So not much going on around here. Just thought it was time for a little update. And just as an act of mercy I will forewarn you all that this post may create deep feelings of hatred towards me. Maybe a twinge of jealousy, but mostly pure hatred. Consider yourselves warned :)
Soooo.....I have had ZERO pregnancy symptoms! WHAT you say? But I cant deny it -Its true! I am currently one of the obnoxiously energetic, oh so thankful to be pregnant, annoyingly not puking pregnant girls (who I used to call big fat liars.)
But before you curse me with hideous hemorrhoids, a c-section, or a 12 pound baby....can I just say that this is my 5th pregnancy, and well, we have one baby - so you can do the math there. I am elated that this baby stuck around, and that I haven't been lying on the bathroom floor clutching a bottle of Zofran praying for death. Even with my miscarriages I was nauseas around 5 weeks, so this has been a double blessing of joy. An actual baby. With an actual heartbeat. And no actual repetitive vomiting. ITS A MIRACLE!!!!
I have been a little bit tired, but Brigitte naps like a champ so we both crash for 2-3 hours a day. Unfortunately without the morning sickness Ive had to be a little more careful about what Im eating, so as not to weigh 400 pounds before my 2nd trimester. But Id gladly give up Mcdonalds for this. Any day! When I was pregnant with Brigitte I HAD to have 2 cheesburgers, fries, and coke on a regular basis. It was all that sounded good. I still threw it up most of the time, but in the moment it was sheer bliss!
Early on in this pregnancy I was downing gallons upon gallons of TANG. But not until I had eaten about a dozen deviled or hard boiled eggs. Disgusting I know. I would get up and boil eggs, mix a vat of tang and come upstairs to bed with my midnight snack. Poor Gabe, he partook out of pity so I didnt have to be disgusting alone. I think we ate two of those 5 dozen egg crates from costco. Soo shameful!
I think my good pregnancy luck actually must be attributed to the Progesterone my OB put me on to try to avoid another miscarriage. It must be curbing the nasty pregnancy hormones that usually make me such a *treat* to be around. Anyone else out there done the progesterone and had similar results? Its amazing, truly. Im thinking of going on it permanently :)
So today I had an OB appointment and we got to do a quick scan because my DR couldnt pick up the heartbeat yet with the doppler. Im too neurotic to wait another 4 weeks so he snuck me in for a quick ultrasound just so I wouldn't worry. It never ceases to amaze me that even this early on, the baby is completely formed (although shaped like a gummy bear) and able to move its arms and legs. It would probably creep me out if it wasn't so dang exciting!
Our big Scan will be on December 7th, so that will be when we can find out if its a boy or girl. We are pretty torn on if we are waiting for the surprise or not. Gabe had the idea to have Dr West write it down and we could open it on Christmas as a little present to ourselves. Waiting until Brigitte was born was the BEST surprise ever, but I almost feel the need to prepare more since this is #2 and I wont have the luxury of running out the door to buy it things whenever I want to. I dont know.....what to do? Did any of you wait to find out????
I have a picture of our little baby, but it looks creepy and alien and Im sure I am the only one who wants to see the inside of my uterus...so I wont post it.
On an unrelated side note - my sweet husband celebrated his 33rd birthday this weekend. He's so fabulous that he deserves his own post, but I didn't want him to think I forgot :) So stay tuned for an ODE to GABE in the future. I know you all cant wait!