Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pregnancy Journal #2-Old Wives Tales & More

            So...This pregnancy is totally kicking my ass so far. I have never felt this bad, this early. I have still not been to the doctor yet, but, according to my calculations, I should be 6 weeks and 5 days today. I guess I shouldn't complain too much because I know a lot of women have it way worse. But, I have been super tired and nauseous half the time. I haven't gotten physically sick, but food just does not sound good...Even though I'm hungry all the time, it feels like. It's not right!
             I think I mentioned it in another post, but my doctors' office is always busy. So, it's a good thing I called when I did, otherwise my appointment wouldn't have been until even later! It is set for July 31st. Today is July 10th. I made the appointment a week ago...
             I'm not too worried about it. I am much more laid back this time. It's nice! (Third time's a charm, right?) With Myka, I was so worried about every little thing. With Ripley, I was worried about whether I would be able to have a VBAC. Knock on wood, I know what to expect, in general, now, so yah. I'm not really anxiously awaiting my first appointment. (Not that I'm not looking forward to it either.) Besides, I already know my due date and how far along I am. It's not rocket science.
             As I've mentioned before, I had been keeping track of my cycles for several months. Needless to say, it made it real easy to pinpoint when it happened this time. This information actually comes in really handy. My cycles are so much longer than “normal” ones, that I found that I actually ovulated about a week later! Why is that handy to know? Now I can give the doctor a more accurate date and my due date won't be for a week earlier than it really should be! This is especially important to me as a VBAC patient. I don't expect the doctor to believe me when I tell her that I know the exact date “everything went down”, so now I'm able to calculate what day to tell her I started my last period. Sure, it's kind of lying, which I hate to do, but I would rather “stretch the truth” some now than end up having a baby born earlier than he should have been just because of some silly arbitrary date!
             Hmm...What else was I going to talk about? Oh yah! I came across a thread on Babycenter about an old wives tale to tell you what gender of baby you're going to have. (You can also do it to where it shows you the order and gender of all of your kids, including miscarriages.) I had come across this a long time ago before I even had kids, but completely forgot about it until now. I love stuff like that, so I had to give it a try, of course. For me, it showed girl boy girl boy. Well, I have two girls, so perhaps I had a miscarriage I didn't know about between them. More importantly, I should be having a boy this time, according to it! I still don't think I want to find out the gender until the birth, but I am letting myself get my hopes up for a boy a little more now. ;) The test was actually creepily accurate for a lot of people, old wives tale or not!
             So far, not that we've told many people, we haven't had too many Debbie Downers. I get that a third kid changes a lot more than a second or first does. I don't think our family realizes that we actually put thought into it before having another kid. And while it seems like most people have their 3rd+ kid by “accident”, we put even more thought into it than the first two. If you can believe it, we have planned ALL of our kids. But, I'm getting somewhat off topic...Yes, dear family, we may or may not need bigger cars. Yes, we need a bigger house or re-do some pre-existing rooms in the house. Absolutely NO, we are not moving! Like, ever. At least until the kids move out. So, in the words of Fry from Futurama...

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  1. Congratulations! It's funny how different each pregnancy can be, I loved my first pregnancy and other than a bit of nausea and some scary spotting I felt great. With my second I felt awful right from the start and the exhaustion was like nothing I've ever experienced. Hope it eases for you x

  2. Love this! Sorry you feel the nauseous. I had a horrible nauseous feelings with Evelyn. I think I even lots some weight too! But some second semester. I was more than back into form and I ate like never before! lol! Lovely hearing your update. Looking forward to next week update now! xx Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost