Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lots of words & our first bump update

It had been 7 months in the making-or rather trying.
And once August hit I had came to the realization that another baby will happen when it happens.
No more thinking, no more wishing, no more hoping... It was in God's hands.
(Sorta...we still had to do the deed!)
I was getting caught up in the "wanting stage" and forgetting what I really have to be thankful for.
A beautiful, healthy toddler needed my attention. 
I was working on #2, while #1 needed her mom entirely.
So after a routine check-up at my ob, the doctor was a bit concerned with my cycle/tubes/etc.
He drew some blood and we would go on with our daily adventures.
My body has always been a bit outta whack, nothing new there.
A family of 3 really is perfect, but I wanted more.
Not even 24 hours later I got a phone call from my doctor telling me my progesterone was extremely low and my hcg was indecisive. SAY WHAT?
(Mind you I didn't even know he drew blood for pregnancy at the time)
"Your hcg came back indecisive, therefore we cannot tell you, you are pregnant and we cannot tell you, you are not..."
What does this mean doc? I'm nervous.
"We need your blood drawn again asap and we will go from there..."
A day later,
I am defiantly pregnant, but my levels are all so low.
Scary low.
I fear the worst.
My pregnancy with Avery was simple, my levels were always perfect.
Get more blood drawn, wait more days in between.

And so it began, the making of baby Funchion #2.
My body needed some help this time carrying the babe.
I was feeling rough around the edges for many, many weeks.
Tired isn't even the true word to describe this pregnancy, more like extreme exhaustion.
But here I am diving into my Second Trimester. Week 15.
Blessed, thrilled, excited, nervous.
This pregnancy is nothing like the last one.
Except we have another active babe in there with a strong heartbeat.
For that I am thankful and words cannot describe my state of pure happiness.

I still have lots to share...

Two weeks ago we did the impossible.
Well not really, but for Bryce and I,  it seemed impossible that we would ever find a house we agreed and loved equally.
Yet again after months of trying, we found one.
We waited months to close and two weeks ago we moved!!!
Our very first house.
We have painted a ton.
 Ripped out old carpet, had new installed {and its so LOVELY!}
Worked our butts off deep cleaning, scrubbing and making the house our home.
It's slowly becoming a place we can call ours.
We have a ton of work to do over time, but one day at a time.
I've been one tired Momma at night and Bryce works all day and comes home to work all night.
It's tough love though. Putting the effort into a place you love is really fun!

Avery has struggled.
She's been confused, fussy and sleepless.
Tantrums are coming at us from every angle.
Getting her used to her new room has been tough.
She hit an all time low a few nights.
The past 2 days have been better.
One day at a time.
It's so new to her, so much bigger and spacious.
 Slowly we will all settle into our new home.
She is taking her second nap in her new room today (yes, only 2 in 2 weeks)
So I know with time it will all be okay.
Oh and cutting 4 teeth the same week we moved has not been a huge help.
She may be a bit whinny, but I know our happy girl is in there!
I'll leave you with my very first bump update for baby Funchion #2
How far along? 15 weeks.
How big is the baby? Navel orange. 4 in, 2.5 oz

Weight gain? 2 pounds, maybe more now. I won't know until after Thanksgiving. Ooh yummy goodness in my belly.

Maternity clothes? No, Maternity pants are falling off me, I actually fit just fine in my pre-pregnancy jeans still. I'm fine with that, my maternity pants are never long enough on me anyways!

Stretchmarks? Nothing yet, I didn't see my first one with Avery until 38 weeks.

Sleep? Well for a 3 month old puppy that pees 2-3x a night, peeing myself  sometimes 2x a night, and a toddler who hasn't handled the move well, I'd say my sleep could be much worse. Thankfully, when I'm out, I'M OUT! Even if there are a few breakups in my sleep each night, I have no trouble falling fast asleep.

Best moment this week? I'm still just so thankful to be in the second trimester. I feel 10x better.

Movement? None, and it freaks me out a bit. I felt Avery move on the inside and outside by week 15 and I felt her often. I know that is early and each baby is way different, but I'm really ready to feel you little one.

Food cravings? Just food in general and often.

Gender? Too early... but were anxious!

Labor signs? No, THANK GOD.

What I am looking forward too? Feeling you and hearing you. My next appt. isn't till the end of the month. I love hearing your strong heartbeat and Avery loves squirting that cold lubricant on my belly!

Milestones? Meeting you seems so far away, but I know how quickly the next 6 months will go. The nursery carpet and closet shelving are installed.