I figure, as long as this is my last pregnancy, and something I’ve wanted to document on my blog since starting it, well then heck –
I better start living it up!
I’ll be sick no matter what so I’ll just try to focus on the rest as often as possible.
I finally get to put these stat things on here I’ve read everywhere for 2 years. You don’t know how happy this makes me. I’ve been trying to find them for the past few weeks but remembered Suz posts them and so I stole it from her. Then added a couple of my own. I’m going to change up the questions a bit each week as things become less relevant or there are new updates.
Baby is the size of a…? A kidney bean! An angry kidney bean by the looks of it.
How far along? 8 weeks 2 days according to me. 10 weeks according to “the chart”. But next Monday is my dating ultrasound and we’ll all be on the same page.
Maternity clothes? Omg. I tweeted about this last night. I really want to bust mine out. Badly. But I just can’t do it yet. The most tweeted back # was 10 weeks – I am just so uncomfortable.
I’m really terrified to start wearing them and have someone ask how far along I am and answer with 8 weeks. ::dead:: with mortification. So instead, I just look like Britney muffin’ toppin’ it at the MTV awards a few years back. Sans killer tan and hair extensions.
Weight Gain? I was already up 5lbs at my first appointment. However, that was only a week into the hyperemesis. So now that it’s fully kicked in, I expect it to slow tremendously. I’m trying to be careful but as sick as I am I’ll eat anything my stomach will let me. My midwife wants me to snack all day to help with the nausea.
Stretch Marks? Just the barely visible few leftovers.
Sleep? Meh. The Zofran helps with this. I don’t wake up at 2 and 4 wondering if I’m going to hurl on Sam’s back. I do wake up at 6 pretty sick, but it helps me have a much sounder sleep until then.
Movement? I forgot to tell you I was asked this at the last appointment. I’m pretty sure it was standard but I was like, “Well, I’m 6 weeks so no…” Unless I’m growing some kind of freakishly strong child. (I was also asked if I was sexually active by the nurse in the interview. Sexually.active. There because I’m pregnant. Really?)
Genders? ZOMG I CAN’T WAIT. End of April/Beginning of May.
What I Miss? Not feeling sick 24-7. Having an appetite instead of that sick feeling that reminds me I need to eat.
Food cravings? I crave things and then immediately don’t want them. Kinda sucks. But I adore milk, Shredded Wheat (the no sugar, spoonful ones), fruit, and anything cold.
Food aversions? Everything but the 4 things listed above. It all makes me sick to think about it or see it. 🙁
Labor signs? No. Hoping it stays that way for a long time.
Belly button in or out? In. Never popped with Bella. It just became a large cave.
What I’m looking forward to? Midwife appt on Thursday! Ultrasound on Monday! And hitting second tri in a month. Also Blissdom next week. Totally unrelated to pregnancy but always on my mind.
Milestones? I’m alive? Um… :p We heard the heartbeat two weeks ago. I can feel my uterus when I’m laying on my stomach. That’s pretty cool.
So now tell me, what do you all think about bras at this point? Right into nursing ones? Just buy bigger regular ones? I’m in need of new ones but I don’t really remember what I did last time for this.
& Happy Valentine’s Day!! xxoo