First Trimester {third pregnancy}

Symptoms:

After our ultrasound at baby bumps my nerves were calmed a little bit, but I was still anxious to hear that little heart beat and praying for morning sickness. I’d heard if you have morning sickness, it’s a sign of a strong pregnancy. Even though it’s probably just an old wives tale, I wanted to be sick…

And just like that, at a little past six weeks, I got my wish. The first time I noticed it, I was changing one of Teagan’s dirty diapers and I couldn’t even get a new one on her before I was running with her naked butt to the bathroom; Teagan stood at the door and laughed at me getting sick! The sickness continued but wasn’t horrible…most often I would get sick and be fine after it was over. We went on vacation and I got sick multiple times that week, but driving on the way there and on the way home was definitely the worst.

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Then my back starting hurting. This happened with Teagan, too,but it didn’t start with her till I was about 14 weeks along. I’m not sure if it was because I was carrying her a lot or just chasing a toddler in general, but it was really painful, and I’m honestlynot one to complain about pain. I told SO many people that I hoped the baby was a boy, because I’m not doing this again.

Cravings:

I craved Mexican food just like when I was pregnant with Teagan. I couldn’t get enough of the bean and cheese burrito from our local restaurant. Even the thought of eating it now turns my stomach, after everything that’s happened. I also had a super strong aversion to sweets.

8 weeks:

At my 8 week appointment we had an ultrasound first, and everything was fine.  Baby’s heart rate was a strong 176. After that, we saw my nurse practitioner, and I’ll never forget her words, especially now. She told us that based on statistics, how far along I was, and how strong the baby’s heart rate was, the chances of something happening were 1%. She said “this is a go,this IS happening.” After that I had no thoughts that something would go wrong…

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This was one of my only bump pictures. I was 13 weeks here and I could tell my stomach was starting to get hard and I could feel that “full” feeling.

 

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This was our pregnancy announcement we used for social media. I was so happy with the way they turned out. It could not have been more perfect.

Rachael Houser Photography

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