Well according to our ultrasound I am 8 weeks pregnant today – although that is still up for debate because Mike and I believe we are actually closer to 9 weeks along. I guess we’ll see how it all pans out in our next ultrasound because by then my uterus won’t be so retroverted and we’ll get the best measurement we’ve been able to get yet.
This week the baby is as big as a raspberry! It still seems so small when you actually sit down and look at a raspberry!
I am feeling very pregnant….so very pregnant but I am not complaining or cursing it whatsoever after our huge scare last week I am welcoming every pregnancy related symptom with open arms and know that its all because my baby is safe and growing inside of me. The morning sickness (or all day sickness in this case) is BAD….I don’t know how to make it better at this point so I just try to manage. I remember with Jacob I only had small amounts of nausea and as long as I ate something I would feel better but this time around eating makes it worse. This morning Mike had taken a “dunk” in the toilet and a few minutes after this I walked in to go to the bathroom myself and immediately my gag reflex went off and I went running to the kitchen sink to throw up but the smell of the sink only made me throw up more. I hate the feeling of throwing up so much because it’s just such an unstable feeling and my eyes water like crazy and then afterwards I have the dry heaves – Nasty. I keep telling myself that I only have 4 more weeks of morning sickness but then I’m not a stupid person and I know that it can last the entire pregnancy for some woman so all I can do is hope that I am not one of those women and that if I can withstand the next couple of weeks it will be all smooth sailing from then on. I am getting a lot of acne during this pregnancy (I think I mentionned that before) and I had not experienced that with Jacob and truthfully what I really need right now is a pedicure and hair cut because I really think doing those two things for myself will make me feel really good about myself self. I’m super duper tired and just cant’ seem to find enough hours in the day to sleep but I know that that is par for the course and the fact that I am a full time parent with a full time job only compounds the problem I’m certain. As a side note….I’m pretty sure that Jacob just took a dunk in his diaper and I’m also pretty sure that I’m about to hurl as a result of the smell that is lingering in the living room right now. I know that I cannot even attempt to change that diaper but Mike is in the shower so I am trying my best to not get too close to Jacob right now! Sorry Kiddo but you’re a barfy trigger for Mama right now!
The hardest thing for me right now is the secret! I am dying to tell some of the people that are closest to me in life – especially my mom! I really wanted to tell her with the special t-shirt we ordered for Jacob but it hasn’t arrived yet and I’m pretty pissed off about that. Apparently the shirt we ordered is in high demand after it appeared on an episode of Jon and Kate plus 8 which had we known this we would have ordered a different shirt because we wanted to tell a few people right out of the gate. The t-shirt apparently shipped on the weekend so I’m hoping that its here by my birthday when I’ll be 9 weeks pregnant and of course I’ll be seeing my family for my birthday. I’m pretty sure that I can’t spend too much time around my mother in my current state (horrible all day morning sickness) without her figuring out what’s going on. I am relieved that I made it through the big scare last week without worrying any of our family. The one thing that my mother and I have in common is WORRY – we both worry ourselves insane and it prevents us from doing things like sleeping. I can’t wait to make the big announcement! Hurry up shirt we’re waiting for you!!
Here’s our upcoming appointments:
July 15 – Prenatal Appointment
July 24 – 12 week Ultrasound Appointment