I last wrote about trying to conceive baby #3 back in April, it’s now the end of January 2023 (oops) so it’s time for a pregnancy update…
As a recap, I started ovulation testing after I had my IUD removed. I also wanted to try the Shettles Method to try and conceive a girl which meant not doing the deed 2-3 days prior to ovulation. So here’s how it’s going…
April: Had IUD removed and mother nature visited twice. My body was regulating itself from the hormone changes. May: Wanted to find out when I actually ovulate so avoided getting pregnant this month. Learned I ovulate on CD16 (cycle day 16). June: Really tried this month. I ovulated a day later than last month, CD17. With the Shettles Method, 3 days prior was apparently too far out for those little girl swimmers so wasn’t able to conceive. July: Ovulated on CD16 but didn’t work out this month either. August: At this point I am extremely disappointed/sad that I haven’t been able to conceive yet. I feel that I’d rather have a healthy baby regardless of gender than trying to continue the Shettles Method and not be able to conceive at all.
Should out to all the people who experience infertility and difficulties getting pregnancy. I know it can take a long time and my impatience after only 3 months of trying cannot compare to what you all have/or experiencing.
August Continued: I got my first very very very faint line on CD8! The relief that went through me was something I didn’t expect. I was just so happy to see that second line I didn’t care whether the Shettles Method worked or not.
It is currently the end of January 2023 and I’ve failed at bringing you along my pregnancy journey. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happened:
1st Trimester: I.WAS.MISERABLE. I had the worst morning sickness. My doctor told me that my morning sickness is more on the mild side compared to what other women experience but coming from two pregnancy where I experienced zero morning sickness, I was miserable. Shoutout to all the women who had it worst then me, I’m not sure how you did it. I did the SneakPeak Gender Test at home and it came back boy at 8 weeks pregnant. SneakPeak was accurate with my second child so I wanted to try it again this pregnancy. Results, boy.
2nd Trimester: FEELING GREAT! Pregnancy is such a weird thing. One moment you’re miserable the next you’re feeling wonderful. I’m definitely experiencing more pregnancy symptoms compared to my other two pregnancies but it hasn’t been anything too crazy. At 14 weeks we did a 3D ultrasound. We did this mostly to see if the SneakPeak test was accurate but we also did this with my two boys. It’s a fun appointment that I enjoyed with the boys so I wanted to do it again. And the results came back GIRL! Imagine my confusion!
Now for the 20 week anatomy scan. This is the real appointment that will confirm the gender so I was so nervous. The tech confirmed baby is a… GIRL! I was hopefully because this pregnancy has been completely different than my first two pregnancies but I didn’t want to assume. I mean, I am older and this is the third time I’m putting my body through this experience. But I am so happy my third (and final) baby is a girl! Maybe the Shettles Method does work…
And that’s the latest on my pregnancy journey. Now it’s time to continue to organize all the baby stuff!
Baby #2 finally arrived via a scheduled inducement. In all honesty, I couldn’t take being pregnant anymore. My doctor told me that it was safe and healthy for me to be induced at 39 weeks. So I wasted no time and scheduled the inducement at 39+1.
Please no judgement! Though I was having a safe and healthy pregnancy, I was having so much pelvic pain that I just couldn’t stand the thought of staying pregnant while I waited for my little man to come out naturally.
It’s been over a one month since my first post about being pregnant and working as a Flight Attendant so I thought it would be a good time to give an update on what’s been going on.
I am now 30 weeks pregnant and am now on state disability due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak. My doctor no longer finds it safe for me to be flying with the unknown of the effects on pregnant women on their unborn child(ren).
With that being said, I’m grateful to be home but with “shelter-in-place” I’m starting to go stir crazy in our one bedroom apartment. I didn’t realize how often I go outside with my little one. I have can’t leave the house because it’s not worth the risk but at the same time I’m desperate for some fresh air. But I’m thankful for mine and my family’s health and I hope this crazy pandemic ends soon for everyone.
The aviation industry is particularly struggling with this COVID-19 virus. Most airlines are operating at the bare minimum and some are even furloughing their flight attendants due to closing bases because they can’t afford to keep their employees. I selfishly feel safe at the current moment only because I’m on state disability but what’s going to happen when I return from my leave? Everything is so uncertain at this time. All we can do is stick together and do what we can to keep our jobs as essential workers.
To all my aviation workers, stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive. I’m thinking of you!
Here’s another diy project created using my Silhouette Cameo 3 but this time I used newborn pants instead of a onsie. Not sure how I feel about them but once my little one is in them I’m sure they’ll be adorable.
I chose my favorite cursive font and used the simple text, “Baby Caleb” and “Caleb”.
In the design studio for Silhouette, I then sized them according to the size of the pants (in this case newborn size). “Baby Caleb” was approximately 2 inches wide and 5.5 inches long. “Caleb” was 2 inches wide and 4 inches long (I’ll have to double check the exact sizing. These are approximations).
Once you have the sizing you like, flip your design so it’s mirrored or backwards and then you’re finished creating the design.
For the cut settings I used “Heat Transfer: Smooth” and changed it to number 3 instead of the original setting because my blade is dull. Normally I would keep it on the preset setting.
Then send your design to cut and watch the magic happen!
Weed your design, place your design on your clothing of choice and iron. I am still using a regular iron which I feel doesn’t give the smoothest application and takes a bit longer to actually adhere to the clothing. I want to invest in the Cricut Easy Press 2 but haven’t gotten around to making the purchase.
If anyone has a review on the Cricut Easy press please let me know!
Also, please don’t mind the stained navy pant, these are hand me downs from my first son. I’ve never used vinyl on infant pants so these were also kind of a trial run that seemed very successful.
Here’s another diy for your shelter-in-place entertainment.
Again, using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I designed this using my favorite script font and some random “free design” accents that I downloaded for commercial use on the Silhouette Store. I placed them randomly to frame my design.
I sent my design to my cutting machine on “Heat Transfer: Smooth and changed it to setting 3 instead of 2 because my blade is getting dull.
Weed and place on a onesie and iron on! I still use a regular iron which is why I feel like my application isn’t the smoothest. I want to invest in the Cricut Easy Press 2 but that’ll have to wait. For now an iron will do.
I love that this can be personalized with baby’s last name to make it more personable.
P.S. I swear that isn’t a Nike check. It was part of the free design on the Silhouette design store.
If you love this design but not up to making it yourself, you can head over to B&C Company and purchase a onesie for the little one in your life.
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