Update – Baby Number 2

November 8, 2016 by Melanie Faris

Hello Friends!

Yes, it has been a while. I know…but I’ve come to realize that my blog is simply a way I can connect and share my life and what I’ve learned on this journey, when I have time. I actually was planning on packing it in, until I received a bill that automatically came off my credit card to pay for the domain name for my blog. So I’m not packing it in, because I’ve already paid for it. LOL. I do enjoy writing, but sometimes need the extra push to get-r-done. Perhaps that’s the best way to keep me going – just charge my credit card and I’ll come running, ha.

So, here we are again, and I’m happy to announce some exciting news! Clearly the title says it all, but if you didn’t catch on, baby number 2 is on the way! Yippee. I am officially in my 3rd trimester now. Wow time flies. I can’t even believe I only have 12 weeks left of this pregnancy. Baby Faris #2 is due on January 30th, 2017. Boy or girl? Not sure. We will find out in about 12 weeks. šŸ™‚

The second pregnancy for me has been so different from the first. Not by the way I feel, but rather how fast time has gone by. I clearly remember counting down the days with my first pregnancy, and reading the daily updates on my pregnancy app. I was so focused on being pregnant then. Now, I often forget I’m pregnant. Seriously!! I spend my days chasing my daughter around, all the while trying to cook and clean and fit in a workout if I have time. I’m not any “hungrier”, I don’t have any cravings…but I AM tired. I feel like I could nap the entire afternoon. And sometimes I do, if Norah has the same agenda in mind.

The times I actually remember I’m pregnant is when I get awkwardly kicked in my stomach from the inside, or can’t bend over to put my shoes on. OR, funny story – when I forget how big I am, and that I can’t fit between small spaces anymore. I’ve learned to take the looonnggg walk around the gym instead of between the nicely lined up workout equipment. I have almost got myself stuck multiple times, because I simply forget. And you think I’m kidding. ha!

My weight gain this time around has not been as much as with my first pregnancy (thus far). I give full credit to my toddler. She keeps me busy! I also have not changed my diet much since getting pregnant, and I have eaten the way I always do. My first trimester was the same as last time – nausea and extreme tiredness. But I pulled through and made it to the second trimester, when things get easier.

Did I mention how much I love baths? Both pregnancies I am obsessed. I sit in my tub for 2 hours sometimes. I don’t know why, but pregnancy and baths go hand in hand for me. Anyone else the same way?! Thomas is a bit worried about our next water bill since our tub is full and well heated almost every night. I tell him it’s just the cost of pregnancy and me having to go through labour in the near future. Can I get an amen? He doesn’t actually mind, but we joke about it!

27 weeks pregnanct

I haven’t had the same time or inspiration to create my own recipes since little Norah was born. I still cook a lot, but just don’t take the time to blog or write it down and snap fancy pics. It really takes a lot of effort to write it all out properly. The recipes I do write down…well, let’s just say they look like Norah wrote it…and she doesn’t read yet. Good luck following those recipes.

Lately I have been cooking from the Oh She Glows Cookbook and most of the time I just throw together the usual meals I love to make. Salmon has been a new favourite of mine, and I’m so hoping to share my salmon recipe with all of you one day…

So there you have it. A quick update on what’s new with me. Hopefully my next post won’t be in another year when my credit card is charged again. What do you want to hear about next? Baby stuff? Food? Pregnancy life? Let me know in the comments! A little inspiration will get me back typing in no time.

Chat again…sometime! lol

Melanie Faris



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