My 3rd! EDD 6/27/08
My name is Metta (31) and DH is Jon (34). I have two amazingly beautiful children, Alexis Ann (4) and Ryan James (2) and I am expecting #3 on June 28, 2008.
TTC is a little trying for me. I don't ovulate (or very rarely) on my own, so I have had to resort to clomid for all three of my miracle pregnancies. Over a year of TTC to conceive DD, one month to conceive DS and 6 months to conceive this time (with one chemical pregnancy in the mix).
I had kept a journal on the TTC journal pages, and I found that I missed putting my thoughts down, so I decided to start this pregnancy journal.
ok. Lets get started: the background info.
I O'd on October 4th. and by 4dpo had cramping. A heavy, tickelish cramping. My chart looked good. No other symptoms. I was going to hold off on testing as long as possible (due to a previous chemical pregnancy that broke my heart) but I couldn't, on 11dpo, I POAS and got a faint BFP. I almost didn't believe it, and it took four more BFPs for me to think "hey, maybe I *am* pregnant!" It was the digital on 13dpo that really got to me. Seeing "pregnant" is simply the coolest thing in the world.
Today, I am 4w 1d. I feel good. I have been nauseous since 3w5d. Very weird to have m/s start so early. its a queezy, almost hung-over feeling.
My first appointment is Nov 6th.
I have been wondering of my chances to have twins. 10% chance, I guess. We'll see.
OMG. I am so bloated its not even funny. I look 12 weeks pregnant! I hope I get it under control soon!
I am in the midst of trying to figure out when to tell people about the pregnancy. It has to be soon, sicne I told my 4yo and you know she's not going to keep the secret for long! LOL!
The bloating that never stops. ugh. WHen I can get a minute of bloat free existence- I look in the mirror at my belly....still totally flat. and when I am bloated....I look like I'm in my 2nd trimester!
We told pretty much everybody about the pregnancy. Not my MIL yet, b/c we'll see her soon and want to tell her in person. She's going to be very emotional about it b/c my FIL passed away last winter (at 58yo) and this baby, he will never meet.
I spent way too much money on maternity jeans ...I bought Juicy couture maternity jeans online.....I don't own anything 'juicy' and I went and bought jeans I'lll wear a few months, tops......oh well. I'll look good!
I feel good. I have a ton of energy in the mornings and I find that as the day wears on, I wear out. and to top it off, my m/s is now coming mainly at night, sometime after 4pm. Its not easy to make dinner and feed the kids and clean up, and then put them to bed after baths, when you have m/s. I may have to switch the baths to am.
I am still going to the gym. I really want to try to keep doing that as long as possible. I think it will be good for me. and help me with my weight gain, flexibility, and my bowels (tmi: so I won't go into it, but I have had 'problems' since a little bit after my son was born. test after test revealed nothing, but I'm telling you something is not right...and it may be something I mention from time to time, b/c I am afriad the baby's weight and the pressure are only going to make it worse.)
I think I have already started nesting. I have all these chores and projects that all of a sudden, HAVE to get done soon. and DD's 4th birthday party is sunday, so I am cleaning and decorating for that.
My first Doc appointment is next tuesday. woo-ho. I wonder if I'll get an u/s then? or if I'll have to schedule one then....boo!
I have been feeling great. The nausea has not been around for the past few days. I am tired at night, I've been going to bed early. The only symptoms is not really wanting to eat. I 'think' I want something, so I make it, but then only eat about three bites. Then a littl;e while later, I make something else and only take three bites. Its starting to get annoying!
The bloating seems to be a little better, but that could be b/c I am trying to drink lots of water and take more fiber.
Halloween was yesterday. LOVE it! and today is November 1st! I can't wait for the party on sunday and then my first Doc appointment on tuesday. I'll have my first u/s around 8 weeks.
The m/s is mainly gone. It comes in weird spurts. and the heart burn has started, once in a while at night as I lie down in bed. the bloating is better too- although not totally gone.
The party for my DD went great yesterday. Totally fun. A Luau in November in New England! Only my DD!
I don't really 'feel' pregnant and its so annoying. I can't wait to see the changes to my body. and feel the baby growing inside me.
I had my doctors appointment yesterday. Normal, boring, chatting about everything. I like my Doc a lot though. and she surprised me by giving me an ultrasound! At 6w3d I got to see the baby, the yolk sac, and its heartbeat. She was kinda surprised about seeing the heartbeat b/c the heart only STARTS to beat in the 6th week- bu it was a nice strong heartbeat at 118bpm. (a little low, normally, but good she said since its only been beating for a day or so.)
My next appointment is an u/s in two weeks (just before Thankgiving) and then another Doc appointment 2 weeks after that.
I am super excited and so happy that the bean is growing nicely and looks good.!
I had to use my bella band yesterday. My pants were too tight in the waist! ugh! and I am in my 'fat' jeans. This is all happening very quickly, and I am not seeing the weight LOSS that I have seen in the begining of my other pregnancies........hummm.
I have started a fitness and food journal for my pregnancy. That way, I can write down how much exercise I'm getting and what I'm eating. NOT that I'm dieting. I just want to make sure I'm not over eating or eating too much of the WRONG Things. I've increased my daily calorie intake, by about 3-5 hundred calories, as I was limiting calories before I was pregnant...
Emotionally, I am good. Seeing the bean on u/s was so reassuring this week. I still may not 'feel' pregnant, but I know that I AM. and I'm trusting that everything is good. I visualize the baby growing nice and strong andbig (but not too big!). I believe in biofeedback and visualization.
Morning sickness hit at 7w2d. thats not fun. and now I have a head cold- thats even less fun......
A weird thing that is happening with this pregnancy is that three or four times a day I get really light headed. It passes quickly, but its fairly constant. I tend to have rfeally low blood pressure and I think the light headedness is a result of that.
At least now I 'feel' pregnant! LOL!
I have a little belly. Strangers still can't tell, but I can see that I'm pregnant, when I look in the mirror naked. I've gained probably 2 lbs.