So I used to blog like every other day but now that I am pregnant I have been off my blogging game. Why? Mostly because I’m tired all the time. I come home from work, eat, lay down..repeat. I know that I need to be exercising more but as a teacher I get a lot of walking in through my day and by the time I get home I am flat out beat. But I do want to post more and get on my posting game.
As of Friday, I am officially fifteen weeks and into the second trimester. Super exciting! I wish I can say that all of my fears have vanished but that would be a lie. I know pregnancy is supposed to be enjoyable, and there are so many aspects of it that I do enjoy (not you morning sickness..I’m ready to be done with you!) but I think once you have dealt with infertility it leaves you on edge. Plus, being pregnant for the first time is scary. Every twinge, pain, and anything else I feel makes me so paranoid. I then remind myself that as a Christian, anxiety is NOT something I need to make room for in my life. I have always struggled with fear and it seems like it doesn’t want to leave me alone but I take one day at a time and am placing my trust in God’s hands. As a friend once assured me, “This is YOUR time!” I will believe it!
Here is a picture of my belly from week 14:
Now here is a belly pic from today:
It is looking especially large today. lol.
How Far Along: 15 Weeks and Two days
Symptoms: Morning sickness pretty regularly, afternoon nausea if I don’t hurry and eat when I get home. Major breast changes. Left side twinges that come and go.
Maternity clothes: My mom purchased two pairs of maternity pants for me. One is a pair of jeans, the other a pair of black work pants. My regular pants don’t fit anymore so I’ve been leaving them unbottoned and unzipped with long tunic like shirts/sweaters. Leggings have also been a dear friend.
Cravings: Nothing in particular. As long as I”m eating I’m happy.
Purchases: Nothing yet! I don’t think I will buy anything until late spring/early summer. We WILL, however, start painting the nursery and such come late May/early June.
Doctor’s appointments: I did have an appointment with a dietician who told me that for a singleton baby I need to be eating at least 1800 calories a day..for twins..more than that. She set me up with a whole meal plan. I have been trying to do my best to follow it but sometimes it’s just not easy. Other than that, my NT scan is looking good so far I just have to back for my second set of blood tomorrow. I also have a doctor’s appointment with a high risk doctor April 16th and a gyno appointment before that. Fun fun. My question..when on earth is my next ultrasound?!!?
Anyway, that’s all for me for now! I love following everyone’s blogs and my best wishes to anyone who is currently struggling with infertility..and my joy goes out to those who have gotten pregnant and made it to the other side. God bless everyone!