It is time to begin a pregnancy journal. I found out that I was pregnant on June 24, when I was 4 weeks and 1 day. I thought about starting a journal on that day, but it seemed too early. Besides, that was a busy week for my little family. My son Evan turned 3 on June 28. I pretty much had to spend that week getting everything ready for his party. We survived the weekend and his party was a success. Last Monday, at 5 weeks pregnant, I took Evan to The Picture People and had our pictures made. The next day, July 1, was our wedding anniversary. Yep, just 3 days after our son's birthday. He was quite the anniversary present 3 years ago. Our little guy decided to make his debut 2 weeks early and surprise us just before our 4th wedding anniversary. Well, this year my husband got another surprise baby for his anniversary. You see, I didn't tell anyone about this pregnancy, including my husband yet. That Tuesday morning I woke up early and took yet another pregnancy test. Naturally it was positive. In fact, the result line came up before the test line. So I took the positive test, wrapped it up and set it at my husband's place setting. The first thing he said when he saw the present was, "I thought we weren't exchanging gifts this year." I told him that it wasn't a real present so it didn't really count. So the poor man opened the present, saw the positive test and said, "Oh, is this for real?" Poor man later admitted that he thought I was giving him a watch band since he needed a new one. Boy, did I surprise him. On May 26 we had just decided to TTC Baby #2. Here it was, just 5 wks. and 1 day later and we're already pregnant. We didn't talk that much about the pregnancy that week. It's not that we don't want the baby. Personally, I'm very excited and can't wait to be a mother of 2. Poor DH just isn't a huge fan of pregnancy and that whole baby period. He just sees another pregnancy as two years of hard work, no sleep, and raw emotions. He does want to have 2 children, especially 2 school age children so we have to start at the beginning. Oh, don't worry, he's relaxed quite a bit since I first shared the news with him 6 days ago. Now he just jokes about it, especially since the "morning sickness" has started. Yuck, I can't even look at that word "morning sickness" right now.
To be honest, I'm not feeling too hot right now. I'm pretty nauseous right now. I'm also exhausted and can't wait to take a nap. I'll eat something and then be hungry 2 hours later, but then after eating I feeling bloated and nauseous. Wow, I sound like a grump already. Nah, I just sound like a 6 wk pregnant woman, who is also a mother of a 3 year old who didn't get much sleep last night.
I really am thrilled to be pregnant. I was even excited when I began to experience the first waves of morning sickness this past Saturday. I knew that the pregnancy was progressing nicely and right on track. During my first pregnancy, I was so nervous and so new to pregnancy that I worried about everything and was afraid that I would never feel better.
Well, my son is watching TV and has been for the past hour. Time to make him some lunch and then naptime. I'll write more later. Hopefully I'll be feeling better then.
Quick review though, morning sickness usually begins around the 6th week. (ok, I'm there) It peaks around 10 wks (yikes, that sucks) and then it tapers off around 14 wks. (yuck, that's still 2 months away!)