In my 13 week update, I wrote that I hadn’t had any pregnancy symptoms yet other than the horrid all day nausea/vomiting, but that isn’t entirely true. I had the “my mouth tastes like I just ate dog shit” phenomenon and the crazy metallic taste (which I guess is called dysgeusia) for most of the first trimester and a bit beyond. I also now have prolifically bleeding gums when I floss, which also happened when I was first on fertility meds and while I was pregnant with Stella. My boobs still haven’t grown or become very tender, though I can no longer jog down the stairs without holding onto them because that hurts. What also hurts? When Stella ‘TICKLES!” me — which in her world basically is a titty twister. OUCH. No more titty twisters, Stella!
I’m also having crazy dreams all night mixed with fatigue all day (because of the insomnia I suppose?), and now that I’m only puking every couple of nights for the most part, I am officially hungry ALL THE TIME. #HANGRY
*ETA – how in the world did I forget to mention the acne?! It’s like I’m a pre-pubescent girl again. Blergh. White heads galore. //
Sex is still…meh. We’ve had sex 3 times since I got pregnant (right before morning all day sickness started, 6 weeks later when it started to abate, and last week). This makes me sad…but not sad enough to overcome my aversion to it very often. *sigh* It’s just hard to get in the mood when I’m tired and nauseous and just look bloated and fat. I’m solidly in the “feeling not-so-sexy” part of this pregnancy, and part of me can’t wait until the bump is hard instead of just belly fat that is getting pushed out by the hard ute underneath.
Speaking of the belly – holy hell is there a belly. When I walked down the stairs this morning in my skirt & bra, Charlie did a double take and said “whoa!” When I asked him about it, he said it was just the first time I really looked pregnant to him because the belly has grown quickly lately. I’m not gonna lie – I’m a little scared about how big I’ll get this time around. We shall see.
In happy news, I finally figured out how to find the heartbeat on my friend’s doppler a couple of weeks ago, so once per week I’ve been allowing myself to use that handy little machine and listen in awe for a minute. 🙂 I was supposed to have a midwife appointment yesterday, but I pushed it back to 17w instead (I know, who is this crazy relaxed person?!!), so it will be 2 more weeks until that appointment, and then the anatomy ultrasound scan will be done at the local hospital around 20w. EEK! I don’t know if I mentioned it here, but Charlie really wants to find out the sex this time, so I think we’re going to know if this is a She-Ra or He-Man in about a month. How crazy is that?!