So lately I’ve had babies on the brain. My husband and I are almost ready to dive in and try for a second baby. That got me thinking about being pregnant again and made me nostalgic. Growing a baby is beautiful, crazy, wonderful, and at times miserable. I am so glad I got to experience it. So much so, I think I’m ready to do it again. Here is my first baby pregnancy timeline:
I discovered I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. That same week I also had a blood test done, to confirm it. There is actually a funny story behind the picture above. The first 2 test are mine and the last one is my husbands. He was my control, it’s just the scientist in me to make sure the tests were working correctly. P.S. if you need a pregnancy test you can get them from the dollar store. The above pregnancy tests came from dollar tree. Much cheaper, just saying.
Morning sickness starts. 1st ultrasound/check-up. I got to hear the babies heartbeat. It was pretty cool. This is when I got the first ultrasound picture that looked like a bean. I was already so proud and in love. Landon was about 1.5 inches long.
2nd ultrasound/check-up and beginning of 2nd trimester. This ultrasound Landon looked like a real baby. My husband and I cried so many tears of happiness watching him move around in my belly. At this point I had gained ~3 pounds.
I had a tiny bump. It wasn’t noticeable to anyone else but I could see it.
I bought my first maternity clothes. They were a little big but my normal clothes were starting to be a little uncomfortable.
Morning sickness FINALLY went away!
Check-up time. I was definitely showing and had gained 7 pounds.
Half-way point. Gender Ultrasound. We almost didn’t get to find out his sex because he didn’t want to expose his ‘area’. We were so excited when we left the ultrasound. We bought him his first toy, a stuffed alligator.
We had his name picked out and his nursery painted. I started nesting pretty much as soon as we knew he was a boy. This week we also made our registry, it took all day.
Surprise baby shower at work.
Beginning of 3rd trimester.
Another check-up. I had gained 24 pounds.
Baby shower #1
Another check-up. This week I discovered I was lactating. That freaked me out quite a bit. My husband and I also took a 10 hour birthing class that week. It was fairly intense but got us somewhat prepared for the big day.
Baby shower #2. Another check-up. I had gained 29 pounds.
Got my TDap vaccine. I was determined to keep whooping-cough away. I also made sure anyone that would be around the baby also had the vaccine.
Another check-up. This week my hands started to swell. This was the week I started to become really anxious.
Another check-up. I had gained 31 pounds.
Landon came this week. Sadly, my labor was 37 hours. Landon did not read the exit manual and tried to come out face first instead of head first. Don’t worry though, it’s incredibly rare (less than 2% of births).
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