So our little hidden secret is finally out. This was a lot harder to hide, and I mean physically hide. Second time around and my belly started popping out pretty much as soon as the test came back positive. It was as if my body was like “cool, she knows now! Wheres those comfy fat pants at?!”.
Announcing our pregnancy last night was thrilling and nerve wracking all at the same time. Putting our lives out there daily on social media is part of this world I choose to live in, I love sharing most of the good and some of the bad. But it’s been exciting to be able to keep this between Ben and my little family. It was also a major relief to be able to share our excitement with my online family- YOU!
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17th Dec. Exactly four days AFTER Alaska’s second birthday #facepalmLOL
How have I been feeling:
I’ve been sick, constant queasy/ car sickness feeling all day every day since 6 weeks. It gets worse at night but I know it won’t be forever so I try not to complain (much lol).
Do we know the gender:
Nope. And we won’t be finding out again. That feeling of finding out what the baby is, after hours of pushing out a giant watermelon, is a huge reward.
When did we find out:
We went down south for a mini vacay, I did a test a week before I was due. It came up really faint, but as the days went on, I did about 30 more tests and the lines kept getting darker.
Did the hormone Dr work:
Most of you would remember I went in for blood work to see if I’d ovulated. The Dr called me as were driving down south for our trip. He said he could see I did ovulate but he wasn’t impressed with my stress hormone, or progesterone levels. My stress level hormone was through the roof and my progesterone was really low. He said both were factors to my painfully long periods and sever mood swings. He posted my hormone cream, it arrived after I found out I was pregnant a week later. I personally can’t say that the cream helped as I didn’t need to use it in the end, BUT it was great to find out that I wasn’t going insane about issues with my hormones. I wasn’t seeing him to fall pregnant (as explained here) I was wanting to get my body back aligned as I didn’t feel balanced emotionally.
We’ve been trying since November 2017. Alaska was sick with hand foot and mouth in April. Ben flew home from work early to help us. This happened to be during my fertile time. I wasn’t even thinking about getting pregnant. I guess they say everything happens for a reason.
FIFO Life (Fly In Fly Out):
Living FIFO life doesn’t mean you have fertility issues. It just makes trying to conceive much harder. Yes FIFO life is a choice, but that doesn’t mean they can come home when ever they want during your fertile time. The TTC process for FIFO couples is usually going to be a lot longer than it is for those who are actively trying who live together 24/7. Ben and I tried for Alaska for almost a year whilst living the FIFO lifestyle, and we tried for 6 months with this new baby. He was home at the right time several times this year, but it just never worked. I’ve never said that I have fertility issues, but the FIFO life is just one very real obstacle for some families, making it harder for couple to get pregnant. People might disagree with this, but until you’re living the FIFO life you have no idea what’s realistic and what’s not. Every TTC story is going to be extremely different. I really don’t have the answer as to why this happened this time, but I’m sending so much positive energy out into the world for those who are wishing to be parents.
Photographer: Kellie Sinclair Photography (have used Kellie for our wedding, maternity, birth photos- She’s now like family).
Big Sister Plaque: ZILVI
Alaska’s Dress: Designer Kidz (15% discount code MISSKYREELOVES)
Ben’s Cardi: ASOS
I promise not to over spam everyone with baby bump over the next six months. However if I do start getting on your nerves or it’s not the kind of content you like seeing, PLEASEEEE just unfollow. I’m not forcing anyone to watch this next chapter of our lives so please don’t follow along if it’s not your thing.
LOVE TO ALL XOX