for you, but having little bits of sugar helped SOO much.

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  55. CONGRATULATIONS! This is such exciting news! I am a mom of two and it is just the best!!
    I had two very different pregnancies and everyone was convinced my second was a boy (my first is a girl) and out popped another precious princess x

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  56. Congratulations!! I hope you start feeling better right away! Xo, Stephanie

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