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Am I Ready to Do This Mom Thing Again?

As many of you know, we started trying for baby #2 a few months ago. I had some checkups done to ensure my blood sugar levels were normal and I started tracking my ovulation using the e.p.t. Ovulation Calendar app since Aunt Flo was right on time for three months in a row.

 

We wondered if it would still take 3 years like it did to concee Rissa or would we be successful sooner?

We officially started trying in March which was around the same time I received a few e.p.t. tests to review – the analog (interpret the lines!) and digital ones.

e.p.t. is the pregnancy test brand I prefer and it was one of their digital ones that clearly told me I was pregnant with Rissa.

At the end of March I started to feel very, very tired, and my period was late. Normally that meant little to me, but the past three months had been like clockwork. I took an analog test the first day of my missed period.

 

The proof is in the test!

Of course, being excited and wanting to be certain, I also took another two, three, four tests! A couple digital and another analog – which are all easy to take and read. All were positive!

I trust e.p.t. but couldn’t wait to see the doctor and determine the due date. I had a pretty good idea based on the ovulation calendar though!

I’m happy to announce today that I’m going to be a mom again (not that I ever stopped!). Baby #2 is due to arrive around the beginning of December! As of today I am 11 weeks and one day along. Normally I would wait until 12 weeks to make a big announcement, but I thought Mother’s Day would be a good day to share my news!  My only thing now is trying to figure out how to turn off the ovulation email alerts!

Disclosure: e.p.t. provided pregnancy tests at no cost to me in order to conduct my review. No other compensation was received. The app is free! You can connect with e.p.t. on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. Kristin Wheeler May 13, 2012 Reply

    CONGRATS and you can do it!! =) Being a mom of two is wonderful!!!
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  2. Erika P. May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations :)

  3. Heidi May 13, 2012 Reply

    That’s wonderful! I took like 5 tests when I was pregnant…with each kid lol I wanted to be extra sure!
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  4. Trisha G. May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting! =)
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  5. Liz W May 13, 2012 Reply

    Oh my gosh! Congrats Darcy! Being a mom of 2 is wonderful, I have 4 and trying for 5, you will do amazing!

  6. Gianna May 13, 2012 Reply

    Aww, congratulations and happy mother’s day!

  7. Leanne May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!
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  8. Jenn May 13, 2012 Reply

    Woo hoo, congrats {again} Darcy! You are totally ready for this!! :D0rganicmama

  9. Lori Thomas May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congrats!! Happy Mother`s Day.
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  10. I am SO excited for you, Darcy :) I’ll be Rissa will have a blast being a big sister. Happy Mother’s Day!
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  11. Head Ant May 13, 2012 Reply

    You are going to do great! She’s walking, so that will be a big help. Congratulations!
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  12. sarah May 13, 2012 Reply

    congrats! I’ve got four and there’s nothing better than little babies!
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  13. Sarah May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! :-)
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  14. yay!!! congrats, love!
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  15. Laura May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congrats!! It is fun having two (most times) but especially listening to them interact!
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  16. Ashley Suzanne May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congrats and Happy Mother’s Day!!

  17. Kathleen May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you. I never took more than 2 tests, usually one but everyone else I know took at least 3 each time.
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  18. Erin Rok May 13, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations to you! How exciting

  19. Deanna May 14, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! Happy Mother’s Day!!
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  20. Amanda N. May 14, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! Seems like everyone’s getting bit by the pregnancy bug all of a sudden! hehe I’m 9 weeks along. It’ll be fun to follow your posts as I go along, too. :-D

  21. Stephanie H May 14, 2012 Reply

    This is a very nice post. I love that there is a picture of the positive test

  22. tahliab May 14, 2012 Reply

    Congrats, Darcy! I had to do a double take on your post to make sure I read it right, lol. I’m excited for you. No doubt we’ll see a post about how & when you’ll break the news to Rissa ;-)

  23. steven May 14, 2012 Reply

    ccongrats to you and hubby. Also congrats to Rissa on a new sibling.brothergrimiam

  24. Amanda Alvarado May 15, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! Now send those baby vibes my way!!! We have been trying for 3 yrs now!

  25. Kari May 17, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! Wishing you a healthy and smooth pregnancy!
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