My Fitbit actually told me I was pregnant. I've been exercising a ton (because hello, that's what everyone does in January!) and I noticed that my average heart rate kept increasing (1-2 beats every day for almost two weeks) when it should have been decreasing. We chatted about it, we knew it was a possibility.… Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm
Last Thursday, I met my mom at the Oak Hills Cemetery where the Angel statue is that I talked about in this post. The statue is so beautiful, and I know I will be visiting often. I am thinking about having a brick engraved and placed around the statue. It's relatively inexpensive, and I think… Continue reading The Angel Statue & Test Results
When I began writing this post, I again, did not anticipate it turning into another nightmare. It couldn’t. I was excited. Terrified, but excited. The odds of two back-to-back miscarriages were slim. We knew it was possible, but surely it couldn’t happen again. The odds were against us. This was our rainbow baby. We were… Continue reading A Second Loss
Please understand when we skip your baby shower. Or when we don't reply to snap chats of your beautiful, growing baby belly, or stack of baby books. This doesn't mean we aren't happy for you, because we absolutely are. We were just as excited and planning all of these same things. However, our happy ending… Continue reading Grieving.
1 in 4. I am 1 in 4. 1 in 4 women will miscarry their pregnancy. These odds are far too common, yet it's something women rarely speak of. Sure, the odds are 25%, but you never expect that it will happen to YOU. The "standard" is to wait until the second trimester before you announce… Continue reading Miscarriage.
January 29, 2018 The waiting is absolutely killing me. Justin and I will go to the OB tomorrow morning for our follow-up ultrasound. I still have no symptoms of miscarriage, but that doesn't mean that we are in the clear. My biggest fear is that we will go in tomorrow and there will no longer… Continue reading Waiting… Part 2
After our morning ultrasound, we had both planned on going in to work. I knew there was no way I would be productive at work after hearing news like this, so I told my boss I would not be in. Justin decided to work from home because he has that amazing luxury, but mostly to… Continue reading Waiting.
January 24, 2018 Justin and I went in this week for our first ultrasound. We thought I was 8 weeks and 6 days, just one day shy of 9 weeks. We were so excited to see our little bean on the screen and take photos home with us to show our families in just a… Continue reading 9 Weeks
January 16, 2018 We had our first prenatal appointment with my OB yesterday! They did urine & blood tests to confirm pregnancy. Since I was TWO days shy of 8 weeks (7 weeks 5 days) they wouldn't do an ultrasound yet. I begged the doc, and she said the ultrasound technician had already left for… Continue reading 8 Weeks
We are so excited to see our little bean at our 8 week ultrasound. Until then, here's how I'm feeling! How far along: 6 weeks and 3 days today Gender prediction: We are hoping for a girl. YES, both of us! But of course ultimately we just want a healthy baby! Weight gain: I have… Continue reading 6 & 7 Weeks