Well guys, I’m pregnant again. I’m only 6/7 weeks right now, so I won’t post this until after I have my first appointment, which is next week, and hopefully hear a little heartbeat. (p.s. I am twelve weeks+ now).
I’m only six weeks in and I’m already feeling like shit. Mike tried to take me out to one more “nice meal” before I started the nausea, assuming this pregnancy is similar to my last 9 months of pure hell. Eh, I guess it was really only 8 months. That was a blessing in disguise.
So we go to one of my favorite places Valley Kitchen in Valparaiso, IN. The last time we were there, I had the BEST grapefruit martini. So fresh. This place prides itself on using locally grown food and fresh everything. I can attest to this in their food AND drinks. AMAZING. http://www.eatvalley.com/
Anyhow, I was ecstatic to try their new sweet corn linguine. They change their menu a few times a month since everything is generally based on the local availability of produce/ etc. So we split the order of linguine. Well, guess what? The sauce was tomato based. I took one bite and stopped. Mike knew immediately. Luckily, we also tend to load up on appetizers here, so we had fried green tomatoes, and truffle/ Parmesan french fries – both were amazing. I also opted to get the vegetable cream chowder – another good choice! So, it’s not like I left feeling hungry, but it was disappointing to say the least. Of course, I made sure we ordered something sweet in the end. It was a blueberry tart – the crust was made with sweet corn (obviously, sweet corn is big in season right now!). Wasn’t wowed by the crust (I love a good, buttery pastry crust), but whatever was inside was awesome. Good thing my tummy still allows me my sweets.
So, I’ve only gotten sick once so far, but the waves of nausea…oh my goodness. They just stop me in my tracks. Like right this second, I had to get up for something. My legs feel like Jello! I have had terrible headaches as well. I’m trying not to take much of anything, but when things get really bad, I do pop a tylenol. Pretty much does nothing for me. Man do I miss my Advil Cold & Sinus. Stopped the headaches and the sinus pain immediately. ::haha, only been sick one, ERRONEOUS::
I love how everyone says, “every pregnancy is different”….well this one is measuring up to be pretty much the same. So far, at least. ::at 12 weeks, still just as bad..each day sucks just as much as the one before, but it’s harder when you have a child under 2 that you are chasing around..this will for sure be the last child::
I have not yet missed taking my prenatal vitamin each day, or gotten sick trying to do so (the pills are HUGE). I take them at night now before I go to bed, and I can still swallow the pills without gagging. I want to say that at this point last year, I was already on the gummy brand. What I was not aware of right away was that the gummy brand does not contain iron, so I eventually had to start taking iron supplements in my third trimester. No biggie, but I’d rather get it all done in one pill swoop if possible.
Kenzie slept through the night last night. Of course when this happens, Mike wakes me up in a tizzy at 11:30 throwing the pillows and blankets about like a madman. He said, “There was a bug!” – so he’s searching with his phone as a flashlight to see if he can find this bug that he swears he felt/ saw. In the meantime, Kenzie starts to cry. I told him not to move until she settles down. Fast forward, Kenzie falls back to sleep, no bug is found, and I cannot sleep for the next two hours. Figures.
Mike is off this week. We are looking to put the house on the market (hopefully) this spring. Probably just in time for me to deliver baby number 2. He needs to dig up around the side of our foundation where we tend to get seepage if we get a crazy, hard rain. Since you have to disclose all of that stuff, I want to get it taken care of so there is no longer a problem and we can say, “we haven’t gotten water in the past so many months after making these repairs to our foundation/ exterior”…this also means that dinner should be ready by the time I get home. Fingers crossed for a good week.
I have my first doctor’s appointment on Thursday. This is good because I can request my nausea meds. Maybe we can find something that works this time. This could also be good in the event that they are able to hear the heartbeat – fingers crossed. Otherwise, we will need to wait until the ultrasound appointment. Stay tuned!