Monday, May 26, 2014


So, up until yesterday I really haven't had any food aversions, but I figured out today that one of my aversions so far is spaghetti. Even just typing out the word I am trying not to gag. My husband had leftover spaghetti last night and the smell was repulsive. Then, he said tonight at his meeting they had spaghetti. Totally grossed me out. Yuck. It's been really hard lately to eat healthy but I had a taco salad for dinner. You have to start somewhere. And I've noticed that if I want to eat healthy I pretty much have to force feed myself, unless it's fruit and then I'm all for it. Which reminds me, I bought some organic green grapes today and they are amazing. I'm so glad I bought them. They even helped my nausea. I do have quite the sweet tooth though. As I type I am snacking on some Haagen Dazs ice cream. It's definitely hitting the spot. I've noticed that cold stuff really helps the nausea. Especially iced cold water. 
My husband has been really helpful lately and I'm so grateful. I made a huge mess today in the kitchen and he is totally cleaning up after me with no complaints. My nausea has been pretty bad today but that is a good thing because it means the baby is growing. It still doesn't seem as bad as it did with Bryelle but it could get worse. We will see in no time. I have my first appointment on Wednesday and although it's only an intake appointment I am still hoping I can stop in and see the midwife I saw with Bryelle. 
Today I got up a little energy to take a walk. Bryelle and I went to the park and walked a mile before it got dark and started raining again. A little over half way through the walk I got the urge to use the restroom, and I had just went before we left the house. I guess my uterus is pushing on my bladder already. As if it weren't already weak! Oh well just another good sign that baby Nichelson number two is growing like he or she should. :)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello There 6 Weeks!

Today I've reached the 6 week mark in my pregnancy with Baby Nichelson number two and let me tell you, I am feeling it! 
Today I've had a lot of nausea and headaches. I did notice that my nausea hasn't been as bad as it was when I was pregnant with Bryelle, but then again it is still very early. There is still plenty of time for that nausea to kick in full swing! 
I had to run a few errands in Austin today and I had my first meltdown for this pregnancy. I was talking to my mom and aunt about the dress for my sisters wedding and just saying how I didn't really want to get pregnant before the wedding because I didn't want to have to worry about the dress, and I just started bawling. Don't get me wrong, I am super excited about having another baby, it's just that the timing is kind of bad because I am in a wedding, but I need to remember that my timing may not always be the best but Gods is and He knows what He is doing. 
I was craving Panera Bread today so my friend and I went since we were already in the area, and my food settled pretty well at first. After we ate I stopped by a store really quick and as I was talking to a salesperson I started feeling really queasy. When I got back to the car my friend suggested that I get one of my ginger candies, but they really didn't sound good. I did put one in my mouth and felt a little better. I sure was tired after lunch though! 
For dinner all I could really tolerate was a smoothie. I made it with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, a banana, yogurt, almond milk and ice. And now that I'm writing this I realized that I should have used the frozen bananas. Oh well... I also had a bit of popcorn but it didn't sit right. 

So today at 6 weeks Emotionally I am feeling overwhelmed a little.. Also excited and anxious for my first appointment. Physically I am exhausted and nauseated. I have super sore boobs and my stomach is starting to bloat... Yay... Lol. That is all until next time. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The "Not Feeling Pregnant" Stage

I remember this stage all too well from my first pregnancy. It was right around the same time also. I have been looking back on my journal to kind of compare what is happening now, with what happened during the first pregnancy. I looked at what today's entry from last time said, because I remember a point in the beginning where I didn't feel pregnant. It was as if my symptoms disappeared for a little while. I definitely feel like I have a little more energy than I did last time. But no nausea (yet), no aversions really, I have noticed I've had to use the restroom a little more but not a lot, and I have tender breasts... I guess since I am still early, my symptoms are subtle. I should count my blessings. I am sure that the morning sickness will be here before I know it. I just cant wait to see my little one on the ultrasound. I am guessing in about 5 or 6 weeks. That feels like forever away! Well, thats all for now!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

And So it Begins...

At least I think it has... The awful morning sickness... Either that or I am just really really hungry this morning. I am sure I will feel better once I have something in my stomach, but right now I am not feeling too great. I'm sure it doesn't help that I have a headache also. It will all be ok. Its all part of the process and its a good thing! I am still trying to think of an idea to announce the good news with everyone. I know that I want to use Bryelle to do it. Something to do with her becoming a big sister. Well, that is all for now. I really need to get something in my stomach before I really start feeling sick.

Week 5

      Welcome to Week 5 of my pregnancy journey with Baby Nichelson #2.  So far I don't have too many symptoms, but just enough to confirm in my mind that I am truly indeed pregnant. It still seems so surreal to me. Our first daughter Bryelle was planned and while we were still shocked to find out we were pregnant with her, we had at least somewhat expected it. With this baby, I really had no clue that it would happen. We had planned to start trying the end of September after my sisters wedding, as I am the Matron of Honor and have already purchased my dress. I am hoping it will fit!
      It is day 2 of Week 5 and I feel exhausted. I haven't had any food aversions yet, nor cravings but I am sure they are coming soon. No morning sickness yet, although I do have a butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling. I still have a low back ache and stiffness in my lower back. Cramping comes and goes too, and I feel a fullness in my uterus. Looking back on my pregnancy with my first child, my morning sickness started at the end of the 5th week. I am praying that I get a little bit longer before it starts with this one, or at least that I don't get it as bad. Only time will tell! I think I am going to have weekly questions that I will answer about my pregnancy, as well as monthly questions. I wanted to buy a pregnancy journal, but I decided that I will just blog about this pregnancy instead. I couldn't find a journal that I liked...

How I am Feeling: Physically I am exhausted! Mentally, I am anxious for my appointment next week, overwhelmed about adding a new addition to the family.

I found out I was pregnant on Thursday May 15, 2014.
I was at home when I found out.
I was in shock because we hadn't been planning to have a baby for a while.
My husband was shocked also, but he said he had a feeling I was pregnant.
How I told him was by showing him the test and telling him I was pregnant.
We told our immediate family members and a couple of friends so far.

I weigh 143 pounds. My goal is to only gain between 15-25 pounds during this pregnancy.

Monday, May 19, 2014

That Blue Plus Sign

      I am really excited to start this blog, and really hoping that I can keep up with it and document everything in a timely manner. I am overwhelmed with the idea of going from one to two kids but I am also very overjoyed that I will become a mommy again and that I will make my daughter a big sister. 
      It all began on Tuesday May 13th, 2014.  I woke up extremely tired and I believe I drank two cups of coffee that day. I was still dragging all throughout the day, but I blamed it on not sleeping much the night before, plus I watch two young children and run around after my own daughter so I thought maybe the combination of that and lack of sleep was catching up to me. 
      The following day, I woke up with a really bad ache in my lower back. I knew I hadn't been drinking enough water so I contributed the pain to that and thought that maybe I was getting a kidney infection or UTI. I was talking with a friend later that day and she jokingly said "Maybe your back hurts because you are pregnant?" "Yeah right..." I thought to myself. There was NO way. Or was there?  I kind of shrugged it off, but then just out of curiosity I decided to check out my pregnancy journal from when I was pregnant with Bryelle and see what kind of symptoms I had back then. 

      Week 4 Day 6: My lower back hurts today. Went to the urgent care clinic and got a pregnancy test and will be referred to the OB on post soon. Slight cramping and breast tenderness. Very emotional.

      That journal entry really got me thinking... I had been cramping but I contributed it to my period starting in a couple of days. My breasts were feeling tender, and that was weird because they hadn't felt that way since I was pregnant with Bryelle. Maybe I WAS pregnant. There was only one way to find out, but I wanted to try and wait it out a little bit longer.
      The next day, Thursday May 15th, my back hurt even more than the day before. I drank a ton of water thinking that it would help, but to no avail, my back still hurt. I was also feeling a lot more crampy than I did the past couple of days. Also, while making dinner that night, I got a little queasy at the sight and smell of the beef cooking for lentil soup... So, I finally decided that night that I would get a pregnancy test so I could rule out pregnancy and get myself the help that I really needed to start feeling better. 
      What happened that night was complete deja vu. I took the test, and there it was... I immediately saw the plus sign and thought to myself "No way."  Then, I went to tell my husband. As I was walking through the bathroom door, he was walking into the bedroom door towards me. "Well?" he said. "I'm pregnant!" I told him.  He told me he had a feeling that I was.  We hugged for what seemed like forever and when we parted, we were both shaking. I had so many things going through my mind at that moment, but I was excited to tell my family. I called each immediate family member one by one and told them all the great news. 
      According to the first day of my last period, I was 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant when I took the pregnancy test. We have our registration appointment on May 28, 2014. :)