February 6, 2019

Pregnancy Update: Second Trimester!

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I've always heard mothers say that each pregnancy was different. Whether that be morning sickness, back pain, the way the carried - something felt different from another pregnancy. I'm here to say that that is true!! At least in my case. I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was about 10 weeks along! Yup, you read that right: TEN WEEKS ALONG. I couldn't believe it. I decided to go in for an ultrasound because I still had not yet gotten my period following my miscarriage last summer. I knew something wasn't quite right but honestly, the idea that I was pregnant was the furthest thing from my mind because I didn't feel pregnant whatsoever. 

I decided to call up a clinic that will do free ultrasounds. Went in with Nova that same day and told them my history with the miscarriage, lack of a cycle, and so on. They squirted my belly with that awful gel and hooked up the ultrasound machine. There, only second later, was a fast, steady heartbeat in my stomach. I looked over to make sure I wasn't hearing things and sure enough, there was a sweet little bean of a baby on the screen! I laughed and asked, "Are you sure? This isn't a video of someone else's ultrasound?" We all laughed and then I cried.. How did I not know? Oh my word... all the Diet Coke I've been drinking!! 

I got in with my now OB and discovered that I did in fact get pregnant right after my miscarriage. Apparently, this can happen as you become more fertile following a miscarriage. Thankfully, this baby has had zero complications and is actually measuring quite large for their gestational age! And just last week, we found out that we are being blessed with another little girl! 

So here we are, in the second trimester, almost half-way there and I am just over-the-moon with gratitude. This baby is truly a miracle. Things have been pretty backwards during this pregnancy though. I didn't every feel sick or nauseous until just this past week. As I've gotten bigger, I notice the muscles in my stomach hurting a lot more during the evening which is resulting in a lot of disturbed sleep. But other than that, I really do feel great! It is so weird because I'm as big now as I was at 26-28 weeks with Nova! So, there really is just no comparing the two pregnancies because it has been a completely different experience. 

Nova really has no idea what is going on or what's even coming but she is already the sweetest sister. She snuggles on my belly and gives it kisses. She'll point to stomach and say, "baby!" then point to her own and say the same thing :) Nova is going to be the best big sister!

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