Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pregnancy Weeks 4 - 14

9/27/15: 10w4d - Baby Sweat #2 is waving "HI"

It's been a crazy 11 weeks:  Here's a recap.

Week 4: Poppy Seed
8/16 – 8/22
I’m super tired this week, but feel like I’m using my energy well chasing after my 15 month old.  I have zero appetite and nothing sounds appetizing.  I feel like I can’t drink enough water, as I always feel like I have “dry mouth”.  Which of course only increases the bathroom trips even more! 

Week 5: Sesame Seed
8/23 – 8/29
I found out this week I don’t have a job as of 9/4.  I’m beyond scared.  My daughter and my unborn child officially have two unemployed parents.  In the span of 8 days my life drastically changed, twice. 
I completed a 5K on Thursday and was so sore!

Week 6: Lentil
8/30 – 9/5
I’m so emotionally drained and I have no motivation.  I have no desire to cook and the only time I really feel hungry is in the mornings.  I’m praying constantly: “Please Dear Lord let this baby be ok.”  “Please Dear Lord let this baby be healthy.”  With everything going on it is weird keeping this news to myself.  I’m almost scared to announce I’m pregnant just because of what people might think.

Week 7:  Blueberry
9/6 -9/12
We traveled to Kearney, NE over the Labor Day holiday.  We decided to leave the night before.  Chris and I both agreed a change of scenery would do us some good.  And it did.  Being at my in-laws I get to totally relax.  I know Helena will be taken care of, and I know I'll be taken care of.  I truly just relaxed and stayed in my stage of denial a little bit longer.  I got to take naps!  I'm so not a nap taker, but growing this baby has made me exhausted, so I took an afternoon nap daily!  

Week 8: Kidney Bean
9/13 - 9/19
I'm so tired, and not sleeping very good isn't helping.  I've been super nausea lately a lot more than I ever was with Helena.  I feel like I'm going to puke all day long, but nothing ever actually happens.  

Week 9: Grape
9/20 - 9/26
Super busy this week.  Flew to Albuquerque to drive to Alamogordo for a job interview with Chris.  I don't want to move, but know we have to look at all options.

Week 10: Kumquat 
9/27 - 10/3
Had my first doctor's appointment and ultrasound on Monday 9/28!  Baby measured a little ahead of schedule at 10w4d with a super strong heart rate of 178!  We saw some movements and baby waving "HI" as if to tell me everything is going to be ok, and I cried and cried!  Plus my mom and Helena got to see baby which was super special!  In other big news, we decided this week to move to Alamogordo.  

Week 11: Fig
10/4 - 10/10
In Albuquerque this week.  I'm back to being tired, and super nauseated in the afternoon/evening.  These long bouts of nausea are not fun, but thankfully I have yet to get sick.

Week 12: Lime
10/11 - 10/17
I feel like my weeks are blending into each other.  I'm more focused on Helena and the fact that we are moving than this baby.  I feel guilty as I have moments of "oh, right I am pregnant."  This week we got the house cleaned up and put on the market.

Week 13: Pea Pod
10/18 - 10/24 
The house in under contract, and I'm trying to memorize everything about Colorado, as this is our last full week in the state I've called home for the last 13 and a half years.  We have this beautiful tree in our backyard that is so vibrantly red.  I'm seeing friends and saying good-bye.  I'm heartbroken and continue to pray this baby is happy and healthy.

Week 14: Lemon
10/25 - 10/31
Had my second appointment today (10/27), I was super anxious about hearing babies heartbeat.  But thankfully the heart-rate was in the high 150's and healthy.  We said good-bye to my doctor and the nurses, and I'm already dreading the search for a new OB.


Boulder Fitness Training said...

Dear April - You will do great! You're amazing and baby will be fine. I switched doctors during my second pregnancy and birth. I'm so excited for you.

Emily Foley said...

It's okay to be preoccupied and forget for a minute that you're pregnant. That's the benefit to having the baby inside as opposed to outside. :) I know moving to a small town in NM is not exciting, BELIEVE me, I know how you feel. But there are awesome people and houses and jobs everywhere you go. I have been praying for you to find a job and I'm so exciting it's working out for you, even if it's not ideal. You can always call and commiserate with me, I know how hard it can be. I hope the nausea goes away soon!

Summer said...

I found that, to some extent, being pregnant made me MORE focused on TJ! I wanted to enjoy my single baby as much as a could. Enjoy forgetting your pregnant while you can- its OK! Soon you will be big and it will be so hard to play with your toddler the way you want. :( It's going to be a great adventure! And it will be so worth it when Helena meets her sweet baby. My favorite thing in the world right now is when TJ plays with Eli- Eli giggles like crazy and it makes TJ laugh too. You're going to love it.