Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pregnancy Journal #1

             So...If you didn't see my post earlier this week...I'm pregnant again! It feels weird even announcing that on the internet to people I don't even know. Makes me that much more nervous about announcing it to our friends and family. But, I'll get to that in a minute.
             It's so funny how different all of my pregnancies, and the circumstances leading up to them, have been so far. With Myka, it took us over 3 years and I was barely sick with her. In fact, I only physically got sick once with her...the morning of the first day of my 2nd trimester! How's that for irony? Ha ha
             It took us a “normal” amount of time with Ripley (several months). I was a lot more nauseous with her. I think I may have gotten physically sick with her a few times, but mostly only when I had the stomach flu with her. Let me tell you, having things coming out of both ends while you're pregnant is not fun!
             With this one, it is super early (I just found out last Saturday, June 24th) and already I've had to take my papaya extract for nausea! And, wouldn't you have it, we weren't exactly trying, but not NOT trying either this time. Like, I could tell you the exact date that it happened because I've been keeping track of my cycles and all that. So yah, I've become one of those women I used to hate that gets pregnant at the drop of a hat, it seems. Go figure, right?
             This is DEFINITELY our last baby. (I really want one of those shirts that says “Seriously, This is the Last One!”) John and I decided a long time ago that three was definitely the max on what we thought we could handle. I'm still not completely convinced we can handle this many, but it's too late now. It's all I can do to survive the day with the 4 year old most of the time. Ha ha Not to mention the thought of three girls, especially once puberty hits, is ****ing frightening!
              I'm really nervous about telling our family. Well, not so much my husband's as mine...Which is ironic because I come from a larger family than him. I'm sure at least his mom will be excited because ever since we found out we were having another girl with Ripley, his family likes to go on about how we need to keep trying until we have a boy to “carry on the name”. You know. Because we can obviously control that. I could care less about that (probably because it's not my maiden name, huh? Lol), but we are really hoping for a boy this time.
             My mom only had me and my step-dad only had one kid as well, so I'm sure they're probably going to think we're crazy! I'm sure we'll get some snarky comments from certain, more distant relatives, but that's ok. I don't care. It's none of their business. I'm sure most of them will be happy for us.
             I think that's all for now! I could write more, but I'm really trying to get better about not writing you guys books for each post. ;) Have any of you experienced any negativity with any of your pregnancies? How did you handle it?
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  1. Congratulations 😀 Hope the sickness passes super quick. Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

  2. Congratulations again! I too had a real bad morning sickness with Evelyn. I just couldn't keep anything down. I had to go to A&E and spent a day on a drip at the end of my first trimester. But after that I was fine right though. My mum thinks I was in a hurry to my my #2 Haha She was talk - she had 7 kids! & I'm was then turning 37 already! But this is the max - I'm not having anymore... no thank you! I need sleep! lol!

    Thank you again for sharing your story with us on #FabFridayPost xx

    1. Oh, yuck! That is no fun. I'm so thankful I have never been that sick with any of my pregnancies. I don't even take prescription nausea medicine. ha ha I'm not a big medication person to begin with, though.
      I hear you on the sleep! I've also been extremely lucky in that department! Both girls have been good sleepers from an early age. Hopefully this baby will be too!