No no pictures yet! I'm sorry! I keep forgetting to take one. And I swear JD takes the worst pictures of me! One is coming though.
So this will not be your typical pregnancy survey. I'm just going to tell you what's been going on. So far not a whole lot. My waist is definitely expanding. I can no longer put my hands around my sides completely! LOL! So definite growth there. I'm still wearing most of my normal clothes, with the exception of some shirts as they hug the belly a little too much just making me look a little pudgy. My weight gain has not been too significant yet. In total since cycling I've gained 4 lbs. So I'm up to 131 lbs. Which feels like a lot for me right now. I know this time I'm really going to struggle with the weight gain as it was SO hard to get it off and watching that scale go higher and higher just brings on an awful anxiety for me. But I'm hoping that it will all be belly and baby weight this time and that maybe just maybe my ass won't compensate.
I went to the gym this week and worked out on the elliptical for 1/2 hour. I ran for only 13 minutes on the treadmill as I was having trouble keeping my heart rate down. But I'm sure that will balance out the more I get out there and do. I plan on trying to get to the gym at least 4x a week. I've now got Lola on a great nap schedule of 1 nap a day, which means if I'm working I have an hour window where I can hit the gym or the grocery store, I'm voting gym! If I'm not working she's awake now to go to the child mind as she is napping later in the day now. Yahh! So either way I have no excuse.
The morning sickness has tapered off finally. I still get episodes of nausea but not nearly as bad as it was. The one thing that hasn't buggered off yet is the headaches. I get massive awful headaches. A lot! I forgot that I had those with Lola and how bad they actually were. This time seems to be worse but I think it's because I can't just veg on the couch when I get them anymore, I still have to be Lola's play buddy. Oh well!
Anxiety...yes I still am super anxious about coming out of the closet about being pregnant. I have no reason to think that everything is not ticking along as it should be. Everything looked fine at the 12 week u/s, but yet I still have this fear. I think it will continue until I start feeling movement. Speaking of... I think I actually have felt the snow baby here and there. Not a lot and not often, but every now and again I feel something that is so familiar to how it use to feel when Lola was in my belly. So I don't know?
Yes we will be finding out the sex of this baby. Hopefully in the next 5 weeks we will know. I have a Doppler u/s scheduled at the Hospital at week 19 to check the umbilical chord and the placenta, and then later that week we have the official anatomy scan. So I'm sure I'm going to find out at one or the other. I probably will find out on my own and surprise JD with it. I have a feeling the days of him coming to appointments with me are very numbered at this point.
Well folks that's all the pregnancy talk I have today. I have a few more posts rattling in my head that relate to my last post, but you'll just have to wait on those! Lol! But I will tell you this, it's out of our hands now. Now we are waiting to see!