Still somewhat in shock that I’m preggo and writing this update. I mean, I do understand how babies are made, so it shouldn’t be all that shocking that I have found myself in this state of affairs, but it’s still kind of surreal. I’ll tell you what’s really surreal…going back and looking for my 6 Week update from my pregnancy with Asher Wade so I could follow the same format. I ended up going down this rabbit hole and reading posts from way back when and let me tell you…I hardly even recognize or remember that time in my life. It is so DIFFERENT. Want to make yourself feel really old? Go back on social media and see what you were doing on the weekends 5 years ago. Let’s just say it wasn’t a Saturday full of Costco, Target, laundry, wiping pee off the walls, arguing over what super hero underwear to wear, Disney Jr., 6 a.m. wake-up calls and 9 p.m. bedtimes. Life changes, y’all.
On that note, I feel old. This pregnancy has been rougher on me so far. Granted I am 4+ years older and I do have a 3.5 year old toddler now, but man, I’m on the pregnancy struggle bus. I’ve been very tired and nauseous and just generally feeling blah. Exercise has been a challenge, and besides totally lacking the motivation to be active, I just don’t have the strength or energy. I’m also dealing with a nasty cold and clogged ears. Hoping this is just temporary and that I’ll feel better once I get through the first trimester. Matt has really stepped up his game and has been handling so much around the house and with Asher Wade, which I am so thankful for. Most days I just want to come home and lay on the couch and eat saltines.
Due date: August 11, 2017
How far along: 6 weeks
Size of baby: a sweet pea (which is also what I’ve started calling this baby)
Weight gain: I feel like I’ve gained 10 lbs., but in actuality I haven’t gained any weight…I just look really bloated and like I’ve enjoyed one too many donuts
Maternity clothes: not yet, but I’m most comfortable in leggings and tunics, assuming I can’t be in my comfy pj’s
Sleep: not really any different, other than struggling to stay off my stomach and dealing with this cough
Cravings: more like what I can actually stomach…pretzels, crackers, bagels, fruit, french fries, Taco Bell bean burrito, pasta, salty snacks
Aversions: a lot of stuff, including my beloved morning coffee, dairy, sweets
Symptoms: queasy pretty much all day everyday, head aches, fatigue and low energy, bloated
What I miss: feeling normal
What I’m looking forward to: our second ultrasound in 3 weeks, telling our parents this coming weekend
Best moment of the week: going in for my first OB appointment and ultrasound and getting to hear the heartbeat…best sound in the whole world:-)
Thoughts on pregnancy: It’s so different this go around. I’m not near as paranoid or anxious. I’m not following all the “rules” so strictly and have been sleeping on my stomach, soaking in warm baths, taking cold medicine, and just generally doing things that I avoided like the plague with my first pregnancy. I followed every single little rule to a tee the first time, and this time I’m just following the main rules…you know like no binge drinking, shooting heroine or eating raw meat;) In all seriousness though, I’m just not as paranoid and trust my body more this go around. I think I’m also still in the “Is this really happening” phase, so I haven’t entirely gotten in the preggo mindset and accepted the fact that things are about to change. Fast.
I don’t have a bump picture because there really isn’t much to see. Also, I’m a little bitter after I went back and looked at my 6 week bump picture from my first pregnancy? I mean, pretty sure I had a six pack. I was hoping I’d be back to my pre-pregnancy (first pregnancy) physique before getting knocked up again, but seeing as how it’s been 4+ years and I’m still not there, I guess I’ll throw in the towel on that one. There’s still hope after I pop this baby out, right??