January 10, 2015
How did you know you were pregnant or how did you find out you were pregnant?
I started having waves of naseau! I decided to take a pregnancy test before going on a date (few and far between) with my husband because I wanted to order a glass of wine! I’m still waiting to have that wine!
What do you love most about being pregnant right now?
When the baby is moving. It’s so wonderful feeling/seeing another life inside your body.
What makes you feel best right now?
Hearing my daughter (1 year on October 13) laughing because it helps me forget how tired I am!
What are some of your struggles?
I have struggled with fatigue, depression, and body image this pregnancy. None of those struggles are typical for me when I am not pregnant, and I did not experience them with my first pregnancy. Which seems to make them feel like bigger struggles because I wasn’t expecting it!
What kind of birth do you envision for you and your baby? What are you doing to prepare for it?
A peaceful, calm, and happy birth. I am practicing the same set of exercises (physically and mentally) that I did during my first pregnancy. My husband and I feel a hospital birth is the best choice for us, but I plan to give birth without any pain medications/epidural which is the route we took with my daughter.
Best advice you've read or heard about pregnancy and childbirth?
When the pain of transition hits know that it’s almost over! That knowledge helped me remain calm during labor and delivery.
Do what’s best for you and your family. We all have opinions, but you’re the only one who knows what you need and can handle.