This was the week that we found out about George. So the last 5 weeks have been so drastically different this go around. I loved having the documentation of George’s time in my belly, so I definitely want to do this all again. I just hope I can keep up with it this time.
How far along: 9 weeks
Sex of Baby W: No clue
Weight gain: None so far
Size of Baby W: A grape
Maternity clothes: While there may not be any weight gain, I am already starting to show. This is a big change since I lost 10 lbs during the first trimester in my first pregnancy, and I didn’t start to show until much later on. I am already at the point where I can’t button pants (and have been for a few weeks), and I am wearing the belly bands out of comfort. I am not holding out this time, and I perfectly fine with being in bigger/looser clothes. Plus I will admit that while I lost all the baby weight, I never quite lost the baby ring around my belly, so it is only fitting that it’s popping out much quicker. I can’t quite fit into maternity pants yet, but I think that is coming around Thanksgiving. (Which I can’t be mad about) I told Tom a few weeks ago that this may be a big pregnancy…
Baby items: I bought a onsie from my alma mater while we were there for Homecoming. I have also bought two items for their room to get us started on the theme which is going to be sea creatures.
Stretch marks: Nothing yet.
Belly button in or out: Still in.
Sleep: Fairly good, but I generally have to wake up in the middle of the night to pee. Most of that is due to the fact that I drink a cup of water right before bed now to make up for my missed water intake, so I only imagine this will get worse. But once I am asleep, I get really good sleep.
Best moment the past few weeks: Seeing baby on the ultrasound. George kissing “babee” goodnight every night.
Worst moment the past few weeks: Trip to the ER, but that did get us to see baby on it’s first ultrasound.
Miss anything: Being able to eat deli meat. Having an ultrasound every couple weeks. It is really hard to go from having an appointment every two weeks like we did with George, and now only going every four weeks. This is torture not knowing if everything is ok.
Cravings: Marinated mushrooms. I could eat a jar of them all day every day. This is really the only thing I am wanting honestly. I tolerate the rest of the food I eat just for nourishment. I am not really wanting much salty foods, and salads make me want to gag.
Movement: My little grape is too small for this yet.
Symptoms/how I am feeling: I can’t eat because of nausea, and I am nauseous because I can’t eat. It is an awful cycle that makes me eat maybe a fourth of what I normally eat at each meal. With George, my hormones weren’t on board with the pregnancy so I was having cramps and dizzyness enough where I had to stay home some days. However, I was still able to eat meals. This time I am nauseous pretty much all day. I am also so exhausted. I feel like an awful mom right now because most days I fall asleep on the couch while George plays with trains. Growing a baby is tiring, but doing it with a baby on the outside as well is like something more exhausting than just exhausted. (I am too tired to think of quippy things.)
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving. Hopefully my nausea goes away so I can fully take part in all the food and take advantage of being pregnant over the holidays.
The biggest difference is for sure having George around while growing another human. It is making me cherish our moments alone so much more. The other big difference is my hormones actually reading this pregnancy. It will be interesting to now compare my updates from here on out with what we documented for George.