Pregnancy Update

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That’s right! If you don’t know me personally or follow me on social media, I’M PREGNANT! Finally. I had honestly hoped to be able to have children closer in age and that they would go to school together. I guess that was just not the plan though. I am grateful to be pregnant, not matter how far apart the children will be. We are particularly lucky in this case because I am carrying what the TTC’ers refer to as a Rainbow Baby. A Rainbow Baby is a baby you conceive after a miscarriage. So we are do a lot happy dancing at casa de Lissy.

I found out I was pregnant in February–I think–don’t quote me on that. But It wasn’t a huge surprise as it is for some people. I was testing twice a day, even once I positive I kept testing. I know this probably sounds super cray cray, like “Why you so nuts, Lissa?” well I was worried to death. Pregnancy tests measure a hormone called HGC in your body and the more of the the darker the test line. I was way too early to get a blood test or consult a doctor so I tested and compared the strips, every single day. Like a lunatic. Frantically holding them up to the light, looking at them through the mirror, sending pictures to my TTC friends, forcing my husband to stare at them. And finally after about a week and a half of indiscernible results I got positives! And they got darker and darker each day (insert dancing meme). I went back to my OB, obstetrician and she agreed to see me many weeks earlier than normal because of my risk of complication. So at 5 weeks I went in and had blood work done and there it was, the proof in the delicious chocolate pudding. I did have a lot of blood work and exams at this point which was difficult for my husband and I, but at this point the only thing I feel is grateful.

Today I am 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant, due October 30th. I do not know the gender of the baby, I do not want to know either. I am totally team green this time.. Unfortunately my husband however, is determined and anxious to know the sex. I think I would be happy either way. I would love for B to have a brother to be best pals with, but I would adore a baby girl and the chance to finally gain some gender equality in the house. As it currently stands I am outnumbered in house of boys, and basketball and football and am constantly surrounded by ESPN updates. HELP ME.

What’s new for me? I have an obsession with dill pickles- they have to be whole pickles and not those sliced pickles. An aversion to sweets and pizza, weird right? This is not my body anymore. I’m still drinking plenty of water and veggie juice. I haven’t gained any weight so far but the baby bump is huge. I will add photos later. I’m tired always. I wake up and before even getting dressed I feel like I need a nap to carry on. I am winded just walking up the stairs, and there is only six. I am absolutely crazy and I love it.

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