Just a little about me.
My DH and I have been married 6 years. I got pregnant with DD during our engagement on the first month I stopped taking BC. I was completely shocked and disoriented the whole pregnancy. I had horrible stomach issues and felt like death for the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. I was always starving and couldn't eat enough. I had horrible blood sugar drops that made me sick to my stomach and bad constipation. The second trimester was not bad but I developed pre-e in the third trimester and had to be induced. DD was born at 37wks on May 15th only weighing 5lbs 11oz but she was healthy. Unfortunately, I continued to feel bad afterwards and developed PPD that lasted until DD was 9mo. As a result we didn't bond well.
With DS we tried for 8 months to get pregnant. I charted, used OPKs and timed DTD but was nearly ready to give up when we got our BFP. This pregnancy was like heaven compared to the last one. I had absolutely no tummy issues or constipation. In fact I didn't even feel pregnant! This continued throughout the pregnancy. I didn't really start to feel crappy until around 37weeks. At 39 week I went into L&D and was admitted because I was 4cm and my BP was 164/109. Unfortunately, I was given pitocin (I wasn't aware of it) and it caused the contractions to come too fast. As a result DS had horrible heart decels where his heart just stopped and then barely was beating. I had to be put on oxygen because I hyperventilated from the scare. Thankfully they took me off the pitocin and his heart rate went back to normal. I had an epi but it didn't take so the birth was without pain meds of any type. Towards the end I was told the NICU team was being called in and my dr calmly told me she was concerned because his heart was still decelerating. I didn't know because I had asked them to turn off the monitor after the first scare. Thankfully he was born without a need for the NICU team and they were sent out. He was perfect at 6lbs 13oz! My dr later told me that he had the shortest and fattest umbilical cord she had ever seen and that was why his heart was decelerating. His cord kept pulling him back in! We are lucky it was long enough for birth as sometimes they are too short and result in infant death.
DH wanted to have a third but I was on the fence over it. I couldn't be on BC because it gave me awful migraines so I just charted and timed DTD when I was not fertile thinking at some point I would change my mind and get pregnant again. Thinking I had it covered I was completely shocked to discover I was pregnant in August. I immediately knew it was another boy. So far this pregnancy has been a mixture of my first and second pregnancies. I had some stomach issues but did not feel near as bad as with DD. Everything has been smooth sailing so far. I am considered high risk because of my age and past high BP, but nothing so far indicates any reason to worry. I am scheduled for my next appointment in January where I will be getting another round of blood work, the GD test and scheduling another u/s for growth. Right now my dr seems convinced that I will have high BP again. I hope to prove her wrong!