I've never done a journal and I'm not sure how good I'm going to keep this up, but I'm going to try and update twice a week! Here goes!
I am 38 and my husband is 42. We've been married 9 1/2 years. We have a 22 month old son Keagan (3/29/06). He is a joy! All over the place and full of energy, love and affection!
Rewind to before him and we were not sure we wanted children. When I turned 35, it was more then a biological clock, but a strong urge to bring someone into the world so DH and I decided to give it a try. We had 2 very early miscarriages back to back, but then we were blessed with a successful pregnancy and now a wonderful son! I have low progesterone so I had to take progesterone with him and the first trimester this time too. I can't stand the yucky under the tongue "candy"! They try to flavor them, but fall short of the mark. This time I had mint chocolate and chocolate. Needless to say, I no longer like mint chocolate ice cream!
Fast forward to March 2007. After Keagan, we thought we were done with one so I had gotten an IUD. My DH was looking into vasectomies. Around March of '07 I got cold feet and said just wait on that. I decided to get the IUD out in late August, we use condoms per doctors orders for a couple of weeks after this. Dr. said wait a month to conceive. We may have missed a condom because right around my birthday, I get pregnant! Doctor says we conceived between 9/18 and 9/25. Well, my birthday is 9/20 and I know what we did that day! I can't believe we hit it so quickly!
I have been feeling very good this pregnancy. No spotting this time. Have been able to continue my kickboxing and slow jogging and walking on the treadmill. With Keagan, I only gained 13 1/2 pounds. I didn't diet, just stayed fit and tried not to overindulge the desserts. So far, at 20 weeks, I have gained 4 pounds this time. I am much hungrier this time then last so I don't know if I'll pull off such a small weight gain this time, but it's not about me. I'm growing a miracle inside me and as the title of my journal says...I feel so blessed to get a second chance at this especially given my age. Even more blessed to get one of each! DH and I marvel at our luck at pulling this off after waiting so long to have children. Wow!
Well, I better get back to work now. I'll update more as I think of it!
Blessed to get a 2nd chance at this!