Let me rewind, 6 weeks after having my baby my doctor asked if I wanted to talk about contraception. I actually laughed out loud, one because I was nowhere close to being ready to have sex and second after going through IVF, if we were to get pregnant on our own it would be a blessing. The fertility doctor told me it was very slim we could get pregnant on our own so I didn’t think it was possible. I’ll ruin the story now by saying that I am 21 weeks pregnant with baby number 2!
This is what happened: in February we met with our new fertility doctor and he suggested we do a hydro saline test to make sure my uterus looked okay before proceeding. He wrote a prescription for me to get a period which I hadn’t had since having Max. The test would be valid for 6 months but I called the nurse back because I wasn’t ready to get pregnant in 6 months (insert laughter). She told me to still take the medication as it would be a good idea to get my period. Fast forward to the beginning of April… Since I never get a period, I never look for one but one night I got super excited because I was spotting. I ran into our room and told my hubby, my body is regulating itself, I think I’m getting my period! The next day I felt a bit nauseous and full and for no other reason than a gut feeling
I remember my doula telling me she sees this all the time but I still didn’t think it was possible. Is it sooner than I would have wanted? Maybe a little but that expression keeps running through my head: “God laughs at the best-made plans.” We will have two under 1.5 years. Send words of encouragement and/or extra hands!
Also, I want to note that my heart is extra sensitive to all the parents out there struggling to have a child. I have been there and I know the emotional toll that it can bring. Just know that I am only a virtual hug away. XO