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.
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.