You guys I am not even kidding when I say that moving into the Second Trimester is like breathing life again. I have barely blogged, showered, or moved over the last 14 weeks. Ironically, I have been less sick with this pregnancy than any of the others. It’s the exhaustion that has wrecked me! However, I am happy to report that all of a sudden I feel like I have some energy and motivation again. Thank goodness! So, I want to burn your eyes with pregnancy details, because we just love those, yes?
I found out I was pregnant before I even missed my period, so I was like 3 weeks and some change. I felt a little different and decided to take a test a few days early. Voila! It was positive.
For the next few weeks before I saw an OB for the first time, I all but forgot I was pregnant. When it’s your third and you are super busy and no symptoms are debilitating yet, it’s kind of easy to lose track of the actual pregnancy!
Then came the bleeding. I had some spotting with Charlie, but this was much worse. I have miscarried before, so naturally I was fairly worried. The day before Christmas I think it was, I decided to go in and have an ultrasound to at least confirm viability. I was about seven weeks at that time. I was impatient and getting worried and needed some reassurance. Luckily, there was a tiny embryo in there with a beating heart! Once there is a detectable healthy beating heart on ultrasound, the chance of carrying the pregnancy to term increases to about 98%.
During the ultrasound, they also noted a Subchorionic Hemorrhage, which would be the culprit behind all the bleeding. SCH is very common and causes scary symptoms. The good news is that most of the time it does not threaten a pregnancy.
After that appointment, we decided to share the news with everyone. Sharing is always exciting and it’s always so wonderful to receive so much support and love from everyone.
I definitely had some nausea, but nothing as bad as the first two. The fatigue was a different story. I have basically just wanted to sleep since about week six. That may also have something to do with a hyper seven year old and crazy toddler.
We opted to do the genetic blood testing at 11 weeks just like we did with Charlie. It’s a DNA blood test that looks much closer at risks for Trisomies and other genetic disease. Since they are already looking at chromosomes, they are also able to see the sex of the baby! Isn’t that amazing? It’s almost 100% accurate, since they are looking directly at the fetal DNA. We were so excited to find out that Baby Crenshaw is a BOY! We loved the idea of two boys and a girl, so we couldn’t be more excited. We had already decided on a name (should it be a boy), so he is officially Lincoln Tyler Crenshaw. Grayson is ECSTATIC to have a brother.
So, now that I have bored you with all that, here are some quick fun facts:
How many weeks now? 14
How much weight gain? 0
Symptoms so far? Mild nausea, migraines, fatigue
Boy or Girl? Boy!
Cravings? Vegetables, fruit, pickled things and salty things.
Aversions? I don’t want much meat!