Well here we are closing in on week 16, feeling better and getting caught up around the house. I’m thankful that my nausea didn’t last as long as it often does for me and have been rejoicing in good health again.
During the last 3 1/2 months I’ve lived on sub sandwiches, seriously. Breakfast, lunch and dinner I would have a sub sandwich, but not any sub sandwich would do. Nope, my sandwiches had to be laden with pickles, two complete layers of pickles and I mean layers, no gaps between them a full layer of pickles. Nothing else tasted good, so I had the sandwiches laden with spinach and tomato and didn’t worry about eating anything else.
The only other thing that really sounded and tasted good was a Peppermint milkshake. No, I didn’t have these every day, but they were a nice treat and contrast to my otherwise mundane diet.
It’s a long story that I hope to post about eventually but I’m trying, by my diet to have a smaller baby (under 9 pounds), otherwise I will be stuck with having my first c-section ever. So very little, to no sugar and refined foods for me. Avoiding a c-section is pretty good motivation to just say, “no”.
I’m starting to look pregnant, well at least that’s what I hope, otherwise I’m just looking a bit chubby. (OK, just looked in the mirror, I’d say it’s definitely just chubby, not pregnant. Just trying to be honest here ladies.) I also graduated to not being able to button several of my pairs of jeans this week so I’m loving the BellaBands that I purchased during my last pregnancy.
You just leave your jeans, pants or skirts unbuttoned and the BellaBands keep them up and smooths out where the fasteners are. Last pregnancy I just wore my regular bottoms until toward the very end of the pregnancy. I was also able to go right back into my regular pants and skirts as soon as the baby was born.
So I’m still wearing all of my regular clothes which gives me a lot of diversity even though I got rid of most of my maternity clothes after the last baby. (Honestly, after 9 pregnancies I need some new things.)
The house is being deep cleaned after 3 months of the children surface cleaning without mom checking. Our schedule has been updated and I’ve got all sorts of new plans and ideas. I LOVE the second trimester.
We go in for an ultrasound on February 8. Not sure if we want to find out the babies gender, but it will be fun see the baby and make sure that everything looks fine.
I figured since I posted about morning sickness was that I owed you an update. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me during that time. I needed and appreciate it!
So, how are you doing? Are you up, do you have it all together? Down, trying to dig out? Do you want me to quit posting about myself? Are you wondering if I’m ever going to post a birth story?
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