that felt good.
For the past 2 months this pregnancy has taken over my life physically and emotionally and I just didn't have any extra energy to give to the blog. But let's start from the beginning....
Nick has wanted this baby for quite some time, "I'm ready when you are!" for the last 9 months...but I wanted to take my sweet time. I wanted to wait until that strong desire to have a baby & not just based on the schedule we had set. Originally we thought get pregnant June/July (of last year!) and have them be 2 and 1/2 years apart..but when July came around I just wasn't feeling ready.
So we waited a few more months and then one day in Sept I woke up and just felt it was time to try. Never a hesitation. Never a second thought. Never a...'are we sure about this'. And me being the naive girl I can be, I thought if I just consider having a baby, it would just happen based on our experience getting pregnant the first time.
Well we had no such luck in September. Then in October we had success and were so thrilled...but the enthusiasm was short lived and we had a miscarriage right before 6 weeks. I was pretty devastated. It was so early in the pregnancy I didn't let myself dwell on it for too long and tried to busy myself with the crazy upcoming holidays. Looking back I am grateful for the experience because it taught me many lessons of appreciation and gratitude for our amazing bodies and having a healthy baby- things I took for granted.
After a few months of my body getting back on track we tried again and had success in January!! We were thrilled and both just felt like it was time. 3 months in and 3 ultrasounds later, I am ready to tell everyone one! Here are some pictures to share..
Here I am at 4 weeks and Valentine's Day. What a nice present :)
again at 6 weeks
here is the baby at 11 weeks
I started feeling kinda sick at 8 weeks and really sick at 10 weeks. For about a week I couldn't hold down much of any food...but things have gotten better and my belly is starting to poke out. I need to get a picture- I am now 13 weeks along!