Jenna Surratt shares the joy and excitement of finding out baby number two was on the way.
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Jenna Surrat: Hi, I’ve had Adison last April, and so she was about six months old and I stopped breast feeding at that time. And just had the feeling that maybe I was pregnant again so, I remember it was right around Thanksgiving and I took a pregnancy test and it was negative and I was actually really surprised that it was negative. I was kind of like—I don’t know, I just really, I thought was pregnant, not for any particular reason or anything at all but just though I was. And I wasn’t even—my period wasn’t late or anything but I—so another like week or went by and on the day that I was actually supposed to start, I took another pregnancy test that morning and it was positive. And I remember I took the test and actually lay back down in bed, I got up really early, couldn’t stop thinking about it. Took the test, laid back down and just put it beside my bed, and kind of rolled over a few minutes later, I looked at it and then, it was positive and I was like, oh my goodness. Yeah, we knew we wanted a second one, we knew we wanted him pretty close, and we didn’t expect it to come that fast I guess, but we were really excited that it did. I just felt totally different like with the first one, I was never sick and I’ve been nauseated a lot, I never actually got sick, sick but just felt nauseated a lot more, and that’s really the biggest that I remember. I feel like this pregnancy, I’ve been a lot more stable I guess than I was, I feel like I’ve had as many mood swings or I haven’t been as emotional as I was—I’m pretty emotional as it is so—I don’t know, it’s just really, I don’t feel like I’ve been any more emotional this time. It’s definitely still extremely exciting and it’s just a different kind of excitement because now we know what to expect, and we know how much joy our child brings, and—but we also know how much work it is and the hard parts about it as well. That’s so much more of a reality now than it was before. I think when I was pregnant the first time, there is really nothing that you can do to actually really prepare yourself for what it’s going to be like to have a child. No matter how many classes you take or anything, it’s just totally different when they actually come into this world but it’s incredible and we’re so excited to have another one. It’s not stressful this time—I think when you’re with your first pregnancy, I read tons of books and I’ve read everything on the internet out there, every book that I could possibly get my hands on, and there’s a lot out there that really look scarier, I mean there’s a lot of the information so—I haven’t been as much about this time and I—I don’t know, as far as other things that we’ve been doing definitely, I’m not as active as I was with my first pregnancy. The only real times that I’ve done some serious exercise were two of morning big camp, that’s six o’clock in the morning because that was all I’ve really have time for—It’s just a lot harder to find time to exercise, now that I have little toddler to chase around, that’s kind of my exercise. So there’s that, and then, this time we aren’t going as crazy like spending tons of money and time and everything, preparing the nursery and things like that.
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