Last week we asked some questions about pregnancy and now we want to share some of our favorite answers!
How did you find out?
“My most memorable experience finding out I was pregnant was with my son, Colin (3rd child). We were at a Harvest Festival and our daughter Emily (who was 4 at the time) insisted on dressing up like a ballerina but everyone was supposed to dress up as Biblical characters. They had a parade to judge the costumes, but we kept her out of it since she wasn’t dressed as a Biblical character. There were a few kids who dressed in non Biblical costumes but participated. One of the winners was a pumpkin. I was so upset and even cried since I of course thought Emily’s costume was the most beautiful. This outburst caused my husband to wonder if something was wrong with me. A few days later, I found out that I was pregnant! My emotions were crazy in those first few weeks!”
“With Peyton I had been charting my temps an when my temp went up the day Aunt Flo was supposed to come I suspected something was up. Tested and bam a positive! With Marlo I woke up feeling sick. I was supposed to go see my new nephew who was just out of the nicu and didn’t want to go if I was sick. I took an old cheapo pregnancy test and thought I saw a line. Took a pic, texted it to my BFF who said there wasn’t a line. It kept bothering me bc in the bathroom lighting it looked +. Outside light, it looked -. I grabbed Peyton and ran to Walmart. I was so flustered I forgot to brush mine and her teeth. Good thing it was Walmart, we fit right in! Came home with a good test, peed, bam a positive! I was semi in shock. We had taken a lets just see what happens in the next few months approach and the second month I was knocked up!”
How did pregnancy feel?
Pregnancy was not super fun for me. I was working full time, on my feet full time, and the nausea never went away. I didn’t throw up very much, although there were times I wished I could! While I was pregnant I remember thinking, “Gosh, I don’t know if I want to do this again.” I thought that multiple times. Haha! While I was sick and tired, I never had any pains. No Braxton hicks, no nothing. When I finally did go into labor I thought I was having my first Braxton hicks…until a little later of course. After giving birth to Max and holding his precious body on my chest I thought, “Wow.” I was completely overwhelmed with love. I told Luke, “I could do this a bunch of times!”
What was your strangest pregnancy symptom/side effect?
“I guess my strangest symptom was craving broccoli like a mad woman and not being able to nap… Which is weird because I was the napping queen pre-pregnancy!”
“I had pregnancy rhinitis which is basically like having a stopped up nose the entire time you are pregnant.”
“The strangest symptom for me was thirst. I felt like I could die from thirst. My strangest craving was pizza with maple syrup”
– mtrav1 via Instagram
And here are some pictures of us as watermelons.