June 27, 2011 was a very awesome day:
Today? Was even better.
That would be our Baby #2, measuring at 7 weeks and 6 days with a heartbeat of 167 beats per minute. Love at first sight!
*If you’re friends with me in “real” life or on Facebook, let’s keep this one a secret for a while, okay? We’re not spilling the beans everywhere until 12 weeks! Thanks!*
Um, yeah. I was kinda shocked. Obviously, we’ve been trying to get pregnant for several months, now. However, that Monday marked day 44 of what I thought was an anovulatory cycle. I was no longer doing my basal body temperatures, so I had no way of knowing when or if I ovulated, other than the ovulation tests that seemed to be ambiguous all month long. So, when I got home that day and checked the mail, I was excited to see that my online order of pregnancy and ovulation tests had arrived. Before getting in the shower, I took one of each, since I didn’t know what my crazy ovaries were up to at that point. When I got out, my mouth nearly hit the floor. A very positive pregnancy test was sitting on my counter. I couldn’t help myself from squealing and doing a little jump of excitement! I took another one (hey, that could have been a fluke!) and instantly, a second line appeared again. I sailed down the stairs, waving my pee sticks in front of Trevor’s face.
That had been a seriously exhausting day in fire school, and I swear, the poor guy had no idea what was going on. He asked “is this real?” I said “Yes!” He then asked “What is this for? Pregnancy?” Ha ha! He was really happy but was way more pumped the next day once he had some rest! Being my paranoid self, I had to go to the drug store to get two other brands of tests to take- obviously, those were positive as well. Judging by the darkness of those lines, I knew I was further along than I had been when I found out with Knox at 11 dpo. I looked back at my chart, and figured I was probably right around 4 weeks along (14 dpo ish). Woo hoo!
We told Trevor’s parents and my mom right away. I also told my friend, Lindsey, because she made me swear to her I’d actually tell her if I got pregnant again since she had to snoop and find out last time! Plus, I had to have someone to talk to every five seconds about it! Everyone was totally thrilled at our news. We figured we’d wait until after the first ultrasound before we told a few more family members, then until 12 weeks to tell everyone else- that’s just what we did with Knox.
I ended up caving and telling my siblings after about a week, too, but I was so glad I did because they were super excited, too. I felt great for about a week until the nausea started up. It was pretty mild, though, worse if I got hungry. So, I started to sleep with a granola bar by my bed so I could eat it first thing in the morning. Right around 6 1/2 weeks, though, the granola bar trick failed to work any longer. I felt like CRAP! This is far different from my first pregnancy when eating almost always made me feel better (even though I couldn’t eat much because I had so many food aversions). I feel sick from the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed. I have hour-long periods during the day where I feel okay, but they are few and far between. The food aversions have definitely begun, and meat is the #1 offender. But you know what? That’s okay! Every nauseated moment means this baby is growing and doing just fine!
Oh, and I’m huge. My bloat is out. of. control. None of my pants fit me after about the first week. I’ve been wearing lots of elastic waistbands and dresses!
We are THRILLED about this baby, and it was killing me to keep this from you guys!! I opted not to have my beta levels drawn this time around, so I really wanted to wait until we confirmed the pregnancy with an ultrasound first. So, needless to say, you’re about to get flooded with all the baby chatter I’ve been holding in for almost four weeks!
My due date is March 3, 2012- of course is this baby is anything like Knox, he or she will be rolling in sometime in February!
P.S. I’m forever mindful that my happy news may be someone else’s bad day, so to all of my readers going through IF or difficulty TTC, hang in there! You are all in my prayers!