When I'm pregnant I seem to have no immune system so I get every bug going so I know how you feel Starry! Hope you start feeling better soon x
As for BC I was fine on the pill until I fell pregnant with my son. Then after he was born I tried going back on the pill and it didn't agree with me at all. Any type of hormonal birth control turns me into a headachey monster. So I have no idea what we will do after this baby is born. We won't want another for a couple of years if we do have another.
Glad the spotting has stopped. Like you said at least you know where it's coming from and that the situation is under control. I honestly do have a great feeling for you. Will you be finding out the gender this time?
I totally get about pros and cons to age gaps and I didn't mean anything against larger ones I just always wanted a smaller one. But I realise it's not always possible.
I will dig out a bump picture as well...I think i was about 36 weeks I'm not sure. Looked like I'd stuffed a soccer/foot ball up my top lol. My bump was soooo high.
I will delete this too soon but I thought I'd share
This time I started showing a lot quicker. I hardly had a bump till 20 weeks last time and this time I had an obvious one from 12/13 weeks. I'm a lot bigger now at 20 weeks than I was last time.
Also as for movement I felt my son properly at 19 weeks. This time I've been feeling things since 13 weeks and clear movements since 16 So not that long to wait Eyemom!
Also your little girl was such a gorgeous newborn and I can see from your avatar that she is still gorgeous!!
I decided not to go back on birth control because I fear how it will affect my cycles but dr doesn't told me not until 6 months post baby is he ok. For me to get pregnant again ( nor am I ready again just yet). Condoms never did work for us... So we are just trying to be careful at thus point!
Love all the bump photos and baby photos they are fun.
I am attaching a bump of me at 38 weeks, boy do I look exhausted!
I have no idea why my pic uploaded sideways... Oh well!
I had really wanted a small age gap too and I had nearly joined the "2 under 2" club but sadly, it was not meant to be. My LOs will still be relatively close though. DS will turn 3 a little over a month after my D.D. My SiL has spaced her 3 kids all 3 years apart so I'm told it's the perfect age gap. We shall see.
I've actually been feeling a little sad. I found out a casual acquaintance from back home has had her 2 baby. She had her first about a year after ours and yet she still had her 2nd before me. Most of the girls who were pregnant with me the first time have had their second babies and some are even onto their third. I know it's not a race and it's not a contest but it just reminds me sometimes. A lot of these people's second babies were born around the time I should have been having my Fall 2012 angel. I had been pregnant alongside of them. I mean, I'm so glad to be having THIS baby and I wouldn't be having her if I had kept either of the previous two but sometimes I just get reminded of what I have lost.
And I am happy for this girl. She had m/c'd her first baby too and her son had to be induced premature due to low amniotic fluids so it's nice she could have a full-term and healthy baby who can go home with her right away.
I guess my rambles go to show that getting your rainbow doesn't remove all the sadness that comes with a loss. It helps, but it doesn't take it completely away.
I do know what you mean. I had just one loss and it broke my heart. Sometimes I still cry for that baby and wonder what he or she would have been like. Also I just want this pregnancy over with so I can see my baby and hold her, I don't like being pregnant it's too much worry! I should be more like 30 weeks than 20 weeks
I'm always happy for people but like you I sometimes feel sad. Literally five of my friends have had babies over the last 3 weeks. All of them told me they were pregnant near the time of my miscarriage. As happy as I am for them to have their beautiful babies here and safe I'm sad that I lost mine.
Sorry you ladies are catching all the bugs. When I'm not pregnant, I usually have an immune system of steel, but last several months, it's like I catch every cold possible. I seem to have finally gotten rid of this last one, so praying I can stay healthy now. I took a lot of Mucinex because of a bunch of congestion around TTC time when I got pregnant, so maybe at least that bug was a blessing!
Good luck unexpected. After my DD was born, we just used the withdrawal method. After AF returned, sometimes we didn't if I was SURE I was NOWHERE EVEN REMOTELY near ovulation time. Even as I was BFing, my period came back quick and it was regular. Guess my body just really likes to ovulate, for all the good it does me.
I will definitely want to know the sex of this baby. I can't handle suspense! Plus I'm dying to know if I need to buy any boy stuff. Before I got pregnant again, I thought we'd have a boy next. But I'm really getting a girl vibe now. But who knows!
Unexpected, I love your pic! Also, from what I can tell, looks like your DS is your Mini Me! I love it!
Left you looked great! Looks like you have a sweet fur baby too.
Tricia I don't think you look overly exhausted, but maybe you felt like it! I think you looked fantastic!
You ladies rock the preggie bodies.
Starry sorry for how you're feeling. It is understandable. I kinda felt the same way with my friend I mentioned before. Not the one with the possible/likely MMC, but my DH's BFF and his wife who are expecting. They started trying several months after us, and they took a few mos to conceive this time (not sure if it was enough to really worry, but a fair bit longer than the last time, so it was hard on her). I am SO THRILLED to have babies the same age again, and I'm mostly just overjoyed to finally be pg. But I can't shake the jealousy that her EDD is 2 weeks before mine. It's kinda dumb, but still. My DH has shared in my emotions with loss and infertility basically every step of the way, but with this even he thinks I'm kinda nuts. But yeah you just can't help but think of what might have been. I feel a peace I haven't felt since my m/c now, but I still mourn THAT baby.
Feeling mostly better today. But around lunch I was showing DS my belly and once again explaining I had a baby in there. He was patting my belly when he started to smack it before I could stop him. I don't know what he did but my stomach has been hurting ever since. Not in a contraction sort of way but more of a pinching, nauseating sort of way. Urgh. And I still think DS believes my now-outie belly button is the baby. He presses it every time I explain about the baby.
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