Thanks for the congrats on Baby Baum #2! I am so so excited for Grant to have a sibling and am really looking forward to all of the fun with pregnancy. Here are some details on the pregnancy so far!
How did you find out you were pregnant?
I was feeling a little funny (a lot like last time) so I thought it would be good to take a test. I took a super cheap one on the Friday before traveling to Cleveland, and got a crazy faint positive. I had gotten a couple of faint positives in earlier months, so I really didn’t think much of it. I just threw it to the side and boarded my plane. The next day, I was just super lethargic and could tell something was up. My sister and I went to CVS and grabbed a First Response, and it was super positive – definitely no mistaking on that one.
What kind of pregnancy test did you take?
The first one was the Wondfo dip stick. The other was a First Response (the one with the pink dye).
2 Wondfo’s and 2 FRER – 2 come in the box, so why not use them 😉
What were your first symptoms?
I was lethargic and just felt off. I felt exactly the same as I did when I found out I was pregnant with Grant, so I had a pretty good feeling.
Who did you tell first?
I actually told my sister since she was with me when I bought the test. Marcus was out running errands at the time, so I told him later that day. This was probably 30 minutes before we found out!
My first reaction:
I was thrilled! I had some tough times in the 30 days prior to this because of the meds I was on (i’ll talk about this in a later post) so I was pretty down about the whole process. I ended up getting pregnant on the 3rd and final round I was able to have the medicine (Clomid), so I felt super fortunate.
Was your baby planned?
How far were you when you found out?
Right at 4 weeks.
How did your parents/family react?
Everyone was thrilled. Telling everyone about baby #2 is much different, since I feel like they more so expected it. With #1, no one even knew we were trying so we really caught people off guard!
How did you tell your friends?
A few of them knew right away since I had the issues with the medicine the month prior, but most of our other friends found out sporadically from about 6 weeks to the 12 week mark. We did tell a few more people this time around a bit earlier – our ongoing joke was that it was the worst kept secret ever.
Due Date: June 4, 2016
Do you know the sex? Nope
Will you find out the sex? No! We are waiting to find out on his or her birthday!
Any names? We have a couple that spilled over from our list with Grant, but we haven’t talked about it too seriously.
Were you trying long? Since May
Any ultrasounds? Yep! I’ve actually had 3 ultrasounds already. I had a pretty big issue with an overstimulated ovary, so I had to make sure it was shrinking the way it needed to as the baby was growing.
Have you heard the heartbeat? Yep! A couple of times now – it never gets old.
Will the baby have siblings? Grant and Winnie B, of course!
Have you felt the baby move? Not yet.
How do you feel?
I’m back to feeling pretty normal for the most part. I am still really tired, but that is to be expected. I am thinking I’ll get some energy back in the coming weeks.
Do you have morning sickness?
Oh man, yes. I feel like the morning sickness started almost immediately – week 5 this time. I was just a little queasy, and then had a real problem week 9. I felt like I couldn’t eat a thing and just want to crawl into a hole. Luckily, it really only lasted about 10 days and then really lightened up. I think I am on the other side of it now. I’ve actually been able to eat lots of veggies and some really healthy food, which I remember being a big no no for me last time around.
Do you have any cravings?
Just salty things really – and its really not that I am craving them – I just prefer it more so over sweet stuff. I am not usually a big sugar lover, so this isn’t really out of the norm for me.
Do you have any food aversions?
Nope, not yet.
Do you have any mood swings?
I feel myself getting a little more agitated now later in the day, but they haven’t been anything crazy. I’m usually not a very moody person either, so I don’t expect all too much here.
How far long are you now?
I am 12 weeks and 3 days. I hit the new week each and every Saturday, so this coming weekend I will be 13 weeks along.