Hello world! I am back to the blogging game (after a quick break due to health reasons you will all know more about VERY soon). I wanted to share a journal entry that I have been DYING to post on my blog for nearly 4 months now. Yes, I’ve been holding out on y’all for 4 months, but for a reason that you will also find out shortly…so here it goes…
March 1, 2018
Well, the day is FINALLY here for me to let you all know that I am pregnant and Baby Kniss will make a grand debut come early November!!! I am still in shock to this day and am not sure I fully believe it (aside from the obvious symptoms). It has been a whirlwind of emotions in our house and with our family, but we have been so anxious and excited to tell you all! Our journey is not even close to “over,” but more like taking a turn in a new direction and on a new path!
We have a true Valentine’s baby…like, an actual one. I literally ovulated on February 14th and BAM! It happened (reference the card I got my hubby this year for Valentine’s Day, hahah!). I didn’t have any extreme physical symptoms out of the ordinary; I was still experiencing my dizziness, nausea & migraines during my ovulation week, tiredness and food cravings, and breast tenderness the week after…but nothing that screamed pregnancy over signs of getting my period. Based on my Ava bracelet, my data was looking very promising. My BBT continued increasing after ovulation as well as my resting heart rate, so that was a good sign and the little hope I was hanging onto for the month.
I was due to get my period on Monday, February 26th (according to Ava and Glow), but in my own mind, I knew that I usually start on a Wednesday, so I wasn’t too shocked when it didn’t come on Monday or Tuesday. On Tuesday, February 27th I gave in and took a [dreaded] pregnancy test, expecting disappointment, of course. Kyle was with me this time and the test immediately came back positive. I took another one, just to be sure, and it did the same. Two lines. TWO LINES!!!!
It was an amazing feeling. A feeling of relief and happiness that just can’t be explained in words, truly. I remember standing at the top of the stairs and holding my face just to repeat “Oh My God,” over and over again because I didn’t know what else to say. I hugged Kyle hard and we just stood there looking at the tests with the biggest smiles on our faces and tears in our eyes (the only moment in life when a bathroom can be a place filled with an abundance of happiness, ha!).
I promise you there will not be any undocumented moments and details throughout my pregnancy and I will take you all on this next part of my journey with me. I cannot thank you all enough for your support, kind words, helpful recommendations, and relatable stories. Each and every one of you have been a blessing in disguise and I am forever grateful.
Now, as promised at the very beginning, why it has taken me 4 months to publish this post is because my pregnancy and journey has been anything but smooth. We have experienced some scary complications and have been back and forth seeing the high-risk team and my doctor almost weekly, sometimes a couple times a week. This journey has been a roller coaster of emotions; the moment we get to feel relief and excitement, we get another scary piece of news and the anxiety and stress comes at us full force. Of course I will be filling you all in on the details of the journey, but I wanted everyone to know the happiest news first! Thank you all, once again, for giving me hope, life, and courage through this journey. We are remaining hopeful and positive through all the ups and downs this pregnancy and journey is brining upon us and can’t wait to hold Baby K in our arms come early November!