This year for my birthday I wanted to spend time with my husband and baby bunny #1.
Next year for my birthday I may actually GET baby bunny #2.
We just found out last week that I am expecting!
I was a little SHOCKED. John was A LOT shocked.
Last year, I was afraid to tell everyone.
This year, I look forward to MANY more congratulations instead!
I’m so blessed that God has given me this gift. I have wanted to add more love to our family since the very moment I met harper. It’s odd, because I never wanted any at all. Funny how life changes so drastically.
How we found out:
I had recently agreed to do an egg donation for a family in another state for an August cycle. I drove in to collect all the fertility drugs, as well as get some final blood work and ultrasounds done.
I collected my medication, and headed back home.
About 1 hour into my drive, I got a call from the fertility clinic telling me that my blood work resulted in a positive pregnancy test!!! (Do keep in mind that I was absolutely NOT not on any fertility medication AT ALL) I was torn between emotions. I was SHOCKED. I felt guilty for letting the recipient family down. I felt excited. I felt nervous.
At the time, the social worker told me that my levels of HCG were so low that it could be a false read. I was only ONE point above what is considered pregnant.
So I went home, waited a few days for my HCG to triple, then tested at home. POSITIVE!!!
I feel like this go round, I know what to expect. Mostly terrible symptoms. BUT I really am having a good feeling about this one. I hope this go around, I will be one of those magical unicorn pregnant ladies who find the experience a breeze. I REALLY WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE LADIES. Right now, it is too soon to know if I get to be a part of the elite unicorn ladies. A little bit of hope and knowledge go a long way. I am definitely going to request nausea meds VERY soon because when/if it happens, buddy it will happen full force. I want to be ready to tackle it!
I now need to go ahead and find a superwoman cape on etsy since I will be one of those amazing moms that have a small child and are pregnant with the second! AND hopefully finish all of my core classes to enter the nursing program!
So, pregnancy gods, please have mercy on me this time!
The early 2 week (?) stats:
How far along: 2-3 weeks
Size of baby: Smaller than a poppy seed. Much smaller.
Weight gain: 3 lbs. BECAUSE I found out so early…I want to stock up on a little body fat by eating what I want, JUST IN CASE I get the terrible nausea I got from pregnancy 1.0.
Sleep: Not that great. I had to reduce some of my bed time medications that could cause harm to my little blastocyst. So when I wake up, I am WIDE awake. And I had just started getting used to 7 hours of sleep!!!! Dash it all!
Symptoms: I have been having little twinges of pain where my ovary is, crampy, CRAZY DREAMS AGAIN (but not yet nightmares, so theres a plus!) , increased appetite, and chill bumps every day almost all day! Weird, right? Those little symptoms are fine by me!
Things I miss: I am saying farewell to advil in a couple of days… 😦 I’ll miss that. Otherwise I don’t miss anything, I have everything.
Things I’m looking forward to: Planning a creative way to announce to our friends and family we are expecting. THEN planning a way to have a gender reveal! I almost want the ultrasound tech to put it in an envelope and not mention to us what the sex is, then set it up in a way where Harper opens it up for us and our family! But patience is NOT my virtue, so that may not happen.