Friday, October 27, 2017

Secret secret, I've got a secret: I'm Pregnant!

August 25, 2017

On Wednesday August 23, I had noticed from my menstruation app that my period was 2.5 days late. I had all my normal pre-period symptoms, but I'm also not usually that late. I texted Adam that I was late, but just kind of in a "ha ha" kind of way.

That afternoon I took a pregnancy test. The two dark purple lines were loud and clear. There was no way it was a guess, it was positive. Holy. crap. We totally wanted this, but at the same time didn't expect or prepare for it (do you EVER?) It seemed like yesterday we were dancing at our wedding. I mean I hadn't even officially changed my last name yet on my driver's license, or mailed out our wedding thank you notes. But I couldn't help but smile, giggle, and say wow! Over and over. Then Mira walks in; "what's wow, mom?" "Oh nothing, just thinking about a funny picture I saw..." "what picture? Show me." LOL this kid. I had also been dying to tell her.

I wanted to tell Adam in a special way when he got home from work. He typically has a beer after work, so I made an announcement label over one of his beers.

Of course, he gets home and doesn't get a beer. We sat and talked for a while and finally I had to tell him to go get a beer. He looked at me skeptical, but went and got it. He took the beer out, looked at the label, and said are you serious?! Yep! He started smiling, came over and kissed me and more "wows" came about. He was in shock as well. Not a bad kind of shock, just like a "we're really doing it, Harry!" kind of way. We were both just basically at the point of holy shit we're doing this again. Let the craziness ensue!


September 5th, at 6 weeks along: 

I was feeling great up until today. I am 6 weeks on the nose and starting to feel a little nauseous and have a cluster headache.

This is about the same as with Mira; the timing and the feeling. If it's anything like last time, I had nausea and headaches from 6-13 weeks. The headaches were worse than the nausea last time but still. Crossing my fingers it's mild and doesn't last that long. I did learn from last time, though. I just need to make sure my stomach is never empty and I won't feel too nauseous.

How far along: 6 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: None that I know of
Maternity clothes?: No
Stretch marks?: No
Sleep: Fine. I do get tired way earlier now.
Best moment this week: Having fun in the cities this past weekend
Miss anything: Indulging in drinks. I've sat through two work happy hours, sat at restaurants with amazing drinks, and missed out on ciders and meads at the Renaissance Festival.
Food cravings: Similar to last time; anything taco-y.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No but I'm starting to have some aversions to a lot of smells. Like turkey bacon.
Have you started to show yet: Nope
Gender Prediction: None at this point
Symptoms: Not too many. Today started the headaches and some mild nausea.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. But also more tired
Looking forward to: TELLING PEOPLE I'M PREGNANT. I'm only 6 weeks along but it feels like I've known FOREVER. I've literally known of my pregnancy for 2 weeks.....

7-10 weeks:

I was even MORE tired. Had headaches about every 2-3 days, as well as a few migraines. Also got extremely nauseous when I was hungry. I ate all. the. time. I would out-eat Adam, which is an amazing feat. Never threw up though.

October 23; 13 Weeks

How far along: 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Like 5 pounds
Maternity clothes?: No
Stretch marks?: No
Sleep: Not as good. I wake up once or twice every night, sometimes just to pee, sometimes for no reason at all.
Best moment this week: Having fun in the cities this past weekend
Miss anything: Wine
Food cravings: Spicy. Thai food, buffalo flavored anything, crushed red pepper on things. Salty/vinegary foods. I love sandwiches right now. Even though I'm not supposed to have lunch meat, I still break the rules. Even more recent cravings have been wood fire grilled pizza with arugula and alfredo pasta with red pepper, spinach, tomato.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Being hungry. Smelling strong unpleasant smells.
Have you started to show yet: Yes. This is the beer gut stage. Starting to show earlier. I also swear I felt kicking.
Gender Prediction: My heart tells me another girl, but the 12 week ultrasound seems like a boy. We'll get it confirmed at the 20 week ultrasound.
Symptoms: From 7-10 weeks I was struggling. Extremely tired, headaches, nausea. Much better now!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. Just low energy. Haven't truly worked out in 3 months either. I've basically put on my workout gear to go on a walk...
Looking forward to: Finding out gender, picking a name, buying all the things.

Had 2 ultrasounds so far; one at 8 weeks, one at 12 weeks. I started seeing the midwife and she does 8 week ultrasounds instead of listening to the heartbeat, because it's apparently safer. So that's new. Everything checked out to be just great at both of them. Got lots of good pictures. And at the 12 week one she kept laughing at how active baby was - wouldn't stop moving. Has a good heartbeat, all its limbs and fingers and toes. Just likes to move a lot. Such deja vu from Mira's 12 week ultrasound. She was the same way. And the ultrasound tech said the same thing as last time too; "you have a very happy baby!" Maybe they just say that to everyone :)

Tummy was still flat at 12 weeks. Can't say the same about 13 weeks.... 


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