Thursday, January 19, 2012

9 Weeks

Size of Baby:  According to, little snapper is the size of a disgusting green olive. 

Total Weight Gain: Thanks to morning, afternoon, early afternoon, early evening, evening and midnight sickness, and a healthy bowel movement, I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight of "fat".  I'm okay with this.  I was worried when I had gained 7 pounds out of nowhere...

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing the same ol' jeans as before.  Sometimes when I'm feeling particularly bloated, I do the whole rubber band through button hole thing.  But other than that, I'm maternity clothes free.  Still eying them, though.

Gender:  I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling "boy".  Maybe it's all the kids talk, maybe it's just wishful thinking, I don't know.  The other night Brett kept me up until 12:30 going over boy names.  Ugh.  It's gonna be a long 7 months.

Movement:  As in "bowel" movement.  Ha, just kidding.  Nothing yet, though I'm sure it's getting a workout on my trampoline like uterus.

Sleep:  My doctor gave me Zofran for my puke-a-thons.  This makes me super sleepy.  Plus, I am for some reason allergic to this pregnancy (just like I was with Cohen, which again makes me think "boy")  I get super itchy and hivey so I've been taking benadryl as well.  These two put together is better than any sleeping medicine on the market.

What I Miss:  Energy and not feeling sick.  I think Brett would like his wife back.  And the kids may or may not want their mom back.  I'd like me back.  I keep holding onto the whole "second trimester" surge of energy.  So does my housework!

Cravings:  Today I am craving scones super bad.  The past few days it's been disgusting fatty spicy nacho's from the gas station.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  Also fruit.  I can't get enough fruit and thank heavens we live in Arizona.

Symptoms:  I could copy this straight from last week.  I'm so nauseous and so tired all the time.  I've started the fun cramping and can't cough or sneeze too hard or else my "round ligaments" will all but tear from my body.  I can't believe, at 9 weeks, this is a problem.

Best Moment of the Week:  It's a tie between sleeping all day yesterday and having Brett take care of the house and the kids OR having Chloe pull down my sweat pants while puking.  It was really funny.  Or maybe it's a three way tie, because I also loved sitting up and talking about names with Brett.  He seemed really excited for either gender.  Love that man.  OH NO WAIT!  It's a four way tie.  I'm going to have to say finding out a good friend of mine is pregnant along with me, AGAIN.  We were pregnant together with the last pregnancy.  She hasn't announced, so I won't say anything more =)

Appointments this Week:  I have an appointment with destiny.  My dad and step-mom are coming in and Brett and I are going to get away from the children, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER.  I can't wait to have some time alone with my baby daddy.

What I'm Looking Forward To:  Read above.

This Weeks Thoughts:  I'm getting anxious about all the discomforts that come later on, and I need to let go of that.  Like acid reflux.  And stretching.  And acid reflux.

Sibling Rivalry:My sister says my kids are acting out because they're reacting to the pregnancy.  They're about to react to my fist.  KIDDING!  But seriously, they have been fighting all the time, and I've had it.  I NEED MY 18 HOURS OF SLEEP PEOPLE!  So I hope this isn't them reacting to the pregnancy, because it's gonna be a looooong 7 months if it is.

Pictures From This Week: I can't find my camera, lucky you!  At times, when I'm super bloated and constipated, I look about 11 months pregnant.  But when I'm doing ok and I can still suck it in, I look as normal as ever!  Starting the next few weeks I won't be able to suck it in anymore and I'll just start having that "fat" look about me.  Oh well.  C'est la vie.  Totally worth it in the end =)


genderist said...

So glad things are going well!

Jess said...

Isn't it fun when you're pregnant at the same time with friends? That happened with me and two or 3 of my other friends with our first and second children. I hope you get over the sickness fast! I miss you! I wish I could just walk over and help the days go by quicker!

Jennifer said...

I'm in my seventh month and still dealing with morning (afternoon, evening, midnight etc) sickness. I really hope it gets better for you. I'm praying my next 11 weeks don't kill me. (or I don't kill my three year old during that time. One of the two). Good luck and enjoy the sleep.

Jen and Jared said...

It would be fun for you guys to have a boy! And I'm sure Cohen would love it. I remember that sick feeling all too well and the cramping... Unfortunately, it never stopped! But, it's worth it right?

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