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It’s true when they say all pregnancies are different. And pregnancy number two definitely has been a completely different experience.

How have my pregnancies differed?

With my first pregnancy, I experienced morning sickness as most pregnant women do but it was very short-lived. I also had gestational diabetes before I even reached 20 weeks. But overall, the pregnancy went well.

This time around, the nausea, food aversions and exhaustion were not as short-lived. But the biggest difference has been chest pain and difficulty breathing which by the way landed me in the ER for a possible blood clot. Super scary to say the least but after what seemed like a billion test later including a not so safe CT scan (eek!), the doctors confirmed it was not anything life threatening but possibly reflux. Reflux, really? Geez, I had never experienced being out of breath nor having chest pressure like that in my life. At the end of the day, we were just so very thankful and relieved it was not a blood clot.

How did our gender reveals differ?

Well, if you know me, I’m definitely a planner. As soon as we found out I was pregnant with baby number one, I was already trying to find out the sex. I know, I know, I was simply too inpatient to hold off. At 16 weeks, I planned a gender reveal gathering for our immediate family at a Victorian home 3D ultrasound facility. Having our family there made the gender reveal that much more exciting.

So after everyone took a seat, the technician turned down the lights and asked me to lay on the prego bed. My husband, Rey, held my hand and after a few minutes of staring at the rather large projector screen the words “It’s a girl!” came out of the technician. I asked, “Are you 100% sure?” I mean I always saw myself having a little girl but throughout those 16 weeks, I really thought I was having a boy. And boy was I wrong. Enter Mia Rae.

Now, four years later, and with baby número dos on the way, I can honestly say our gender reveal was not planned by any means but definitely just as joyous.

Being that I’m now 35-years-young, I was labeled “at-risk” and was asked if I wanted to undergone more testing. The testing so happened to include the sex of the baby after the 10th week. Yes – you read that correctly, 10 weeks!! Naturally – I said yes.

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Dress: TJMaxx; Sandals: Target

A couple of weeks after I took the test, I was shopping at Target with Mia (yes, Target go figure!) when I got a call from by OB’s office. The nurse on the line told me to hold for the OB. Can I just say, I was more worried at this point about the baby’s health than ever. All I could think of was, “Why is the Dr. calling me? Does she have bad news? Is the baby ok?” Let’s just say, stress was at an all-time high and Mia was jumping on and off the target shopping cart as most super active toddlers do.

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At any rate, a minute passed by and then my doctor jumped on the call and said, “Hi, Gladys? I just wanted to let you know we got the first round of results back and everything looks great from what we can see…” Oh dear God, what a relief I thought. She went on to say “Keep in mind this test does not cover all possible issues…blah blah blah.” I pretty much tuned out after she said everything looked great. Then I heard her say, “So do you want to?” As I chased Mia down an aisle, I realized the doctor was asking me a question. I said, “Sorry, what’s that?” She then said, “We also know the sex of the baby and I don’t recall if you wanted to know or not.” I said, “Yes! Absolutely.” Not thinking about my hubby not being there with us (eek! how selfish right?).Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The Bump

Gender Reveal - PinkBlush - Style The BumpThen the OB said, “Mia’s going to have a little sister”. I started to cry with emotion. I know, I know, crying at Target, ha! I grabbed Mia and said, Mia you’re getting your wish. You’re going to have a sister. She was so excited we hugged each other, smiled and I of course was still shedding tears left and right. So I thought, “Oh my gosh – we need to call papi!” But something in me told me not to call him at work. It felt so impersonal.

So we grabbed a cute card and Mia drew pictures on it. I wrote a nice message and towards the end it read “please flip card” and the words “It’s a girl!” were written in the back.

After dinner that night, Mia and I pulled out the card. He read it and was in shock. The three of us hugged and laughed. Another little girl!

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Dress: Ivory Lace PinkBlush Maternity; Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Accessories: Forever21;

We are over the moon with the news. If you’re still reading this, thank you so very much for reading this personal blog post and for allowing us to share a little bit about ourselves and our growing family.

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A big thank you to PinkBlush Maternity for this beautiful ivory lace dress and to my amazing hubby for taking pictures of his three princesses. 😉

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Dress: Ivory Lace PinkBlush Maternity; Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Accessories: Forever21;

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  • I love your Style the Bump series. It inspires me to get dressed up instead of wearing sweats and a tee. I’m so excited for you and your family. We’re also expecting our second child. It’s funny how different every pregnancy is, even when you’re expecting the same sex twice.

    Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and lots of patience with your toddler. I have my boy turning two this month and the tantrums are an everyday thing. :/

    • themotheroverload July 3, 2015 Reply

      Oh my! Congrats to you too dear! I swore I wouldn’t go through it again but never say never right? I remember reading your post about this very same subject. 🙂 But our tots need a sibling right? XOX

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  • 🎈Feliz Cumple mi amor preciosa! 🎈To my Mia Rae of sunshine: May you continue to be kindhearted, outgoing and super smart. Even if you always find ways to prove to me and papi why you should no longer be grounded. 😆May you continue to love reading books and inspire us all to read more too. And may you never ever give up on your dreams and goals. We love you 3000 mi amor preciosa!! Happy 8th birthday to our 1st born. #birthdaygirl #MiaTurns8 #babygirl #felizcumpleaños
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For 6 years, I’ve worked behind a computer and on my phone. My small home office plastered with motivational quotes, vision boards and goals that felt so unattainable. 6  years of hard work, pouring endless hours, late nights, tears and tons of love into my little blog. Followed by rounds of No’s and doors closing in on me. The thoughts of just throwing in the towel and giving up always crept in. But I’m here to tell you even with all of that, I pushed through. Heck I’m still pushing through. But yesterday, two moms that follow me (you know who are☺️) sent me the sweetest messages (I kid you not around the same time) thanking me for all the advice I gave them over the past year and that they are going to be working with their DREAM brand!!! I was so humbled to think I could actually make a huge impact like this on another mom! My heart is so full! ❤️ And then, guess what happened? That dream brand that was plastered on MY vision boards for 6 yrs sent me an email to work with them!! Never in my wildest dreams would I think they would pay me to create content for them but it’s happening! Moral of the story, (promise this isn’t in any way me trying to toot my own horn) just a reminder to NEVER ever give up on that goal even if it seems too far fetched or unattainable! You got this! I’m cheering for you mama! 👏Thank YOU for reading and sending love. And to my village that has always had my back, wouldn’t be here without you. Ok, off to celebrate in my pjs. 😆 Now tell me, if you could work with ANY brand in the entire world who would that be? Or if you’re wanting your own brand what would that be? #KindnessAlwaysWins #WomenEmpoweringWomen #ItTakesAVillage #staymotivated #momblogger
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For me, it was going to @Disneyland once a year with my family. I remember my parents saving up for our one-day trip for an entire year. I remember getting to the park right before they opened the doors and staying until midnight. Yet, somehow I don't recall being tired at all. I just remember all the fun times we had. This is exactly how I hope my little ones remember their childhood. ☺️🏰
P.S. Flashing back to exactly one year ago because my first born will be turning 8 next week! Cue in all the ugly crying. Followed by feeling grateful our babies are healthy and overly excited at the fact that we have something magical ✨ up our sleeves! Stay tuned! (Español en comentarios) 😘 #Disneylandhotel #Disneyland @disneyland #happiestplace 
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