I wanted to write out how this whole pregnancy came to be (not the act of creating said baby - ha!) and how this pregnancy has been so far.
We felt like it was time to start trying for a baby but we were really in no hurry to get pregnant. I had waited to get an OK from my thyroid doctor about my levels and then we just figured we would go off the pill and see what happens. It took us 4-5 months to get pregnant with Kendall so I figured it would take a few months this time too. So I went off the pill in late June.
The weekend of July 12-15 Kendall, myself, and my dad had visited my mom and sister in Michigan while my sister was having some treatments done. I can't explain how I felt, but I just felt off. I got a little queasy in between meals and I was peeing a lot. I secretly just knew I was pregnant. My parents even joked about getting a pregnancy test but I knew it would have been too early. I had like 6 days until my period. There was no way I was already feeling pregnant.
We got home Monday July 15 and the first thing I did was go take a pregnancy test in the bathroom. I had already been telling Chris the whole weekend I was pregnant and sure enough, there was a faded second line right away.
We were excited but kind of shocked more than anything. Like a "shit just got real" kind of feeling. The differences between a first and second pregnancy had already started. Ha!
The next day I was observing at a school and as soon as I got out of there I went and bought 2 more tests. This time the 2nd pink line was darker.
I sent them the same picture of Kendall. Here are some outtakes from that photo session. :)
Kendall was (of course) wearing her white dress. Aka a slip that is falling apart. The "I'm the Big Sister" shirt is very special to me. I found it a few years ago in some of my kid stuff. It is the shirt I wore to the hospital after my brother was born. So naturally I kept it long before I was married or had kids because I knew my future daughter would wear it one day.
Here's me the day we told our families. I was super bloated and have been since I figured I was pregnant. I think this is funny that I was working out that day because there hasn't been much of that since then.
And here I am at 8 weeks. Already rounding out a little and just feeling puffy for the most part. It is so true what they say about subsequent pregnancies. I am very limited in my wardrobe these days. My normal clothes feel tight but I'm not big enough for maternity yet.