What fun! If I were in your shoes I’d also be wishing for another boy. Having 10 and 5 year old brothers sounds awesome! I’ll think in the next couple of days about ideas for siblings for [name_m]Silas[/name_m] and [name_m]Trey[/name_m] and get back to you! How often do you guys care for [name_m]Trey[/name_m]?
I’m sorry you’re feeling so bleh… I hope 2nd trimester will treat you better, but that feels like forever away, doesn’t it? How long will you have to be doing two jobs at once? That sounds so tiring, it’s really no wonder you’re feeling run down.
I had truly awful morning sickness last time during my pregnancy with H – near constant nausea and vomiting several times a day throughout the first half of pregnancy. I finally started feeling moderately better around 24 weeks and then stopped throwing up thankfully around 27 weeks. But I had an absolutely wonderful pregnancy and birth apart from that. I felt on top of the world and slept great the whole time. Felt energized and powerful. If I can be so lucky a second time, I’ll take it… even with all the awfulness in the beginning.
I AM “showing.” I’m not slender by any stretch but I generally carry all my extra weight spread out across my whole body, with a little extra padding on my adorable big round butt and thighs (I’m super pear shaped). I have a generally pretty flat stomach all things considered, but last week I definitely developed a belly quite suddenly. Looking at my belly bump pics from last time, I look like I did at like 4 months or so last time.
Well, being a couple weeks behind you, I’m not experiencing much yet. I started to type that I wasn’t experiencing anything but then I have a laundry list of symptoms, just nothing major I guess. I have this pesky clogged duct that keeps coming and going (I’m still breastfeeding) and my boobs are definitely fuller. I’ve been able to nap (it’s super annoying but I can only nap during the day when I’m pregnant apparently), and I’ve been so thankful for the repose during the middle of the day when my kids nap (I didn’t mention above, but I’m thankful to be a SAHM at the moment). I’ve been super tired in general for weeks now (basically since conception). I have a cold (postnasal drip and congestion), whereas I get sick extremely rarely. I’m making copious amounts of G-type cervical mucus… that was the first sign that really had me take notice while I was waiting to test. [name_f]My[/name_f] skin had broken out really badly a week after my fertile window but now it is completely clear and radiant. I feel glow-y already. I’m hypersensitive to the cold, and also even more sensitive to smells than I usually am.
Thankfully not nauseated yet. There was a night last week when I had a passing spell of nausea but it didn’t stick around, and one meal where I had a slight aversion to one of my favorite foods (eggs). [name_f]My[/name_f] husband is a chef and he has thankfully been making me such good food. I’ve been trying to frontload so many of the super healthy foods that I couldn’t stomach for a couple months there last time: liver and organ meats, mackerel, salmon, mussels, kale, chard, broccoli rabe… just so much healthy food to build baby organs over the next few weeks! I’m hoping I’ll be able to KEEP eating like this, but I started getting nauseated around 5.5 weeks last time so I’m looking at my watch (I’m 4w3d)… bracing for it. I’m also chugging the water. [name_m]Can[/name_m]’t get enough water these days.
When is your appt? I had a quick doctor’s appt this morning to draw blood for my thyroid panel (I have Hashimoto’s so we just have to keep a close eye on it). [name_f]My[/name_f] midwife will come for our first prenatal visit on [name_u]December[/name_u] 8 (I’ll be 7.5 weeks).
Do you think you’ll find out the sex again this time? If you do, will you do an early test or wait for ultrasound?
I love [name_m]Vermont[/name_m]. I lived in [name_m]Boston[/name_m] for 6 years and my husband and I were those annoying people who go up to [name_m]Vermont[/name_m] for the leaf-peeping in the fall. Now we can stay in our own state for gorgeous foliage, though.
…I’m secretly-not-secretly hoping for twins, but it really isn’t likely and I won’t know forever so I’m not holding my breath. Assuming it is a singleton in there. I’ve been talking to them already… with my first I felt SO awkward talking to my belly so I really waited until I knew the ears were developed. Now when I go to sleep at night I talk to this little one (we’ll call them by code name baby [name_u]Bao[/name_u]). And I took a hike today with my dog after my doctor’s appt and at the top of a big hill I paused for a moment to look around, put my hand on my belly and just let [name_u]Bao[/name_u] know that I’m super excited about them.
Oh, and do you go by [name_f]Jeni[/name_f]?