We are SO thrilled to FINALLY announce that Baby #2 is on its way!
I am currently 13 weeks pregnant! And like with Keo’s pregnancy, I knew almost immediately! In fact, it was torture waiting to see that positive pregnancy test because I just knew. I still had to wait but we officially found out we were expecting in November.
I hear most people wait a long time before confirming their pregnancy with their second child but not me! I started testing one week before my missed period (TMI) and spent way too much money on pregnancy tests because I was taking two a day every day just hoping to see those two pink lines on the test because like I said, I just knew.
Of course I got negatives, which was pretty discouraging but I kept trying! I finally saw a VERY FAINT second line 5 days before my missed period (TMI again). So faint, that I questioned the validity of the test and tested again the next day. Once again, a very faint line. But at least there was a line and that was confirmation enough for me.
I told myself that I was going to keep it from Pedro and surprise him in a cute way but that didn’t happen…
I got sick and Pedro was getting onto me because I was refusing to take any medicine. I kept trying avoid answering why or change the subject but finally he asked me if I was pregnant, which he was already expecting since we were talking about it possibility for weeks. I couldn’t keep it in any longer and told him I was! He was in complete shock! I showed him my faint lined test and even he didn’t really believe the second line. So, like any husband would do, he immediately left to go buy a digital test (ha!) to confirm it once and for all. I took the test when he got back and there it was… PREGNANT.
We cried tears of joy, celebrated, and of course called our family! Again, I wanted to hold off until Christmas to surprise them in a cute way but I just couldn’t keep it in!
Getting through the first trimester was pretty tough. Between the morning (all day) sickness, illnesses, taking care of a toddler, and attending grad school full-time definitely took it’s toll on my body. There was a lot of tears and late nights, but I wouldn’t have made it through without my extremely supportive husband and parents. Apparently I like being pregnant when I am in school because that’s just how it turns out. I was going to take a break from school in December but since I am no longer feeling so sick I am going to stick it out until April or June and then rest until baby arrives and then take my break from school.
Even through the rough first trimester, this has been the most incredible experience and I feel so blessed and thankful that God has given me another baby to raise and love.
In my next post I will write in more detail all about the first trimester.
We are very excited and look forward on taking you along this exciting journey with us!
Thanks for reading!