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starburstice's Pregnancy

My Due Date: August 2, 2021
I have given birth!
Age: 34 years old

My Milestones & Events

On August 9, 2021 at 41 weeks 0 days pregnant
Found Out Baby's Gender
As I pulled baby up from underneath me out of the water I spotted giant baby balls, I laughed and snuggled him into me and didn't say anything right away. Brian and Rosie were discussing weight and Brian made a comment about being 9lbs to which I responded "he's not that big" it took them both a minute to register what I said lol

On August 9, 2021 at 41 weeks 0 days pregnant
Went Into Labour
Morning of 41weeks exactly I had gotten woken up a few times during the morning to contractions. Nothing major and as I had been having random ones on and off for a week or more they didn't mean much, but I did wonder if something felt different. Looking at my sleep log on my fitbit I even noticed disturbances in my sleep.. 7:13a, 7:33a, 7:50a, 8:10a, then 8:50a and 9:07? Once I actually woke up around 9:45am I had the urge to take a walk so I wanted to get dressed, eat and go. Everyone else was still sleeping so figured it'd be the perfect time. 10:05a I had to poop which was wonderful because the day before I felt like I needed to go all day the day before but didn't, little did I know that would only be the first of many bms that day lol. 10:10a I had a contraction and told my body "yes just keep doing it just like that!" 10:24a I had another but didn't feel as promising as the last had. But things did end up progressing!

On August 9, 2021 at 41 weeks 0 days pregnant
My Baby's Birthday!
6:52p Rosie got here & after she got inside and heard the ctx I was having said something about not having time to set up and started shoving her gloves on. The next ctx was when I realized I was closer than I thought. My bag bulged outside of my vagina during that ctx but slowly went back in after, before Rosie got a chance to look. I thought that with the next ctx when it bulged that I would have Brian take a picture for memory & also so I could see in that moment. Rosie listened to baby's heart tones & heard baby move as my next ctx started. I got back in my position on all 4s & put my hand back on my perineum to support it & started to feel the sac bulging again, bigger than the last & then next thing I knew baby's head was out. I calmly stated "heads out" & started feeling thru the bag when the body followed right after & my water burst. Savanah seen this & said the way it rushed thru the water looked like a squid that blew its ink lol

On August 9, 2021 at 41 weeks 0 days pregnant
Announced Baby's Gender to Family
Right before midnight we put together our little birth/gender announcement and shared with family and Facebook

On July 9, 2021 at 36 weeks 4 days pregnant
Installed Car Seat
Ironically I installed the carseat pretty much exactly 1mo before he was born. Somewhere in between 6 and 8 on the 9th of July. Cleaned the whole van and installed his seat. Savanah seen his seat and asked "who's seat is THAT?!" LMAOOO, like whose do you think?!?

On March 8, 2021 at 19 weeks 0 days pregnant
Husband/Partner Felt Baby Move for the First Time
It was a few days before this but can't recall exact day, but know for sure he felt baby this day while we were watching a tv show snuggled on the couch

On February 21, 2021 at 16 weeks 6 days pregnant
Dad Finally figured out I'm pregnant
After weird reactions with our 1st 3 announcements, we decided to let him figure this one out on his own. Our oldest he chided us for telling so early, when we only told that early because A.We had 2 prior losses &had to tell people after the fact, which was hard. & B.We wanted prayers for her to stay with us! He had told us in his day women didn't announce until they were showing& then boasted that he always knew before they did anyhow. Ok so challenge accepted! If you look at my belly pics you can see how thin I started this time & how quickly I was showing. It was finally @our 6yr olds birthday party that I got up to let the dog back in & I seen(I was recording too)him notice. He immediately looked uncomfortable & I joked it was the "oh shit my daughter had sex again" look. He waited until we were in the kitchen alone & asked for more icecream saying something like "its a birthday, an excuse to pig out" (See pt2) *pic of him noticing*

On February 21, 2021 at 16 weeks 6 days pregnant
Dad Finally figured out I'm pregnant pt2
He then continued.. "speaking of..." & motioned towards my belly. I replied "oh yeah with being stuck at home and all I've been indulging" lmao. He then replied something about noticing my belly the week before but just thinking it was left from my other 3 kids or something... (umm once again refer back to that I started this pregnancy at 135 wayyy less than I started let alone ended my other pregnancies at.) He then said that this week it was obvious that it was more. (Both weeks I feel were pretty obvious lol) anywho! He asked when it was due and just smiled. So all in all better than the prior 3 went. 2nd he said "she's pregnant AGAIN?!" Tone and facial expression were not so supportive! 3rd I believe was "I can't imagine bringing any more kids into this world!" Again not supportive! Pic of the awkward "oh shit my daughter had sex again" look. Hahaha

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 24, 2020 at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant
Announced Pregnancy to Family
The announcing was kinda staggered told some of my siblings Christmas eve, another around new years eve. Told hubby's family around his moms birthday. And we didn't tell my dad at all and let him figure out on his own... which he finally did at about 4mo haha. Definitely seemed to go over better than the times we straight up told him. We officially announced on fb 1/11/21 @ 11wks.

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 Jan. 28, 2021 9:50pm
Thanks Meghan!

Comment from Meghan83 » Posted Jan. 28, 2021 8:08pm
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 Nov. 30, 2020 3:50pm
Thank you!!

Comment from MamaLovingood » Posted Nov. 25, 2020 6:46pm
So freaking happy for you! <3

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