Posted: 2002-12-05 12:11
I had so wanted to start this journal on Monday (Dec 2) the first day I found out I was pregnant. But sometimes life just doesn't work that way. Especially having two very active little boys to keep me busy!
I took 2 tests on Monday, in the middle of the day, not really expecting them to come out positive. But I was taking Alex to the doctor (our FP, who is also my OB) and wanted to be able to get a progesterone level drawn while there, if I was indeed pg. Well, imagine my shock when I did the test and the line came up quite quickly. Brett keeps telling me "I told you so", seems he "knew" we would get pregnant again quickly. I feel incredibly blessed that we've been able to get pregnant so easily. This is our 4th pregnancy, and the 4th time it happened for us within the first month trying. I thank God for this blessing.
At this stage, I'm still fairly nervous about miscarriage. Even though I've had two successful pg's since my m/c, the worry never goes away. Once I get to about 15-16 weeks (I m/c'd at 14.5wks) I will really feel better. Hey, only 2.5 months to go to get there!! Well, actually I think hearing the heartbeat will help too. And I may ask my doctor for another quick peek, early u/s to check for viability. It really does alot to set my mind at ease.
It was very fun telling Brett. I chose to make a scrapbook page to tell him. So it will be the first page of the new baby's book. When I get the picture taken, I can show it here. Then telling the J2K board was fun. I didn't really announce it, just changed my signature photos to include the edd on it. Amanda (Mick'smom) was the one who posted first about noticing it! I still need to go copy all the nice congratulations wishes from the gals. I want to someday include it in a book for the baby (as well as this journal too.)
It's going to be hard waiting to tell our families. Thank goodness they aren't close by. I got picture frames to tell them with. The frames have 3 slots, so I'll put a picture of Jarod and Alex in two of the slots and some sort of cute wording in the other, like "photo to be added Aug 2003" or something like that. I just can't wait.
Well, I'm 5 weeks today, if you go by LMP, or 4 weeks if you go by when I o'd. I'll talk to my doctor when I have my first appt on the 16th. My edd is Aug 7 by LMP, or Aug 14th by O date. I'll probably just go with the LMP date. I did with both boys and then went late. Didn't bother me.
It's kind of fun/scary to think about having a third baby. Wow! It's gonna be noisy and busy and full of love in my house. Been thinking about names already. I love names. No real ideas yet, but then Alex only had a name about 6 hours before he was born! Right now I like Caitlin Frances for a girl. Caitlin is the Irish form of Catherine. Katherine is my g-g-grandma on my dad's side, and also my sister, so I like the way it ties in. And we could call her Cait or Caitie. If we have another boy, I really have no name ideas yet. We know we'll use a family name as the middle name again. Just not sure which one. I suppose whichever one fits best with the first name we choose.
Physically, I'm feeling pretty good. A little achiness low in my belly, my ligaments are stretching already. But I guess 3rh (4th) time around, my body knows exactly what to do. So far I've felt pretty good. A touch queasy if I don't eat breakfast right away, but nothing terrible. So far my breasts aren't sore like they were with the boys, but maybe that's simply my body being used to the hormones and the stretching and growing. We'll see, it's early yet. My main symptom is fatigue. I'm very tired, sleepy all day long. Of course, having 2 active boys doesn't help, especially since Alex isn't sleeping thru the night right now. Sigh... almost 13 months old and not sleeping thru. Hopefully he will be before Baby gets here.
Well, I guess this is long enough for a first journal entry. I hope to get here often to update and add notes. Of course, in the early stages, there's usually not too much going on. I guess I can see how long it takes to be into maternity stuff. LOL, probably not long as I tend to like to be comfy and regular waisted pants just don't offer that.
Can't wait to meet you in 35-37 weeks little Baby B!!
Here is the link to my ttc journal if anyone is interested in reading it.