A meme for you. I am not as into documenting this pregnancy, of course. Poor little neglected 2nd child.
How Far Along? 12 weeks, 5 days
Total Weight Gained/Loss? no clue. I don’t know what I weighed beforehand, and the scale at the midwives’ was broken so, yeah.
Maternity Clothes: Close! I am holding off so far, but wearing things like loose sweaters and button down shirts untucked. OK on the pants front as long as they have a bit of stretch. I give it two weeks (tops) until I need maternity pants.
Sleep? Pretty good.
Aches and Pains? None so far.
Best Moments of the Week? Hearing baby’s heartbeat last week at our first midwife appointment.
Movement: Sometimes I swear I can feel Jelly moving, but it’s really too early. Maybe in the next few weeks.
Food Craving: Like last time, really expensive cuts of beef. Everything else sounds (and often tastes) horrible and disgusting. Eating is such a chore. Hello, Sprite and goldfish!
Food Aversions: Everything under the sun. Coffee, sweets, most meats, chicken (GAG!), nuts, fruit, pretty much anything with any sort of smell…
Morning sickness? Yep. I have good days and bad. I’ve only actually vomited a couple of times but am dry heaving quite a bit– certainly every day. Yuck. OH, and I burst a bunch of small blood vessels around my eyes from vomiting which let me tell you is quite the look. The internet says they go away in a few days (more like a couple of weeks) and can be covered with concealer (not in my experience). Pretty.
Gender: I feel absolutely certain that this baby is a boy but we won’t know for sure until January.
What I miss: Enjoying food. Not feeling like ass.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting over this hump and into the 2nd trimester. Telling more people! I need to tell my principal, like, today.
Baby preparedness: Is this even relevant this time? The cloth diapers are still in the drawer in Juju’s room, which she’ll share with Jelly. We plan to move Juju into a toddler bed (pink! The girl love loves pink) over Christmas and figure out how the two of them will cohabitate. It will involve removing some furniture.
Ladies who are currently expecting, when are you due? I am due June 6th. I am just shy of 10 weeks today. I am just curious who is due when.
I know I’m only 8 weeks into it, but being pregnant is definitely more challenging this time! I have a ton of food aversions: sweets (ugh, really?), meats unless breaded, coffee (boo!), pizza (!), and it’s not an aversion but anything with acid is just killing me. I am dry heaving at strong smells, or even the thought of them sometimes, too. Fun! I am trying the B6/Uni.som cocktail. We’ll see if it helps!
I am beyond exhausted when I get off of work but still have to pick up Juju and try to cook some dinner that doesn’t sound disgusting. Poor C is wishing for more real food. Juju hasn’t noticed and is happy to eat polenta and pasta and quesadillas for every meal anyway. C is picking up a lot of the slack around the house. Still, the house is a mess and the laundry is never done and all put away like I like.
I have been trying to use the weekends to just rest as much as possible but, perversely, I feel worse then. C hypothesizes that it’s because I’m not busy doing things, and it’s true that when I’m working I just have to suck it up and get through it. I need a reset on the weekends, though. We have no long weekends between Labor Day and Thanksgiving so I may need to…manufacture one soon using some sick leave.
Work is challenging. I am sneaking snacks at my desk quite a bit because eating is really the only thing that helps with the nausea. I have a completely sh*& schedule and have kids in my room basically from 8:20-noon, work through my lunch while they’re outside, and then kids again from 1:00-3:00 followed most days by meetings.
Being a good mom to Juju is hard too. I feel like I never have enough energy to play around with her like I’d like. We are definitely upping our watching of Dan.iel Ti.ger and lowering our frequency of fun projects. Last night I managed to throw together some dot painting on the light box (setup– 30 seconds) and it’s the most I’ve done in weeks. Sorry, Juju.
I am waiting out the first trimester! I am ready to be able to tell people, ready to feel a little less tired (please), and to not have aversions to every food I see.
Thank you for listening to my rant. I think I forgot how hard it is being pregnant– I remembered how much I liked being pregnant last time, but I forgot about all of this stuff. And I think I was just so elated the first time I didn’t have time to grumble too much. Pregnancy with a toddler and a full time job is not for wimps!
Here he or she is in all of his or her 8 week glory! Sorry for the bad iphone photo of what was already a pretty crummy image! There’s just one little baby in there (WHEW!) and we have been released with much trepidation (on the OB’s part) to the care of the midwives. Due in early June. I guess this is happening!
*We’ve taken to calling the baby “Jelly.” It was sort of Juju’s idea. We do a Juju sandwich each night before bed and she declared herself the peanut butter, which makes this baby the jelly. I like it.