I finally have a minute to start my pregnancy journal. I didn't keep a journal with my first pregnancy, so I really want to try to keep a consistent one this time.
On December 18th, 2010 impatience got the better of me and I decided to take a pregnancy test. I was only 10dpo, and this was mid-afternoon, so not even close to FMU, so I wasn't really expecting to see anything. I figured if there was a line, it would be really, really faint.
So I set the stick down and took the dogs out. I went back in to the bathroom three minutes later and there was a very definite line- no squinting necessary! It surprised me how dark it was! DH and I were very excited. With our daughter, we were not trying to get pregnant, so I definitely hyperventilated when I took the test and it turned up positive! It was nice this time around to not be caught completely off guard!
This was our first cycle TTC #2, so we feel very blessed that it happened so quickly for us. My EDD is August 31, which means I'll have the baby in September, if this pregnancy is anything like my last one! DD's birthday is October 2nd, so they'll be just about 3 years apart. We were planning on 3-4 years apart, so that's pretty much perfect. Definitely hoping for another girl, but a boy would be a blessing to our family as well!
As far as symptoms go, I had some cramping early on (before testing) which was the same as my first pregnancy. I definitely noticed increased CM. I've been having some MS in the evenings, which was definitely made worse by a stomach virus that our whole family got over Christmas. Ugh. I've definitely had fatigue this time around which I didn't have with my daughter. Although I'm sure it's complicated by the fact that I can't seem to get well- first the stomach virus, now I have bronchitis. It has been an insanely busy holiday season for us, so I'm hoping that January will bring some down time so I get some rest and get healthy! I also REALLY need to get back in the gym!
Although the delivery is a long way off, I am thinking that I really want to try for a VBAC. DD was an emergency c-section due to fetal distress. And I do mean emergency. Her heartbeat was almost non-existent, I had 15 people RUNNING my bed down the hallway of L&D, and they put me under general anesthesia in order to get her out ASAP. It was terrifying, to say the least. My main goal for this delivery is just to be awake for it. It was really devastating to miss out on that moment, although of course I am thankful that they did what they had to do in order to get her out alive. Her one minute APGAR score was a 2. Her five minute score was a 9, so thankfully she bounced right back. I am hoping that this second birth will be a calmer experience, among other things.
So here's hoping for a healthy pregnancy and baby, and a wonderful, healing delivery at the end of it!