Wow – I have known I am pregnant for about 10 weeks. It feels like forever. Looking forward to my second trimester and hopefully feeling better.
My husband and I went to a B&B last week for our 10 year anniversary. It was too much to write on my kindle (when I typed my last post), however, I did want to give you all the name. Glasbern. It was wonderful. And super romantic. It is an organic working farm with 7 or so barns that have been converted into 38 rooms/suites. Huge! With dual fireplaces, two person jacuzzi, sitting area, 8 head two person rain shower, and breakfast is included, and they have a pub and a restaurant. The food was fresh, organic, and super tasty! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a weekend getaway about 1.5 hours north of Philadelphia.
My pregnancy symptoms have not changed much. I am still waking up multiple times a night, so I am pretty tired. I have stopped going to the bathroom as much during the night, but I am still waking up. Bummer.
I am still nauseous. I haven’t thrown up yet (thank goodness), but dry heaving is NOT fun. I am still doing that, unfortunately. But nothing ever comes up. It is usally the worst in the morning, but it does sometimes hit at other times during the day. I find that I am not as nauseous as I was, but when it does hit it is more intense, and I feel more awful. Hence finally asking for medicine for the nausea. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that a commitment to organic eating and not taking medicine are a big part of who I am. But, I finally gave in – I just couldn’t take it anymore. I have been taking my old med for the nausea – 8 mg of Zofran. It unfortantely has a side effect – constipation. Partner that with having that issue anyway, plus more so when any lady is pregnant, and my stomache is not too happy right now. So I balance feeling nauseous or feeling constipated. I chose the latter because I don’t have to worry about finding coverage for my classes because I have to dry heave. I guess teaching through the nausea is worse than teaching through an aching stomache. Fun. I did ask the doc for a different med since the Zofran was affecting my stomache. She gave me a different one – I can’t remember the name, but it causes drowsiness and I am not supposed to drive with it. How am I supposed to 1-get to work, and 2 – teach, while on this???? Super frustrated, but hopefully it only lasts a little while longer.
Since the nausea is not as frequent, I have been eating and I have been able to gain some weight. I was up and down for a couple months (as high as 4 and as low as 2), and I now stand at 5 pounds up from pre-pregnancy weight. Consistently. I am not loosing anymore, and have been on the upswing for about 3 weeks. Only 30-40 more pounds to gain, and about 23 weeks to go. Seeing how I gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks…I don’t think another 30-40 is going to be a problem!
I am not worried about the weight gain. Even if I gain 50. With Maddy’s pregnancy I gained 30, and by 2 weeks out I lost 25 of it without even trying. I couldn’t drop the last 5 until I stopped nursing, and that came off really quick too. I am hoping that being 6 years older hasn’t affected my metabolism too much, and the weight with this pregnancy will melt off as well without too much effort.
My clothes are way beyond fitting. Forget about the size 6s (jeans), 8s and 10s (work pants). I have a couple pair of 12s (work pants) I bought when I was working and doing shots (when my stomache was big and bloated). One of the 12s still fits, and ironically I am wearing a pair of 6 jeans with a rubber band around the button. The leg in all my pants still fit (except those that were super form-fitting around the thigh), but the waist/hips is beyond fitting. My husband and I had a very funny evening a couple weeks ago when I modeled how rediculous my clothes look when I try to squeeze into them. I have a very bad case of muffin top.
Then on Tuesday I tried on my 10s and 12s( right before Christmas break was over so I could iron my clothes for the week) – it was just crazy how much I changed in 2 weeks. Only one pair of work pants in my whole closet fit. On to maternity clothes… Unfortunately, most of my preggo belly is below my belly button, so maternity pants keep sliding down. Problems, I tell ya!
A couple girlfriends gave me thier maternity clothes. Washing them as I type this post! So we shall see if any of those fit. My girlfriends said they are done having kids, so I can alter them if need be (all my girlfriends are taller than me).
So that is all that has been going on with me in the last couple weeks. My next OB appointment is the 23rd, and the next ultrasound is the 29th. I am looking forward to seeing how I progress, and looking forward to seeing the babies again. It gives me peace of mind to know they are still alive in there! I still think every day that I will miscarry, not bleed, and the only way I will know I will need a D&C is at the next ultrasound when they won’t see heartbeats. I know, I am crazy. I was hoping getting out of the first trimester would ease my worries. But it doesn’t.
I was reading a blog I follow this past week and she said in her last post that her cousin just lost her twins at 22 weeks. I can’t even imagine how I would get through that. And it keeps my fears right at the surface – just because we have come this far doesn’t mean we will actually take home babies in 6 months.