In this chatty girl talk type episode, I discuss my experiences with my second pregnancy, and how it differs from my first. I share about what we are doing to prepare for baby number 2 and the things I am implementing in my business before she gets here. Grab your favorite comfort drink and let’s talk all things pregnancy and babies!
Pregnancy with baby number 2
This is probably going to make you roll your eyes, but I actually really love being pregnant. So far both of my experiences with my son and baby number 2 have been relatively easy. And I am grateful for that! However, that does not mean that each pregnancy doesn’t come with their own set of challenges. This one in particular has been a lot more tiring for me. Maybe because I have a toddler now? Or maybe it’s because I am having a girl this time? Either way, this mama is getting excited for the end. The birth of baby number 2 is less than two months away. And that puts me in all my feels. I cannot wait to have the newborn stage all over again, but also, it’s somewhat sad to think that it won’t just be me and my son anymore. Watching your first child grow and develop into an older sibling is a very bittersweet feeling.
Overall when I think about this pregnancy, some of the key differences and challenges have been:
- I was a lot more sick and tired in the first trimester of this pregnancy than I was with my first born
- I was able to enjoy the pregnancy more the first time around because I wasn’t focused on keeping a toddler alive
- With baby number 2, I have hardly taken any pregnancy bump progression photos
- This time, I struggle to remember what week I am on
- Her room is still not put together and it’s getting close to the end
Balancing Work and Family: My Concerns and Strategy
It would be a lie to tell you that I have no worries about having a second child. Particularly about the challenges of having two kiddos while also managing a business. It was hard enough keeping up with one kid’s schedule, so I am not totally sure what to expect with two kids who are on completely different schedules for sleeping and easting. But I am a planner, and also a “wing it” kind of person. So I will go in with some sort of idea on how to tackle it, and if it fails, that’s ok! My plan is to work ahead as much as possible during these last few weeks. I am aiming to complete all my tasks for March (and April) in the coming weeks and preparing content and business tasks. Wish me luck!
Resources I will be utilizing in my business
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- HoneyBook to manage and automate client workflows (click here for 50% off)
- Notion to track and plan basically my whole life
- My Content membership: The Social Herd (Join here)
- Shop Elrod here! Save 10% when you use code RANCHER10
Pregnancy and baby essentials for new mamas
If you are a new mom, knowing what you need and what you don’t can be super overwhelming. You are going to get a lot of opinions and things thrown in your face. And it can make you want to pull your hair out. I want to encourage you to just stick to your gut and do what feels right for you and your baby. No one is better equipped to care for that child than you are! And if you want to know what my absolute essentials are for new moms, you can click here to check them out!
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I'm Sarah Elrod
I'm a Cowgirl turned serial entrepreneur.
I'm a horse trainer, western wedding photographer, business coach and ranch wife.
I help women in the western industry grow thriving businesses from rural America.
When I am not strategizing new marketing tactics, you will find me riding my horses, cuddling my cattle dog, or kissing my hot husband.
There is also a good chance I am buying way too many outfits from western boutiques.
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