So our little hidden secret is finally out. This was a lot harder to hide, and I mean physically hide. Second time around and my belly started popping out pretty much as soon as the test came back positive. It was as if my body was like “cool, she knows now! Wheres those comfy fat pants at?!”.
Announcing our pregnancy last night was thrilling and nerve wracking all at the same time. Putting our lives out there daily on social media is part of this world I choose to live in, I love sharing most of the good and some of the bad. But it’s been exciting to be able to keep this between Ben and my little family. It was also a major relief to be able to share our excitement with my online family- YOU!
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17th Dec. Exactly four days AFTER Alaska’s second birthday #facepalmLOL
How have I been feeling:
I’ve been sick, constant queasy/ car sickness feeling all day every day since 6 weeks. It gets worse at night but I know it won’t be forever so I try not to complain (much lol).
Do we know the gender:
Nope. And we won’t be finding out again. That feeling of finding out what the baby is, after hours of pushing out a giant watermelon, is a huge reward.
When did we find out:
We went down south for a mini vacay, I did a test a week before I was due. It came up really faint, but as the days went on, I did about 30 more tests and the lines kept getting darker.
Did the hormone Dr work:
Most of you would remember I went in for blood work to see if I’d ovulated. The Dr called me as were driving down south for our trip. He said he could see I did ovulate but he wasn’t impressed with my stress hormone, or progesterone levels. My stress level hormone was through the roof and my progesterone was really low. He said both were factors to my painfully long periods and sever mood swings. He posted my hormone cream, it arrived after I found out I was pregnant a week later. I personally can’t say that the cream helped as I didn’t need to use it in the end, BUT it was great to find out that I wasn’t going insane about issues with my hormones. I wasn’t seeing him to fall pregnant (as explained here) I was wanting to get my body back aligned as I didn’t feel balanced emotionally.
We’ve been trying since November 2017. Alaska was sick with hand foot and mouth in April. Ben flew home from work early to help us. This happened to be during my fertile time. I wasn’t even thinking about getting pregnant. I guess they say everything happens for a reason.
FIFO Life (Fly In Fly Out):
Living FIFO life doesn’t mean you have fertility issues. It just makes trying to conceive much harder. Yes FIFO life is a choice, but that doesn’t mean they can come home when ever they want during your fertile time. The TTC process for FIFO couples is usually going to be a lot longer than it is for those who are actively trying who live together 24/7. Ben and I tried for Alaska for almost a year whilst living the FIFO lifestyle, and we tried for 6 months with this new baby. He was home at the right time several times this year, but it just never worked. I’ve never said that I have fertility issues, but the FIFO life is just one very real obstacle for some families, making it harder for couple to get pregnant. People might disagree with this, but until you’re living the FIFO life you have no idea what’s realistic and what’s not. Every TTC story is going to be extremely different. I really don’t have the answer as to why this happened this time, but I’m sending so much positive energy out into the world for those who are wishing to be parents.
Photographer: Kellie Sinclair Photography (have used Kellie for our wedding, maternity, birth photos- She’s now like family).
My Dress: Dear Blackbird Boutique | Wearing size M
Big Sister Plaque: ZILVI
Alaska’s Dress: Designer Kidz (15% discount code MISSKYREELOVES)
Ben’s Cardi: ASOS
I promise not to over spam everyone with baby bump over the next six months. However if I do start getting on your nerves or it’s not the kind of content you like seeing, PLEASEEEE just unfollow. I’m not forcing anyone to watch this next chapter of our lives so please don’t follow along if it’s not your thing.
LOVE TO ALL XOX
im due 19th december with my first! had a struggle with stress for a few months before falling pregnant and infact when i missed my period i thought it was the stress (which had thrown my periods right off for a while) my husband and i were in venice and i remember crying saying everyone else is pregnant and i want to be and it’s not happening. got home and took a test and turns out the magic had already happened on the one month we have it a rest figuring xmas baby is a bit of a sucky month but the facepalm moment wore off pretty quick and we are both just happy to have little smush in there. scan in 2 weeks, bought shorts 2x sizes too big at 8 weeks, very uncomfy tummy, all the same symptoms as you – defo worse at night. sleeping all the time. feel like i need to eat all the time but also always seem full. really struggling with food…! fingers crossed for us both that second trimester hurry’s up with all its promises of feeling better! thanks for sharing. it’s really nice to follow along with someone else’s journey. helps me not feel so alone too! big congrats and looking forward to seeing how this all turns out!!
Hi Kyree, I have been following you for a while now. And was overjoyed when I saw your bump. I too am pregnant due 17th December by period date or 15th December by scan. This is our second try and will be our rainbow baby after losing our first early this year. So brave of you to share with the world, I want to shout it from the rooftops but am ever so cautious after our recent loss. Looking forward to the bump spam!
Congrats! Lol i actually zoomed in on one of your pics recently wondering if you had a bit of a bump! A whole box of shapes biscuits worked for my morning sickness haha. Also I would wake up sick around 3am, so having a bowl of oats before bed to fill my tummy helped 😁
bring on the baby bump spam
Congratulations!! So happy for you guys. Alaska will have a little sibling to enjoy. ❤️
Congrats to you all. One of my dear friends is pregnant with her first and due 2 days before you. She is sick too….hopefully you will both be feeling better soon xxx
Congratulations Kyree, Ben and Alaska! I saw your wonderful news on IG last night and I had the biggest smile seeing sweet Alaska with her big sister plaque. Please spam your gorgeous bump away! I loved following your journey with Alaska and cant wait to see your bump grow this time as well 😁
Congratulations again, I feel happy for you and your family, and Alaska will be a greatest sister. December babies may be the warmest coz they were born in the month when people gathering around to celebrate festive season
Congratulations guys, you look beaut in the pics.I love following your life, I’m from not so sunny Manchester UK I have a 13 month old Penelope who is often twinning with A in marks and spencer 🙊 I hope the sickness passes soon x
So exciting and the pictures are beautiful! My two are just under two years apart! Billie came three days before Maxwells 2nd birthday. So many fun times ahead!!
Congratulation! Excited to follow your pregnancy journy again. I started following you, from Norway, when you were expecting A, I gave birth to my little girl just a week later. In november this year we are expecting a little baby brother💕
Wish you all the best🌸 (and I hope you will spam your Instagram with your baby bum👏🏻)
So happy for you! My brother and I are (very late!) December babies, 2 years and 1 day apart. My baby and pregnancy days are finished so I love following other people’s journey 💕
Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family! You will have your hands full in the most wonderful way. I struggled with coping from one to two kids, but now that my youngest is one I can see how special it is for them as siblings too! I wish you the very best!!
I can’t waaaaait for the baby bump spam!!!! I have a December 20th baby so I’m verh excited for you!!
I’m due December 20th too! So many December babies, how exciting 🙂
Congratulations Kyree, I can’t wait to see the baby bump spam and share this journey with you xx
I’m Dec 20th too! Kind of praying I don’t have a Christmas Day baby! Are you blowing you don’t go over too?? Would hate to miss the day with my little girl having just turned 3! xx
CONGRATS!!!! Sooooo happy for you guys!!
So excited to watch another part of your journey and chapter! It’s beautiful! Enjoy it all 💖💙💖💙💖
Congratulations… excited to watch your pregnancy journey. I’m also due with my second on 17th Dec (and three weeks later first baby girl will be two 😆). Morning sickness with HG, struggle street but will be worth it… we have got this Xxx
How beautiful are the Sinclair family and their farm! Your photos are just incredible, I can’t wait to do a family shoot with her when our bundle arrives. Congratulations on baby #2 💙
Congratulations!!! How exciting! Cant wait to follow this next chapter <3
Oh my goodness Kyree! So excited for you! Xxx can’t wait for all the pregnancy spam! 😘😘
Congratulations! Now, I have to say, I’m going to be irritated if you DON’T over spam us with bump pics! Give us ALLLL the bump and baby pics pleeaase!
Congratulation to you all xo. It’s Crazyhow quick you pop the second time around
My kids birthday are 3 days apart – joint birthdays every year! I’m the 18, my mum 19, my son 20 and my daughter is 23 – not mention my 3 in laws are the following week. June is crazy busy for us haha
That’s so funny! My family is the same and also in June!!! My folks are 19 (yes, same day 6 years apart) my son 20, my daughter and I (yes, ridiculous I know) are 27. Every June I get quite fat.
So thrilled for you and your little family. We are due with our second baby on 25th December…….. oh my!
I can’t wait to watch and share your journey xo
Congratulations!! This is so exciting! My hubby was a Fifo worker while we tried to conceive our first bub, and the timing just wasnt there for us to be home long enough over each fertile period. We ended up doing IVF that time around as it was getting very stressful 18 months in, which wasnt going to help! Ha ha
This time around he transitioned to a job and has been home, we fell pregnant as soon as i stopped breastfeeding (but unfortunately lost that baby), and conceieved successfully 3 months later. This time around i actively cut out all stress in my life, saying no to events and things i couldnt handle. I also suspected a low progesterone issue and took natural remedies to rectify that, which i believe helped amazingly!!
Congrats again! Cant wait to see all your pregnancy and baby inspiration!!
So excited for you! Congratulations. Please dont ever not post due to the haters. Gah – I want lots of pics and details and updates like always! I was so so so sick with my third and it got worse at night. I felt like I was on a constant sea sickness wave, on a boat, and it just was awful. Luckily they are worth it all!
Congrats to you all!!! Can’t wait to follow along your journey again
All the best 🙂