Fashion,  Pregnancy

Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life Lately

Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life LatelyRed Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life Lately Well, my friends, as you can safely assume from the above picture, we’re having another baby! We are extremely happy about this. Mr. Owl and I both want at least five kids, if not more, and we’ve had baby fever for a few months now. I debated sharing with you all so early this weekend; I am not due until August 28th (this makes me six weeks pregnant), but as with most women and their second child — and especially with me, who carried large and showed early with Asa — I’m already popping out.

I knew I wouldn’t be able to hide the belly for long, especially not if I ever want to wear a form-fitting skirt or dress. Besides which, someone had googled “Eccentric Owl Pregnant” a day or two after I published this post (the first collage, totally looks like a baby belly, but it wasn’t at that point), and I’ve been feeling especially tired and occasionally sick, which will be affecting how much I blog in the next month or so… and I have felt like since I hadn’t announced it on the blog yet, I didn’t have anything else to talk about. You know, when you have a secret you really want to tell, and then that becomes all you can think? That’s me and pregnancy. Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life LatelyRed Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life Lately While I’m very excited and looking forward to having baby #2, it’s also… incredibly daunting and sometimes scary to think about. I’ll be honest: I was not as baby-fevered as my husband going into this. We planned for it, talked about it, and were able to conceive when we chose to rather than having it be a surprise — with Asa, we talked about it and then four or five days later, before we’d even started trying, found out I was already pregnant. So he was somewhat ahead of our plans — and even though I definitely wanted to embark on the journey again, I also felt, and feel… just scared.

It’s a fear of the unknown, for sure. I just don’t know what I’m going to do with two kids. Not in a “this is going to overwhelm me” kind of way, just… I am not sure I can explain. I don’t know how it will be, other than knowing for sure I’ll be getting much less sleep and having to find the strength (and coffee) to get through some days taking care of a newborn and a toddler on four hours of sleep or less. It’s going to be hard in some ways, and definitely emotional… but it’ll all work out.

And I think it also didn’t help that I had this sudden realization: if we want at least five kids that are all two years apart, I will either be pregnant or nursing almost constantly for at least ten years. It’s a daunting thought. After I told my husband that, he had this stunned look on his face, and he considerately asked me, “are you sure you want to do that?” to which I responded with a resounding “of course!”
Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life Lately Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life LatelyRed Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life Lately Just because I’m afraid of what new changes are going to bring to life does not mean I will just avoid them altogether. And since I was able to quit my job, I won’t have to worry about juggling two kids, housework, and job-work. I’m incredibly thankful that, while we have much less than we used to, we are financially stable enough to work this out even without my income. I foresee many pregnancy, motherhood, and budgeting posts in the future. I’d love to incorporate more of living on a budget into the blog, and especially living on a budget and eating Paleo, and Paleo in regards to pregnancy and toddlers. I know many people think eating healthy is more expensive, and perhaps some of you — like me, at first — wonder what to feed a toddler if you don’t have sandwiches and macaroni and cheese.

Most of all, though, just expect a lot of pregnancy posts. So far I’ve already had a few interesting things happen. I knew I was pregnant before we even took a test; I could feel it, and I swear I knew the minute my belly started to get bigger. My husband didn’t believe me at first, but now it’s definitely out and he can’t deny I was right. I’ve had cravings for mayonnaise– homemade, Paleo mayo — by the spoonful (yes, I indulged), and potato chips, and so much sugar right before I started my Whole30; I’ve had the start of the same weird first-trimester insomnia I had with Asa, and I have been so. incredibly. emotional. I cry for Winnie the Pooh music. Red Cape, Novelty Print Dress, and Life LatelyCape, c/o Oasap | dress, New Old Fashion Vintage | belt, gift | shoes, Modcloth | glasses, c/o Firmoo

I’m also excited to get into Maternity Style again while sticking to a more vintage/retro theme! Before we started trying again, I kept looking at old posts of my being pregnant and really, really missing it. I think I felt most beautiful while pregnant. Aside from these first few weeks where I just feel like sleeping and throwing up most of the time. Ha!

Are any of you moms heading into your second pregnancy, or learning how to live with two kids instead of just one? What has helped you the most in the transition? You know, besides “take naps while they do!” because that’s what I do anyway.

Happy Monday!


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  • Pam

    Many congrats! What a huge blessing. I am too cheap to buy an early response pregnancy test so I will have to wait till the weekend. That said, I am 75 percent sure I am. Looking forward to your maternity style!

  • Amy

    So happy for you, Kristina! How exciting! I’ve been trying to get my husband to let us try for a third, but he’s a party pooper. My girls are 18 months apart, and it’s really hard sometimes, but it’s mostly wonderful. They love each other so much and play so well together! Asa will be a great big brother!

    Love, Amy

  • Heather Gwinn

    Yeaaaa, congrats!!! How exciting! I look forward to reading more about your pregnancy. I completely understand your worries with transitioning from one to two. I felt the same way only mine were a bit further apart (7yrs). Im sure others might have suggestions about going from one to two but I think its one of those dive right in sort of things. You’ll find your footing and it’ll become second nature in no time at all. I can’t wait to have one more after I’m off this darn medication. Love your outfit ❤️

    Big Hugs,

  • Hannah

    Wooo, another baby owl!! Congrats! 😀

    I’m totally looking forward to the outfits. The most I know about vintage maternity is what I’ve seen in my old magazine collection.. and the styles weren’t very cute. Why didn’t housewives in the ’50s wear those flirty frocks when sporting a bump?? I can’t wait to see how you interpret that style!


  • Beth Woody

    I’m so excited for you!! I had a feeling you had news of this sort to share. I can’t entirely explain it, but I was thinking over the past week or so, “I wonder if Kristina is having another little nugget…” but I knew you’d wait at least a little bit to announce it to the blogging world. 🙂 I’ll be praying for you and your stress levels, finances, sleepless nights, that you can enjoy the little moments and not get swallowed up in the hitches… all the things I know come with the territory of multiples after having helped raise so many siblings. It’s such a terrifying and rewarding responsibility. I’m so very happy for you!!

  • Margaret

    That is fabulous news..congrats! I have 3 boys, the first and 2nd were 2.5 years apart, and the middle and last 3.5 years apart. It was a little easier as the first was already a bit independent. I think that you staying home is wonderful. I’m almost 40..and the biggest regret I have is that I wasn’t a SAHM. I worked, we spent money on crap we didn’t need, we got into debt. Don’t make that mistake! Be home to enjoy your family and make life pleasant for everyone!

  • Nancy Francis

    Sometimes I have to think back and realize HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN READING THIS BLOG?? You were single little lady when I first found your blog and now Married, Baby and Number 2 on the way! Congratulations!

  • akanekinomoto

    Congratulations!!!! Very HAPPY for you! I totally know what you mean by “fear of the unknown”, I’m pregnant now for the first time, and sometimes I dunno to whether laugh with joy or run around in fear.
    Can’t to see more posts on pregnancy! =)

  • lisa

    Oh wow- congratulations!! That is so amazing you guys want to have 5+ kids, I totally admire that. My bday is August 26 so yay for August virgo babes 😉 You look amazing and I look forward to seeing your maternity style!