Well, I'm happy to say that I've already reached one of my biggest goals for the New Year... I'm pregnant! To say that we are thrilled is definitely an understatement :)
We had been trying for baby #2 for over a year but because I refused to wean Luke from breastfeeding, my cycles were non-existent until June (15 months postpartum) and remained irregular since then. Because of the irregularity, we had thought we might be pregnant a few times in the last year, only to be heartbroken to get yet another negative pregnancy test. But this time things were a little different...
I had been really tired - but thought it was because the holidays threw Luke out of schedule and he was getting up at 3:30 and 4 for the day for over a week.
I was running to the bathroom every 10 minutes to pee - but I never had that frequent urination symptom when I was pregnant with Luke, and thought maybe it was because I was drinking more coffee and tea (see tiredness above).
I was getting slight cramping and bloat - but I have a gluten intolerance and sometimes I get gas pains from food.
But I convinced Mitch to go buy a test for me anyway. So of course he buys the no- name brand, hard to read kind. This is what I got:
The faintest line ever!!! (Oh and the pic was put through Instagram filters to help see it.) But I remember hearing, no matter how faint the line is, if there is a line then you're pregnant. So I was convinced. And ecstatic.
All week, Mitch, was a little off... He didn't get excited like
he did when we were pregnant with Luke. So I was worried he was disappointed or something, a didn't understand why. But finally on Friday morning he texted me from work and told me he wasn't convinced because "those lines were REALLY faint". I told him to buy a name brand, digital test so there could be no denying it. He did and this was the result:
He was finally able to accept it and the excitement broke through. Men eh? Haha.
So it's really early, according to the apps I'm 5 weeks and 1 day right now. Due date is approximately September 15th. I can't wait to share the next 9 months with you :)