Pregnancy Diary: Second Trimester – Part Two

“My soul finds rest in God alone because my confidence comes from him.” Psalm 62:5

April 1, 2019

April Fool’s! I have no jokes to play today though. Today is actually a pretty exciting day for our family. We have become the official owners of Janis Tire & Auto, LLC! We now own a business, and have been learning so much already. I think we are both a little nervous, but mostly excited about this new journey for our family. It was a busy day making sure the shop was ready, and I actually had some morning meetings going on at home too!


Through our health insurance, we are very blessed to have a nurse to talk with at any time of the day. This also includes monthly phone calls from your own personal nurse just to check in and see how your pregnancy is going. I had a phone call with my nurse Sarah this morning, and it was more than exciting to tell her that we are having a girl! I then had the opportunity to be on my friend Allison’s podcast. This was so much fun, and another amazing connection we made because of our time during football. We talked about all things mom life, family life, blogging, networking, and so much more. I’m more than honored to have been a part of it!

Check out Allison’s blog, and all of the information for her podcast here! Once our episode together airs, I will absolutely post about it as well. She’s an incredible woman, you’ll love it!: https://3milemom.com

April 2, 2019

I’ve stayed pretty active throughout this pregnancy. I think I worked out more when I was pregnant with Carter, but I’ve tried to find time between being a toddler mom this time around too! I like to think that when Carter goes down for his nap, that’s a great time to work out! But most of the time I end up taking a nap with him if I can LOL.

A new workout class started at our local gym this morning at the crack of dawn, 6:00am! My mom was the one who told me about it and wanted to try it too so it was nice that we actually got to go together. These classes are Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-7:00am, and it’s a great way to get your workout in nice and early to help start your day! Each day is different and it’s all at your own pace. We’ve been enjoying it! It’s nice because I can get a workout in before Carter wakes up, plus my mom helps keep me accountable since she picks me up every morning, perks of being neighbors! It’s been a great way to help me stay active and in shape for the day that labor and delivery comes!.

I also had a chiropractor appointment this morning which was heaven sent. That is another thing I highly recommend, besides staying active throughout your pregnancy, is finding a chiropractor to see and get adjusted by regularly! Our bodies go through so many changes as our baby grows, and it helps keep everything in check by getting adjusted. Plus it feels SO nice. This time around I’ve had some lower back pain, and going to the chiropractor has helped so much! At this point I go every 3-4 weeks, but will go more often the closer I get to my due date.

April 5, 2019

I feel more than thankful that I have found a small moms group to be involved in since we have moved back to Michigan. There is nothing better than having all of your kiddos play in one room while the mom’s get some girl time in too! It’s been great for Carter getting to be around other children, and so nice for me as well. One of the moms from our group just recently had her baby, so I signed up to make dinner for her tonight! I’m making one of my very favorites, that you can find on my blog too! Check it out here!: Lemon Chicken with Veggie Quinoa

April 10, 2019

It was appointment day today! Another chance to hear our baby girl’s heartbeat and get a few questions answered that I had. The baby’s heartbeat was 140bpm, and my weight and belly size is all looking right on schedule! What is crazy is that my next appointment is four weeks from now, and at that point I will be in my third trimester already. YAY!

April 13, 2019

Today was the Easter Bunny Breakfast at a local church, so my mom and I decided to take Carter! He loved the Easter bunny, and I actually got to see some other moms that I know there too. It’s so much fun to celebrate holidays with kids, we are looking forward to Easter next weekend!

April 17, 2019

**New blog post alert!!** We recently started binky training with Carter and you can read all about it by clicking here!: Binky Training: 101

April 21, 2019

HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN! It’s been such a fun day filled with family and good food. I can’t forget about the chocolate treats too! We did a small Easter egg hunt with Carter after church today, and then just relaxed and watched movies! We also smoked our ham this year and it turned out DELICIOUS. I hope everyone had an amazing Easter!

April 23, 2019

I try and get up to Janis Tire one or two times a week to help out, and it gives Carter some time with his grandmothers! It’s fun to be up there with Jeff and see him in his element. We have a good time working together, and always find a way to laugh each time I’m up there. It’s been hard work buying a business, but it’s also been such a great learning experience and well worth it! I was up at the shop most of the day today, and was thankfully feeling good pregnancy wise.

April 26, 2019

CARTER IS A TWO YEAR OLD!! Oh my goodness I was almost in denial when I woke up this morning. I cannot believe it’s already been another year. Our little ones seriously grow up way too fast! We had a great day celebrating. Carter got a Power Wheels Jeep from us, and I think he would have slept in it if we let him! We also went to the Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Saginaw for a fun morning. It’s super nice because they have “Toddler Time” from 10:00am-12:00pm, so we’re able to just jump around with a bunch of other little ones that are Carter’s age! I didn’t do much jumping this time clearly, but Jeff took the day off and was all about it. We had lunch after, and then headed back home. The only downfall was the horrible heartburn I had most of the day today, but I’m a little used to it since I had it with Carter too!

April 27, 2019

It’s party day! We are having a small birthday party for Carter this year, that is all Cars themed. Carter is a big Lightening McQueen fan, so we are theming everything around that. We had so many people at his first birthday party, so we decided this year to just be us and his grandparents! Carter had a cupcake for dinner, and was so excited about his presents LOL. Tonight I just sit here and think about how thankful I am for our families. Carter is so lucky to have his grandparents live so close and be so involved in his life. I cannot believe he is officially a two year old now! We are so excited for him to become a big brother this summer too. God is SO good!!

May 1, 2019

It’s finally May! We keep getting closer and closer to our due date. At the end of this week I will officially be in my third trimester. Today we had Carter’s two-year wellness check, and everything went great. I was also able to chat with his pediatrician quick about being our baby girl’s doctor as well! We had mom’s group today too so Carter got some fun time in with his friends. Carter is one of the only boys that attend the group so he’s got lots of little girlfriends running around LOL! I secretly snapped this picture of him while he was playing with one of the little girl’s baby dolls! It was so sweet. I think he’s going to be such a good big brother!

Onto the third trimester! It’s been so much fun sharing this pregnancy journey on my blog, and keeping everyone updated. The support and feedback I have received has been so great, and I have loved connecting with other mamas and bloggers! July will be here before we know it, and so will our baby girl. I think I need a few more weeks and I will officially be ready!

Lots of love and God Bless,

Alyssa

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 28 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for four years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is two, and Payton Jeanne is our newest baby girl who was born this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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