We started trying for another baby just before our family vacation/my little brother’s wedding. Knowing there would be a decent amount of drinking over the week, I packed a couple of early detection tests with me.
I did one on the Thursday before the wedding. It was the day of Karen’s bachelorette and I figured as maid of honour, I had a possible obligation to drink with the bride. The test came back negative so I had 3 drinks that night.
To air on the side of caution, I took another test the day of the wedding, which was the 1st expected day of my monthly frenemy… It too came back negative. So I had 3 glasses of wine, 4 whiskey & gingers, and a shot.
Future baby, Mama is so sorry!
A few days after the wedding, we were back and home and I was really beginning to wonder where my monthly frenemy was. By the end of the following week, I was starting to feel exhausted, was starting to feel crummy after I ate, and I was nearly a week late.
In the wee hours of the morning of Lilly’s birthday party, I decided to take a third test. I was a week late at that point and really though something was up.
It was positive! Baby Wiltshire #2 is officially on the way!
Warning – if you take a pregnancy test at 4:30 am and it comes back positive, you can forget sleeping for the rest of the night.
I spent the next couple hours laying in bed, researching pregnancy apps for my phone and setting them up. I didn’t have an iPhone when I was pregnant with Lilly. There are SO MANY apps for that!
We had Lilly’s party starting at 10am and I decided to take another test before everyone showed up. Another positive! So, running on under 3 hours sleep & 5 weeks pregnant, I ran an awesome 3 old birthday party.
And then I napped.
I have since been to the doctor, had my blood work and an early ultrasound, where I got to lay eyes on my little growing blob on the screen. While I didn’t love having an early (internal!) ultrasound, it was great to see that everything is developing really well.
I am now 10 weeks, so we have decided it’s time to tell the world.
Now, I will admit that I haven’t actually said goodbye to coffee as the picture above makes it seem. Not completely. I cut back drastically. When I say drastically, I mean at one point I was a foursquare ‘mayor’ of three coffee spots at once. When I’m not pregnant, I have a very obvious problem with caffeine. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was able to still drink (and want to drink) 2 small cups of coffee a day.
However, now it seems that coffee and this baby/morning sickness are not meshing, so I have switched to mostly caffeinated teas…
It’s not the same.
I can say this pregnancy has been much harder than round one. I am working on a post of all the differences and have been keeping a journal that I will start publishing this week. My nausea got so bad I actually lost weight. I survived on popsicles and popcorn for a few days and finally had to admit defeat and get some diclectin. Exhaustion had been my worst symptom with Lilly and it is much worse this time around.
I swear I could sleep most of the day….but those pesky responsibilities (job, house…other kid!) get in the way of that.
For anyone that follows me here on the blog, twitter, Instagram, Facebook or any at one of the other million places that I tend to over share online, you now know why I’ve been a little more quiet than normal lately. You will also likely know that my fashion posts and my well manicured nail posts also decreased.
Because I’m still the first trimester and quite frankly I feel like crap.
My yoga pants at the office ratio has gone up to about three or four times per week and I don’t even want to think about the smell of nail polish or nail polish remover.
I am definitely hoping that this pregnancy follows the way it went with Lilly, and I start to feel a little more like myself within the next couple weeks.
Despite all of the pregnancy woes, we couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to grow our family and meet our new addition!
Lilly is also super excited! We told her the day of her birthday party. Best. Present. Ever. She often kisses my belly and shouts “hello baby” into my stomach. Freaking adorable.
For anyone who wants to jump on the “bump watch”, this little monkey is making his or her presence known much sooner than Lilly did. I will try to start taking and posting some belly pics very soon.
I am truly looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you!
Ideally speaking, I will be posting some Ideal #OOTD Maternity style posts very soon