Razzberry_89status 222 Posts | Joined BG: Sep 19, 2011 Last Visit: 1 minute ago
Age 25
Gender Female
Status Married
Location Gaffney, South Carolina
Interest Reading, Writing, Music (both listening and playing), crafts/crochet and my two-year old boy. ^_^
Kids 1
Due Oct 05, 2014 (girl)

Editing after my first pregnancy with my son two years ago, I am now 25 years old, and found out that I am pregnant with my second child. The first time was a completely unique experience, and all in all I very much enjoyed it, especially bringing my baby boy into the world. It was weird transitioning back to what people call "normal" after nine months of having someone else inside of you. I missed the feeling of my son being so close to me. I nursed him for ten months before he weaned himself. Choosing to breastfeed was very rewarding and helped with the postpartum feelings of separation, bringing me even closer to my son. It was also very challenging, but worth it in limitless ways. I encourage anyone who reads my story and is considering breastfeeding over formula to go for it, and don't worry about what others say. It's your choice and your baby. When I first came to BG over two years ago I was lonely, depressed, and afraid, looking for answers around every corner. I found a lot of good support here with women who were going through much of the same and had the same questions I did. It's wonderful to be able to confide in others here and get support when things seem uncertain. I learned through my experiences not to be afraid but to open up and come to terms with everything that comes my way, and knew no matter what that I wasn't ever really alone, thanks to all of those who reached out in kindness. :-) Now my son is the light of my life and the joy in my heart. Seeing him grow from a little peanut in my womb to a running, jumping, laughing toddler with his very own personality continues to amaze me. I never knew what I was missing before I became a mom.

I am excited to see what the rest of this pregnancy brings on and know it will be filled with new joys and experiences. This time I am having a baby girl! 

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I am 22 years old, newly married and just found out that I am pregnant with my very first child. This was an unexpected pregnancy for my husband and I, but that does not affect our joy of finding out. I love the idea of learning about my pregnancy and how it will affect my life, my body, and my new baby. I am looking for lots of advice and friends to confide in!

This is now nearly my 29th week. I have just signed up with a doula (labor coach) and am about to start taking pregnancy classes. I plan to have a natural birth and to breastfeed. I have a good doctor and a midwife who I have been seeing since the first three months, and have learned that I am very healthy and so is my baby. I am so excited to be a new mom. Since I first found out about my pregnancy (I was eight weeks at the time) I have gone through several mixed feelings; some fear, some shock and some that even made me wonder if this is real, but I have mostly felt joy and surprise. I have a little life growing inside of me! A lot of the fear I have experienced has been for the baby, but now that I know how healthy he is, and how far we have gotten together, that fear has faded into excitement of our meeting face-to-face for the first time! It has not been an easy road. The symptoms, freaky-yet-normal body changes, and crazy mood swings have taken me on a roller coaster ride that has yet to level out. Up until this time, I have struggled to come to grips with the changes, but, now, I embrace them and feel new energy and motivation like I have not had since before I was pregnant (it took me until my third trimester to feel great, I know). I still have many questions, but the support I have been given thus far has been fantastic. I cannot wait to see what the next weeks will hold as I count down to that big day.