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Third Time Lucky

We’re finally pregnant again.

This is the third time around for us, following 2 miscarriages in the past year.

You may remember the last time I found out I was pregnant, the crazy roller coaster of emotions I didn’t seem to be able to get a handle on.

Some days, I was fine. Other days I was beside myself with grief, and stressed to the max about having another miscarriage.

Since we found out about the chromosomal translocation, I had taken a more relaxed “whatever will be will be” approach to the whole thing and hoped I could hold on to that for the next pregnancy.

The thing is, you never really know how you will feel until the time comes.

Thank goodness, as soon as I found out this time, I was over the moon!

I actually couldn’t believe how excited I was. I couldn’t wait to tell Sam and our family and friends. I pretty much just wanted to scream “finally!!” from the rooftops.

Until I worked out my due date was the same day my Grandfather (my Mum’s Dad) had passed away.

I never actually got the chance to meet him as he died very young, years before I was born. So, when I told my Mum the estimated due date, and she said she’d really like to have a nice memory for that day, it clicked to me straight away what she meant… which pretty much kicked those crazy pregnant cry baby emotions in (sheesh, I can’t hardly even type this without getting worked up again… lol).

But apart from that, I have a pretty good handle on things. I’ve only felt really stressed out twice, and that was both times when I was waiting for blood test results on my hcg and progesterone levels.

Since then I said to my OB not to worry about doing any more blood tests. Waiting for the results (btw, all fine so far) I have found is more stress than it’s worth.

So, since everything is fine so far, I said I’d be happy to assume everything is OK for now and wait until the 24th when we can have a scan to see what’s going on in there (it’s less than 2 weeks away anyway!)

Funnily enough, the fact that I have a 50% chance of miscarriage doesn’t even really upset me (not even a close second on the emotional scale to the due date coincidence!)

We’ve decided just to take a positive outlook on the whole scenario. Of course, we don’t want to set ourselves up for disappointment, as we definitely know how this could end, but we can’t see any harm in feeling hopeful for a positive outcome all the same.

So, here’s hoping…! 😉

Until next time, I’d really like to know…

How did your pregnancy hormones affect you?

Were you super excited like me, and then sometimes outrageously emotional, or did they have little impact at all?

Look forward to hearing your experiences!

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11 Replies to “Third Time Lucky”

  1. I have only been pregnant once and I had a tough time with hormones at the beginning. Even though I wanted to have my son so badly, I struggled with a little depression in the beginning. By the 2nd trimester though everything evened out and then I was through the moon excited. I hope you have a smooth and easy pregnancy! Excited for you!

  2. Congratulations to you and your family 🙂 I only know you through the blogging world, but it’s very visible that you are an excellent mother and an incredible human being. I will be sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs your way throughout this journey! 🙂

  3. This post makes me so happy!! Congrats to you. I know how hard the rollercoster of emotions can be when you are pregnant. I lost my baby Jamie after carrying him for 5 months. It was devastating. I am so sorry you’ve had to go through that in the past. I was like you.
    “You may remember the last time I found out I was pregnant, the crazy roller coaster of emotions I didn’t seem to be able to get a handle on”

    “Some days, I was fine. Other days I was beside myself with grief, and stressed to the max about having another miscarriage”
    This was ME! I feared losing Jamie up until the day I had to say goodbye to him. I just knew in my heart something would happen and I sometimes feel like all the stress I allowed my self to fear contributed to what happened. If I am ever lucky enough to have another baby I will hope that i can take your approach and just allow the same “what ever will be will be”.
    Congrats again MAMA!! So happy for you and your growing family.

  4. Awww, sweet friend <3
    Sending you so much love and hugs your way. I know this is a difficult and scary time, and I'm SURE there are a waves of emotions coursing through your body right now, but you have a wonderful outlook on the whole. I imagine that going through two miscarriages will of course play a role in your emotional state, but you are doing all the right things, communicating through your feelings, and taking care of yourself <3 Sending all my love to you!

  5. I’ve never been pregnant, so I can’t really speak about hormones. But I am happy and excited for you, and of course keeping you in my thoughts!

  6. Omg, congratulations! I can only imagine the complexity of the emotions you’re feeling, having been through so much to get to this point – I hope that it’s a healthy, easy pregnancy!

  7. I’m visiting from The Peaceful Posse. Looks like I’m finding you at an exciting time! Sending you well wishes and good vibes for a smooth pregnancy from here.

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