i definitely need to work on the set up of this photo shoot. i plan on doing it probably every 2 weeks and i'm not fond of this spot in my house to hang the chalkboard. my tummy definitely looks smaller today than it did a few days ago. probably because i've been throwing up so much lately. at my appointment yesterday, i had lost 5 lbs since last week. this picture was taken at the end of a very long day. i didn't even fix my hair before we took the picture.
How far along? 10 weeks. due october
Total weight gain/loss: lost 8 lbs
Maternity clothes? I'm rocking a belly band with my jeans only b/c my jeans won't button. Other than that, I'm wearing all my regular clothes. Who am I kidding? T-shirts and pajama pants will fit for a while and that's what I live in.
Best moment this week: telling the girls that they will be big sisters. their reactions have been priceless. karsyn is super excited and just talks about all the things she'll be able to do with the baby. she'll be my big helper. mykah has surprised us. she constantly wants to pat my tummy and lay down by the baby. she's been so sweet. another high moment was sharing the news with everyone. it's been a hard secret to keep!
Miss anything: i miss my morning caffeine. i was pretty addicted to soda and that's all i want right now, but carbonated beverages just don't sit well with my tummy. i think the hardest part of this whole experience so far is taking care of 6 children throughout the day. (i have a daycare in my home). IT'S HARD! and by 5:00 i'm so worn out.
Movement: not yet. it's still pretty early to feel anything i think.
Food cravings: i definitely have more aversions than cravings right now as my all-day sickness is pretty crazy. i did, however, send david to the store one day for olives, sweet pickles, & strawberry ice cream. yesterday he had to go buy those mustard pretzels and cheesecake. so random. the things i want to eat seem to change daily and i'm not able to eat a whole lot. i pretty much snack all day long.
Anything making you queasy or sick: smells. i can't cook anything. not even chicken nuggets in the microwave. it all sends me running to the bathroom. and bending over. when i bend over to unload the dishwasher, i can pretty much guarantee that i'll be throwing up.
Have you started to show yet: yes. and you'd think i was 6 months pregnant already or that there were twins in there. i'm chalking it up to the fact that i already had a belly and now i can't suck it in.
Gender: we don't know yet, but we will find out. probably closer to june. david and i both want a boy and we both think it's a boy, but the girls both say it's a sister.
Labor Signs: no.
Belly Button in or out? it's still in, but it seems to be surfacing quickly this time.
Wedding rings on or off? so far, they're still on. i've had days where i couldn't put them on, but they are few and far between. i tend to retain lots of fluid when i'm pregnant.
Symptoms: VERY tired. VERY nauseated. i must say that things are much different this time than they were when i was pregnant with my girls. i don't throw up all the time. usually once a day, in the evenings. with the girls, i threw up all day long. but the nausea doesn't leave. and it all gets worse in the evenings. i pretty much stay on the couch all evening long and fall asleep around 8 or 9 without fail. poor david has to wake me up, give me my evening meds, and send me to bed.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy and moody. my poor husband would probably say moody. isn't everyone who doesn't feel well? i think being nauseated is the worst feeling in the world. but i am so very happy to have a bun in the oven.
Looking forward to: finding out the gender. i'm a planner. i gotta know! and i'm hoping by that time i won't be so sick all the time. my doctor said at my appointment today that we'd be able to find out rather quickly.
Dreading anything?: not yet. it's all still so fresh and new. labor & delivery doesn't bother me at all. i actually like the whole experience. i am already preparing myself, however, for very little sleep and taking care of my other 2 children.