Fit Pregnancy Number Two!

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I’ve been DYING to tell you girls this for WEEKS and I’m so glad I can spill the beans. I am pregnant!!! Baby Tress number two is on his way, and he has already given me a run for my money.

My husband and I were very blessed to get pregnant quickly with Emma, and we were blessed to get pregnant very quickly again with this baby. I have a metabolic disorder, so I needed a little bit of help from the doctors, but the hubs is a straight shot, and the first time I ovulated, I got a positive HPT (home pregnancy test). Talk about awesome! I actually knew I was pregnant about a week before I took the HPT because I was up for two hours with implantation cramping a week after I conceived. Crazy! I had the same cramping when I got pregnant with Emma.

I mentioned that I have a metabolic disorder, and those who have been following my blog for a while know some of the implications. I am considered high risk because of my disorder, so by the time I was 6 weeks pregnant, I had been to the doctor’s office 8 times! Talk about a little crazy! I have a very busy work schedule, so I tried to do all of my appointments at 7.30 a.m. or after work. Ugh — what a juggling act. I was getting ultrasounds, having blood drawn, etc.

This pregnancy has been FAR worse than my pregnancy with Emma in terms of morning sickness. Honestly, I probably deserve it. I was convinced that I felt good during my pregnancy with Emma because I ate well and exercised. Well, I have news. I am still eating well and exercising every day, and yet I feel terrible! I could barely eat or drink in the first couple weeks, so I went on Zophran and another med to settle my stomach. It has worked like a charm! I cannot function without the meds!

Toward the very beginning of this pregnancy, I had some scares with progesterone levels (my levels were good, and then would drop significantly 48 hours later – likely as a result of my metabolic disorder), so we were watching those levels very closely. I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks that confirmed a heartbeat, and that was a relief.

Baby Tress Number Two at 10.5 Weeks :)

Baby Tress Number Two at 10.5 Weeks

BUT the biggest drama was today when I went in for my 10 week appointment. I kept telling Brandon that I was hoping for a strong heartbeat, and then I would feel much more confident during this “high risk” pregnancy. Well, the doctor listened with the doplar for a heartbeat … and heard nothing. Then she went to the other side and still nothing, then she tried a few more things and could not hear the heartbeat …I was fairly panicked to say the least.

I was all by myself because I don’t have any family in the area and my hubby was at work. I texted him and said there was no heartbeat found. The doctor ordered an ultrasound right away, and I had to wait for about an hour before I could get in. The best part about my doctor’s office is that it’s .5 miles from my house and they do ultrasounds in the office (so convenient). I went home and let Emma get a power nap while I worked and worried. Then I went back for my u/s. The technician took one look at me and said — “Wow you’re so tiny, I’m surprised they couldn’t hear a heartbeat.” Um, thanks lady for making me even more panicked. Well, within a half second of her putting the instrument on my abdomen, the heartbeat was found! Strong and fast! PHEW!!!! What a huge relief and answer to prayer. This baby has certainly already given me gray hairs, and I’m only 10.5 weeks along. Sheesh.

Thank you for sharing in our excitement! I look forward to having another very fit pregnancy and working to maintain my healthy lifestyle. So far I have not missed a workout, but they have not been nearly as fun on a sour stomach. Thanks for reading!

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16 thoughts on “Fit Pregnancy Number Two!

  1. Kristie says:

    Congratulations, Amanda! I’m sure all the moms out there that have had bad morning sickness are a little bit happy to hear it’s not just them, but I do pray that you feel better! Hope the drama stops here and the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!

  2. EmilyS says:

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best with this pregnancy…hopefully it all evens out and your healthy eating and exercising outweighs the morning sickness!

  3. amandahughes17 says:

    I feel like I am reading my own blog!! LOL!!! I am 11 weeks along, due June 27! I am high risk because of severe and rapid Pre-eclampsia with my daughter’s pregnancy so I am always at the doctors too. We’ve had two “miscarriage scares” already and its been insane so far. This one is also alot different than my daughter’s pregnancy four years ago! More morning sickness, heartburn, showing alot earlier… They say to expect these things with your second but I guess I was hoping it wouldn’t apply to me LOL! We removed my IUD on September 13 and I ‘concieved’ on September 19 so it was pretty much immediate for us too! Good luck with everything and I can’t wait to follow your updates!! CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Amanda Tress says:

      Oh my gosh — we have the exact same due date too! Crazy! Aw – sorry to hear you have had two miscarriage scares too. Pregnancy is already stressful enough without the two of us having to be in the doctor’s office all the time. But, hopefully both of us can relax a little bit after the next couple weeks are over. I have one more ultra sound this week, and then no ultrasounds (hopefully) until 18 weeks. We’ll see! CONGRATS to you too!

  4. Igor says:

    Thanks Jessica!! The dog may need to be given a puppy to mind so that she doesn’t feel left out – any tips anyone out there has on failmy/animal integration please feel free to share them

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