We found out we were expecting baby #2 at the very end of June. It was completely planned, but somehow we were still shocked it happened! I was still breastfeeding Henry and my “time-of-the-month” was barely showing up. We thought it would take months or even take me stopping breastfeeding to get pregnant. Obviously, we were wrong!
Overjoyed, we made our first appointment and kept it a secret. At eight weeks we had our confirmation ultrasound and baby was measuring two weeks behind which was nearly impossible from the time I took the pregnancy test. Baby’s heart was beating, but it was on the “low end of normal”. After talking with our doctor we would come back in two weeks for a follow up ultrasound, but we weren’t expecting baby to pull through. It was a sad and ‘heavy’ two weeks, as my husband would say. Fast froward two weeks and our ten week ultrasound went AMAZINGLY! Baby was growing right on track and heart beat was in the 170’s! We started to share the news with our families and two weeks later on social media.
My first trimester was a roller coaster not only with emotions, but the nausea felt like it was never going to go away. Also, where the hell was this pregnancy glow? I kept breaking out like a 13 year old boy hitting puberty…Once week 14 rolled around I was starting to feel better and baby bump was starting to make it’s initial appearance! We could hardly wait for week 16 to find out if we would be welcoming a boy or a girl. I was convinced baby was a girl and Derek was sure he was in for another boy. When the ultrasound tech said “she’s a girl!” I couldn’t believe it! Ours heart fluttered with happiness. Shopping here we come! From week 16 to 19 time flew by, my belly continued to grow and decorating in the nursery has started. Now, every week I will do a short update on what’s new with our growing babe. Eek!