If you follow me on Instagram you will have already heard the news: I'm trying out that having a baby thing again. I am currently just entering 14 weeks of pregnancy, and onto my second trimester, and am due October 15. After having a miscarriage in September, pregnancy has taken on a whole new level of scary (and excitement!). That being said, everything this time around feels incredibly different, but there is always that nagging thought in the back of your head, 'what if it happens this time too.' However, after hearing that wonderful little heartbeat several times, and seeing him or her wriggle and squirm and hiccup on the ultrasound on three different occasions, I'm feeling pretty safe and sound.
My first pregnancy was a bit of a surprise. As some of you may remember, I was pretty on the fence about having kids, and didn't have that drive that a lot of future mom's and dad's seem to have. I feel pretty fulfilled in my life, with my business and my marriage and my animals. Dan always knew kids were something he wanted, which always worried me because it didn't seem that cut and dry to me. I bring this up, because I know there were a lot of you who commented that you had the same feelings. Even after I lost my first baby, I felt like if it never happened again, I would be ok. People are so much more complex than our drive to procreate. However, I can say that as someone who never imagined herself as a mother, growing a little person feels pretty amazing (once you get over the initial fear and occasional queasiness)! A lot of my initial fears and apprehensions about pregnancy, birth, and taking care of the baby went away once I got pregnant. I blame it on the hormones, but this has definitely been my experience. Everything feels like it will just be ok somehow. My husband, on the other hand, is a little more nervous.
The last few months have been weird (but exciting!). It's weird doing pregnancy twice in such a short period of time, telling family and friends that you are once again pregnant. It's weird to have a "do-over." I felt very detached in the beginning but over the last few weeks I've been able to "enjoy" pregnancy. So far, everything seems to be going just right (and I have the belly to show for it too).
Yesterday, I decided I'd let myself finally indulge a bit, and sewed some baby clothes. I bought the patterns from Brindille & Twig on Etsy. They were so fast and easy to sew, I think I have a new addiction. I am anxiously awaiting Mid-May to find out the sex of the baby so I can sew a few more things. Babies are a great reason to get your craft on!
I wanted to share this news with you because I had so many people reach out to me after I had written about my miscarriage. It felt so reassuring to hear your stories, and now I am glad to continue on with mine!