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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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