Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pregnancy update and where I've been lately

First of all, some of you may have noticed that I was MIA from this blog for about 2 months.  Well, I guess that's what the first trimester will do to ya.  Or to me anyway.  

Around week 8, which was about the time of my last post back in January, the whole first trimester funness really hit me.  I've actually never suffered from morning sickness with any of my pregnancies (thank the good Lord), but this time around hit me harder than the last two times.  I felt exhausted.  Sluggish.  Unmotivated.  I would even venture to say depressed.  (From what I've read first trimester depression is a real thing.)  I never got sick, but I felt queasy and not just from food.  The thought of reading made me nauseous.  Blogging made me nauseous (hence my absence).  Thinking about homeschooling preparation made me nauseous.  Most of the activities that I would normally enjoy just did not bode well with me.  It was weird.

But, I'm finally past that first trimester and feeling much better.  I still get pretty tired and I need more sleep, but for the most part, I'm back to enjoying the normal stuff.

Now, on to a pregnancy update!

1. How far along?  17 weeks, 5 days as of today.  The above pic was, obviously, taken 3 days ago.

2. Total weight gain/loss?  Who is losing weight at this point?  I think about 8 pounds gained, eek.  I didn't keep track of my weight regularly before I got pregnant so that's a ball park.

3. Maternity clothes?  Pants but not shirts.  I can still fit into about 3 pairs of my pre-pregnancy jeans, one with which I have to wear a belly band.  So, when I run out of jeans, I break out the maternity ones.

4. Stretch Marks?  Well, I still have many, many stretch marks from my first two pregnancies, so I have no idea if I'm gaining any more.  It doesn't matter at this point, ha.

5. Sleep?  No consistent sleep for me anymore.  One of my favorite ways to sleep is on my belly, and I just can't do that at this point *frowny face*.  So, I've had a hard time finding a comfortable position, plus my legs have been achy during this pregancy, and that doesn't help me sleep either!  Aaaaannnndddd, I have to relieve myself about 2 or 3 times a night.

6. Movement?  I'm pretty sure I felt a little moving around about a week ago.  It's always hard to tell in the beginning because it's so light and fleeting.  I've felt what I'm pretty sure is the baby moving a few times since then.

7. Gender?  Don't know yet.  We'll find out in about 2 weeks!

8. Food Cravings?  Fried crappie!  But nobody has caught any yet :(

9. Belly Button in/out?  It's been stuck out a little ever since my first pregnancy.

10. Wedding rings on/off?  Still on!  We'll see this summer, though.  I've never been pregnant during the summer, and I'm sure this one's going to be a hot one (it's already been around 80 degrees a few days).

11. Labor signs?  Nope.  Thank goodness.

12. What I miss?  Sleeping without waking up every couple of hours.

13. Milestones?  Just a belly bump.

14. What I'm looking forward to?  A new baby and not being pregnant!  I'm just not a fan of being pregnant.  But it's all worth it :)


  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It's always an exciting time (albeit exhausting and sometimes uncomfortable)! I'm just nearing 32 weeks with baby #5 but it's funny this time because I don't know anyone else who's pregnant along with me. That's never happened before! So even though we've never met irl, I'm glad to hear your news and wish you the best during your pregnancy. :)

    1. Thank you, Lisa, and congratulations to you, too!

  2. Congratulations! I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm the opposite of you...I had all my babies in the summer until this last one. Winter was better for me (my ankles always swell up horribly in the summer), but one benefit for me in a summer pregnancy was being able to swim for exercise.

    1. Thank you, Nelleke! I've stocked up on plenty of tank tops for this summer and I'm sure I'll be in the water as much as possible, HA.