Wednesday, February 01, 2012
11 Weeks: Practically There!
Total Weight Gain: I am down 4 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. Don't you love how I post this and NOT any weight gain I may have had. Ha! But yes, I get really sick in the afternoon and at night. Like...REALLY sick.
Maternity Clothes: I bought a shirt from Target. I'm wearing it now. But I'm back to my regular pants. They're still snug, for sure, but I'm noticing my uterus is super high. The next maternity thing I'm buying though: a bra. I cannot believe these melons!
Gender: I'm still saying boy.
Movement: I'm still having those "uterus jumps" even though a friend told me she feels her babies around 11 weeks. I was like "whaaaa?!" Now I'm wondering...is my little lime dancing around in there? For now, I'll say I can't feel anything, but I'm having fun poking and prodding it anyway. It's how I play with my fetus. I'm weird.
Sleep: Benadryl and Zofran are still keeping me asleep, and I'm feeling rested and "rar rar rarring" to go in the morning (name that movie). Finally getting some energy back in the mornings! Yay!
What I Miss: I miss my esophagus as I'm sure it has been burned away by vomit. I miss NOT having acid reflux. I miss keeping my food in me. I miss solid foods for dinner. But it won't be long.
Cravings: Oregano's meatballs. The greatest meatballs in the world. Amen. Brett kindly took me there after our appointment today. Good man.
Symptoms: I'm starting to get hormonal and I've developed diarrhea of the mouth. I have a thought, I have a mouth, I make it known. Brett HATES this part of pregnancy for me. I sort of do, too, because I have to apologize a lot. And the hormones, ugh, they're AWFUL! I cried when Mrs. Pepper announced she was having another baby. (Please know I'm talking about Blue's Clue's.) That, at least, was a happy cry. But I cry over dumb things, sad things. I cry a lot over Chloe growing and talking and walking more and more. I cry when I'm tired. I cry when I'm hungry. I cry when I puke. I don't know how I haven't dehydrated myself.
Also, acid reflux, morning sickness, the gambit. Cramping as my uterus grows and aching in my joints as they loosen. I don't like that part all that much :/ As my joints loosen, my back gets worse.
Best Moment of the Week: Brett and Kembry bought me flowers. They're beautiful Lily's. That, and this cute little story: Kembry came into the bathroom while I was taking a bath, and she was in tears. REAL TEARS, not the fake stuff she usually pulls out. I asked her what was wrong, and as she was telling me (Daddy won't marry me!) Brett came in and mouthed, "I think I broke her heart."
It was so cute and sad! So I gave daddy my ring and said it was okay if he married her. He got down on one knee and she laughed and cried, just like any girl would when the man of her world proposed!! It was sooooo cute!
So flower and becoming a polygamist wife: best moments of the week =)
Appointments This Week: I had an appointment today. It was same ol' same ol'. I wonder if I could go every other month. Is this possible? It was nice hearing the babies heart beat though. 172. So cute.
What I'm Looking Forward To: How about what I'm NOT looking forward to. I'm NOT looking forward to Brett's week long business trip next week. But I am looking forward to a fun little moon light hike we're doing on Friday. Have to get all those fun things in while I can still see the trail!
This Weeks Thoughts: This being our fourth, I've noticed that I haven't quite bonded with the baby. Or, rather, it hasn't really sunk in that I'm pregnant. I feel like I've come down with a really bad flu. Not that there's a baby in me at all. I'm sure this has a lot to do with my time being commandeered by my three other children, moving to a new state, getting settled, etc...It's just weird that I'm not as obsessed with this pregnancy as I have been with past ones. I'm sure, though, once I feel movement, and once we see him on ultrasound again, I'll feel a little more connected.
Sibling Rivalry: Cohen and Kembry have still been bickering a lot, but I've come up with a new plan, and so far, it's working! Instead of being referee to all their little spats, I just ignore them. I can't believe how well this works. They fight for a few minutes, and then they're best friends for twice as long. Fight, make up, fight, make up. I think I was just interfering with the natural order of things when I interfered before, and I'm totally ok with not being involved!
Cohen is SO EXCITED for me to have a baby. Kembry can't wait for a little tiny baby. And Chloe...Chloe is just cute =) That's all she needs to be.
NO PICTURES! Until I no longer look "fat" and start to look "pregnant".