14 Jun13 Weeks and Counting

So I’m at the end of my 13th week being pregnant and what a ride it has been so far.  Kudos to all the women out there who choose to have more than one child, because the havoc it reeks on our bodies is not for the weak.

I started my week on the couch and stayed there until Friday, feeling ill and having no motivation what so ever to move. I wake up most mornings needing some food; my food of choice is cereal such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Then, I have to lie on the couch and wait for the food to settle before I can even attempt to do anything else. Some days my stomach hurts all day and other days it only hurts for the morning.

Let’s see what else; oh I had to buy some new, bigger bras due to my enlarging and hardened breasts. They aren’t as tender as they were the first few months, but they are hard as rocks.  I had to go up an entire cup and band size and I think I will need an even bigger one before this pregnancy is over.

This week we went in for all the genetic testing to make sure we were having a healthy baby. They test for all kinds of genetic diseases including down syndrome. It was a little nerve racking because no one wants to hear their baby could have serious problems and then you are faced with a dilemma on what to do. Anyway, no worries are baby is perfectly healthy so far and we continue to pray it will stay that way. 

Here is a picture of our baby at 13 weeks:

 

It has the infamous Peterson chin… 

We will find out the gender on July 27th and I can’t wait. We are hoping for a girl, but of course we will take a boy too.

Here’s to week 14, I hope I feel better and that my energy level and motivation level starts to improve. I guess I can just pretend I feel great and maybe I will for a change. Until next week!!

06 JunOne Trimester Down, Two to Go

So, I will officially hit 13 weeks in a few days marking the end of the first trimester and the beginning of the second one. I’ve been told things get much better, but so far I have not been seeing it.

Here are some great things I experienced during my first 3 months: 

1)      Fatigue: I have never been so tired and it’s all the time. I can lie on the couch and be out in less than 2 minutes, which is rare for me. There are some days when I need more than 1 nap.

 2)      Morning Sickness: Now, I was not throwing up every day but feeling sick to your stomach and nausea is no walk in the park.

 3)      Non-stop Hunger, yet nothing sounds good at all.

 4)      Aversion to all meats and eggs…which have always been a staple in my diet.

5)      Constant urination: it seems I always have to go especially in the middle of the night and wee hours of the morning.

6)      Waking up at 4 or 5am starving and needing some food.

7)      TMI alert!!! Constantly having to poo, and most of the time it comes on all the sudden and I have to go right then.

Those are the main things going on in my body for the last few months and I’m waiting for those symptoms to stop, of course who knows what is in store for the next 6 months.

I have decided this will probably be my only baby. I am too old for all this body crap and I don’t have the patience to wait for a baby. 6 more months? Are you serious? I just want to be done being pregnant and have a scary baby. Simply meaning having a baby scares me, but we will do okay, I have a good man who will help me out.

I will try to blog more about my experiences of being pregnant since this all new to me and it’s kind of interesting. For now, I must nap.

20 MayPreggers?!?

I wrote this post back on April 10, 2010, before any knew we were pregnant.

Kevin and I have talked about having a child for a while now. We have actually been trying to make a baby for about six months now. This was by no means an “accident”, this was totally, completely on purpose. However, talking about having a baby and actually knowing you are going to have a baby are two different things.

For the past week, I have been having pains similar to cramps and right around my normal time. I hadn’t started to bleed though, and last month I had the same issues. I would have cramps for almost a week before I actually started my period. Sorry, TMI, I know but it’s my blog and I’ll write what I want. Anyway, this month, April, I had the same thing again. Cramps and pains but no bleeding.

There was on small difference though. These cramps were in a different spot. When you are a woman, you know your body. After twenty years of periods, you know your body even more and you know your cramps. These ones were definitely different; it hurt more up toward my cervix.

After a week of nothing but cramps, I did some research online. I have never been pregnant before so I have no idea what to expect. I read a lot of discussion threads where women had strange cramps but no blood, around the time they expected their period. So, what the heck I decided to take a home pregnancy test. I didn’t really expect anything of it, but when I looked down and saw a pale, double blue line I gasped to myself. I ran out and grabbed Kevin, who was lying on the couch with no idea as to what I was doing. I told him I needed his opinion on something. I showed him the test and he said “Does this mean?” and I shrugged and said “I think so.”

A week later I went to the Doctor to get things confirmed and sure enough I have a baby growing inside of me. I’m not sure what to think about the whole thing. I’m excited, nervous, and bursting with news I can’t tell anyone quite yet. Of course, by this time everyone knows, however we aren’t telling anyone until the end of the first trimester. Month and a half to go.

Notes: Yeah, we didn’t make it to the end of the first trimester before we spilled the beans. Information like that is sure hard to keep to yourself.