I’m 20 weeks pregnant. Yep. Not sure how well I hid the fact that I’ve been throwing up around the clock, unable to show-up online consistently, and can’t start my days until 2pm. But here we are. Lots of good angles, smoke, & mirrors.
For those new here: This is my 3rd pregnancy : I lost identical twins in a miscarriage May 2019, then had my daughter Ryan in the summer of 2020, and now half-baked with baby number 2! While each pregnancy has been different – this one, in particular, has been ruthless. Just another reminder of how women are truly warriors.
We found out I was knocked up after what I thought was a 3-day bout with some shitty airport tacos & possible food poisoning back in November. I ended up taking a pregnancy test on Thanksgiving Day at the local CVS in Ft. Lauderdale after 4 days not keeping food down. Shocked but glad I had answers to feeling like absolute dog sh*t. We had to tell my in-laws THE SAME DAY we found out ourselves. Not how I planned my announcement going. Lol. I’ve been sick ever since.
I’m on a steady dose of zofran & promethazine to keep meals down & get the nutrients this baby needs. Its been an exciting & exhausting few months! I’ve had to adopt a strong mind-over-matter mentality since taking care of a toddler & being sick at the same time is A LOT. But we are HALF WAY. And I feel the biggest load off my chest finally sharing the good news.
This week when my belly finally “popped” it was JUST the physical sign I needed to shift my perspective on this whole situation. Instead of being the longest 20 weeks of my life; it’s more like I can’t believe I’m already half way to meeting this little soul. Ryan’s halfway to meeting her sibling. We are halfway to completing our little family of 4! I’m hoping by finally announcing this I can be an open book for other preggos currently navigating through some rough patches. IM HERE FOR YOU.
Forever grateful and never taking this honor of carrying new life for granted. I’m so glad the cat is FINALLY out of the bag. Let the maternity styling and REALNESS commence. LFG Baby Washburn!! 2 under 2 in ‘22. Shit’s about to get real.