So, some of you might be wondering where I’ve been this past month and a half. Then again, you might not have been wondering at all, in which case, I stand corrected. I guess you could say that I’ve been in hiding for the past two months. There is a reason for my not posting in a while. That reason is a particular secret I’ve been trying to keep for quite some time. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can FINALLY unzip my lips and tell the blogging world. I’m pregnant again!! And there you have it, the secret I’ve been having to keep underwraps for nearly 2 1/2 months.
We knew I was pregnant when I was about three weeks along. You may think that that is really soon to know, but let’s just say that I’m really in tune to my body. The moment I found myself in the bathroom every half hour, my “pregnancy light” started flashing. Then, the boobs started tingling and becoming painful. That’s it; it was inevitable. I told my husband about the funny things that were going on, and he immediately recognized the symptoms as well. I stayed in denial for a few days and kept saying things like, “No, i’ve just been drinking a lot of water lately,” things like that. Finally, Evan and I decided I should take a pregnancy test. I did two tests in two days, and though the lines were faint, the evidence was clear. After the first test, we both started laughing hysterically, probably just out of sheer nerves. In a matter of minutes, we realized our life as we knew it was suddenly going to change again. It’s amazing how in two years of marriage, life can dramatically change in so many ways!
From that moment, we decided we wanted to keep the baby a secret until the first trimester was over. Let me tell you, trying to keep a secret like that for over two months was nearly impossible! There were so many times when we almost slipped in telling either of our parents. But, the wait was very much worth it. As a Christmas gift, we shared the secret with our parents in the most unique ways we could think. Since we weren’t going to spend Christmas with my family this year, we sent my parents their gifts. My mom had requested an album of our wedding pictures, so we sent that, with the first picture in the album being of the ultrasound. For Evan’s parents, I made a Marine Corps Cami picture frame with the ultrasound picture in the frame.
Below is our little pistachio, as Evan likes to call our new baby. Even his/her 9-week ultrasound is super cute!
I am now 15 weeks along and doing pretty well! I didn’t have any morning sickness, save for a week that I was put on some antibiotics that made me really sick. I didn’t even have the usual exhaustion for the first trimester, but I have felt myself growing more and more tired as the second trimester hit. Things with this pregnancy seem to be much different than from my pregnancy with Ian. My belly isn’t near as big as it was with Ian. You can see the comparison of the 14 1/2 week photos below:
I have another appointment in about a week, and I can’t wait to hear our little pistachio’s heartbeat again! Around Valentine’s Day is when we’ll find out what we’re having. I’m so excited!