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Pregnancy Diary April 6th: First Prenatal Appointment

April 6th, 2022

Hi! First of all, here’s a picture from the ultrasound I mentioned in my last pregnancy diary post! We were able to see the baby and his/her heartbeat 😍

Early pregnancy ultrasound

I had my first prenatal appointment yesterday! I was a little nervous beforehand because Niva had jumped on my stomach a few days prior and I was worried she could have hurt the baby. Hearing baby’s heartbeat during the appointment was extra sweet!

My mom and Sadie came with me to the Midwife Center for my appointment and it was so cool to be back! The last time I had been there was in 2018, when Sadie was six weeks old. Bringing her with me to this appointment was a full-circle moment. (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…)