Pregnancy Diary March 7th & 10th: Telling Family, Things I Want To Do Differently, and First Ultrasound

March 7th, 2022

It’s early on a Monday morning and I couldn’t sleep, so here I am! I know it’s the hormones causing such a weird sleep cycle. I napped for over 1.5 hours the other day. Today I woke up at 3:40 AM. I am all over the place, lol!

So, updates. We told my family the big news and they were all overjoyed! Hannah and my mom both cried. My brother-in-law, brother, dad, and sister-in-law were full of joy. It was so exciting to tell them and surprise them with the big news!

My family knew how long we were trying, they knew about the doctor appointments to check on my health, and on Jimmy’s health. They knew our desire for another baby. Having them share in the joy of the pregnancy is sweeter than honey because they know and have been with us every step of the way. Same as our church family. I can’t wait to tell everyone at church soon! (more…)

Pregnancy Diary March 2nd: First Symptoms and Fears

March 2nd, 2022

Hi! I’m here again to write about this pregnancy. A few new updates: I’m tired, I have a dating ultrasound scheduled, and I’m in the process of setting up prenatal care.

I’ve also done that obsessive early pregnancy thing where I take a cheap pregnancy test each morning just to see that second line. I think it still shocks me to see the second line because I have taken a lot of pregnancy tests since we started trying in August 2020 and every. single. one. was negative. I sometimes just pass by the test during the day and look at it and smile. I love this baby so much!

Pregnancy test with faint line

I’m feeling decent so far, I’ve had some night sweats (I forgot how intense those were!), my chest is starting to feel tender, and I have taken some hardcore naps + gone to bed early. No food aversions or sickness at this point! I remember having about two weeks of no sickness with Sadie’s pregnancy and thinking I would be one of those women who don’t get morning sickness. Then it hit. So we’ll see what happens. Taking it all in stride! (more…)