Disclaimer: I completely understand that these updates might be emotional triggers for those of you still waiting on your miracles to arrive. I understand if you want to skip over these each month. Right now, I plan to do these updates every 2 weeks because I do want to document this pregnancy. I’m going to continue to honor and bring awareness to infertility as well. I hope you continue to join me on this journey.
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Tomorrow is my first OB appointment and ultrasound, and I’m all sorts of nervous. I’ve never had an ultrasound this early, and I know it’s very unlikely that we’ll see a heartbeat yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing what is going on in there. I was originally scheduled for my first appointment to be in 2 more weeks, but it was decided I should go sooner rather than later.
I decided that for this pregnancy, I’m going to take the Mama Natural approach and focus on the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual experience of creating new life. Every 2 weeks, I’ll share how I’ve been feeling, what I’ve been experiencing, and what I’m praying over this baby. At the end of each post, I’ll have some sort of extra focus, whether it’s what supplements I’m taking, what I’m reading (and what I think about it), what apps I’m using, recipes I’m relying on, morning sickness remedies, etc.
It has been almost eight years since I got my BFP with Zoey… EIGHT! That means that eight years ago this month, I was going through my 7th round of Clomid, going to follicle ultrasounds, triggering, and praying hard for it to take. So yes, I’ve been pregnant before, but it feels brand new for me. It’s amazing how much I’ve forgotten about pregnancy and how things have changed since then, from the “rules”, to the apps available, to the gadgets and gizmos in the store. Things have come a long way.
Without further adieu, here is my first Pregnancy After Infertility update.