It’s beyond true what they say about things happening faster the second time around. I feel like I hardly had any kind of bump with Cooper at this point, and two weeks ago I woke up and BAM! There it was. But I have to admit, I do love it.
We actually found out we were expecting on Christmas day. I’d been really tired for a few weeks and my face was breaking out and Corey kept telling me “it’s because you’re pregnant”. But I brushed it off because I was still taking my pills (although I did miss two, but it wasn’t the first time). But he just kept saying it and I had to make sure he wasn’t right. After a long day of him nagging me about it, I found myself wandering around Walgreens at 9pm.
An employee passed by and asked “Do you need help with anything?”, then realized which aisle we were on and blushed. “I guess not” she said. I lied and said the test was for my sister-in-law’s stocking who was coming down the next day.
“She’s trying to get pregnant, so I thought it would be funny.”
“Well, tell her she doesn’t need the test. When you’re pregnant, you just KNOW.” She said, laughing.
“Oh, I know. I have a two year old at home.”
I went home and sure enough, those two little lines showed up almost immediately. For once, I have to say — my husband was right. And trust me, he made me repeat it multiple times that night.
So while it was a complete surprise, it was the happiest kind. After unexpectedly being in the NICU with Cooper, I don’t know when I would have been really ready to try again. But now we couldn’t be more excited. I love to imagine my two boys playing together and (hopefully) being the best of friends.
The first few months of this pregnancy were rough though. I was beyond nauseous and survived on ramen and bagels alone (just like last time) and could hardly keep my eyes open past 7pm. That last part is still a problem, but I blame it on chasing a rowdy 2 year old around all day.
I made Corey take a few pictures yesterday (actually I made him go back outside with me three times because I hated every single one the first two times. Thanks babe!) to commemorate my newest accessory.