Nine weeks into this pregnancy with Cinco, and I have already lost track of things I am trying to do differently. With the pregnancy being only two weeks behind in the timeline of Lucas and Caleb's, there is quite a bit of that to do. Every birthday and holiday I am pregnant from January until June, I was pregnant with them. And since I am big on traditions, it is really like deja-vu. I sat in the very same classroom for Colton's Valentine's party, pregnant with the twins, two years ago as I did this year for Ethan's, and pregnant with Cinco. It was something I couldn't avoid. It was hard, though.
In my mind, if I can do little things differenty, this pregnancy will end differently. Some of these things may sound silly to some people, but in my mind, they just might make a difference. Another mom and I talked about how when we've lost our babies, we told our husbands while they were still in bed. So this time, we both made sure they were up and about. And we are now 9 weeks and 14 weeks pregnant. See, something you would never think about, unless you've been here.
I keep looking back at my pregnancy with Lucas and Caleb to check dates of appointments, trips we took, and milestones we hit. For some reason, it seems like everything is trying to coincide with each other, and it drives me a little crazy. W's birthday is coming up next month. We usually go to Lambert's to celebrate. And I really don't want to this year. We were home for Easter when I was pregnant with the twins, I am planning on being far away, and I will not be swimming on Memorial Day weekend this year. You won't find me anywhere near a pool. And I am pretty sure my ob appt's will fall in the same calendar week starting in April. I hope with all hope my dr will let me go in a week early to throw that off some.
What things are you doing differently this pregnancy as compared to your pregnancy that ended in loss? Are your timelines similar also. If so, how has that affected you?