Thursday, April 19, 2012
Oh, it feels so good to be at 12 weeks! I was discussing with Laura a few weeks back how the even numbered weeks seem like such big milestones! 19 weeks? Whoopee!...20 weeks? Halfway done! Maybe it's just us? But yes, if you read in the picture, I am feeling so much better. The last 2 days, no nausea at all, which has been such a wonderful change. I never got sick, but just that feeling of impending barfage...was bad enough. Strangely, I had my worst moment of nausea ever at my last prenatal appointment, which was just this past Monday. I probably left it too long to eat lunch, and stopped at Subway for a bite to eat. I craved Buffalo chicken so much my last pregnancy, have had it a few times with this one, and since I couldn't fulfill my craving of delicious, cold deli meat, I decided to have the Buffalo chicken sub. About 3/4 of the way through, I had to stop, hide the sub, close my eyes, and start deep breathing and praying to *please don't puke in Subway! please don't puke in Subway! please don't puke in Subway!* Luckily, I did not! It passed rather quickly but that is the worst I have felt and I texted Laura right away! It's so nice to have a pregnant SIL to tell all these things to as they happen!
My appointment went well. No fetal heartbeat yet, but this doesn't surprise me or worry me at all. With a home doppler, I didn't find Braden until 13w4d pregnant. This is because I had an anterior (in front) placenta and a retroverted (tilted) uterus making it harder to find him. I have my ulstrasound on Tuesday, I'm so excited to see this little one. Really praying it's little ONE and not little ONES. I really don't think there's two, I seem to have stopped growing so fast, I think the first trimester bloat is slowing down!
Things are getting really busy on the farm in preparation for seeding. I have no shifts booked until the end of May and I'm feeling really good about that! I love the flexibility of my job and that I work my arse off in the winter to be able to be a SAHM in the spring and fall for the months of seeding and harvest for my kid(s)! I've started my spring cleaning and I'm just going to go at it slow and steady! Hopefully the weather smartens up around here so Braden and I can enjoy some time outside!
P.S. I've gained 6 lbs already. I had only gained 9 lbs in the first 20 weeks last time. I'm really trying hard not to care...