I wrote an entire 9 week update but wordpress went crazy and it is gone forever. Anyway, I am now going to combine 9 and 10 to make it easier for me. Soooo, I went back for another appointment, my “intake” appointment. I saw the midwife that delivered Arlie. She is very sweet and kind. She actually spent a lot of time just talking to me about the pregnancy and Arlie and a few other things. It was much more positive than I expected (again) and it ended up with me getting another ultrasound. I saw the heartbeat again and the little bean was bouncing all over the place. It was nice and reassuring. I had gone into the appointment thinking that I was going to keep an existing appointment with another OB office for an intake appointment but after the positive experience I had with the original OB office, I made the decision to stay. I originally was unsure about staying with my current OB office because of one of the midwives. However, now that I know I can control all of the appointment scheduling, I feel better about staying there. I have four or five providers there that I feel comfortable with so I will stick with them and call it good. The best part about my appointment was that I was still measuring ahead and my midwife told me that I should start counting myself as 5 days ahead. However, she was going to keep my original due date in the chart so if I happen to go past 40 weeks, they wouldn’t induce right away. Basically she bought me an extra 5-6 days as a cushion. Pretty sweet!
Honestly, I have been trying really hard to not stress out about this pregnancy and so far, with a few exceptions of crazy days, I am doing pretty well. I did stress out this weekend because my constant nausea had disappeared but I am almost 11 weeks and it is normal for things to start to calm down. And just to eff with me, the nausea was back with a vengeance last night and this morning, so I think everything is good.
On other pregnancy related news… I am fairly certain I have been feeling little bubs move. The feeling has only been the last two days but it is in the same place and it is very familiar to me. I read that you start to feel baby move earlier in subsequent pregnancies, so this seems real to me. Its kind of fun experiencing these things again.
How far along? 10 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: 2 lbs. This is with the five or so that I lost in the last couple of weeks, so overall I am still down about three lbs. Hopefully with the nausea letting up I can start to reverse the losing and start gaining (slowly…).
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I think I am headed in that direction. My pants are fine if I am upright, but the second I sit down, it is all down hill from there. I am right now sitting with my top button un-buttoned and the zipper down a bit.
Stretch Marks? I can’t see any new ones. Some of the ones from Arlie are still here, so we shall see how that goes.
Sleep: Terrible. This is probably attributed to having a 10 month old bed-mate and being nauseous in the middle of the night frequently. Plus there is the added bonus of insomnia for NO REASON.
Best moment this week: Seeing bubs again. Plus it is Thanksgiving this week, which means a short week!
Miss Anything? Not really. I’m pretty content with what I have right now, so no need to miss anything.
Movement: Fairly certain that bubs is making his/her presence known. I’m excited about feeling it all again.
Food cravings: I’m ashamed to say that all I really want is fast food hamburgers. Burger King, Wendy’s. etc. Greasy heavy foods are the only things that really suit my fancy and keep the nausea away.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sadly my best friend cheese is making me kinda queasy. And milk. And a variety of other things.
Have you started to show yet? Yes. But I can still hide it if I want to.
Gender: No idea. In total honesty I am kind of hoping for another girl.
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: Still some on and off nausea. Tired sometimes. Awful stuffy nose. Otherwise, I feel ok most of the time.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy. I really don’t have anything to complain about.
Looking forward to: Seeing my sister and nephew this week. And my 13 week appointment. And Christmas!!!!