Monday, December 9, 2013

My Pregnancies

There was this status update going around Facebook recently where you were assigned a number and then you had to update your status with that many "fun fact" about your pregnancy. I'm generally not one for the mass status update trends on Facebook but I really wanted to share some facts about my pregnancies. So, I've decided to take to the trusty blog to post these things. 

1-I found out I was pregnant with Avery on October 15, 2011, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I found out I was pregnant with Harper on May 15, 2013.

2-I only took 1 pregnancy test with Avery. I still have it. I took at least 3 with this pregnancy, just to be sure. I have those too. 

3-I had morning sickness with both but never tossed my cookies. Eating was the only thing that made me feel better. Needless to say, I gain more weight than I should. 

4-Avery's name was picked out well before we knew she was a girl. 

5-I will be delivering at a different hospital with Harper. 

6-Both pregnancies were intentional-no "accidents."

7-We tried to announce our pregnancy to our families creatively. Avery they each received baby related gifts. With Harper we made up a special photo announcement. 

8-We did fun gender reveals each time. Avery it was pink cupcakes, Harper it was pink silly string. Both times we knew ahead of time. 

9-It took us 4 years of marriage to decide we were ready for a family. Avery celebrated our 5th anniversary in our arms, 3 days before we lost her. Harper was just a tiny bean celebrating with usin my belly on our 6th anniversary. 

10- Avery was born at 39w3d. Harper is scheduled to arrive via csection at 39w3d. 

11-I was induced with Avery and ended with a csection. Harper will be a scheduled csection. 

12-During Avery's csection, my leg fell off the table and I could feel it happen. I told to doctor and she told the nurse to pick it up. It was quite comical. 

13-I am horrible at documenting my pregnancies with photos. 

14-My sweet tooth takes over while pregnant. 

15-My favorite part of pregnancy is just watching my belly contort with the baby's movements. 

16-We plan to stop having children after Harper. 2 girls is just right for us.

To my blogger friends, please feel free to share facts about your pregnancies. I'd love to read your posts too!


  1. I felt weird doing this on Facebook, but I feel like I can definitely share with you, here :)

    1--Both my pregnancies have been completely textbook. Nothing exciting to ever report, save for a small subchorionic hemorrhage in the VERY beginning this time. But even that went away. I'm hoping for a completely different outcome this time, though. That's what scares the crap out of me.

    2--I don't have pregnancy cravings. I'm a total weirdo.

    3--So far, both pregnancies, I've gained a total of 7 pounds up to 39 weeks. I'm already a bit overweight, so this overjoys me, mostly. I blame most of it on the fact that I usually just overeat, and when I'm pregnant, I just can't because my stomach shrinks and it doesn't fit. Foodie problem.

    4--In both of my first trimesters, I lost about 10 pounds. That helped with the overall weight gain only being 7 pounds total.

    5--I'm pretty positive I have Symphisis Pubic Dysfunction when I'm pregnant. No doctor will actually CALL it that, though, for some reason. This pregnancy, I decided to hit the chiropractor early, and it helped a LOT.

    6--I don't know if this is it for us, as far as number of kids. We're both of the strong opinion that we always wanted our kids to have a sibling. Both of us grew up with brothers and sisters and we both feel like it's an amazing thing to give your children. I wish we hadn't lost we wouldn't have to feel like we have a sibling...and yet don't.

    7--I have a hard time getting overly bonded with baby in the womb. I'm not a super girly-girl, and I NEVER fantasized about being pregnant, so I sort of chalk it up to that.

    8--Jeff and I will celebrate 11 years together 2 days after Lena is born. We've been married almost 5 years...And I have no idea what took us so long to have kids. I sort of regret that now. I never imagined that I'd have to start at zero again after having my first child...And now I'll be 35+ and Jeff will be 40+ when and if we have another...

    9--We were terrible at agreeing on a boy's name for Luke. But in the end, we both agreed on it. For Lena, it was probably one of the easiest decisions we've had to make. She'll be named after my Oma, whose nickname was Lena, and Jeff's Mom, who's name was Helena. It was a simple conclusion to come to together.

    10--I'll have had one vaginal delivery via induction, and one c-section. I'll be able to make a pretty informed decision about which is better after this Thursday :)

  2. Thanks for sharing Jen! You are definitely on my mind this week with Lena's arrival quickly approaching. Can't wait to see pictures!!

    1. Thanks Crystal--I really can't wait till the surgery is over and I can be sure she's ok.

      What's your due date again? I really don't want to forget and miss it in my haze in the next month-ish ♥

    2. My csection is scheduled for Jan 21st. It can't come soon enough.

  3. I have seen this post too. I have wanted to share like everyone else, but wasn't sure if I should. You have inspired me to make my own blog response! :)