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starburstice's Pregnancy

My Due Date: August 2, 2021
I am 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant » 151 days to go
Age: 32 years old

My Milestones & Events

On February 10, 2021 at 15 weeks 2 days pregnant
First Prenatal Appointment
So excited to be planning our 3rd homebirth with our same midwife. First appt got rescheduled due to a birth but this worked out great. Went over what has happened since our last birth and always just feels like catching up with an old friend. She said I was measuring big but expects that with how many pregnancies I've had. Baby's heart rate was 158 and sounded nice and strong! Was a pretty chilly day and started snowing while I was there but thankfully the roads weren't too bad! Her new office was definitely a nicer drive than her old location too!

On February 10, 2021 at 15 weeks 2 days pregnant
Felt My Baby Move for the First Time
Occasionally I've thought I felt something but was never completely convinced. I was sitting on the livingroom floor leaning forward cleaning stains out of baby clothes with a dawn, peroxide, baking soda mixture and was like "now that definitely felt like baby" now in the few days since I have felt more. Such an amazing feeling and so incredibly happy and grateful to God that I get to experience this again! <3

On January 11, 2021 at 11 weeks 0 days pregnant
Started Wearing Maternity Clothes
Think it was around here I started, just was getting irritated by the pressure of reg pants on my growing uterus

On December 17, 2020 at 7 weeks 3 days pregnant
Heard Baby's Heartbeat for the First Time
This was the first time I thought maybe I caught it for a second. On the 20th I thought I did again. Had I not been recording it I would have probably thought I had just imagined it though. By the 23rd I definitely heard it and by the 26 I found it loud and clear. Such an amazing reassuring sound. Was still too faint to register bpm on the doppler but an ultrasound on the 21st measured it at 170bpm! I finally counted out the beats a few weeks later and got around 175 and around 13wks the doppler finally started registering on the screen.

On December 7, 2020 at 6 weeks 0 days pregnant
First Ultrasound
Hadn't planned on an ultrasound, however with the pain and bleeding I'd been having decided it was best with my history of ectopic pregnancy. I honestly didn't expect to see anything and started crying as soon as I seen the sac and baby and yolk sac once she got the probe in further. Was still thinking there probably wouldn't be a heart beat but when she zoomed I thought I seen the flicker and cried some more, sure enough she measured and 101bpm! the baby is alive and I'm cautiously optimistic, praying so hard they stay with us! Measuring 5wk6d

On November 18, 2020 at 3 weeks 2 days pregnant
First Positive Pregnancy Test
I had been wondering but wasn't expecting much since the few months before I had some promising signs too. 8dpo I actually was thinking I was out & was pretty bummed, but wondered if it was just hormones shifting..so I took a test to try cheer myself up(plus hoping my dream of giving birth to a baby girl was an omen). Figured if the queasy feeling I had been feeling was a sign something should show...but it was negative & probably just added to the depressed feeling. The next day I woke up after dreaming about a tornado,(idk why but I dream about tornadoes a lot when pregnant), I input temp for the day on my chart and realized it looked a lot like my last pregnancy chart, but like one day ahead, so I decided to test 1 day earlier than I had gotten my positive that cycle...& it was positive! I thought I may just be going crazy because I was starting to lose hope that it would happen this year. Tried another in the evening & was so shocked at the progression already!

On November 18, 2020 at 3 weeks 2 days pregnant
Told Husband/Partner
Wasn't long after hubby had had went to bed after his 3rd shift and I went and put the test in his hand and asked "please tell me you see that too?" He joked "I don't see nothing dude" and I asked "are you lying?" To which he replied "yeah I'm lying!!" Lol I got it on video but since I can't post that, here's a screen capture from the video!

On October 26, 2020 at 0 weeks 0 days pregnant
Picked a Name
We have had a girls name picked out for awhile and have a few other options as back ups and a few boy name options to choose from too, but as we don't intend to find out sex until birth it'll be awhile before we know the name for sure!

On October 26, 2020 at 0 weeks 0 days pregnant
Bought Baby's First Outfit
I actually have been buying a few things here and there the past few months, trying to show my body the positive intention. :D and because they were just too cute!!!

Profile Comments for starburstice (4)

Comment from starburstice » Posted 4 weeks ago
Thanks Meghan!

Comment from Meghan83 » Posted 4 weeks ago
Yay - congrats on your pregnancy! So happy for you. Thank you for checking in. I’ll write back on my wall too. -Meghan

Comment from starburstice » Posted 13 weeks ago
Thank you!!

Comment from MamaLovingood » Posted 14 weeks ago
So freaking happy for you! <3

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