I disappeared again… this time for a good reason!
Our prayers have been answered and we are PREGNANT WITH BABY #2!!!!!!!
After almost a year and a half of trying to conceive and three months of using Clomid to help, we found out on September 29, 2017 that our dreams of a bigger family are coming true sometime around June 2018! I cannot begin to describe how ecstatic I felt!
I had been tracking BBT (basal body temperature), so when I saw my temp start to drop off near the end of my cycle, I assumed we were out again that month, but then the next day my temp spiked up quite a bit higher than I had seen it before. Curious, I took a cheapie home pregnancy test at 6am that day (10 days past ovulation) and the test was negative. I wasn’t too surprised & didn’t really have my hopes up, so I left the test on my night stand, crawled back into bed, and fell asleep again. I woke up about an hour later, rolled over, and noticed a faint second line on the test. WHAT?!? That’s never happened before. I knew not to trust a test past it’s appropriate reading time limit, so I went to the bathroom and took a second test… 3-5 min later the faint second line appeared again. I was trembling in shock. Oh, my goodness!!!! Paul had already left for work & I was bursting to tell someone… I know, I will tell Si (my 4 year old)! So, I filmed myself telling Si the news and the filmed him calling his daddy at work to tell him, “guess what, dad! I’m a big brother!” It was so much fun to call family members and let Si tell them all the big news!
We told our family and a few close friends right away. So many people have been praying for us for so long, we wanted them to be able to rejoice with us! I went to the doctor a few days later for lab work to confirm pregnancy. At 9.5 weeks, I had an ultrasound showing a sweet, healthy little baby. I was 12 weeks this past Monday & we finally announced to the public on Tuesday.
I have started feeling little movements… I love that part of pregnancy! I am slowly pulling out of the first trimester yuckiness. It really hasn’t been too bad. I have had some nausea, but it is fairly well controlled by frequently eating. Lots of fatigue, especially in the afternoons/evenings, but not as bad as it was my first pregnancy. Lots of little symptoms here and there, but nothing unbearable. Hopefully I will be feeling much better within the next few weeks!
God is so kind and I am beyond grateful for His answer “yes” to this desire of my heart. We are excited to see what He has in store for the future of our family!