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WEEK 9 | MONTH THREE | BABY GRAPE
FRIDAY MAY 13TH
Today was a crazy one. I was super busy at work, a day that's dreaded every year for its inevitable business. In last year i overloaded my system with tasty M&Ms and let my mind coast on the caffeine. I talked like i was on speed and looked like I drank 12 pots of coffee, but i got the job done!
This year was different. I wasn't pregnant last year and i craved those little colorful, magical candies. This year...NO. Keep me away!! I'm having trouble even typing about them. My nausea won't let me eat most things, M&Ms included. So I had to ride out today on pure adrenaline. I didn't do too terribly and I think the business might have lessened the nausea slightly. Either way, glad to be home relaxing...oh wait...just kidding....we went to Valley Fair. Of course we did. I was exhausted after the hour and a half we spent there, but it was well worth seeing the smiles on my kids' faces.
SATURDAY MAY 14TH
How's a lot of chicken, roast, veggies, fruit, salad, chips and dips sound? Normally it'd sound GREAT! But at a BBQ today with friends, i found it hard to enjoy the food. I ate it, and ate too much, but i didn't thoroughly love it. It had nothing to do with the food itself. I could tell it was all amazing! My stomach was uneasy so the food felt icky as i was eating it. I feel like the sickness is less severe than during previous pregnancies, but the constant queasies is hard to manage sometimes. I'm hoping to only have a few more weeks left of it.
SUNDAY MAY 15TH
Kiley and i wore matching dresses today. They were simply adorable! I sure looked pregnant in mine. I have to wait to wear it to work until the news is revealed. I'm trying to wait until 14 weeks. I'm popping out quite a bit more than in the past, so its gonna be difficult to hide that long, but I'm going to try.
THURSDAY MAY 19TH
My stomach is NOT HAPPY! It was ok when i woke up, empty but not nauseated. I ate cereal, felt ok. By the time i got to work i was already feeling "off". I ate things here and there, trying to keep things at bay. Its not severe to the point of needing a bathroom sprint, but its just this on-going crappiness, tightness, fullness, unpleasantness. I went to a meeting where pizza was served, something i hadn't really wanted but needed by then. It didn't agree. I felt find while i was chewing but as soon as i swallowed, i had to breathe and wait out a possible issue. And several hours later, the "off" feeling is still there but worse. I tend to get worse at night, so I'll have to be careful. Only a few more weeks, a few more weeks and I'll hopefully be able to enjoy the pregnancy fully. Not only will I be hopefully free from feeling sick, I'll also be closer to the "safe zone". Every day gets us closer to 14 weeks, a milestone that transitions us into not worrying about miscarrying. Its a great time I'm looking forward to. I the meantime, I shall enjoy this stage however i can, because even though the nausea sucks, its still part of pregnancy...and that's a good thing.