This Early Pregnancy Symptoms: Second Pregnancy blog post is based on my own experiences. If you’re not sure that you are pregnant or not, I recommend making an appointment with your OB/GYN or your doctor to find out. Good luck and Congrats for all second time mommies to be!
I will have to say that for this pregnancy, I knew pretty quickly that I was pregnant, not like my first pregnancy that took me about 7 weeks to feel that something was going on with my body.
It was quite hard for me to find out with the first pregnancy because I had irregular periods. But after giving birth to my first child, my body adapted to having regular periods, finally!
With that being said, it should be a lot easier to find out when I get pregnant again. But life wasn’t that easy, I stopped having periods for a month and I wasn’t pregnant. I kept checking with multiple tests every few days, but the results kept coming back negative. I didn’t have any symptoms though, but just irregular periods made me think that I was for sure pregnant. Then I waited one more month to check and the pregnancy tests still came out negative.
About 9 weeks of not having my regular cycles and not being pregnant, I started to feel something wasn’t right with my body. I normally would wake up each morning with a flat stomach, but not anymore. I would even do core body workouts, but my stomach kept getting bigger! My stomach was getting filled with gas and it won’t go away. I felt so uncomfortable because I would barely fit into my jeans.
One other thing that also happened was sweating at night, when the room was super cold. These were two signs that made me think and know that I’m pregnant. So, I decided to check again and of course the results came out negative.
In my mind I knew for sure I was pregnant then, but I kept reading a few articles and they all said that the results won’t show unless you’re 5 weeks pregnant. I decided to stop checking and just wait for my period to come or at least wait a little longer for other pregnancy symptoms to kick in.
While I was waiting to check again If I was pregnant or not, these were the symptoms I was feeling:
Sweating while sleeping
In the middle of the night I had to wake up because I was sweating a lot. Even though we had the air conditioning on low, my husband was cold, I was hot. This symptom was gone by the time I found out that I was pregnant (5 weeks).
Bloating all day everyday
This was an uncomfortable feeling I didn’t experience with my first pregnancy. As you can see from my pictures above, I was 8 weeks pregnant but look how bloated my stomach was! I felt as if I were 5 months pregnant.
I didn’t have any appetite at all, no cravings for a specific kind of food. But I just had to eat to have some nutrients in my body. With my first pregnancy I only wanted to have spicy foods and sweets. Thai food was a must in every meal. This time around, I couldn’t even think about eating.
A little cramp from here and there
This symptom happened to me before with my first pregnancy. Every time I moved quickly or got up from bed I would feel a very bad cramp. At my early stage of this pregnancy, maybe at about 4 weeks when the embryo is in the implantation process, well, don’t count me in on this because I was just guessing about the process and time! I started to feel a little cramp from here and there while getting up, sitting down, but not as bad as my first pregnancy.
Nauseous and Exhausted
I was super nauseous and exhausted than usual that I had to take a nap during the day. At first, I thought it was from my hypoglycemia problem. But it happed almost every day. I felt sick, dizzy and sometimes wanted to throw up. I actually didn’t throw up at the first stage of not knowing that I am pregnant. After I knew I was, all the first trimester symptoms started to kick in including the vomiting.
I’m still breastfeeding my daughter who is now almost three years old and it was quite hard at first. I didn’t know for sure I was pregnant, and I was wondering maybe I will have my period soon. The symptom never went away after feeding the baby unlike after giving birth to her when my body was trying to produce milk that the tenderness went away after each feeding session.
Different odors downstairs
This doesn’t happen all the time, only when I was very stressed or very tired, I would smell a smell. It doesn’t have a smelly or a fishy smell, but I could definitely tell the difference and knew that something is going on. I had this smell before at the end of my first pregnancy and that’s what led me to believe I was pregnant this time.
No period with negative pregnancy test result
Even though, all the signs and symptoms were saying I was pregnant, but the home pregnancy tests kept coming back negative, until I entered week 5 of my pregnancy. To be exact I was 4 weeks 6 days on the day I found out. Since the tests kept coming back negative, I thought something was wrong with my body. I was stressing and wanted to give up. Only because I was checking it too soon. I used all kinds of tests including the one that claims it can confirm sooner. So, if your home pregnancy tests keep coming back negative, hold on tight and wait a little longer. Or take a trip to your doctor for a medical confirmation.
A lot of early pregnancy symptoms for this second time around were completely new to me. The good part is that I don’t have the bad acne problem, no back pains, and less trips to the bathroom.
Hope this Early Pregnancy Symptoms: Second Pregnancy post helps you with your confidence and points you in the right direction. I still recommend you to visit your doctor for a blood test to confirming your pregnancy. I confirmed mind with a blood test after finding out with a home pregnancy test.
If you’re pregnant, Congratulation! If you’re in a process of getting pregnant, Good Luck!
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Fall is almost here and I can’t wait for it to start! Who’s with me?
I know some of you might not want summer to end but if you live here or visit Arizona in the summer, you would know how hot it can get and you would know how desperate we want the rain and cold weather to come by. This “Fall Must Have” post might be a little bit too soon to talk since I’m living in Arizona but you guys are all around the world, why not start bringing a few fall must have items out to get ready for the cooler weather.
I picked only 3 fall must have items to start the new season with. You can either bring some out of your closet or get some new ones if you don’t want to wear your old cloths from last fall season.
In this post, the only new fall item is the sweater I got from Revolve last week. But other than that all of the items are old from last fall. I will keep this post short because I don’t want you to miss the REVOLVE GIVEAWAY I’m hosting and you can enter at the end of this post.
Knit sweater is a must have item for fall because it isn’t too thick or too thin to wear for the cooler temperatures. It can keep you warm enough when that fall wind blows your way. Best of all is that you can pretty much wear it with anything. That’s why I think it’s one of the fall must haves.
Another item I would recommend to bring out from your shoe closet are the ankle boots. Your booties will keep your feet warm, comfortable and you will totally look stylish.
These types of bags have been so popular since last fall and it will be in for this fall as well. I started seeing them all over magazines. A lot of brands keep coming out with new colors and styles, you might want to get one or two for your fall closet. I actually just bought a ton of them last week. Really, I just couldn’t help myself when it comes to structured bags. I will be sharing them with you later next month on what I got.
I have picked some cool styles and colors for you here.
Those are all my fall must have items for you to start your season with. I know there are plenty more fall must have items. I’m planning to post more of them in future posts so be sure to stop by and check them out.
For now, let’s get ready for the nice weather and start cleaning your summer closet for the fall must have items.
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a $700 REVOLVE Gift Card!
“It’s always summer somewhere.” – Lilly Pulitzer
To make your Fall shopping a little bit easier, I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $700 REVOLVE Gift Card!
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This post had been a long waited post I’ve been waiting to share with you all. If you’ve noticed and stopped by my blog often you might have wondered where did I go. I wasn’t active here for a couple of months due to my pregnancy symptoms. If you’re following me on Instagram, you might have spotted the baby bump in some of the photos! Yes, I’m pregnant with baby number two and have been dying to share the good news here.
Since this post is my pregnancy announcement, I’m not going to get into my pregnancy symptoms just yet. But I’ll be talking all about my symptoms soon on the upcoming post.
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
After searching and spending a lot of time on Pinterest to find the perfect idea for ourpregnancy announcement, my husband and I finally came up with our pregnancy announcement idea.
We were going to do something funny like making a funny movie poster and say coming soon.
Another one was to share the news with balloons saying baby #2 due 02/19. Well, we actually did this option and ended up not liking it. You can see the photos below.
I was 9 weeks 5 days pregnant when we took this photo.
After all of the searching and talking, we finally knew what we wanted this pregnancy announcement to be, Magic in the Forest theme. Something thats quite hard to try and make happen in this desert city but we did it and it came out better than what we were imagining.
The hardest part of all, besides getting all the outfits and props together, was to make our daughter, Alida, happily participating in this pregnancy announcement. She is super excited about having a little brother or a sister but she’s an active toddler which means it’s hard to make her follow photoshoot instructions.
If you have taken pictures with your child before you might be able to relate with us. She’s going to turn three next month and you know how toddlers are. Hard to predict, right? So we brought her favorite toys with us and had to bring her lots of incentives because what she loves the most are surprise presents. At the end of the photoshoot she got tons of presents for smiling and standing still in the photos. Mission accomplished! 🙂
Let’s talk about outfits a little bit. My husbands whole look was provided by The Black Tux, it was provided for our Instagram pregnancy announcement sponsored post but I decided to share this with you on All About Good Vibes too.
We are so happy to be able to include them in our special life event because I’ve been working and loving them for quite sometime. Their service is so professional and the people behind the scenes I am working with are very professional as well.
If you have never heard of them, The Black Tux is an online modern suit and tuxedo rentals. Simple steps to order with free shipping both ways. The suit is delivered two weeks before the event so you will have plenty of time to check the fit. We use them all the time for our special events. Feel free to check them out!
Now my dress, you might be surprised with the original price of my gown ($800), I got this beauty wedding gown from BHLDN but I got it for only $200. They have plenty of on sale gowns that are all gorgeous and will save you a ton. But the challenging part of finding the gowns here was to find the right size that they still have available in stock.
I was searching for my white gown from different places but I couldn’t find the one until I looked for a wedding gown. But well, I don’t want to spend that much money for my photoshoot so I went to the on sales category instead. My halo was also from BHLDN and I scored it at $40. Both pieces are still available as of today, so be sure you check them out before they are gone. My earrings are from For Love and Lemons.
Let’s move on to my gorgeous shoes, they were gifted to me to help complete my look on this special announcement. Thank you, Bella Belle Shoes. The design I am wearing in this announcement is FLORENCE. These gorgeous shoes are hand beaded with milky teardrop stones and beads with cross ankle straps and lovely tied bow at heel cups.
If you’re looking for stunning and comfortable wedding shoes, be sure to take a look at Bella Belle Shoes collection. You can we’re these gorgeous shoes for any of your special events like what I’m doing here.
Big Sister’s Outfit
Moving on to my daughters outfit, everything was from Nordstrom (dress and shoes). It took me a little longer to get her outfit because she wanted to wear fuchsia pink shoes and a pretty blue dress. I can’t blame her, she just loves colorful stuff so I had to hide the online shopping to myself. Another challenging part of this whole announcement was to try and get Alida to wear her floral crown. It’s from Amazon. She just doesn’t like anything on her head, and I don’t like making her uncomfortable. But we ended up using it when she let us for a few minutes and she looked so adorable with it on.
I didn’t use a lot of props, only two lettering boards (big (16*12) and small (10*10)) I also got them from amazon and the flowers I picked up from Safeway.
On the photoshoot day, I was 14 weeks exact. We’re so happy that we are now expecting our second child. If you read my post earlier this year, you would know that one of our goals to shoot for is to have our second baby and now we are pregnant. Even though I’m the one that’s pregnant but everyone in the family is feeling that they’re pregnant too!
I can’t wait to share my journey with all of you through this pregnancy.
Special thanks to my father in law to making our family pictures happen.
Hope you enjoy my pregnancy announcement post! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
See you again soon my love!
“Whatever you want, you have the power to attain it. The man or woman who calmly and matter-of-factly accepts this pronouncement at face value will soon find himself working magical accomplishments far beyond that which he previously dreamed possible.” – Vernon Howard
Molly Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes—a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she loved dressing up, taking care of her skin and helped supporting others. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her babies to sleep early, relaxing and watching her favorite shows with her husband.