So for those following along my blog or on my personal Facebook page you would have learned about the Christensen family’s big news! If you haven’t seen the annoucement here it goes!
I would like to explain this announcement a little bit. I bet you understand that the “Two Babies Up There” refers to the fact that I have two angel babies. My husband and I successfully got pregnant on our first month trying with both little (living) babes and I brought two gorgeous and healthy fat babies into this beautiful crazy world. I was very lucky! We were very blessed!
When Derek and I decided to have another baby ( baby #3) we couldn’t get pregnant until Colt was one years old because I was nursing so much around the clock. We got pregnant the first month possible and I was ecstatic! I lost that little baby shortly after finding out. I was devastated. It was really hard. I cried for about three days straight. We got pregnant the next month and I could not believe how lucky we were! I lost that baby about a week and a half after finding out. We told my parents and my husband’s parents. It was horrible having to tell them that my baby passed away.
I found out I was pregnant this time (and hopefully a successful time) in the month of February. I started feeling some cramps and I just thought I was going to have a cycle. I went into the bathroom and took a cheap test and I washed my hands and went back knowing I wasn’t going to see a line and there, there is was! I came around the corner into the kitchen where my husband was and I told him, “I am pregnant.” He looked at me. “How do you know? I showed him the test and there was the faintest of lines. We were both excited but we didn’t want to get too excited! I took a new test every day for about a week to make sure that the line was getting darker.
I then went in to get blood work done and my HCG numbers looked great. I told my parents and they were very excited. My numbers continued to double and I felt very good about it. I told my brother and sister right away.
I felt the baby flutter around at about 7 weeks. I thought that I was going crazy, but I have felt the baby several times since then and I still can’t believe I can feel the baby on a constant basis. I think it was Heavenly Father’s way of showing me that I baby was fine. I think it also helps that I am super sick haha.
We told Derek’s parents at around 8 1/2 weeks they were more worried then excited, but that is to be expected I guess.
I am 10 weeks today. I wanted to hold off another 2 weeks to tell people to make sure that I was safe, but I have gotten so fat that it has been hard to hide. I look MUCH bigger than with my first two children, but then again this is my 5th pregnancy so it would make sense why I am so fat haha.
I was able to see the little one in the ultra sound and it wasn’t difficult to see if baby was alive or not. The little foot would not stop kicking the entire ultra sound. The little heartbeat is pumping away at 168 BPM. What a healthy and steady heartbeat that little one has.
Derek and I are very excited for the new addition to our little family. We are excited to add another munchkin to this craziness and we are very excited to figure out if we are going to have another crazy boy or a little princess. I think it’ll be a boy and Derek think’s (wants) it to be a girl. But, I have an issue with people saying things like “I hope it is a girl” and I wrote a post explaining it.
We are SO excited for our little rainbow baby!