17 Oct Our New Chapter
I’m so excited to finally share this news with you guys! We’re expecting a new baby in April and I’m still in complete shock about it. Today I wanted to take the time out and write a post that’s a little different from what you normally read. I wanted to thank you for the overwhelming response on my announcement photo yesterday. All of your messages, snaps and emails were so beautiful and I can’t thank you enough!
Let’s rewind 13 weeks ago to when this was just a thought. I always assumed I would have one child because living in the city with more than one kid can be tough. I’m constantly on the go and Scout is the perfect travel buddy. After her 5th birthday she began to ask me for a sibling and for the first time, I actually gave it some thought. I’m not getting any younger and my child is growing at rapid speeds. If I didn’t try to do it now, then when? I talked to hubby about it and we decided to try before his month-long trip to Brazil. Zikya is widely spread throughout Brazil and considering he was traveling there it just freaked me out. We both decided the best time would be now or wait until next year.
I didn’t have to purchase an ovulation test, I know exactly when I ovulate. My body is like clockwork and I’m very in tune with my timing. I knew I was ovulating that particular day, so we gave it a shot. Secretly, I had a feeling it was a success but kept my thoughts to myself. Less than two weeks later I began to feel light cramping and I remember my boobs not fitting into my bikini top. I instantly knew I was pregnant but it was too early to take a test. Two days later, I couldn’t wait and ripped open the clearblue box, sure enough it was positive. I sat there for a second, just staring and thinking “what the hell did we do!?” I was excited, scared and nervous all at the same time but there was no backing out now.
The first person I called was my best friend, Angela Rogers. She was also the first person I called when I found out the news about Scout. It’s almost a tradition because she’s my go-to person. I called hubby later that day since he was in Brazil. I immediately started taking prenatal pills and made a doctor’s appointment. Five weeks later I had my first ultrasound and we heard the baby’s heartbeat, which was so magical. It’s unbelievable to think that a women’s body creates life.
At ten weeks I had a maternity 21 test done which includes extensive testing as well as a gender test. I’m having a baby in my 30’s, so this is considered a “geriatric pregnancy” how ridiculous does that sound? Are they basically telling me that I’m an old bat? Nevertheless, the older you are the more testing you will get done but everything is going well so far.
It was unbelievably hard to keep this a secret from everyone considering that I share my life with you all. I was extremely tired, constantly thirsty, pee’d thirty times a day and suffered from migraines. I did have a little nausea but fortunately I didn’t vomit. The one thing that I noticed is that I showed incredibly early this time around. I literally popped almost immediately and felt extremely bloated at night. I was so concerned that I had to make sure I wasn’t having twins (can you imagine). Nevertheless, the cat is out of the bag and I can’t wait to share this journey with you! There will be a lot more content in the months to come so drop me a note and let me know what you would love to read about.
Thanks so much for listening and thank you again for all your well wishes!