Pregnancy Week 19

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I just turned 20 weeks (have way there! Eek!) so it is time to talk about week #19.
I hate to sound like a broken record, but this week has been miserable. My cough is back in full force and the sneezing does.not.stop. It is more annoying than anything. I took a ½ day yesterday because I was very feverish and just needed to rest. I tell you, it has been horrible. I can only hope that this is the beginning of the end and I will be feeling so much better next week. The power of positive thinking.

And the kids, the poor kids. Let’s just stick with the facts…# of times people have thrown up this week = 5. # of beds I have changed over the course of three days = 4. Highest fever = 103. Not good. Not good at all. The only day everyone (including me and Shawn) was collectively healthy was on Tyler’s birthday. Thank goodness.

The real question is, when it this pregnancy going to feel real? Shawn and I talk all the time about how this baby will probably not feel real until I push him/her out in June. It is so strange. I love this baby and know this is happening…but I am just so busy it is hard to take time and really enjoy being pregnant.

Pregnancy: Week 19

Sleep: Okay…if I could just get rid of this congestion/cough it would be so much better

Gender: Team Green

Name: We go back and forth. I tell you, it is harder to commit when you are not finding out the gender

Feeling: Pregnancy wise, I feel pretty good. I seem to have a lot of energy and the morning sickness has been so much better. My general health has been horrible this winter. I have fought the flu/cold/strep/ear infections for the whole month of January and now moving into February. I would just love to be able to breathe normally at some point.

Health: See above. No bueno

Movement: YES! The flutter started on Monday evening (February 3). They have been inconsistent, but amazing.

Belly: It is out there…and I love it.

Next Appointment: The BIG ultrasound/anatomy scan is scheduled for February 13. I am taking the day off! If we can get through it without finding out the gender it will be a miracle.

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Pregnancy Week 16

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Sorry this is late…my Internet has been wonky since Friday. I am sure it is snow related.

wanted to talk for a few minutes about this pregnancy. First of all, I want to make this very clear, I always wanted three kids. When I dreamed about my life and my future there were always three children in my dreams. I never thought this pregnancy would happen and I am so thrilled that it did. From the moment I saw two pink lines I was in love in a very real way.

I don’t know if it is because I am officially “advanced maternal age” or if I am just older, wiser and more experienced, but I am worried constantly during the course of the last 16 weeks. I can’t stop. During the day, the middle of the night, when I am at dinner, when I am exercising…you name the time and I am worried about him/her. It is almost obsessive. I spoke with my doctor about it at my last appointment and he suggested a few things to try to wein the anxiety, but I am not sure it is going to work.

I guess I will just be a nervous wreck until June.

Okay, on this the good stuff…

Pregnancy: 16 weeks

Sleep: I am so tired every single day that I fall right into bed about 2 minutes after I put my little ones down.

Gender: Team Green

Name: I don’t know if we will ever be able to decide

Feeling: No Bueno. I cannot shake the morning sickness…maybe trimester three will be the ticket.

Health: I feel good. I was just talking to a friend about how I am not as tired this time around. She pointed out that since I was working hard on getting in shape prior to conceiving and I am still working out that it is helping greatly with fatigue.

Movement: I felt a flutter the night before my appointment. I think the baby was trying to tell me to stop stressing.

Belly: Not sure there is much of a change…I guess it depends on what I wear.

Next Appointment: The BIG ultrasound/anatomy scan is scheduled for February 13.