Haha! Of course I already spilled the beans with the one picture a little over a week ago, but still. I am officially in my second trimester so I am officially sharing my news. Sorry about not posting the next giveaway last Friday. I had a full weekend, so I think I'll wait until this upcoming Friday to put it up. Y'all don't mind, right?
I've been keeping a bit of a pregnancy journal since I found out I was preggo. I, obviously, never posted it but kept adding to it when I felt like writing. I'm going to post it in three segments so I have it and for those of you who are interested, you can see what the past 2 months have been like for me.
I'll get back to the 30 day challenge later. :)
I have had oily skin and hair, an extra poochy tummy, on and off again anxiety, and even a little bit of a temper for the past 2 weeks. I thought the oil was because of a slight rise in temperature. The tummy because I like my treats. But I couldn't figure out the emotions.
Well, today I took a pee test. I really needed something to blame for feeling so weird. Now I do. And I feel so much better. It's nice to know that all this bizarre body stuff has a reason. A good reason! I'm pregnant with Baby #3!!!
I think we're having a boy. Tony thinks we're having a girl. It'll be interesting to see who is right.
I'm on the search for a midwife. A midwife who will be cool with me getting an epidural. **laugh** If my math is correct, Hubster will be getting a baby for his birthday next February. :D We'll see!
I got in contact with a midwife at Pacific Midwives. From what I could tell from our short convo - she's awesome. She and her partner deliver at hospitals, as well as home. And they are cool with epidurals. They don't give magnesium just because someone has high blood pressure and very rarely at that. She said that they can work with me to start doing things now that will prevent the pregnancy-induced hypertension that I got in the third trimester with both of my last pregnancies. Yay! My first appointment is June 1st. **excited**
I'm soooooooo tired today. And peeing more (I know, too much information). But I'll take both of those in greater doses to avoid morning sickness. I had it BAD with Ash. It was lots better with Britt, but still not totally perfect. My sister, Kara has been preggo 4 times and she almost never gets morning sickness. Super jealous.
I feel like I ate too much today. Ugh. I don't want to buy into the whole eating for two this time. It's not even accurate. The amount of additional calories you are supposed to eat is about half a donut more. So why do I feel like wolfing everything in sight today? Also, I gave up the no-poo thing. My hormones are so out of whack so it's a terrible time to try something that may leave you a bit greasy-headed for up to 6 weeks. After 5 days I couldn't handle it so I did some research and found some shampoo that isn't chock full of chemicals (which, was my main concern anyways). But it doesn't get rid of build up so I've had to use regular shampoo once to combat that problem. On the upside, despite the recent crop of zits that have taken up residence on my face, I don't have to wash my hair more than once every 3 days (as opposed to 2), now that I'm using shampoo again. So, it's all good. :)
Hungry, Hungry Hippo!
I did a little exercise today. I'm going to try to do a little bit of exercise everyday and then add more once I'm past the 1st trimester. I think it may help keep my blood pressure down this time if I can manage to do 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week. **fingers crossed**
I've been a little bit worried about not having any morning sickness. Some people don't, but I've also heard that it can be a sign of an unhealthy pregnancy (the kind that end with miscarriage). I'm going to be talking to my midwife about that on the 1st, for sure! I must say that I do feel extremely tired today (could be due to being up past 1am finishing "Enna Burning") and I feel a bit icky (though not nauseated). We'll see. I've been peeing a lot more (which is a pain in the middle of the night).
I spoke too soon. Have definitely had a bit of a queasy stomach, along with fatigue and dizziness. Bleh.
To be continued....