Positive pregnancy test: How I feel the 2nd time around.

For those of you who don’t know or haven’t been following for awhile. This is my second pregnancy. Honestly, that’s so weird to say out loud because my first pregnancy ended in heartbreak. If you’re curious you’re welcome to read my blog post – Holy Sh*t I Had A Miscarriage

Was I scared to get pregnant again? Yep! There were a lot of weird emotions tied to pregnancy. But I knew I had to go for it because I want to be a Mom! So I had to throw my fears out & gather the faith that I could do it.

Here’s a timeline of our process. . .

  • Miscarriage August 28th 2019.
  • Doctor told us to wait at least 3 months before trying again.
  • In the mean time I did a bunch of bloodwork to rule out somethings that can cause a miscarriage. Plus we tested my progesterone levels for a solid 3 cycles.
  • We were given the go ahead to start trying again!
  • Started trying in February 2020.
  • Luckily got pregnant our first try!
Yep. . . I totally peed in a cup that said good vibes! But I needed them!

4 Weeks – Test positive on March 13 2020! I told my hubby to pick up the value pack of tests. You know the pack where you get two. Friday after work I came home & knew I would want to pee on that damn stick because how could I wait until the next morning. After peeing in the good vibes cup I dipped the stick in for 5 seconds aka I followed the instructions. Then we waited. . It actually didn’t take long at all for a really positive sign showed up. It wasn’t faint or questionable. It was POSITIVE! Which I was surprised because typically you want to take a pregnancy test right in the morning since those pregnancy hormones are the highest then. The next morning I ended up taking the other pregnancy test just because & that too was just as positive!

The Official Positive Test!

My Husband & I were honestly shocked that we got pregnant the first try. I don’t know why exactly, but I guess it’s because you hear all the stories after you’ve experienced a miscarriage. Like how long it took others to get pregnant, or how some people decided to try one or two cycles after having a miscarriage & got pregnant. . . etc. . . My point is you hear all the stories & start to do the what ifs, considering your first experience being pregnant didn’t go as planned. Here’s a friendly reminder that your story is different then the rest! Even if you may find similarities with other stories. It’s still your story!

5-7 Weeks – I met with my doctor got the ball rolling on blood tests / pee tests! Now we just have to wait it out. This part of pregnancy feels pretty lonely. We haven’t told many people yet. As of now my parents, & Gracie are the only ones that know! There are a lot of unknowns but I’m just doing my best to stay positive since that’s all I can do. I am currently 6 weeks, 5 days as I’m writing this portion of the blog post. I have my first ultrasound at 8 weeks so I’m truly hoping we get confirmation that everything is good & on track! I actually really need that positive news.

Pregnancy Symptoms:

  • I’m tired AF! It’s a real thing.
  • I pee a lot but I also drink a lot of water.
  • My boobs are larger than normal & sore.
  • BLOATED all the time.
  • Week 6 – I starting not having an appetite. I just didn’t feel like anything until I actually took one bite then I could eat it all!

8 Weeks – 9 Weeks – It’s ultrasound time! To future Jess – I hope you heard good news, saw a heartbeat, & had the confirmation you needed that everything is well! *fingers crossed* I saw a heartbeat at my 8 week ultrasound & baby was doing well!!!

10 – 13 Weeks – I basically just felt really tired the whole 1st trimester. My boobs were large & super sore! During week 11 + 12 I started feeling full after each meal but that could be due to a little indigestion.

Overall my first trimester was pretty good compare to some others! I feel like when you get pregnant all you ever hear about is the more negative symptoms of pregnancy. Which always made me a little nervous to actually get knocked up! I really wanted to share my experience since I’m apart of the lucky % that doesn’t feel super sick! Although I will say the downside is you can question whether things are going well or not. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I should also mention I felt like eating more carbs during the beginning of my pregnancy. I enjoy bagels with cream cheese, mac & cheese, & I would eat a lot of quinoa for a healthier option! Vegetables were alright but my eating habits did change compare to what I normally ate. With that being said I was super thankful to feel decent & make it passed the 1st trimester!

Stay tuned for my 2nd trimester update –

Jess

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