It’s been 8 weeks since we suffered a miscarriage with our third pregnancy yet, here I am, announcing that I’m pregnant – again! To say I was shocked at the result of the pregnancy test is an understatement. After the miscarriage I assumed I’d bleed for a while and then perhaps have to wait for a whole cycle to pass until I began to ovulate again. This certainly hasn’t been the case. By my reckoning I’m about 5-6 weeks pregnant – give or take a few days which means I basically conceived within a few weeks of my miscarriage. I’ve read online this can happen, and some people even say you’re more fertile after a miscarriage – don’t ask me to explain as I have no idea! I was concerned about not having a period between my miscarriage and falling pregnant again but after plenty of research it seems the only reason this is advised against is because of problems dating the pregnancy.
I’ve figured out I must be due in May 2016, but I don’t have a clue on the date. I’m hoping once I’ve seen the midwife she will suggest booking an early scan to check the measurements and dates. Has anyone else had a miscarriage, fallen pregnant immediately and had a successful pregnancy? Looking for reassurance guys!
It’s taking a lot of effort to stay positive and not assume this pregnancy will end in miscarriage. We’ve known about the pregnancy for a week now, just Matt and I. For the first few days I REALLY wasn’t ready to tell anyone. Stupidly I thought perhaps not telling people would make this baby live….make it grow. But now, now I’ve had the queasiness (the smell of melted cheese…..VOM), the extreme tiredness, the craters that appear on my jaw overnight and the lightheaded, dizzy headaches I feel like it’s my bodies way of telling me this baby is the real deal so get resting up! Matt’s already sick of finding the coffee in the fridge and he also gets the privilege of cleaning the cats litter tray. I feel remarkably different to how I did in July/August. I think the few symptoms I did have with that pregnancy were just mild symptoms which hadn’t really come to anything as the baby was barely 4 weeks old in gestation.
It’s hard not to get excited though isn’t it?!
I was shopping for a bathroom bin in Waitrose the other day (yeh, we have really posh, gold plated bins in our house) and I turned around and spotted a Pink Lining bag on the shelf – on the reduced shelf no less! I grabbed it and checked the price tag….£4.99!!! I assumed there was something wrong with it as the full price should have been £35, but there wasn’t. I think, having checked their website, that it’s an old design but still! I couldn’t help myself and before I knew what was happening I’d bought a white bin and a baby bag for a baby which was no bigger then a grain of rice. I guess you could say I was in the ‘speculate to accumulate’ frame of mind.
I really want to keep a journal of my pregnancy here on my blog, completely for myself but if you want to read it please feel free to do so. I love pregnancy and all things babies and love to watch/read other peoples diaries of their pregnancies. I’ll be uploading my first proper update this Friday. If you want to check out the pregnancy test video, I’ve embedded it below.
Thought for this week: Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life
If you’d like to read our birth story click here!