I have decided to keep you all updated on the pregnancy and what I go through with pregnancy this time around. This is my second child and I am really hoping for a girl. At this point, I am still having no pregnancy symptoms besides being tired and not being able to sleep, which is VERY different then what I went through with my son. With my son, by now I was having morning sickness about 5 times a day!!! So, I am very happy and thinking that this may be a sign that I am having a girl? We will hope and cross our fingers and through our pink pixie dust every day!!!!
Well, I spoke too soon about the morning sickness!!!! At least this time it is only 1 time a day as of now. Other then that...things seem to be going well. At my first doctor's appointment on Monday my due date is October 31st...yup, that's right, Halloween! I am sure I won't deliver on my due date, mostly because they told me that they would probably induce me early due to how large my son was when he was born (9 lbs 1 ounce) and they don't want me to have another baby that large. Luke tore me up pretty bad and I had to sit there on the delivery table for 5 hours after I gave birth because I was bleeding so horribly. So, they told me that they would probably induce me 1 or 2 weeks early to avoid that. Well, we will see about that because I don't even know how I feel about that.
Ug, morning sickness is hitting me like a ton of bricks now! It doesn't seem like anything I do makes it feel any better either. I am craving popcorn and pickles like crazy! The popcorn is fine, but the pickles make me sick, so why I am craving them, I will never know!!! Anyways, besides the cravings and morning sickness, there is not much more to update with the pregnancy. It is still early and not much really happens at this stage :-(
Sorry, I forgot a week in there, but I have been so busy busy I don't even know what to do with myself lately. Anyways....everything seems to be going good. I am still sick in the mornings only now, so it has calmed down a bit. I am hungry all day long now!!!! And thirsty too!!!! So, I keep a drink and some snacks next to me at all times. Besides that, I am getting a belly already!!! It just like popped out of no where...so the "I'm pregnant" is really setting in for me now. It is all I think of most of the day...well, and diapers of course...lol. I have the "I'm pregnant so my hands are always on my belly" thing too. I don't know if everyone does that, but when I was prego with Luke I did it too...like my belly was my hand rest or something...lol. I had a hard time after I had my son about finding some where for my hands to go haha. I hope this is an everyone thing and not just a me thing, because it is kinda weird....soooo, next topic then lol. But there might not be a next topic...I think that was it...besides being OBSESSED with shopping for baby diapers but having a hard time actually getting myself to buy them. That is just kind of how I am, I am more of a window shopper. My hubby hates going to the store with me anymore because (say we are at wal-mart)...I will fill the cart up with clothes for me and Luke, baby toys, accessories, shoes, and so on...then when we go to check out, I have to go through everything I have in the cart first. I end up walking around the store about 4 times putting a few things back, then a few more things, and a few more things until I am checking out with a total of $5-10. Yeah, so that is how I shop lol! So, to make a long story short...I have bought just a few diapers because of sales that were going on. Well, I guess that is about it for my two weeks! Another update next week (maybe lol).Week 11:
I had a doctor's appointment today and was quite fond of being able to see my baby again this week! My NP does an ultrasound every appointment so I get to see the baby every month! It is so exciting when I get to see the baby. And she does it for a while so I can sit there and watch my baby play around a bit. I really love love love it!!!!!
We finally came up with names, but now I am not quite sure of the boys name. For a girl we have Isabella Ann and for a boy we have Marcus Anthony. What are your ideas on the names? I REALLY love Isabella and I don't think that one will ever change!
So, back to the appointment (sorry scatter brained right now), the baby is measuring at 16 weeks already. They are now thinking about inducing me 4 weeks early, which I think I am going to have to say no to. That just seems WAY too early to just take a baby so that the baby isn't too big. I think at that point I would rather have a c-section! Anyways, so that is my week in a nut shell!!! If you are prego too I would LOVE to hear your stories on it too!!!!
Really, already!?!?! YAY!!! But not so yay...At least I am out of the "danger zone" now. I was worrying about it a lot this time because I told everyone BEFORE I was 12 weeks that I was prego instead of waiting the 12 weeks...so the "no-no" kind of scared me a little haha. I still have a bit of morning sickness...but GOOD NEWS...it is controllable morning sickness now! Well, not when I first wake up...I have no say in that...I don't even have say on if I can hurry up and throw a cracker in my mouth before it happens...it is like eyes open...RUN to the bathroom. I am wondering if the sickness is what is waking me up in the morning....but I guess I will never know that for sure haha. So, other then that...I am still super freaking huge...wondering if this baby is going to be 50-60 lbs lol. I seriously look about 5 months prego!!! I am going to have to get over my self and just post a pic and hope none of you girls laugh at my huge belly. I mean, I do NOT feel prego with this belly, I feel FAT! So I have been doing the best I can to hide my "bump" (if you can even call it that anymore). Other than that...just waiting on the hubby to get back from out of town! He's gone all week again this week and won't be back until Saturday night :-(
Week 13 and 14:
Again, I got behind. Sorry, I had final exams and a wedding coming up in a week that my son is the ring bearer in so....yeah, busy mommy. Always, with the pregnancy. Things are becoming a bit rough over here...and I am not exactly sure why. Maybe I am too busy and I am pushing myself too much...or maybe I am overly stressed...but I have no idea why things are going so out of control lately. Week 13 was fine, and nothing really happened much, but by the start of week 14, everything did a flip flop. I still have morning sickness, so ugggg...I think I might be stuck with it again. But in the beginning of week 14 my plug broke, or at least some of it. The doctor's said I should be fine as long as I am not spotting or cramping or anything like that. Well, then, last night (as many of you have read on my facebook) I started to cramp. I decided to wait it out instead of rushing to the hospital because it wasn't technically scaring me yet. It was more of a dull cramp and I decided to put myself on bed rest for the rest of the night. That seemed to help because they finally went away around 10 PM. THANK GOD! I have an appointment on Monday to check everything out and see how much of the plug I actually lost. If it was too much, then I will be on bed rest for a month so that it can build back up. If it wasn't too much, life will continue the way it was going before anything ever happened. I am hoping that it wasn't too much because it would be REALLY hard to be on bed rest with a toddler and a hubby that is always out of town on account of being a truck driver. I will try to remember to update this with week 15 as soon as I have my doctor's appointment to update you all on what is going on with all of this, but if I can't get the time to do all this, I will at least post something on my facebook wall.
Week 17: Okay, I have decided that I am really bad at this...lol. Sooo, what to tell you about. Thank goodness the scare is over and I don't have to report on that anymore...but other than that, everything is doing well. My baby is sitting VERY low (I literally have a bump right near my cervix, which I think is the head?). However, when my friends and family see me they seem to think that I am carrying high. But, in two weeks we will know for sure exactly what I am going to be having!!! Who is excited!?!?!? I know I am!!!! We have both sex names picked out (we like to do that before we know) and right after I am aloud to start buying newborn items!!!!!! I can't wait to get my co-sleeper and start buying diapers and clothes!!! I think we are going to have a small shower (more like you don't and shouldn't have to bring a present but if you really want to you can....but only if it is a girl). Anyways...I have not felt the baby move in a long time...but I also don't feel like there is anything wrong at this point...so I guess we are okay. I just think I am a little hyper about things because of our scare.
Unfortunately, I am still sick...every morning...there is nothing I can really do to stop it either anymore. But at least it is not as bad as it was with Luke. With him, I was sick all day everyday...and what was my trigger??? Of course, cooked food...something I could not escape. I am still trying to figure out what my trigger is this time, but I really think it is our bunny. Annnd...I think that is all that is really happening right now....
Week 22: Sorry it has been so long since I wrote about my journeys! So much has been going on and it is SO easy for me to loose track of where I am in the day. So, if you don't know by now, I am having a little boy again :-) My baby looks super healthy so I have NO problems with this at all! I can't wait for my baby to come and see what he looks like! All I think of when I think little boy is what my toddler looks like, so I can't wait to see the similarities and differences.
My morning sickness is FINALLY gone!!!!!!!! OMG, yes...this is AMAZING!!!!!!! It went away about 2 weeks ago. Now let's hope it stays away for good!! I really don't want that back! Haha.
I have started my self training in Hypno-birthing. So far so good...but I guess we will not know exactly how well it works until I get in the delivery room, huh? I have my mother-in-law and my step-mother coming to be with me in the room who had both done all natural births, so I am hoping that they will be a huge help during the labor part. Unfortunately, during actual delivery they will not be in the room with me due to hubby's wishes that it be just the two of us like it was with our first son. I am hoping he eases up on this and agrees to have at least one other person in the room with us because let's be honest...he wasn't much help during the birthing. Actually, he was in and out of the bathroom being sick. So I would REALLY appreciate another women being in there with me to help me through the birthing process. If anyone else has went through something similar, please let me know how you guys handled it so maybe I can get my concerns out in a nice manner :-)
Other than that, there is not much else new...I don't think...haha.
Week 33: So, I have decided that I am horrible at keeping this updated LOL. As most of you know, because I keep everyone pretty well in the know on Facebook, everything is going pretty good. Failed my glucose test, so have to watch my sugar...need to drink more water...but other than that, things are going good...and HUGE! LOL. By sonogram they are saying my son is at 6.5 lbs ALREADY....here's to another huge baby........wonderful...lol. My first son was 9 lbs 1 oz....so I guess if I could do that, I can do Daniel lol. Yup, that is the baby's name, if you didn't figure that out. Mr. Daniel Marcus :-) Pretty cute huh?
So, I can't WAIT to get some sleep...so I figured next year at this time, maybe I can schedule a sleep in day? Well, we all know that I will not be getting any sleep until AT LEAST then lol. With a newborn and a toddler, I think I might be a walking zombie for a while.....heck, I already am a walking zombie because Daniel likes to be awake from 9pm-12am....not joking...kicking the ENTIRE time. I am thinking that he may need some sleeping pills? Can someone hand me the Ambien please!?!?!? lol.
Hm, what else would I like to talk about? Oh, I got my Arm's Reach Co Sleeper that I HAD to have for this baby....not joking...told hubby it was a necessity this time or else he would never be able to go to work lol. I have it set up right now and am using it for extra leg room...so I am loving it already lol. I can't wait to try it with a baby to see if it helps mama out at all. But, I think it is worth the money already haha. Well, I guess that is all for now!!!
Week 35 (maybe 36 or 37!?!?): So, I am obviously VERY confused right now. It is September 28th...I am supposed to be due October 31st...but they told me on Monday that the baby will probably come in 3-4 weeks...so what am I supposed to say when someone says how many weeks are you? I guess I will just have them guess...because theirs is as good as mine is. Well, that is one thing I don't get about OB/GYNs anyways (well, at least mine do it). Okay, so why the heck do they assume to know when your conception date is and how far a long you are anyways? Alright, if they are going by my last menstrual cycle (which they have not been doing...they have been going by what a little machine tells them back when the baby was so tiny they could barely measure it...) then I would be 37 weeks now. I am VERY regular...so I would know. Now, if they are going by the conception date, then I would be 35 weeks (trust me, I was there...and it was a month that hubby was gone a lot). But they are trying to sink into our heads that my conception date is February 8th, because that is what the machine says. Well, the machine needs to go ready my hubby's log books because he was out of town that WHOLE week...yeah...so, it must be the mail man's kid, right? Ug...enough of my ranting...so anyways...can someone tell me how long I really am...because I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!! lol.
Yes! Here is my update for week 5 of my third pregnancy...even though there is not much to update. This baby is doing really good! I have no symptoms of pregnancy, I am not even feeling pregnant yet! It is pretty nice tbh. So, we have hired our midwife (Crystal Fink in Roanoke in case you are looking too) and we are getting plans together for our first home birth!!!! I am super excited for this and that hubby is going with it! Other then that, there is not much more going on with the third pregnancy. But, I am sure there will be more to come!
As much as it pains me to re-read that week 5 update of my pregnancy...I will leave it up. My third pregnancy ended up being twins (I named them Gabriel and Gabriella) that were miscarried on 4/27/13 (6 weeks 5 days) and 4/29/13 (7 weeks). I love you babies with all of my heart. I will always love you until the day I die. These days are marked in my heart and I will see you again one day.