Matt and I couldn’t wait any longer… WE ARE EXPECTING, again! We are so excited!
Normally, Thursday’s post would be nutrition related but I couldn’t wait to talk about my pregnancy (so far) any longer. My goal for the rest of my pregnancy is to post every other Saturday about little things that are going on, what I am feeling, any weird cravings, or any other exciting things mommies-to-be go through. I want to journal my progression, so if you are interested, follow along! It’s going to be a long 40 weeks.
First Things First:
I found out I was pregnant around 7am, sitting on my bathroom floor with my daughter. Matt was in Germany and I desperately wanted a positive test to surprise him with when he got home. Every morning prior, I woke up, took a test, and it came back negative. Getting pregnant with Brooklyn happened so fast, I was getting worried it wouldn’t be the same with the second one. Luckily the stars aligned and as I sat there and waited, it came up positive. I cried like I’ve never cried before. My daughter just stared at me with a concerned expression until I told her mommy had a baby in her tummy. At that, she jumped around and squealed. Seeing her that happy just made me cry happy tears even harder.
I was bursting at the seams to tell SOME ONE that I was expecting. I still had 12 hours before Matt would be home. I was worried I wouldn’t last and would break and text him I was pregnant. I kept busy and only told a FEW other people I was expecting. I figured the lady that does my eyebrows would be a safe bet. Luckily, I managed to keep the secret from Matt and was also able to catch his reaction on video. Ladies, if there is one thing I suggest doing, record your significant other finding out they are going to be a parent. Though this isn’t our first time, Matt’s excitement still ranks at the top when we found out about Brooklyn. There were many tears and laughs and I will forever have that moment saved.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms:
There were a few symptoms that lead me to believe I was pregnant, way before the positive test.
First: Emotions. My emotions were all over the place! I was crying at songs I’ve never cried at before. If I was watching TV and anything remotely sad happened, I was bawling. I remember one distinct example of this; I was in the car, driving to kickboxing, just listening to music. A song that’s NEVER made me cry came on and I start crying so hard. In that moment, I thought “I’ve literally never cried at this song, what is wrong?” This made me burst out laughing. If there was someone in the car with me, I’m sure they would have questioned my sanity.
Second: Sore boobs. This was almost a dead giveaway for me. During my periods, I never really experience any soreness in my boobs, so when they started to get bigger and sore, I just knew.
Lastly: Tiredness. I have a toddler I chase all day, two workouts I try to get through every other day, and just general running of the house and errands, and I’ve never experienced tiredness like I did (still do). I remember thinking, “why am I so tired, am I not sleeping enough?” I didn’t experience such extreme tiredness with my first pregnancy. I was going to bed at a decent time and still woke up feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. I’m still exhausted now, but I’ve squeezed in naps and cut back on exercising until I get more energy (YAY for the second trimester).
Symptoms since a Positive Test:
I have had one major symptom since finding out I was expecting, and it’s a big one. Morning sickness. Morning sickness hit me around week 6 and it knocked me on my butt. I spent that week curled up in the fetal position on my bathroom floor. My morning sickness last all day. During that week, I tried everything. Small meals, crackers, ginger everything, and nothing worked. I wasn’t able to smell food, let alone eat it. Anything I did manage to get down, came right back up. Towards the end of the week, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I called my doctor and they prescribed me Diclegis. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Since starting Diclegis, I still have morning sickness but it’s not as bad. Without the help, I’m not sure I would be a functioning adult. There are still some days that are worse than others but I’m just taking it day by day, while trying to find little tricks to help with the nausea.
Even with all the crazy symptoms, I still can’t wait to see how this pregnancy progresses! I’m so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing support system. Anything that comes my way, I know I’ll be able to handle it!