Since the day I found out I was pregnant I have been in a state of disbelief and still…13 weeks later not a day goes by that I don’t ask myself if this is real?! I know it’s easy to forget that you’re preggo when you already have kid(s) but I have to say that this pregnancy has rocked my world completely and this baby has not let me forget it!
I had a positive pregnancy and blood test confirmation around 4-5 weeks and felt absolutely fantastic and energetic until 8 weeks. Then, the nausea hit me like a brick wall. I worked all through my pregnancy with Luke and remember having “moments” of not feeling great with him but it really wasn’t too bad. I was thinking this pregnancy would be similar, right? WRONG. I was completely caught off guard and I have been feeling non-stop miserable since 8 weeks. Thankfully, I haven’t been vomiting – just ALL DAY nausea and many times nothing I eat or drink makes a difference. I have been using all the anti-nausea products on the market, which I can’t believe in the short 3 years how much more they are offering now! I was using progesterone, which is supposed to also help with morning sickness and did in the beginning but I think as my hormones got stronger it didn’t help as much. I did also recently try some Dramamine and I know there’s also Zofran you can take (with a prescription from your doc) but as I am now starting my second trimester I’m hoping I will be starting to feel better! Yesterday, in fact, was one of my good days. It’s amazing how good I feel on a good day – I have so much energy and was able to get more done in one morning than I’ve been able to do the past few weeks! I was able to walk for a good hour in the afternoon and I didn’t have to eat something every 2 hours! Julian laughed at me as I jumped around the house shouting out how great I felt! Trust me – I did want to shout it from the rooftops!
I’ve been dreaming about giving Luke a sibling for so long now that I am often caught in moments of complete emotional joy and happiness. It happens pretty much every time I look down at my growing belly, or when Luke points to the ultrasound pics hanging in the kitchen and talks about the “little baby growing mommy’s belly” and that he’s going to have a brother, (he’s adamant that it’s a boy NOT a girl…we’ll see)! It happened yesterday when I opened a package from a friend with a book for Luke with the title “I’m a big brother!” (thanks Tricia!) which was very special to read with him, even better that the little boy in the story was also named Luke! It also happens every time I look at this on my desk…
This is something Jennie gave me last year for my birthday. It stands for “Courage”. It’s something I held onto dearly when I had some of my worst dark days and needed a friend to give me some of that much-needed courage when I wanted to give up. Thanks Jen.
So even though today is not one of my good days and I’m forcing down all forms of food and liquids while trying to “play” with Luke while I lay in a stationary position on the couch… I’m so very thankful for this beautiful new blessing we can’t wait to add to our family.