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My name is Jessika. After 15 months of actively trying, DF and I are finally pregnant with #2! I'm thankful that I didn't have to go through any fertility treatments because after seeing my SIL struggle with infertility and miscarriages, I was very scared. From my LMP I should be due on December 11 but I have my first OB/US appointment May 2 so from all the stories I read, it might change. I am thankful I actually kept track of this cycle, the past few months I haven't. When we were pregnant with DD, I was 18 and didn't keep track of my cycles or anything so when I ended up pregnant and the doctor asked me my LMP I had no clue. I felt like such an idiot! This time is so different! DD is 6 and I honestly don't remember when I had all my symptoms and what not. Honestly, I didn't pay attention. I know that before AF was due I already had MS, BB's veiny and enlarged and pains in my uterus. This time, I have had AF like cramps, sore BB's and that is it. I honestly didn't think I was pregnant. I thought I would have had more symptoms and all I kept thinking is "man this is gonna be a painful AF!" Hmmm was I ever so wrong, lol! We are hoping for a happy and healthy pregnancy this time around. My DD was born with C-ACC. Everything went fine for the first 4 months of the pregnancy and when I was to find out the sex, I was also sent to a Maternal Fetal specialist. It was supposed to be one of the happiest times in my life and it turned out not to be. The MF was awful to me, no bedside manner whatsoever and told me that DD would not survive and if she did, she'd never make it home. She told me I had to abort immediately. After discussing with family about our options, we decided to keep her. She was our DD and there was no way either of us could do that. I would have gone crazy if I had aborted her, wondering who she might have become. She has disabilities and is deaf but we are moving through it and don't regret our decision. She was our miracle and still is. She's a fighter. This pregnancy is a little scary but the doctors have assured me that it shouldn't happen again. It still scares me though. And what if everything goes okay with this pregnancy? What if it's another girl? I think everyday how I am going to have two little girls, one that isn't able to do certain things and one that can. It breaks my heart. DF tells me that everything will work out and that this one (if it's a girl) will be a girlie girl who play with barbies for me since DD is his little camoflauge wearing, mudding, working on cars with daddy girl, lol. So that is pretty much me and my life in a nutshell! Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy for all of us girls on here!
If this is how the first trimester is gonna go...I'm scared about the next two! I am exhausted today. And it doesn't help that I have my DF's family coming for the weekend tomorrow and my house looks like a tornado hit it. We aren't telling anyone in the family about the pregnancy until Father's Day. It's what we did when we were expecting DD so it's kinda funny. Helped DF with his work today (He owns a bread route) and I honestly didn't want to drive an hour to meet up with him (Love him to death but I need my naps now, lol) but he persuaded me with food. Soup and salad to be exact and I've been craving a salad with ranch dressing. Weird. And not just any old salad, I needed cucumbers and tomatoes as well. Now I have at least hours of cleaning to do while he still works and my lower back is killing me. Cramps, lower back pain and swollen BB's...that's all the symptoms I have. Well, except for the insomnia which sucks. I didn't experience these with DD, only morning sickness and I thought I was going to die! Counting down the days until my first OB appt on May 2 and I'm excited but scared. Praying that everything goes okay!