I can’t believe I’m 10 weeks! Last Monday, I had my first appointment. Chris went with me. I am actually going to a midwife this time. I want to do a VBAC, and am so blessed that I will be able to. I wanted Chris to meet her and of course see the ultrasound – which he didn’t want to miss! I also needed the support as I was a tad bit nervous. The midwife was so nice and spent so much time with us. She went over my records and just gave me the feeling that I was the only person in her care. She didn’t rush, talked with us for a while, then did my exam. Everything went very well. We had to go to a different division of Vanderbilt to get my ultrasound b/c the midwife doesn’t do them in her office. Midwives see normal pregnancies that do not need special intervention, so they don’t have the need for high tech equipment in their office – quite different from triplet high risk pregnancy!!
I was starving after appointment so I drove us to Burger King really quick after our appointment with the midwife and before our ultrasound appointment. My nerves didn’t really kick in until I was in the waiting room & I got so nervous. I just remembered how we were blindsided with the last miscarriage, so I guess I was trying to prepare myself not to see a heartbeat. The thought of that was just crushing, but I knew the Lord would sustain me. I just wanted an answer.
And, we got one soon enough! We saw our little bean right away and his or her heartbeat flickering at 170 bpm. We got some sweet pictures where baby looks like a little blob. But during the ultrasound we could see his/her little feet and hands just a movin’. It was precious.
I’m still feeling pretty yucky. Hungry/nauseous/weird tummy. Chris has been amazing with helping from diaper changes to food to laundry to caring for the kids. Evenings are hard I think because I am wiped out from the day, but we’ve made it to week 10!!!
How Far Along: 10 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 5 lbs – what?!? I got on the scale this morning and about fell off. The only thing that helps calm my nausea is red gatorade & small handfuls of food. Oh well. Hoping it will even out as I enter the 2nd trimester!
Maternity Clothes: Well, I hate pants or anything on my waist right now. I wear dresses all the time.
Movement: Not yet!
What I miss: Everything not stinking. Seriously, I think everything stinks…the air conditioning, the carpet, the dish towels, certain foods, my children (well, sometimes). So many things’ smells have changed and make me nauseous. I make Chris smell things & he will say they smell like nothing. I completely disagree!
Sleep: It’s good, but weird. I really need a nap during the day, but if I take one I have terrible insomnia from about 3-5 AM. That, in turn, makes for a terrible day. So, I’ve been trying to stay awake during naptime, or take a really short one – 30 minutes. But, that makes for a rough evening. Needless to say, Chris and I will both be really glad when this 1st trimester is over.
Symptoms: Nauseous all the live long day. Oh its hard. But, I’m also thankful for feeling this way as its my indication little bean is okay in there and is continuing to grow.
Cravings: Baked potatoes, fruit. I know I have to eat protein but it isn’t appealing at all. Once I can get a little bit down, I immediately start to feel better, but nothing ever sounds good.
Best Moment this week: Drinking a cup of coffee to help with other symptoms. Having a morning of feeling normal (can’t help but say it freaked me out a little bit, but looking back I know its just my hormones starting to level out – yay!!)
What we are looking forward to: Traveling to Amish Country with my mom and sister next week! And finishing the 1st trimester – 2 weeks baby!!
– I look like I’m 5 months pregnant. My belly was super stretched out with the boys so it is remembering how it used to be, I guess. When I was 6 weeks, I went home to see my mom & sister. We watched the Royal wedding. In the airport I had a lady ask me if I was pregnant to which I said yes. She then said ‘Not much longer!?’ I said, well, I’ve got a little ways to go Then I walked away fast. Not so much for my embarrassment, but for hers! I always feel like I need to explain,’ well, I had triplets, so my muscles are all stretched out, and that is why I look like I’m about to give birth, but my baby is only the size of a sesame seed.’ Lol. No one wants to hear that!
– We told Harper last week that Mommy had a baby in her tummy. Well, actually, we were going to wait until I was out of the 1st trimester to tell her, but she saw a picture of the ultrasound and asked, “Mommy, is that a picture of a baby in your tummy?!” WHAT?!? I was stunned. Had she heard me talking? How did she know? I called Chris in, and we just went ahead and told her. She told us that she had a baby in her tummy and it would be here on Saturday. Lol. She hasn’t mentioned anything since.
– I haven’t been to church in forever & I can’t wait to go back. We started taking the kids again after cold & flu season ended. We had gone 3 weeks & they were just getting used to things again when I started getting sick. Because I have to get all of them ready by myself on Sunday, I just haven’t been able to do it. BBC, we will be back again – some day.