First, I just want to say thank you for all the kind words and comments you have sent my way! I would love to respond to each and every one of them but lately life is all about survival at this point. Clean clothes? Yes. Dinner? Yes. Responding to comments. Not so much. Sorry. It's just the truth. I've been so sick I really have to be careful what I choose to do because more often than not if I say "yes" to one thing it's "no" to 10 others. Survival mode.
So let's get you all caught up on this pregnancy, shall we? I had low progesterone with Luke so I called my OB right away to get some bloodwork done. I was at the lab 3 weeks in a row. Good times. It seems however, that my progesterone was low enough with this current pregnancy to require a supplement which I will take until 12 weeks. So glad my deficiency was such an easy fix.
I didn't have morning sickness with Luke until almost 7 weeks so I was expecting the same with this pregnancy. Wrong. It hit me like a bus just shy of 6 weeks. And there is nothing "morning" about it. I feel sick pretty much all day but from 2pm until bedtime is the WORST time of day.
Luke wakes up from nap around 3pm and it's always a fun time of day trying to entertain him until Chris gets home at 5:30. Moms of toddlers can I get an Amen? It's like the bewitching hour. All the kids go nuts... Well add in this horrific nausea and you've got a recipe for disaster. Luke has watched FAR too much tv the 3 past 3 weeks but there really is nothing I can do at this point. The nausea is so bad it makes me want to throw up just turning over on the couch. Like moving a foot is nausea-inducing. Not fun.
Thankfully my mom has been SO helpful and has been coming over when she can to help entertain Luke, do our laundry, and get me all the ice chips I want. Basically being the best mom ever.
Last week it got so bad that it was waking me up in the middle of the night and I was barely eating or drinking. I called the doctor and was able to get a prescription (Zofran) to help. I was hoping for a miracle and all it really did was keep me from throwing up. Nausea still ever-present.
I was sick with Luke but I am SICK with this baby. Which kind of leads me to believe it's a girl. It has to be a girl. I've only been pregnant a short while and this baby is all kinds of drama. Remember how I found out I was pregnant? Drama. For shizzle my nizzle.
Now here comes the bright spot in all of this. 2 weeks ago we had our first ultrasound and got to see the little 6 week bean.
And since we were a little early with the first ultrasound, our doctor wanted one more this past week to check that baby is growing on schedule. This was from this past Tuesday:
And just like that, it's a baby! Isn't it crazy how much can change in just 2 weeks? Miracle if I ever saw one! The ultrasound tech told us that baby is 10x the size it was 2 weeks ago. God is crazy awesome!
Baby looks great and we have our first official doctor's appointment on Valentine's Day. Yay!
Ok, I think we are all caught up now. Reader's digest: Baby looks great. Mom is very sick. The end.
Oh and I almost forgot. With pregnancy #2 comes the return of FFF. (Fun Fact Friday for my new readers). Starting at 10 weeks with Luke, I posted "fun facts" every Friday. I continued them every week until he was born and almost every week the first year of his life. Pretty crazy to start them up again! You can check them out by clicking the tab at the top of my blog or just clicking here.
So, next Friday will be our first official "fun facts" post of this pregnancy. Hooray!
Oh and last but not least, for those that are curious... My due date is September 13th. Friday, September 13th. We found out we were pregnant with Luke on Friday, August 13th so I can't help but think of this as a good day!
Looking forward to documenting T2's journey and I hope you enjoy reading about it!