Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Finding Out - Baby #3

Today is Monday 14th March. About an hour a go I found out I am pregnant again. For the third time. With our third baby. How crazy is that?!

I still can't believe it.

This was our first month ttc. I had every symptom under the sun that I was pregnant but didn't believe it.  I couldn't let myself believe it. With Paige we tried for 16 months long months. I didn't want to get my hopes every single month just for them to come crashing down.

This time I felt different around 1-2 days after ovulation. That's crazy to me!!!!!! I was more tired, had a heavy lower stomach and just felt different. I knew something was different. About 8 days after ovulation I had some cramping and lower back ache. I'm guessing that may of been implantation.

Between those two things I had waves of mild nausea, 4-5 mouth ulcers in 2 days, bad skin and a stuffy nose. I kept trying to convince myself that I was just coming down something, that I was run down and stressed. I didn't dare hope.

I've been in bed for 9pm most nights and I am still so tired, by 11am I feel like I need a nap.

Today I decided to take a test. I didn't even have any because I didn't think we'd need one for a few months. I ordered some cheapies off eBay and figured that if I got a negative I could save them for future months. They arrived today. I took one in the middle of day, just after lunch. I was 11 dpo. With both Paige and Parker I had waited until after my missed period before taking a test. I had no idea if anything would show especially as it was in the middle of the day.

But I did the test and there was a faint line. I thought I saw the line after a minute of waiting but decided I was seeing things and left it in the bathroom. I went back after the five minutes was up and there is was.


Barely there at all, super faint but a line. At this point I was crying my eyes out, I then couldn't see the line through tears and my hands shaking so much. Mark arrived home not long after for his lunch. I showed him the test and he couldn't believe it either. We were both so excited but knew that it was  still super early.

At 13 dpo I took another test. I wanted to see if the line was darker. It sure was! That mean that the hcg hormone was building up like it should. It started to sink in but I still didn't believe it.


14 dpo came and I was due my period. It didn't come. This time I tested with a digital test. I knew I was pregnant but it didn't feel real. I think I needed to see the words.


I feel so incredibly lucky that we conceived the first month trying. I still can't believe it happened so quickly.

Deep down I knew from the start. I just didn't want to let myself believe it. When we first started talking about having a third baby, November 2016 always stood out for me. I had no idea why. Now I know. As soon as I started getting pregnancy symptoms I also had an overwhelming sense of what sex the baby was but I'll leave that for another post.

I am still in shock but so excited to be adding a new little member to our gang.

Nicola Xx

7 comments:

  1. Aww! Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you x

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  2. Ahhh, I'm so thrilled for you Nicola. And it's amazing that you "just knew" so quickly. I would say I was the same third time around; it just suddenly hit me that I might be pregnant, so I picked up a test, did it in the middle of the day, and sure enough, I was right! I guess we just get really in tune with our bodies the more kids we have. x

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  3. How exciting :) A positive test didn't come up until 16 days late for me! Which was totally different from the girls. Strange how we just know isn't it?
    Congratulations x

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  4. I am so, so excited for you! x

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  5. Congratulations that's amazing news! I hope you're feeling well. Something similar happened to us. It took 19 months to conceive Dexter. This time we stopped contraception in September and fell pregnant in october, currently 31 weeks x

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  6. Congratulations that's amazing news! I hope you're feeling well. Something similar happened to us. It took 19 months to conceive Dexter. This time we stopped contraception in September and fell pregnant in october, currently 31 weeks x

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