4-12 Week Pregnancy Update & How We’ve Been Feeling About a Natural Pregnancy After Infertility

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I’m so excited to get started on these again! It is the weirdest feeling ever. With my last pregnancy, I was pretty upset ending those blogs because I really wasn’t sure if I would ever get pregnant again. But here I am, Peyton is 13 months old, and I’m 12 weeks pregnant again. Life is SO strange… but quite incredible!

Here’s the run down on this pregnancy so far. Guys, it’s SO different. I mean, night and day. I wasn’t nauseous at ALL with Peyton. Two nights ago was the first night I didn’t feel completely sick to my stomach. The cravings are absolutely insane. Last time, I didn’t crave things that were different from my normal little cravings. This time, I’m craving all sorts of food and I MUST HAVE IT. The exhaustion is REAL. I remember feeling tired last time but I was completely DRAINED until recently. Like the painful, annoying, and aggravating type of exhaustion. My body was hurting, I was so tired. All I wanted to do was sleep, but you can’t do that when you’re taking care of a toddler! I have a whole new respect for mother’s who are pregnant with their second and their first is still so young. It’s tough! But I got this! Oh, and by the way, where did that belly come from?! I look the same now as I did when I was almost 20 weeks pregnant 🤦🏼‍♀️

Finding out about this pregnancy felt like a dream. If you haven’t seen the video of us finding out on YouTube, I will link it at the bottom of this page. But if you have, you could see how completely shocked we were! We spoke about having more children but we truly didn’t feel it would ever happen naturally. We figured we would just let things play out until Peyton was 2 and then CONSIDER doing IUI again. So, we weren’t using protection. We didn’t feel we needed to! We were once told by a doctor, that with Aaron’s “numbers”, it would be about a 3% chance naturally. So, we took our chances. AAAAND… it happened 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 So much sooner than we ever expected. I wouldn’t consider this an “unplanned” pregnancy. We knew full well what the possibilities were. We just felt that if it happened naturally, then it was truly meant to be. That’s how we feel now. Our little boy (wait, what? I’m having a boy!? still can’t believe it) is meant to be here. Our gender reveal video is also on our channel so I will link that video as well! That was another shock in itself.

We decided this time, we would do the NIPT panorama blood test. When I was pregnant with Peyton, she was measuring small at the end of the pregnancy (shocker…) and they wanted to rule out genetic issues. I didn’t even want them to entertain that idea this time, because chances are, I will make another teeny baby. So we did the test and we were able to find out the sex of the baby! I’m so glad we did, because we are now able to call him by his name. Yes, we have a name. We aren’t quite ready to announce it yet, but when we do… you’ll know! 🙂

https://youtu.be/H3hR-oCWizs

2 thoughts on “4-12 Week Pregnancy Update & How We’ve Been Feeling About a Natural Pregnancy After Infertility

  1. Your line about “unplanned” pregnancy made me laugh because I’m also a mom of 2 under 2 after 3 years of infertility, so I understand the shock of having another baby come along so quickly! We call our second son a “planned surprise.” 😂

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