Rainbow Baby

7 weeks ultrasound
6 weeks

I took about 5 of these tests, but these are the first two that I took. I damn near couldn’t believe it. After our first miscarriage back at the end of May, I didn’t think It was going to happen this fast again. We were planned to try the fertility medicine starting in November. Now this is the scary part. We got our Rainbow baby, but will it last? You keep thinking and asking yourself, “Will this baby get taken away from me to?” It’s a hard thought process. You’ve already lost one precious baby, what is going to happen with this one? RELAX! I have to keep telling myself to chill out dude. It’s going to be fine, you’ve been through this before. You can do it again. I took these tests on August 14. A exact week after my 24th birthday. I think I spooked my husband when I told him that night. I think he was scared. He didn’t get to excited. I don’t blame him. The last one broke his heart. Here we are though, on week 7! We made it past the last time frame for our last miscarriage! So we hit that milestone. I’ve already had two ultrasounds, and heard a HEARTBEAT!!! I didn’t get to hear a heartbeat with the first one. I was in the doctors office boo hoo-ing. It was terrifying and extremely emotional at the same time. The heartbeat was 124! Rooting for a little girl, so we can terrorize my hubby! I can’t help but be excited and this one is already looking better than the last pregnancy. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THOUGH! Pregnancy is nasty and you feel like CRAP! It’s worth it in the end though. I am SO sick. I can’t eat a single, damn thing. You want to know the worse thing about it? I don’t even vomit. I just smell it and I’m instantly nauseous all day. It doesn’t go away. AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT HUNGER. Pregnancy hunger is a real thing. I feel like my stomach is eating my back bone. Its a horrible feeling. Other than being so sick and frequent headaches, and not being able to eat, it’s been pretty great. So I just figured I’d continue to document it for my own sake. Pregnancy cravings are a real thing, trust me. Turns out the only things that don’t make me sick or give me heartburn at the moment is pickles, chicken ramen noodles, graham crackers, bananas, and some hot fries. What a great diet huh? Yeah the picture to the left, that definitely didn’t stay down for long. If you can’t see the picture or caption very well, it is a snapchat that my husband took of me eating a bowl of mini Wheaties and a left over Krystal burger. Definitely not a good mix. But it was definitely worth it. I’m super bloated, but I’m getting extremely excited about having a bump! To the left, is a picture of my little bloated, 7 weeks belly. Pregnancy is so raw and nasty. I have to take these progesterone suppositories. They are the grossest thing ever. I have to take them twice a day, one in the morning and one at night. My progesterone is already rising better than last time. My levels were at a 4 last time, and going into this pregnancy they were 10. So I absolutely can’t wait to get off these things! Anyway I’m just here documenting what this week of pregnancy is like. Here’s to 7 weeks and this precious rainbow baby growing inside of me!

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  1. Chelsey Redmon

    March 7, 2020 at 8:18 am

    I too, had a miscarriage. I lost a set of twins at 16 weeks. It was my first pregnancy and it was a truly devestating experience. Your rainbow baby is going to be such a blessing! Congrats on finding out that your baby is a boy, btw. Boys are awesome! (Trust me! I have three! ?)

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 7, 2020 at 8:25 am

      I’m so sorry to hear! It’s something you never stop feeling for or forgetting! He is such a blessing, and I can’t wait to be a boy mom! I have a 3 year old nephew and that kid just has brought so much light and joy. He’s hyper, but I adore him! I can’t wait for my own to be here! Thanks girl ??

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