|Welcome to the weekly bump-date shirt!|
Q1. How far along are you? And, when are you due?
A2. As of today, 9w6d (9 weeks, 6 days - but I'm rounding up to 10).
Estimated due date: August 14.
Q. You announced your pregnancy kind of early, didn't you?
A2. Yes, and no. This pregnancy did not happen as quickly or easily as with Marcus. So, when we found out we were finally pregnant keeping things hush-hush until after the first trimester just wasn't an option for me. We were thrilled and we wanted to share the good news.
While I pray every day this pregnancy is smooth sailing, if something should go wrong I'd rather have support than quietly suffer alone. Plus, every baby deserves to be celebrated, regardless how far along in gestation. So, to the old "wait 12 weeks rule," I say BEAT IT!
Q3. How are you feeling?
A3. First things first: ALL THE EMOTIONS! It's a roller coaster over here. Everyone hang on.
Moving along to the physical aspect: The first few weeks I knew we were pregnant I kept telling Scott, "I don't feel pregnant!" So, I did what any rational person would do. I kept buying pregnancy tests, and taking them, to confirm (several times) that I was in fact pregnant. Then Week 5 hit like a Mac truck. The nausea has been overwhelming ever since. There have even been a few occasions where I haven't been able to hold onto my meals. Let's also note the sheer and utter exhaustion. Pregnancy itself is a tiring bit. Throw in a
Q4. Was it like this when you were pregnant with Marcus?
A4. Not. At. All. I can count on one hand how many times I felt sick with Marcus. This is just constant, all day, every day queasiness.
Q5. Are you craving anything? Avoiding anything?
A5. There isn't a single thing I'm craving. I'm avoiding so much, though. Over the holidays I couldn't stand the sight or taste of turkey, which I normally love - and I made a huge turkey breast for Christmas. I've also seemed to have lost the sweet tooth that I generally have. This is not a bad thing. Ice cream, thank goodness, is something I am still able to enjoy.
Q6. Are you going to continue to run and workout?
A6. Yes! For as long as my body (and doctor) deem it safe and possible. I slacked big time in this department with Marcus and paid the price. I gained entirely too much with him, and losing the baby weight took much longer than I planned. I'm really hoping to keep up with workouts so I don't face the same issues I had with Marcus. Plus, working out is about the only time I don't feel like I'm going to lose the contents in my stomach.
Q7. Are you going to find out the gender?
A7. We are still undecided. The planner in me is begging to find out early. However, the surprise on delivery day seems like such a magical moment.
Q8. Do you think you're having a boy or a girl?
A8. My gut tells me boy. I had an incredibly vivid dream the other night that we were, without a doubt, having a boy.
Q9. Do you have a preference on gender?
A9. I'd be lying if I said I don't care. A little girl would round out our family so nicely. However, I could see our house bouncing off the walls with two crazy little boys. Either way, I pray for a healthy child.
Q10. Does Marcus know what's going on?
A10. Marcus has no idea. I'll tell him there's a baby in my tummy, he will then lift my shirt, look at me like I'm a total fool, and say, "There's no baby in there!"
Sorry buddy, but there is indeed a baby in there!
So, there you have it. Ten weeks in, and food is gross. Cheers to Baby M2!