Hi friends! Thanks so much for all your kind words over our big news. I really appreciate it.
To be completely honest, this might be the worst documented pregnancy of all time. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I have not been the best at keeping track of things this time around.
So bear with me while I do my best to recap the first trimester, it’s a bit wordy and the pictures are few (seriously the worst at taking them lately).
When I took the pregnancy test the internet told me I was 5 weeks pregnant. My doctor’s office doesn’t see patients until 7 weeks, so I had a long two week wait before I could check up on our little blueberry. Almost immediately I started feeling pretty queasy and light headed, especially in the morning. Just like when I was pregnant with Leighton, I had to eat right away when I woke up. I was also superrrr emotional which is always fun for Travis.
There were some days during those early weeks where I felt like a crap mom because I had no energy to chase Leighton around. Luckily, she didn’t mind bringing book after book to the couch for me to read.
At 7 weeks, I had my first appointment with the same doctor that delivered Leighton. It was great to see him again and it honestly felt like we were just in his office. We got to have our first scan and saw the tiniest little blip on the screen and a steady heartbeat. It turned out I wasn’t quite as far a long as the internet told me (based on the scan and my previous cycle lengths), so my due date was set for May 27th. What’s really crazy is that means I was only 4 weeks pregnant when I took the test! That’s almost a month earlier than when I found out with Leighton. No wonder the first trimester seemed to drag on forever.
In the midst of the first trimester we also had to find a new place to live. We put in our notice before we knew our family was growing, but it was perfect timing. The three of us were outgrowing the apartment and the construction around us was only getting worse. Luckily, we found a perfect place to move in to (I’ve written about that here). With all the moving craziness the end of the first trimester went by pretty quickly. The day we moved out I was almost 11 weeks pregnant and I looked down to find that I had a bump! I couldn’t believe it, but apparently 10 weeks is a pretty common time to start showing with second babies.
Luckily around the time I started showing I also started feeling a lot better. The only symptom that remained was the exhaustion. Toward the end of the first trimester I was taking a nap during Leighton’s afternoon nap almost everyday. Like with Leighton, I didn’t want anything to do with coffee or even tea, but I started having a cup around midday just to be able to function.
Also right around the time we moved, we had our second doctor’s appointment and scan. Dr. Moore said everything looked great and he was ok waiting six weeks until the next appointment so he could see me right before we headed to Texas.
After that appointment I told more of my Brisbane friends (including my mother’s group when we had a girls night out), but we still kept the pregnancy pretty secretive since we wanted to tell our friends and family back home in person.
Finished up the first trimester with the first bump pic. Leighton loves showing off her tummy but of course the one time we wanted a pic she wasn’t feeling it.
I will be back next week with the next month updates, and after that we will be back in real time. I can’t believe how quickly time has passed!