Friday, October 17, 2014

Baby Hart #2. weeks 0-12

Baby Hart #2 is cooking away! We are so excited to share this news with you guys and I plan on chronicling my pregnancy this time around, just not as in depth as I did with Ford (if you have a toddler, you'd know why). I never thought I would say this but this pregnancy has been harder than my 1st, which was very hard. I am sicker, more tired, worse symptoms...but SO happy and filled with joy. I am so lucky that Ford is such a good baby and Jon is such a hands on dad because I've been able to rest a lot. This time around feels more special. Sure being pregnant with Ford was incredible but there were so many unknowns. I'd see him in an ultrasound and have NO idea what joy he would bring to our lives one day. Now I know. I look at Ford and think, "I really get to have another one of you?!" Growing this baby has been so difficult but sweet and special. Ford is extra cuddly, I think he knows I am pregnant (he also loves finding "the baby" under my shirt). My official due date is May 2nd but we will be having a scheduled C section at 39 weeks, so an April baby, just like my hubby.

Week 4
We found out we were pregnant extremely early, 3w4d. I had Mom's Night Out with my mom's group on Wednesday August 20th and I really love the margaritas at the restaurant we were going to (Maudie's for you Austinites). We had been trying to get pregnant for a few months unsuccessfully (more on that later) but just to be safe, I decided to take a pregnancy test knowing I was to get my period a few days later. Lo and behold, a cheapo Dollar Tree test showed a faint line so I grabbed an EPT test from my cabinet and it said Not Pregnant. I sent a group text to a few of my girlfriends to get their take (funny how I was an iron vault for a month with Ford and told no one baby #2 is a tad different). The verdict was... I was pregnant. I told Jon Ford had a new word and when he asked what it was I said "big brother!"....I tried to film it on my phone and right after I said big brother, it stopped recording because I was out of space. Fail. I took two more tests on Saturday August 23rd and both the line and digital tests were positive!

8/20/14

8/23/14

4 weeks

4 weeks


Week 5

Felt great, no complaints, just letting the fact that I was pregnant again soak in! I feel like my body said "ahhh I know how to do this" and my belly instantly softened.




Week 6

We told my family over Labor Day weekend at the Lakehouse. It was perfect, my parents wanted a picture of all of the kids so we were standing in a group and they counted to 3 and Jon said Ruthie's pregnant! I started getting sick at 6w3d and immediately got a prescription for Zofran. Since then I have been taking it 2-3 times a day and throwing up every other day or so.




Week 7

Our whole family got the tummy bug this week! Tummy bug on top of pregnancy sickness didn't fare well for me and my body took a LONG time to recover. Post tummy bug Zofran started backing me up which is very common but I never experienced it with Ford, despite taking it until 33 weeks. I have never experienced extreme constipation and it has been so painful. I take a prescription stool softner at night and Milk of Magnesia during the day.



Week 8

We had our first doctor appointment at 8w2d and saw our little nugget squirming around inside of me! It was very surreal and emotional. It was so special knowing we know what is to come. Heartbeat was high and everything looked great! We discussed my plans for birth, medication, gender scans, etc. I actually switched to the doctor who delivered Ford and I am pretty much obsessed with her.




We sent this to family and friends, Ford is going to be such a great big brother!

Week 9

Jon and I enjoyed our first baby-less trip to NYC and had the time of our lives. Sickness and constipation were rough this week but I am so happy and filled with joy that we are baking another baby! I also fell way behind on bump pictures, poor baby #2.

Week 10

I am so thankful for a baby who sleeps so great and plays so good on his own because I am EXHAUSTED. From the second I wake up, I feel like someone sticks me with a needle and drains my energy. Ford and I get out of the house after his morning nap and I have been taking a solid 1-2 hour nap in the afternoons... not to mention getting 9-10 hours at night. Constipation is horrible and so painful. Ouch. Growing a baby is hard work! Also, check out that bump.



Week 11

We got to see our baby again this week! We went in for the Nuchal Translucency test and growth scan and everything looked great. Heart rate was 172 (girl??) and we did the Panorama blood test so we should know the gender of our baby next week! I found out I have a small hernia under my belly button (explains why it was still popped out) and will get it repaired during my next C section, phew. I am still down a couple of pounds because of sickness but I am definitely growing. I lost weight after I stopped breastfeeding in July so I don't really know what my starting weight was. I have started doing the rubberband trick with my jeans because they either 1. don't button or 2. are extremely uncomfortable when I can button them. Maternity pants are right around the corner!






I am 12 weeks tomorrow and I told myself I am GOING to take a bump picture! Chasing a toddler around most of the day is kind of time (and energy) consuming. I can't wait to share this journey again with you guys. God is has been so faithful and loving during this time, to Him the the glory.

Weeks 0-12 with Ford

32 comments:

Candace said...

I think you are having a girl:) Either way congratulations! Life with two is chaotic and beautiful! It is the best!

P!nky said...

YAY! Congrats again! You are sooooo cute with your lil belly!

Louise Bowen said...

Yay! Loved this post, so looking forward to following along on your journey again! Sending prayers for the sickness and constipation to ease up, hopefully the second trimester will be a bit easier for you.

Lu xx

Bridget said...

I am so so so excited to follow you on this wonderful journey again!!! So happy for you and your lil' family!

Elizabeth @ mygladheart.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations!

I can relate to this post on so many levels. I had twins the first time around and was so sick, it was just awful. The term morning sickness is a joke when it's 24/7! This time around I found out I was pregnant on Easter and the next day it was like a truck hit me. Taking care of 18 month olds while pregnant is seriously one of the hardest things I have had to do. I was constantly throwing up, all I could do was lay on the couch, I had to go in to the hospital for shots and iv's just to keep the fluids up. The kids cried every.single.time I puked. But hey, we got a lot of quality couch/reading time together. Gah....brings back some bad memories! I look forward to reading more about baby #2!

Tomi Talks said...

I love your little baby bump! You are the cutest preggo mama! xoxo

Chelsea Phelps said...

Eeek so exciting!!! I love your bump! I can imagine how great it must be going through the second time and knowing what is to come. I bet the anxiety gets knocked down a peg too!

Amira Qattan said...

Oh Ruthie, I feel your pain!! I ended up needing to take Zofran too. The relief from vomitting was great, but the constipation was so horrible I ended up just taking the smallest dose of Zofran possible :-/

~Dawn~ said...

You are DARLING!! I hope the morning sickness subsides for you soon!! Your bump is precious!

Sara Hinton said...

Yay baby Hart #2! Girl - that is a FAST heartbeat! Barrett's heart beat has never been over 150. I'm thinking girl, but of course I know you guys would love either. :) Congrats again!!

Megan said...

You are the cutest pregnant girl in the world!! Congratulations!!

Amanda said...

YAY!!! Love you and so happy for you guys!!!!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Love this!! Congratulations!

Breanna Faust said...

Congratulations Ruthie :) So exciting! Happy for your little family!

Tanya Kummerow said...

Congratulations Ruthie!

lovejoy_31 said...

I had the same problem. What I ended up taking was a really old medication called Granisetron that was originally created for cancer patients YEARS ago, but it was a LOT better than zofran for the nausea and constipation. Good luck. I know how painful the constipation is. I had to use the suppositories for constipation. It was awful. Many prayers coming your way. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Jennifer Engel said...

Congratulations! I am due May 02 as well!

Rebekah @ Living && Learning said...

Congratulations! I love that the blogging world is a place where I get to meet people I am so excited for with their good news even though I've never met them!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

So exciting!! I hope it is a girl!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Yay!! I have to admit I was a little jealous that you got pregnant before me ;) haha but I'm so happy for you guys! I love following along with your family and I know Ford is gonna be such a great big brother! A springtime baby is perfect! Congrats again!!

Melissa (Our Life with Isla) said...

So excited for you all!!!!!!! Congratulations!

Jamie said...

Congratulations! Reading your post brought back so many "memories." I was sick like that with both of our girls. When pregnant with our second daughter, I had a ten month old to still mother & spent a lot of time resting on the couch while she played in the family room around me. Within a week of starting the 2 nd trimester, all was well again with both pregnancies. I'm sending good vibes your way that you will turn the corner soon! The second pregnancy is so much calmer because you know what to expect & don't freak out about every weird twinge.

Kaity said...

Congratulations!!!

Stephanie Wilson said...

Ask how much magnesium you can take as it will help with constipation , which is something I deal with on my low carb diet but if I take magnesium morning and night, no issues at all. Milk of magnesia is a magnesium product, so ask and if you can take it I find the Magnesium and zinc at Walmart works the best, so ask about the zinc too but it has made all the difference for me, it could help you as well !! If you do not want the zinc, I have found the magnesium powder you can get at the health food store that you mix in water also works really well !!
Congrats on number two, I am very excited for your family !!!

TheHappyTeacher MomBlog said...

I am excited to follow you in this journey and find out what you are having!!!! Congratulations, you look beautiful!

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Tiffany H. said...

I am a new follower but can I just say you are an adorable preggo! Not in a weird way haha. Having baby # 2 is so special. Congrats

Tiffany
www.themommyglow.net

Christine said...

Soo cute, gives me goose bumps, so happy for you!! As far as I remember you mentioned Ford stopped nursing from one day to another, I wonder if this was due to the pregnancy!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

AHHHH! So exciting!!! You are a terrific mother, so I know mothering two is going to be an amazing experience for you. Ruthie, I'm overwhelmed with joy and excitement for you. Praying for you with your sickness and that this pregnancy is a smooth one. XOXO

Christelle said...

Congratulations, Ruthie! How exciting that Ford is going to be a big brother! So sorry to read you are having such a rough time, like last time, keeping a positive outlook, though, is the best attitude to have! Love the little bump, it's precious! Hoping this pregnancy becomes smoother for you!

Sarah said...

I never get to blog or catch up with my blogs anymore (toddler shenanigans!) but thank goodness for IG. So excited to follow along on this journey with you again! You are adorable!!

Carolyn said...

Love love love love love! :) Such a cute preggo!

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