Well, I’m not always great with intro’s, so I’ll just cut to the chase. If you haven’t already seen on social media– I’m pregnant with our next little one! We are so happy to be expecting our next child and for our family to be growing. I’m currently 9 weeks along and our due date is the beginning of December. Let the adventure begin!
This will be an update on my first trimester symptoms and how things have been going in general. If it seems scatter-brained–it is! and I am. If there are tons of typos, I’m not surprised–that is just my life right now, and I’m not sweating it anymore. 🙂
This pregnancy has already been very different than Parker’s. Before I got pregnant, I thought I had pregnancy [for me] figured out. Don’t ask me why I thought that, it makes no sense to me now. But no, there seems to be no sort of pattern. With Parker, I just craved Taco Bell alllll the time and some foods didn’t sound that great. This pregnancy? Whole. different. ball game.
This pregnancy for whatever reason is much harder. I was slightly sick before I got a positive test and up through week 5. Then at week 6, it was like that little embryo in my body kicked one huge switch and took the nausea up 20 notches. It’s just nausea all the time–it’s my constant buddy.
Generally, when I think about opening the fridge, my stomach churns. When I actually have to open the fridge, I try not to breath or look. When I open the pantry, I hold my breath and try not to look. When I think of food, I do it quickly and then stop. With Parker’s pregnancy I started gaining wait soon, with this one, I keep loosing. Of course there are some easier days, and some that are worse, but that’s the average day.
At first I was just eating anything with carbs, cheese, and butter. Now that sounds disgusting and fresh Mexican food sounds best. As far as liquid, I started hating water around week 5 or 6. It tasted bad. So, I went on a sprite kick, then on a crystalite kick, now I’m transitioning to ice cold water. Can anyone say, hormones?!
I feel like Heavenly Father is helping me more than I can say right now. He is carrying me through this overwhelming, beautiful, and drowsy time in life.
Also, the bloating. WOW. I didn’t know that was a thing in pregnancy. With Parker I didn’t bloat. But this time, I definitely have. This is me at 5 weeks or wait… 5 months?? I started getting nervous that I was actually growing that fast. I had heard people say that many women start showing earlier with subsequent pregnancies. But, then I realized it was very temporary and was just intrigued with how much my body fluctuates during pregnancy.
But, there is the light! The light that there will be a baby and that hopefully this will let up in just a couple weeks. In the mean time, Sam has been great. He cooks, he does the laundry, he does the dishes, and he goes along with letting me get the random foods that sound like I could stomach them.
Overall, I am so happy in a deep way. Not always do I feel like grinning ear to ear. But, I really am grateful for the experience. I am grateful for the sickness, in that it confirms each day that I am still pregnant and that things are going well. I feel so grateful for my body and its ability to take part in the creation of a body for the precious spirit that will soon join our family. Our bodies truly are a magnificent creation.