How’s Baby Doing?

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords… savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby’s tummy. (Much more convenient.)

How’s Mommy Doing This Week?
Milestone: I’M 13 WEEKS PREGNANT! YAY!!! Only 3 more days until I’m officially out of the 1st trimester hurray! Today also marks 4 weeks since I had my last bleeding episode. Woot!
Feeling: VERY, VERY SICK… tired and sick… and tired of being sick… Did you get all of that?!?
Sick: So yea know how last week I said I was sick and vomiting 24/7… well in a week it has gotten more severe. Awesome! I pray to the porcelain gods for a good portion of the day. My Diclectin is about to run out, but it never worked anyway so I’m not going to bother contacting my midwife for another prescription. I have been having a lot of trouble eating. I have a strong food aversion against all meat. I may as well be a friggin’ vegetarian at the rate I’m going. I made something for dinner last night that sound mighty appealing to me only to get one bite in and vomit. I cried afterwards… I actually cried! I really enjoy eating certain things that now I can’t even stomach… it made me sad. Blame the hormones. I was no where near this sick with Lil’ Miss C… that being said I was also in the 1st trimester with her in the winter, so I wasn’t having to deal with humidity. Humidity may in itself be what is causing the severity of the sickness. Oh well… enough babbling about how craptastical I feel. I’m having a baby… That in itself is a blessing… and that is what matters most!! Who cares how sick I am… the end result is the best outcome! 
Cravings: PC Butter Tart Ice Cream, Toast with PB and Raspberry Jam, Pizza
Wishing for: A successful, healthy pregnancy.
Looking Forward To: Officially being in the second trimester.
Reading: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers.
Favourite clothes right now:  My maternity clothes… Yup – I’m officially in my mat clothes!!!
Current Project: Starting up my business
Weight: I’m not telling. We’ll just say I’ve lost 10 pounds since I’ve found out I was pregnant. Not good.

The 1st trimester is about to draw to a close. Only 3 more days to go. Thank god! I have to say I feel mighty guilty because I haven’t really appreciated or enjoyed the first trimester the way that I should have been able too. I constantly worried about miscarriage (understandable given my old memories). I had bleeding and spotting episodes. I’ve been so afraid of getting attached because I didn’t want to have to endure another broken heart… It just made it very hard to get excited with the idea of having another baby. And for feeling that way… I feel disappointed in myself. 

Things are getting a bit easier now, and I’m starting to take comfort that things are okay… and are going to work out. I’m sure with time I’ll get more excited. Don’t get me wrong I’m very happy about this pregnancy, it’s just hard for me to let myself show it. 
So here’s to the second trimester being so close – I’m so happy to see you!

Oh… and  one other thing… I had to pop into my doctors office this past week to pick up the results from my 8 week viability ultrasound to take to my next midwife appointment, and it appears when my doctor reviewed my results with me she provided me with the wrong due date. My due date never changed, and I was in fact correct that I am due on February 10 (NOT the 9th). So no biggie… just due one day later! 

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