9 Weeks

(Hi Guys, I wrote these posts before we announced the pregnancy.  I want to remember these weeks in the future, so I’m posting them late.  This one would have been posted September 2.  I missed week 8 because I was moving from Mission to Fort Nelson in that time.)

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How far along? 9 weeks!  I missed week 8 because of the move.  I don’t feel like there was all that much to write about anyways, I’ve been to busy with the move to think much about what is happening to my body.

Total weight gain: 4lbs.  Amazingly, because I feel huge.

Baby is the size of: A grape!

Maternity clothes? As you can see in the picture, my favourite jeans are getting pretty snug.  I’m sure in the next two weeks that something will have to give.  I’m just not sure to what yet.  I already had to buy two new big bras.  I’m calling them pregnancy bras because I would have never ever bought these otherwise.

Stretch marks? No, but I’m a realist, they’re coming.

Sleep: I’ve not been sleeping well at all.  I’m so darn tired that I fall asleep immediately, but I wake up 2-3 times a night to pee.  I used to neeeever get up to pee, so it’s quite a change.  I’m usually in bed around 9:30-10 and up at 5:45-6:15 snacking on crackers.  At least one of the times I’m up in the night I will be starving my face off, so I need to have something or I’ll die of starvation.  I keep the saltines on my nightstand and a Bolthouse protein drink in the fridge.  That is usually perfect.

Best moment this week: Finally booking a doctors appointment for tomorrow.  Because of the move I wasn’t able to get an appt at 8 weeks (obviously!), so now I’m 9 weeks and soooo impatient to see the doctor.

Miss Anything? We found a huge stash of booze left by the previous tenants and I was disappointed that none of it would be consumed by me.  I would have loved a rum and coke at the BBQ we hosted last night, but alas…

Food cravings: Nothing in particular.  Mainly just salty things.  I’ve been constantly hungry.  Like, all. the. time.  But I’ve only got room for little amounts.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve actually gotten over most of my aversions.  Sometimes nothing sounds good.  Usually everything sounds good.  I have eaten hardly any fruit, it has really not been appealing at all.  I am trying though.  Oh, and tea has not sounded good…for weeks.

Symptoms: Some nausea, mainly early morning, but every once and a while just a wave of it at some point in the later morning.  Itchy skin!  Especially where it’s expanding.  Sore feet!  Later in the afternoon I want nothing more than to put up my aching feet.  It could be from the pregnancy hormone relaxin, which relaxed ligaments for birth, but also loosens foot and hip ligaments.  Or maybe that the 4lbs is just too much for me.  AHHAHA!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. Worried actually.  I was talking to a new friend who is a nurse at the hospital and she was telling me that no one can give birth here right now.  I really, really didn’t want to leave and be by myself through my last weeks of pregnancy.  So I’m a little tense at the idea.  But I’ve got to relax, because there is nothing to be done about it either way.  Time will tell.

Looking forward to: Talking to the doctor, getting a lot more information.  Maybe hearing a heartbeat?  That might be wishful thinking.

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