Designing Mama

Twenty Two Week bump and Pregnancy re-cap

Luana Cardenas3 Comments

I was driving to school one afternoon and I was feeling very "weird". I didn't think much of it though. I mean, who doesn't feel a little weird sometimes. You know, tired, moody, kinda "off" or whatever. Still driving for about half an hour later and I couldn't shake the "Weird" feeling. When I got to school, I went straight to the bathroom, as I usually do, and once I sit on the toilet...         I completely loose my balance. I got so scared, I thought for sure I was going to die, I have cancer, I have a brain tumor, I'm going to die alone in this dirty bathroom, this is it! lol shacking and crying, I call my mom and she tells me to go to the cafeteria and get a bite to eat. So I did, and I felt all better.  How annoying is it that moms know everything, amirite? 

The next day, our family had a wedding to attend, and my mom shows up with a pregnancy test. I'm like lol ok, I'll do it, but I don't want to hurt your feelings or anything because I am deff not pregnant. So we wait until the reception (Because taking a pregnancy test at a catholic church during a wedding might be some kind of sin idk). So, I pee on the thing and I literally did not have time to place the stick on the counter before it read positive. I was screaming and my mom just had that face/smirk like, " I knew it all along". Again, how annoying.

And thats how we found out!

I shared the news with my husband, dad, and in laws the following day over a bbq (What do you expect, we're Brazilian). Needless to say, everyone was quite happy :). 


My first trimester was the hardest. As I mentioned before, I was taking a full load of classes (Ha!, full load). I literally had a class every night and tons of homework to do, work, and then regular house stuff to take care of. I was exhausted, and weeks 7-9 were the worst. I remember one night, Lucas was going out for his regular boys night, and I said to him..."Lucas, please don't leave me here. I'm scared to be alone". That is how completely bonkers I was!! I was mentally drained from carrying on with my life as if nothing was going on, besides it was... I was pregnant. I needed to rest, I needed to be stress free. So until about 11 weeks, I was a walking "Mombie". I did have other symptoms like minor nausea, indigestion (major passing of the gas), maybe one or two headaches, slight heart burn... but all of those things were a walk in the park compared to the amount of bat shit crazy going on in my head. (kudos to hubby for always holding me down, double chest pump, yeah.) 

The second Trimester comes along, and I was finally me again. My husband and I had planned a trip to Indonesia, Bali before we knew I was pregnant, and luckily... my energy and sanity were fully restored even a week before boarding! If I would have listened to every one else, we would have cancelled our trip. I'm glad I listened to my body, and kept a positive mindset. Pregnancy never got in the way of us having a totally amazing time!! :) #NoRegrets !!

Just past the middle checkpoint, and I could not be more amazed at how God has blessed my body. I have a condition called Ulcerative Colitis (Which is the inflammation of the colon) and it's something I have had to deal with (Mostly secretly) for the past 6 years. God has made a miracle in my life where he has completely taken this illness away from me and my child. He has given my body peace and rest from the constant urgencies, pain and inconvenience I used to be plagued with prior to my pregnancy. I am so thankful he has blessed me with the comfort and joy of simply having an awesome pregnancy in my second trimester. Yay to God! whoop!


So what's going on now? Baby is healthy and mom is healthy :) There once was a time I was scared I wasn't bonding with Solomon, but my love grew for him just as fast as my belly is growing each day! Plus now, I can actually feel him swimmin' and kickin' in there!! Don't get me wrong, its not always a walk in the park, but God and time takes care of all things and... and... snifffff... I cannot wait to meet our little angel!!

Here are some pictures we took this week.

P.s. Our little Oliver is not excited for Solomon's arrival! He is scared he will be left out, but we would never allow that to happen, Just look at that face!!! lol He is so spoiled.