As of right now, I'm 38 weeks pregnant with my second child. There he is, up there, in all of his sweet and precious glory. It has not been an easy journey to meet him. After the birth of my first child (a darling girl named Nadia), we went through what is termed as "Secondary Infertility." This is the inability, for whatever reason, to conceive and carry a baby after successfully conceiving and carrying one. A lot of people think that infertility is a problem that couples face when first trying to have a baby, and this is sometimes true. However, secondary infertility is responsible for about 80% of all infertility cases.
We tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for just over 2 years, until finally.. just two weeks before Christmas 2008, we passed the test! The pregnancy test that is! I guess I never realized just how easy I had it my first time around the pregger's block. With my first, I rarely, if ever experienced nausea or morning sickness. I was pregnant during the winter, so I didn't swell or have a lot of discomfort or any of the "normal" things that women go through during pregnancy.
This round has more than made up for it! I have had near constant Nausea from the word "go," as well as killer heartburn the last few months. Being pregnant in the summer has been miserable, and my feet stay swollen to about three times their normal size. I've had every icky, uncomfortable, and even occasionally, painful symptom that goes with waiting to be a mom.
I know that when the little man above decides to make his appearance that it will all be worth it. Every bit of it... I'm just tired of waiting at this point. LOL I'm so anxious and just.. well ready to deliver. This is the only bit that has been remotely similar to my first pregnancy: The stress of WAITING. Just any minute now... but it's never soon enough.