7 Weeks

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Here we are today at a whopping 7 weeks along. Only 33 left to go! Ha ha ha ha ha ha…..*sob*
I know that people were blown completely out of the water to find out I am pregnant again. Three words: join the club. To give you some idea of how our (meaning my and Robert’s) life tends to go, this is what happened. Over the summer I went through a phase of at least a couple of months where I was all, “Ooh! Baby! Want!” This was extremely unusual. I did not get like that at any point after Madalyn was born. John-Zachary was a happy surprise — one of those things you didn’t know you wanted but you ended up being damned glad the decision was made for you. So getting “the baby bug” (as my mommy friends call it) was completely out of left field. I was so adamant about my feelings that I mentioned it to Robert.
After the paramedics revived him he agreed to think about it for a while. I let the issue lie for a few weeks and then brought it up again, to which his response was, “I just can’t handle that right now.” Okay, fair enough. I was beginning to think I probably couldn’t, either. So I started to try to separate myself from the idea, and wasn’t actually finding it difficult. I was starting to truly feel that I was, indeed, happy with the two we had, and grateful that the infant days were behind us, and I was starting to see all the pros to being done and having our kids well on their way to older-childhood. This switch in thinking was just what the cosmic universe was waiting for. Whammo! Here you go, lady.
I’m thinking of having “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it” tatooed on my ass.
All this aside Robert and I are excited. We both tend to operate under the guiding principle that everything happens for a reason. There’s a reason we got JZ, even though we weren’t planning for him, and there’s a reason this next one is coming. To be honest, I’ve had a feeling ever since JZ was born that there was someone missing from the family. I’ve also always had the feeling if we had a third child it would be a girl, so we’ll see how that pans out. I was right with the first two. I knew Madalyn was a girl from day one (to the point of buying girl clothes long before the ultrasound confirmed it) and I knew that if we had a second it would be a boy.
As for how I’m feeling, well — could be worse! Actually, I’m very pleased how things are working out so far in the tummy area. I had a number of days last week when my tummy was unsettled and I had to try to think of foods that would settle it. It would last a few hours then go away for a while. I have really (knock wood) had only one bout of full-blown nausea. That was Friday night and it lasted for an hour or so. Since then, though, yesterday and today I have felt quite good. My tummy is still picky. Thinking about eating certain things (or smelling them) makes it contract in horror. Also, if I let myself get too hungry I feel crummy. But as long as I have eaten I am feeling nearly normal. I pray that this will last! Perhaps the third time WILL be a charm and I will escape having had just a week or so of stomach unrest. The severity of my sickness was cut about in half from pregnancy #1 to pregnancy #2, so I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility that it could be reduced even further with #3. I am not willing to call myself “morning sickness-free” for quite a while yet, though. The actual upchucking didn’t start till 8 weeks with Madalyn and 9.5 weeks with JZ! So I will just keep my mouth shut and cross my fingers. I will say, though, that I was feeling worse by this stage in both pregnancies, if memory serves.
I am having some symptoms, though. The sneezing has begun. For some unknown reason I, in early pregnancy, go from sneezing maybe a couple times a week to a dozen or more times a day. It’s bizarre. It’s also pretty easy to deal with so I’m not complaining. I am pretty worn out, too. Doing a lot of falling asleep on the couch these days. I’m sure as much of the blame for that can be placed on the two kiddos I already have as the one I’m growing.
I weighed in today and haven’t gained any weight since last week, which is good. The first two times I lost weight the first twelve weeks but I always assumed it was from being sick and not eating as much. On the other hand, I could just be one of those women who loses weight the first trimester no matter what. (Don’t hate me — I more than make up for it later.) I gained about 33 lbs. both times and I’m really hoping I don’t go over that this time. I am swearing on my life this time that I will get back on Weight Watchers the month following the baby’s birth. I will have an entire year where I get an extra 10 points a day and I don’t want to waste it!
That’s all I’ve got for today.

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

4 responses

  1. I’ll take sneezing any day over *my* personal oddball pregnancy symptom.
    One word. ***BUUUUUURRRPPP*** Like, literally, one hundred times a day. Started the day I got knocked up and ended the day I gave birth. I so hope that if we have another one, the burpies don’t come back. Not only was I huge, but you couldn’t take me anywhere!

  2. Yes. Yes. Julia was our Brilliant Mistake, but the more time that goes by, the more I see we needed her to complete our family. Also, subconsciously we knew we weren’t done after Matt. How else do you explain the breast pump that sat unused in my office from March 2003 to October 2005?
    I predict Girl, but I am notoriously bad at these things.

  3. Hay that’s good that your doing so good well I think I can say that I will not try to catch up with you I think that 2 kids is all I will have…… Well i hope you will grace CA with your presents well til next time Love Ya BF Jen