This is kind of a big one that will explain a lot about the “extra emotions” I’ve been feeling lately.
Yay! We’re gonna have another little Z baby to add to the family! I’m not quite out of the first trimester (I’ll be 10 weeks on Saturday), but I can’t keep it a cyber secret any longer…and I’m feeling good about letting the universe know so here is a big blog welcome to the 4th member of the family.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am right in the middle of pure Hell. Don’t get me wrong, we are THRILLED beyond thrilled to have another baby. We really wanted this and had been trying for several months so it’s a VERY good thing that we are extremely grateful for. The Hell I am speaking of is the consistent worship of the porcelain God night after night, after blasted night. I started puking multiple times a day before I even hit 6 weeks (which was even earlier than it started with PML) and during my last pregnancy, the perpetual carsickness and consistent loss of lunch and dinner lasted until I hit the 20 week mark. (not to mention the 50 lbs I put on by the end of the pregnancy).
(Thumbs down for puke)
Needless to say, the second time around has been a little more difficult emotionally, just because I know the physical challenge ahead. As well as “survival mode” turning me into a shadow of myself. Luckily, I know this time is a season of my life and that it will end eventually, hopefully gifted me with a beautiful bundle of joy. I know that there are those mom’s out there who have had it as bad as me or worse, and I have to say, that actually makes me feel better because I keep reminding myself that I can get through this because other people have. So, there’s that.
I also look at PML’s baby pics a lot. It’s gets me really excited for another squishy, smiling, sack of flour baby.
Let’s talk about the fun stuff shall we?
It was so nice to see the little one today just to verify that I haven’t been suffering from 5 weeks of a terrible stomach bug and that there is, in fact, a wee babe in there worth all this sickness.
A couple of observations:
1. This baby was very still and had a good strong heart beat. We were almost finished with the ultrasound and the baby hadn’t moved yet, and then suddenly he/she wiggled it’s arms and legs and it looked like it waved to us. I actually waved at the screen, before I could catch myself and logically think, “Duh! The baby is in your body, not on the screen.” This must be how Landon feel’s when I Skype him (He’s been with his grandma in Denver for a few days, while I lay on the floor and feel sorry for myself) and he wants me to hold him but I tell him that I’m in the computer and that I can’t give him a little hug.
2. When we went to PML’s 9/10 week ultrasound he was literally doing barrel rolls the entire ultrasound. The doctor was having a hard time getting a picture of him because he was such a mover and shaker. Kind of typical of his personality now, so I wonder if the ultrasound today is any indication that I am going to get a more calm second child. I could be down with that.
Let’s talk health for a moment:
Ahem. (cough) So, this is kind of a health blog, right? Umm, well I’d love to be the picture of pregnant health but actually I am surviving on McDonald’s, Coke, and Toaster Strudel’s at the moment. I couldn’t keep down veggies if I wanted too. How anti-evolutionary is that? Everything I’ve ever read about the first trimester is about how important nutrition is, etc but I literally CANT eat healthy or I will probably puke so much I would be in the hospital. I think “Natural Selection” is trying to weed my strand of genes out of the Human race. It’s kind of a conundrum.
Advice please, if you have any? What worked for you? (I know about ginger and it doesnt work for me anymore)
body shot from 7 wks, haven’t taken one this week yet. Obviously, any bump is pure bloat. lol.
Total weight gained: 2 lbs
Workouts: I ran a 5k on Thanksgiving and haven’t done a THING since. I’m gonna bust out my prenatal yoga DVD this week to see if it helps my sickies.
Cravings: This is disgusting and embarrassing but McD’s Sausage McMuffin’s with Egg, Cheeseburgers, Coke. (I would NEVER eat that crap normally)…
Aversions: Everything. I can’t even look at food on blogs anymore. So sad.
- Emotions: I cry at EVERYTHING. Yesterday it was because of these amazing break dancing kids on Ellen. Then because of the protesting of Putin in Russia (!?!) Seriously. It’s kind of comical because I am not much of a crier in non-preganant land, but it’s like 20 times a day. I remember being more of a witch when I was preg with Landon, this time I’m really tender.
New Habit: Cellphone Tetris and Scrabble. It used to be Angry Birds, but I find that actually stresses me out and makes the nausea worse.
Doctor Status: I found a Dr I love but I HATE (yes, strong word) the receptionist. She is the Devil. It might be enough for me to leave the doc, but we’ll see.
Baby Items Purchased: Zip. Already have stuff from #1, gonna wait to see what we are having (no way do I have the patience to wait) and then *maybe* get to stock up on girly baby things.
Goal for Next Week: Pre-Natal yoga. Maybe try to keep the house clean (not totally committing to that…)
In other news, I cut 7 inches off my hair!
I still feel like I don’t look like myself, but the hair is SO MUCH more healthy. It needed to happen.
And just in case this post wasn’t long enough for you, I am leaving you with some pics of Landon. You tell me, is it Rushmore Academy or hipster toddler?
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