I thought since I am more than halfway through my pregnancy now that I’d do a bigger q and a. Just for fun and for me to read through in the future. I don’t think I did this with my first pregnancy, not a bigger one like this. Or maybe I did? I’m not sure. I’d have to go back and look. Whatever. I enjoy documenting my pregnancy and it’s flying by so fast this time and I don’t want to forget anything. Before I know it December will be here and so will this baby. The questions will go over different parts of my pregnancy. From the start to how I feel about the birth etc. Here we go ♡
Q: What was the process like for you getting pregnant?
A: I was very shocked at how quickly I got pregnant. I quit my birth control after Christmas some time and I got pregnant in March. All I did was track my cycle on the Pregnancy+ app (which I’m still using for my pregnancy now).
Q: How did you find out you were pregnant?
A: NOT predicting it would happen so fast but once my period didn’t show up I took a test the next day. I didn’t wanna test before I had missed my period, so I waited until I missed it and I had NO idea it would be positive. I sat in the bathroom and stared at the test for a while.
Q: How did you tell your husband you were pregnant?
A: My husband bought the test so he knew I was going to take it. But after I took the first test I just brought it out into the living room and he had possibly the exact same reaction as he did when I found out I was pregnant the first time. He is such a chill dude and he just gave me a hug and let me have my freakout. Which I couldn’t help but have. I did it the first time too.
Q: How did you tell your parents?
A: I gave them a phone call after I had taken more tests the next day. My mom was on a walk with a friend and my dad at work. Since they’re a 2 hour flight away I couldn’t hold it as a secret until we meet again so I have to call them. It’s a lovely phone call to make and it’s great news. Everyone is very excited.
Q: Did you want to find out the baby’s gender during pregnancy or find out at birth?
A: I could never wait 9 months to find out. Go to all of my ultrasounds and never wanting to know. I think it would be amazing and really cool to wait until birth but I just can’t wait to find out. I hate surprises in my everyday life, I like knowing everything in advance. Plus for me it somehow makes me bond more with the baby. It makes us be able to pick a name etc so it’s just one of the amazing things technology can do for us now during pregnancy and I loved finding out the sex of our babies.
Q: If you could choose, would you choose boy or girl?
A: I always said that it would be cool to have two boys. But that was only because our first boy was such an easy baby. But once we found out we were having a girl I got very emotional and happy. She will have a big brother which is something I always wanted. I have an older sister and it was always a bit.. well. I love her of course but she was always bossy and it wasn’t always easy when we were kids. Lol! It still isn’t easy. We’re 2 years apart so you can imagine. I’m not saying it was horrid and every situation is different.
Q: Did you have names picked out for a while?
A: Girls names were super hard for us. We couldn’t agree on any almost. She has a name now but my husband turned down a bunch I like. She will have a short name that kinda matches her brothers name but we’re not doing a first letter theme. The name we’ve chosen is not very common but very Norwegian (just like my sons name). But my husband turned down Matilda which made me sad in the beginning. Haha.
Q: Do you like being pregnant?
A: My first instinct is to say no. But that’s not 100% true. I could say there are ups and downs about being pregnant and for me it’s always been more downs. I could write a whole post about this but I won’t do that right now. I just don’t want to be seen as ungrateful because I have been very fortunate to get pregnant very easily twice.
Q: Did you get any stretch marks?
A: I have some stretch marks from my first pregnancy. Mostly on my inner thighs and breasts. I will probably get more this time but I haven’t seen any new yet. I don’t mind them though. It’s just part of it for some women.
Q: How much weight did you gain during this pregnancy?
A: So far I’ve gained 7,7 kg (17 lbs) and I’m almost into week 26. According to the chart I’ve read I’m in the safe zone for weight gain so far. With my height added in, I’m about 180 cm tall (5ft 11). It’s much better this time around than my first pregnancy. I gained way more last time at this stage. (And the doctor I had for my first pregnancy made me feel really shit about it too by the way which didn’t help my confidence. I’ve changed my doctor since.) So I’m happy about that. I don’t want to gain too much yet I also don’t want to obsess too much over it.
Q: Are you nervous about labor?
A: Yes and no. Yes because I know what it’s about now so it’s obviously painful and not fun. And no because I hope it will be a different experience to my first birth. My only wish for this birth is that I don’t have to be induced again. I’d like to see how I do on my own.
Q: What will you miss about pregnancy?
A: The best thing for me about pregnancy is the movements and kicks. And the ultrasounds. So basically anything that has to do with seeing and feeling the baby. I can’t wait to meet her so to be quite honest I won’t miss anything about pregnancy.
Q: What are you most looking forward to after pregnancy?
A: Meeting my baby. And hopefully successful breastfeeding. But I’m also very excited to be able to sleep on my stomach again. Whenever that might be.
Q: What are you nervous about with motherhood?
A: I’ve been a mom for two years now. It’ll be almost three years by the time the baby comes so I am quite confident in my skills as mom. Having two kids however is a bit nerve wrecking. I’m also nervous about how my son is going to handle the change. Is he going to be angry and jealous? I have a feeling he might be at first. I just hope it will be easier than I fear. I just need to keep calm. (Suffering from anxiety and fear of the unknown doesn’t help in situations like this. It’s something I want to write a blog post about in the future.)
Q: How are you going to balance work and motherhood?
A: I’m a stay at home mom which I absolutely love so that won’t be a problem for me.
Q: Will you share a lot about the baby on your blog? (The internet in general.)
A: I don’t like sharing too many photos of the kids but I’m not opposed to it completely. It just doesn’t feel natural to me. But I will of course share some. I also hope to be more of an active blogger in the future but it just gets so hard to keep up with it when life happens.
Those were all the questions on the list. I’ve had this post in my drafts for probably a week now coming back to it here and there to answer more q’s when I have some time. #Momlife. Have a good rest of your day ❤