Expecting My Second Child

My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive.  I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October in October.  When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy.


First Trimester…..

I went to the ER because I started spotting shortly after I found out that I was pregnant.  I didn’t realize that light spotting during pregnancy is normal.  This was my first pregnancy that I experienced any spotting and I was scared that I was going to lose the baby.  So I went to the ER, just to be safe.  The doctor that I saw didn’t feel that I was miscarrying so scheduled me to have an ultrasound, at the OB clinic to check on things.  The ultrasound confirmed that the pregnancy was viable and that I was just experiencing implantation bleeding.

The only symptoms that I had was mild morning sickness and I wasn’t able to eat very much at all during my first trimester.  I managed to lose 15 lbs due to eating small amounts of food that I could  manage to eat.  My doctor wasn’t concerned since I was overweight when I conceived my baby.  After the first trimester it was much easier to eat and didn’t have any more food aversions, I did crave healthy food for the most of my pregnancy.  My favorite craving was a chef salad with ranch dressing and a large tea to drink.

Continue Reading: My Oldest Son’s Birth Story


2 responses to “Expecting My Second Child”

  1. Debra S Avatar
    Debra S

    So great to see someone talk about natural unmedicated birth and give tips to help other moms! A lot of moms want to do it but become too scared, which is a shame. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Christy Avatar

    It wasn’t planned in his case and it just sorta happened but it was my easiest birth. I was going to do it again with my third baby but he had other plans for his mamma.