Welcome to the longest pregnancy ever! I usually don’t announce this early, but hey you’re also talking about the girl who announced a miscarriage back when social media was new and I got murdered for it. So-o glad social media has changed in that regard and its now ok to talk about real life events, even if its not picture perfect.
I wanted to talk about why I thought I had been pregnant for so long, when really I am just at the very early stages of this pregnancy.
January- I stop breastfeeding Brooklyn so I can go on a trip with my husband. As soon as I get back I start back up breastfeeding.
February- I don’t get a period ( is this because I am still breastfeeding, or am I pregnant) I test at the end of February and get a negative – sigh of relief because my life has been crazy (if you know you know)
March-I decide to test again at the end of the month wondering why my period still hasn’t shown up. My husband says it’s bc I have started back at the gym on top of breastfeeding so when we see a faint “evaporation line” on the test we waive it off as that.
**Puppy-We came “this” close to getting a dog (the only other time I bought a dog was when I was pregnant with Holland and I didn’t know I was pregnant at the time of purchase) So I kinda think anytime I am that close, I must be pregnant and something is telling me our family is getting bigger in a sense.
**Migrains-I specifically remember being on the phone with my mom and telling her I may believe in organic now. That when I had Aunt Jamima syrup on my french toast (my kids would make that every morning if we had the time) instead of using organic pure maple I used the cheap stuff and I got severe migrains. Like I do when I have syrup when I am pregnant. I had to lay in bed with my lights off and my left arm went numb. This happened twice in one week. So I stopped eating syrup.
April- I start feeling sleepy. I am normally a hyper person, think “yorkie puppy”. And usually traveling doesn’t bother me. We take an overnight flight to Orlando and I am wiped out! My husband let me sleep until 5pm!!!! Chalking it up as I am getting too old for red eye flights.
Bloated- I am in the best shape of my life, but at night time it looks like I had just eaten a HUGE buffet, when really I had been walking 9-12 miles across Disney World only eating popcorn, soda, and Ice cream. Its hard to explain, but I feel like I know my body. I kept thinking maybe I am going to start my “monthly”.
Emotional- the second I walked into Disney I had a lump in my throat and the silliest things would set me off. I was a mess during the parades and fireworks telling Dallin I was feeling the “Disney Spirit so strong on this trip” and maybe because it was the last time I would have a “baby” here with us? Unexplainable tears.
We are so busy going a hundred miles an hr, we literally walked 45 miles on our trip for those guessing.
On the second week of our trip when we changed hotels. I was unpacking and saw the pregnancy test I had packed. I took in the morning and the line appeared so fast. There was no questioning! Which is why I shared with you all and I was certain this was the “real deal”!
I knew what risk there were in sharing this information. Been there, done that!!!
I know I still could be counting chickens before they hatch, as there is still no ultrasound or due date. But I just wanted to clear somethings up that weren’t fully explained and that I know I am being super vulnerable by sharing this with you at this stage.
With Brooklyn I shared my pregnancy with you at 24 weeks and hid some special milestones and moments and kept those private. I still remember being shocked when my family threw me a surprise baby shower and everyone knew the gender because I had only told maybe 4 people the news. I was EXTREMELY sick with Brooklyn so I didn’t show until about week 24. I had lost a whole bunch of weight in the beginning. And had my niece come back out to cheer me up in the fall because it was so hard on my body and emotionally to not feel my best for so long.
I don’t know if this is a bad or good sign but I feel great so far (I know I am only a few weeks) and if I feel like this for the rest of this pregnancy I will be one happy mother. I have so many children to care for that although this pregnancy was announced early I have a feeling it is going to fly by, at least for me.
Thanks again for the support.