Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Pregnancy So Far... | Baby #2 (Weeks 4-11) ♥

I'm now 11 weeks pregnant (12 tomorrow, eek!), we've made our pumpkin inspired announcement and I've shared about how we found out we were expecting baby #2. It's amazing to know that in a few months we'll have a new, precious baby to love and that our little boy will have a little sibling to grow up with. I've written a little log of how I was feeling each week before we announced, just for my own records really, so that I can look back in case we ever have another!

Week 4
We found out that we were expecting baby #2 at exactly 4 weeks and ever since that moment I realised that a lot of the symptoms I was having were most probably pregnancy related and the more the week went on I was convinced they were. I had sore boobs, couldn't go to the bathroom, couldn't sleep but wanted a nap during the day and my skin was atrocious, very dry and breaking out. I was so indecisive about everything and was just in my own little world - probably still coming to terms with everything. I was so muddled that I even forgot to bring Tyler Lee to school one morning!

Week 5
At exactly five weeks pregnant I went to the doctor just to confirm everything and to speak about getting an early scan - something we were told to do when I suffered a miscarriage in February 2014. The doctor sadly didn't see any need for me to have an early scan so we'll have to wait it out until between 10-12 weeks when I'm called for my first scan. She also wasn't able to get any blood from me so I had to return the following week - tell me I'm not the only one who dreads getting bloods done? This week I threw up once and had lots of nausea and I still was in my own little world! This week I also had a reading with psychic and medium Emma Kinsey who told me that I would have two children, a boy - who I already have, and a girl... Only time will tell if she was right!

Week 6
The nausea really upped it's game this week and I tried making myself sick to get some relief from it but no joy. This was also the week when I felt absolutely awful in my pregnancy with Tyler Lee so there must be something about week 6 for me! My doctor was able to take blood from me on my return visit and I almost threw up/passed out, so awful! (I really am such a baby when it comes to blood as if you couldn't tell already!). I spent a lot of this week in bed just trying to feel better. I didn't blog or even turn on the laptop for five days - so unlike me I can assure you.

Week 7
It feels so strange to have made it to seven weeks pregnant after we lost our last baby at six weeks. I've expressed to Jacek, my mam and a friend that I can't see myself holding this baby, I don't know if this is because I don't want to let myself become excited about the pregnancy or what but it's quite a sad thing to feel. I've begun throwing up daily now, the most being three times a day. I feel nauseous all day but only get sick in the late evening - so much for it being 'morning' sickness! I have aversions to every single food except salads - the same as when I was pregnant with Tyler Lee. I feel so hungry during the day but am afraid to eat for fear of being sick, it's awful. My energy is also non-existent and most days I feel like I can't even stand for very long, I hate the sickness so much. Week 7 ended with severe cramps in the middle of the night, it honestly felt like the start of labour and was very worrying but I think it's just everything stretching and making room for baby to grow.

Week 8
This has been a strange week. My pregnancy symptoms seem to have disappeared - except for the tiredness, I can sleep all day and all night without a problem! I haven't been sick or felt nauseous, which is a Godsend really but it's quite concerning too to have every symptom completely disappear. I was contemplating booking an early scan as I still haven't received an appointment date from the hospital but at €99 a pop I just don't know if I could justify it. I still have aversions to food and although I find myself really hungry at times, nothing appeals to me at all.

Week 9 
This week we saw our precious little baba for the first time! We went to the early pregnancy unit for a scan and were literally there for ten minutes as there was no one else there. We got to see baby - just one there, everything is perfect and its little heart was beating so strongly. We both teared up, it was such a great moment for us and we're so delighted everything is okay. Strangely enough I don't even feel pregnant this week. The food aversions are disappearing and I don't even have to pee that much! All soreness is gone from my chest too and I have more energy which is great as I've been wanting to get out and about with Tyler Lee. We can't wait to see our little babe again in a few weeks time at the 12 week dating scan.

Week 10
This week has left me feeling worse again. I've felt nauseous again and have thrown up once. The food aversions just won't go away and I constantly feel hungry, which leaves me feeling tired. I now nap during the day when Tyler Lee is asleep but I usually wake up feeling worse! This week we got to see our little bubs again at our dating scan, which, if I'm honest, I thought would be much later, not at 10+6 weeks! It was so great to see our little babe so soon and they were even moving about, it was absolutely adorable! All is going fantastic and they're measuring spot on for my dates. My due date is May 12th and hopefully we won't have to wait too long for their long-awaited arrival.

Week 11
This week seems to have taken an absolute age to get to, it feels like the longest pregnancy already, probably because I've known for so long! The sickness has gone again but I now have problems with my pelvis and lower back. They constantly click when I'm moving, trying to get in and out of bed, bend down, etc. The mornings are the worst and I hate the sensation and noise of it, it's so uncomfortable. The breathlessness is a lot worse now too and I can't even lift Tyler Lee, which is quite hard considering I'm the only one with him here most days. The food aversions are still ongoing, nothing appeals to me at all and I find myself having frozen drinks or toast just to quench the tummy rumbles. I'm still feeling extremely tired and could sleep for Ireland! I had my booking appointment at the hospital this week and everything was fine until I got my blood pressure tested. At first it was 143/98 and it went up to 145/109 at its highest and I began suffering with awful chest pains. Thankfully it came down to 123/80 so that I could leave the hospital but I now have to go for a repeat blood pressure monitoring session and if the chest pains happen again I have to go to the ER, ugh. I never had this with my last pregnancy so it's all new and quite scary, I need to relax.

So there you have it, an update on my life and the ups and downs of this pregnancy over the past six weeks. Hopefully the next stage of pregnancy will bring more ups and happy moments, it's awful feeling so unwell, which I have done since yesterday's hospital visit especially.

We can't wait to meet the new arrival next May, I'm so excited to be having a summer baby!



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26 comments

  1. I am so excited for you! loving following your pregnancy journey! I hope the sickness subsides and your fears about the pregnancy too. Your such an amazing mammy and im sure tyler lee will be a fab big bro! looking forward to your next update! rest up lovely xx

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki, I'm so glad you're liking the updates :) You're too kind, thanks for such a lovely comment xxx

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  2. Congrats! Looking back, I wish I had journaled during my pregnancies. It would be so much fun to go back and read those words today. So excited for you!

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  3. Congratulations! This is such a sweet time, and I love that you're keeping a diary of it all. I did that with the first, but got too busy to do it with the other two. I really wish I had made the time though, it's so much fun to go back and read it again!

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  4. I remember my pregnancies with such fondness. Yes, there was morning sickness and just a general feeling of fatigue, but it was also such a beautiful experience! Congratulations!

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  5. I Really enjoyed reading this post! I get my bloods done so often but my veins are always well hidden and sometimes they have to keep trying. I hate it too! Your not the only one lol! Good luck for the upcoming weeks. Sorry the doctor didn't give you an early scan!

    Angela

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  6. Congrats! Although our baby making days are over I still enjoy following other peoples experiences. It really brings back memories. Your story sounds very similar to ours and we wish you all the best!

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  7. I'm very happy for you! I know how much you love your little boy through your posts so I know you are excited to have double the love in your home :D

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  8. Congrats! I was lucky during my pregnacy, because I never felt nauseous. I only had problems 2 weeks before giving a birth, because I had problems with my left hip that was killing me when I was walking.

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  9. Aw so exciting! I always felt worse around week 6 too! I think it is a girl :) xx

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your progression week by week. It is so much fun to read about your journey and I can't wait until you get to start posting super cute pics of baby!

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  11. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage in 2014, it must have been hard but now you are blessed with baby number two, congratulations! I have visited a couple of psychics before and they always seem to be right. The outfits are adorable!

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  12. Your pictures are so cute! It can be scary to go through a pregnancy after a miscarriage!

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  13. Aw congratulations again it must be so exciting. I love your pictures by the way. I also thought an early scan was ok when a miscarriage has happened previous but thankfully you got to see your little one at 8 weeks which must have been a beautiful moment. I wonder if the psychic will be right, can't wait to find out :)

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  14. Congrats on the soon to be new little one. I wish I would have kept a log like this for both of my pregnancies. My boys are six years apart so it was like doing it for the first time again. Congrats again.

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  15. Congrats to you! Such an exciting time for you and your family.

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  16. Congratulations! There are lot of couples who are trying so hard and finding so many ways to conceive a baby. I guess more people now are stressed with work so they can't make one successfully.

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  17. You really have had plenty of up's and down's with your body and emotions. Hopefully it will settle down soon. I was sick for what seemed to be the whole pregnancy with my boys although the births were pretty straight forward although very long! May will come before you know it and you can enjoy your little bundle of joy!

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  18. I feel for you. Yes I hated blood tests, sometimes I wouldn't give any away either, once even being sent to hospital for them to take blood from me! I felt faint a lot, and I had nausea and sickness with both my daughters - not so much with my son. My eldest is 9 now, then a 7 yr old and my boy is 4. I can't afford any more babies - but boy I love them. Good luck with everything x

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  19. I'm delighted that baby's doing well! Just hang in there, you're a great Mum & having been through the awfulness of losing a child, it's only natural that you're worried. Sleep all you can (maybe try some meditation to ease your stress) and swimming is great for easing pelvic/lower back pain.

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  20. Congrats on the baby!! Pregnancy after a loss is so hard, I lost one at 12 weeks with no signs of it till we went for an ultrasound was awful. Can't wait for your next update!

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  21. This is so beautiful. Is going to be such a memory keeps for your baby. I hoping you start feeling better soon.

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  22. Congratulations this is so exciting for your family! I look forward to reading your updates as your pregnancy progresses!

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  23. Aww how lovely. I'll definitely will be documenting my pregnancy! All the best to you xx

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  24. First, congrats!! How exciting to be preggo with baby #2! I remember those days, and then anxiously awaiting to find out the sex of the baby! Just continue to take it slow and enjoy it as much as you can!

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  25. First of all, congrats! I hope that the rest of your pregnancy goes a lot smoother. I am currently pregnant with baby #3 and this time around is far different from the other 2. Nausea all day long and no energy to do anything! I am now in my second semester and doing much better except for back pain.

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