How has it been almost 7 weeks already? Time is seriously flying right by me and simultaneously moving increasingly slow.
This pregnancy I was hit with some pretty severe morning sickness, as I had mentioned. I was on Diclegis (4pills a day) and then supplemented with phenegran and zofran as needed to help control the unrelenting nausea and morning sickness grossness. I’m happy that now, at 20 weeks, I seem to be doing well with zero medications. However I still have some days that really make me wonder if I’m just in it for the long haul. I keep praying I get total relief – but for now it’s very manageable!
EDD: Oct 2nd, 2017
Next appointment: May 22nd
Maternity clothes: oh yes. All the maternity clothes.
Sleep: I must have jinxed myself. Pregnancy insomnia has come to visit, hence why I am updating my blog at 2 and 3 AM.
Food cravings: Salad w/ balsamic vinegar dressing, fruit and coffee.
Symptoms: Extreme Morning sickness- cannot wait to feel better- thankfully I’m on the upside! My ribs are starting to ache and low back discomfort is a frequent visitor.
Movement: At 14 weeks I was fairly certain I was feeling a little something. By 16 weeks I knew for sure it was babe bouncing around. And now at 20 weeks I have a distinct pattern down of babes alert times and movements. Matter of fact this babe is MUCH more active than Crosby was. Which basically means babe is on the move all.day.long.
What I’m loving: The opportunity to grow another baby and movement. Otherwise I will admit I do not like being pregnant this time. Hopefully my feelings change- but seeing as this one has been physically more demanding and energy zapping I don’t see me enjoying it for a while. But, I do not take this experience for granted or lightly. It’s just not my favorite thing right now.
What I’m looking forward to: May 22nd! We did not get a good look at all of babes parts and pieces at our anatomy scan. So, lucky me, we get to go back and get another peek at babe! I can’t wait!
On May 12 we had our mid-pregnancy anatomy ultrasound. We were able to see much of the needed parts and pieces of babe and also learn if it’s a he or a she! I am thrilled to share that we will be welcoming another little BOY into our home! It was very fun and surprising to learn that HE was a he! I had suspected it, but also hoped for a little girl. I’m not particularly disapppionted but I do hope that some day I get to be a momma of a little girl.
Overall things are going very well! Kobe Jae is growing right on track – in fact he is measuring quite some time ahead. But I feel confident it will even out in the end. We have hired our doula and I’ll probably tour the new in-hospital birth center soon to see if it would be a good fit for my desired birth. We don’t really have much “prep” to do because- well I kept all of our boy stuff! So we’ll not need much this time 🙂
Ta-Da! Here are some bump shots. I am exceptionally larger than I was with Crosby, however I *think* (and hope) weight gain is relatively the same. But YIKES. This time I have really struggled with my size and shape- but I’m just learning to be in a new body and house another human in a whole new way that he needs.