I thought it might be time for another update. As of today I am 15 weeks and am officially starting my 2nd trimester (I think. Hahah - still not sure on how all this works).
We have our next appointment on the 5th, but we won't get to have the ultrasound until next time in January. But luckily - we are participating in a research study that includes three appointments and an ultrasound at each. :D So we are looking forward to seeing our little spud/spudette and make sure he/she is healthy and well. And we are hoping to find out the sex on Dec 20th!! Just in time for Christmas!
My health is starting to do better. I'm not throwing up anymore (THANKFULLY) and I'm hardly nauseous anymore. I still have a hard time with smells - so if I do throw up, it usually has to do with that. Although the other day I did the dishes and cleaned out the fridge - I was quite proud. My biggest problem right now is acid reflux and heartburn. But I'm told that's very very common. So I just deal the best I can. I'm exhausted all the time, but again just managing with it. :)
Mike has been so amazing - I am blessed with the most loving and caring husband!! He is as much a part of this as I am. I couldn't function without him. He has really pitched in with everything while I've been so sick (and he helps all the time anyway). Grocery shopping, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and lots of hugs. I love him and he is going to be the best daddy. I can't wait to see him hold our little baby.
I'm starting to show a bit, although truthfully it looks like I'm just gaining weight. I guess that's how it goes when your overweight. According to my scale today, I've only gained 1lb. Well, I lost 5lbs in the first month after I found out, and then gained it back. So I'm up 1lb from my starting weight. So I'm kind of up 6lbs? I don't really know how that works. But it feels like I've gained 10lbs or more from my starting weight. My pants are starting not to fit. We went to a movie the other day and once the lights went out I had to undo my pants. :) A little awkward. Now I'm learning the tricks of using hair ties on my buttons. And I hear belly bands are good - although I haven't picked one up yet.
Mike and I went shopping to look at car seats, and strollers, and pack and plays - oh my! When we were engaged we went to Bed Bath & Beyond to register. We walked in the store - looked around for about 5 months and then left. It was just too overwhelming! This shopping trip felt a bit like that. We didn't walk out after 5 minutes. But talk about overwhelming. My biggest question for now - what to have the baby sleep in for the first month or two? I think we are leaning toward a Pack and Play. Thoughts?
Well - that's where we are at. Looking forward to the 20th - and I'll post again then!