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August 16, 2016

Baby #2 – BIG NEWS!

So just in case you haven’t been stalking my Facebook or instagram, maybe you didn’t see, that I announced that I am PREGNANT with Baby #2! Annabelle will be Two this August (25th) and we really can’t wait for her to be a big sister!
I wanted to share more about how we found out and how my pregnancy has been so far!

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So let me say, that this Baby was a SUPRISE to say the least ๐Ÿ˜‰ Y’all know our previous fertility struggles (you can read more about that here) It took us 4 years to get pregnant with Annabelle and after failed fertility treatment & my PCOS, we decided to take a break and I started focusing on my health. After losing 30 lbs in 2013 we found out I was pregnant naturally with our sweet little AB! Now she is the BUSIEST little person ever and seriously keeps me patient, humble and on my toes ๐Ÿ™‚

Also funny story when I posted this collage photo on Facebook I totally put January 2016 LOL Can you tell I have prego brain?! I had to fix it before it published to my official blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Annabelle has the BIGGEST personality and people kept asking us when we were going to start trying for another. I guess thats what you do, someone pops out a kid, and you’re like So I know you’re not sleeping and all, but don’t you want one more?! That is when I would politely say, well not for a while. Annabelle keeps me so busy and she is AMAZING but also such a handful, I was like maybe we should wait till shes three LOL

For a couple reasons, I didn’t think I was ready. Because of our emotional fertility journey previously I didn’t think I could handle another 4 years of trying. I didn’t know how long it would take, but I was nervous it would take just as long and I was also nervous that I would be stressed out again like I was previously. I just wasn’t ready to go there. So we decided to just wait. We were in the “well we are not “really” trying” phase, if you know what I mean. What can I say, I am a TOTAL open book y’all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Well apparently God had other plans for us, and at around 5 weeks I started to feel that familiar nauseasness that I knew all too well. I think part of me thought it would NEVER happen. I kind of thought Annabelle was more of a one time miracleย and maybe it wouldn’t be the same for a second. But here’s the really amazing thing, and what really blows me away. God sees our struggles, our thoughts, he hears those inner most worries and he is literally saying, “Don’t worry, let me take control”

And that is EXACTLY what happened! Without the struggles, without the emotional roller coaster, without my PCOS even being an issue, I am pregnant with BABY #2! It just shows how big and amazing God really is. We tried for the perfect time to have kids years ago and now BOTH of these pregnancies have been a surprise and also the BEST thing that has happened to us!

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As I mentioned I found out when I was about 5 weeks. Ever since I had Annabelle and stopped nursing my cycles have been SUPER regular (which was pretty amazing with my PCOS), so when all of a sudden I was “late” I knew something was up. When I took that first test, I thought, there is no way, this is totally not going to be positive, we aren’t even trying really?! Then BAM positive test! I couldn’t believe it! I think I even started laughing, like OH my Gosh is this really happening?!

At first I was shocked, then I told David and he was even more shocked LOL then after it suck in, we told Annabelle and seeing her excitement and hearing her talk about the baby made it so amazing!

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Now I am about 4 months and we have seen the baby a handful of times! My shock has turned to absolute LOVE and joy and we could not be more excited! Annabelle prays for and kisses my baby every night. She even tried to dig the baby out of my belly button the other day LOL I know we are in for some BIG adjustments here pretty soon, but we cant wait to meet our sweet little babe! Coming soon January 28th 2017.

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Just a quick workout update, before I found out I was pregnant I had already registered for my 4th Half marathon for September 11th of this year. Well then I found out about the baby and was like OMG am I really going to do this race pregnant?! After getting the go ahead from my doctor, I decided YES, Yes I am going to keep my training up and be healthy for me and this little one! I have been running and training for a while now so my body is already used to the longer distances, so I will be about 20 weeks by the time my race comes around.

I may be a heck of a lot slower, and have more walk breaks but this training has really kept me motivated and on track!
I am also lifting weights about 3 days a week doing the 21 day fix. My goal is to just focus on staying consistent with my workouts and sticking with healthy food. It has been a STRUGGLE but so far I am really proud of myself! I am still coaching my monthly challenge groups and continuing to train my team of coaches! Being a beach body coach has been the BEST thing to keep me motivated during this pregnancy! I love seeing all my challengers rocking their workouts and it pushes me to stay consistent too!

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On Annabelle’s second birthday party we will do a Gender Reveal & find out if its a boy or girl! I am totally thinking Team Blue this time but who knows ๐Ÿ˜‰ We are beyond excited to welcome a second little babe to our family!

Give God your struggles and he will give you his strength

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4 Comments

  • Brooke

    Congrats darlin!!! I’m so excited for you.

    August 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much!

      August 26, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Inna Bodkin

    Congrats!! We’re doing with our second in January as well!

    August 26, 2016 at 4:21 pm Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Aw congrats!

      September 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply

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