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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD

10 Things I have learned in the past 6 days


1. It is 100% possible to be completely overjoyed and debilitatingly terrified at the exact same moment.

2. It is so much easier not telling people that I am pregnant than I thought it would be. I am totally content on keeping this our little secret for a while longer.

3. Cramps are a very, VERY scary thing even when you know it is completely normal.

4. Do not watch anything and I mean anything on Animal Plant while pregnant… you will cry at every show and every single commercial.

5. Having to eat every hour is simultaneously awesome and a total pain in the ass.

6. Sleep is my friend more now then ever… even if I still don’t get enough of it.

7. The first couple weeks of being “bloated” is no joke. I can’t wear my jeans and have been living in leggings/yoga pants.

8. Sandpaper nipples… I am obsessed with touching them to make sure they still feel like someone took sandpaper to them (yes, I know, I am a complete freak but I am doing anything I can to reassure myself that this is actually happening).

9. Seeing E this happy has made my heart swell. I have NEVER seen him like this in the 11.5 years we have been together. It’s amazing.

10. Even though the past 3 years have tried my faith and I have all but stopped praying, I have found myself praying with every ounce of my being that this baby is my take-home miracle. Here’s hoping that my prayers come true.

…16 days till my viability ultrasound…

9 thoughts on “10 Things I have learned in the past 6 days

  1. I agree with each & every one of these.
    Especially #1 & #6! I feel like I go into a coma every time I sleep.

  2. Oh friend! I second all of your emotions! Keep hoping 🙂 it is good for baby and mommy!

  3. Happy for you that you get to make these observations and feel these emotions. 🙂 Hoping for the best news in 16 days.

  4. Yes I totally agree especially with 1, 2 and 6. Praying with you 🙂

  5. Great post! Totally agree xx

  6. New reader here:)
    Congrats on your pregnancy, and all of those things are definitely spot on. I hope things continue to progress well!!!

  7. I am with you on all of these except the easy to not tell people. I find it slipping out. Especially now that things are starting to go well. I guess I’m just too frickin excited to keep it bottled up.

    • I am so happy that you are able to share the good news 🙂 We have told our nearest and dearest but that’s it. E said last night that ‘it’s so hard to not be crazy excited!!!’ and I agree with him. I can’t wait to get to that point… but I still have several more weeks till I believe I will get there 🙂

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