QUESTION: Which pregnancy was harder for you and your body–Ruby or Esme?
Arielle: My pregnancy with Esme was definitely harder. I was reacting differently than I did the first time around. I had all these weird rashes, new aches, and pains that I was unfamiliar with. It was definitely harder overall because she was lying transverse/breech, which led to an emergency c-section. an emergency c-section.
QUESTION: How long did it take for you to start noticing pregnancy symptoms?
Arielle: In the beginning, I actually had zero symptoms, and even my bloodwork and tests said no. I was missing my period, but my doctor told me it just wouldn’t happen that month. I came home from my sister’s bachelorette and still didn’t get a period so I decided to take a test again even though I figured it would be negative. All three tests were positive. I had no symptoms whatsoever besides not getting my period. A few weeks after those three tests all came back positive, I started to feel some things. I was experiencing some of the classic pregnancy symptoms, including nausea, headaches, sore boobs and other things I’ll spare the public with.
QUESTION: How did you deal with anxiety during pregnancy?
Arielle: Honestly, during pregnancy was the only time I didn’t have anxiety. It felt like my hormones were so balanced out. I genuinely enjoy being pregnant aside from the annoying things that everyone deals with.
QUESTION: Did you do your nails while pregnnat?
QUESTION: Did you work out through both of your pregnancies?
Arielle: I didn’t work out at all when I was pregnant with Ruby. I worked out in the beginning when I was pregnant with Esme and was overall more active during the 2nd pregnancy.
QUESTION: Did your feet change in size during or after your pregnancy?
Arielle: Size no, swollen YES.