Hey guys! Happy Friyay! I hope you had an amazing week and looking forward to spending the weekend with loved ones. I know I am, being pregnant and being a stay at home mom is so hard!!!! Let me guide you through these last few weeks so you can get an idea.
Even before I found out I was pregnant, I felt all the symptoms that I normally felt during PMS but this time, they were stronger. Cramps would feel like contractions, food wise, nothing sounded good at all, there was always a bad taste in my mouth that no matter how many times I brushed or chewed gum it was not going away. I had a feeling I was pregnant because of those symptoms but I din’t want to believe it.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant, everything made sense, the symptoms, the preggo brain, everything. I would only sleep if Andrew was home during the weekend and I wouldn’t even realize I had dozed off. During the week I never felt tired, my days were normal with the exception of nausea and wanting to vomit (writing about this is making me want to vomit). School work became harder because as soon as Parker went down for bed, and we finished having dinner I would curl up on the couch and SLEEP, wake up to do my night time routine and go to bed right away.
I had my first appointment at somewhere between 5 and 6 weeks. Unfortunately there was no baby there yet because it was too soon. The baby wasn’t even a baby yet, there was only the sak and yolk. As far as symptoms went I was nauseous all the time, my appetite was lost, I was very moody like anything made me mad (still does) I’m really craving sweets, fruits with lime, salt and chilly powder are an absolute no (which I loved when pregnant with Parker) I felt so weak and dizzy, like I could pass out at any moment. My belly was already growing, I felt like people could tell something was there. My biggest thing is that I have to pretend that I feel ok, that nothing is bothering me and not look tired or cranky when it comes to Parker. He has no idea what is going on and I want to enjoy every second I can with him before the baby comes.
Week 7 was a scary week because I started to have brown discharge and was told to take it easy and if it increased to go to the ER. Thankfully that stopped after a couple of days and everything was back to normal, I was still feeling dizzy and feeling like passing out, nausea was pretty bad and was considering picking up my anti-nausea medicine but never did. Still craving sweets and for a while I was only able to stomach a salad with lettuce, tomatoes, crutons and ranch.Other cravings I’ve had have been nachos, nacho cheese, and oreo mcflurry’s. I was scheduled for a second appointment at 10 weeks with a second ultrasound, so we finally got to see the little munchkin. During my second visit I told the doctor I was concerned with being anemic as I was borderline anemic with Parker and considered high risk because of my weight and the unofficial miscarriage. Fortunately my blood results came back negative for anemia and even though I am only 87lbs I am really healthy. My belly keeps growing and growing, sometimes it looks bigger than other times, my boobs are so sore like they hurt so bad. I have had chest pains similar to those of a panic attack but thankfully no attacks, still feeling angry but I try to control it. I just want cookies all the time!!!! if I didn’t say that enough.
Hopefully weeks 13 and forward are better because I am done with the nausea, the bad tastes in my mouth and the cramps that feel like I am going into labor. If I remember correctly. all those symptoms go away but the stretching pains only get worse!