12-29-18 — 6 Weeks 3 Days

The day after tomorrow (New Year’s Eve!) is our ultrasound appointment, Lord willing.  I can’t believe how fast the time has went by. Usually it just drags on and on but I’m so busy, I hardly have time to think about it. If I do dwell on it, I feel a little nervous, to be honest. 

Definitely feeling the morning sickness. It’s actually been sort of ok in the morning as long as I hurry up and eat something. But boy, 10am onwards is much more queasy with waves of full-on nausea. I’ve been getting by with b6 and unisom (doxylamine succinate) but the last 2 days I’ve had to give in and take a half dose of zofran so I can function enough to take care of the kids and actually get off the couch. The rest of the day is nauseated but evening (as usual) is typically the worst. Which is good because DH is home a lot of the time by then and I can rest! My bff sent me some natural ms remedies to try. THANK YOU J! They do seem to help, if I use them before the nausea gets out of hand. 

Other symptoms include:

•  Exhausted, as in, I just want to live on the couch. Current fantasy is me checking into a hotel ALONE and sleeping with absolutely no sense of time. Then eating and going to sleep again. Ya, I know… Lame. 

• peeing all the time

• super thirsty (hence the peeing)

That’s pretty much it. I’ve lost a couple pounds, which is fine because I have plenty to spare. I weighed about 152-153. I’m currently 150. My go-to foods are definitely carb related but my appetite is super small. Everything sounds gross for the most part but salty stuff sounds better. Celery, granny smith apples, ravioli and lemon water are all acceptable for now. Orange essenced seltzer water is also ok. 

Over the Christmas parties, I found it necessary to break the news to a few more people. The bloating was UNREAL (but it’s gone now) and as soon as my sister saw me, she could just tell. I wanted to tell her anyway since I barely ever see he in person since she moved away. I told my others sisters too so, my sisters know. I told my dad. We told DH’s Grandma and she yelled the news at the entire family. Lol… It’s ok. I still have 2 relatives I have to tell before the news becomes public. This is always hard because they have been struggling with infertility for 18 and 8 years… There’s no gentle way to break the news. That’s why I’m waiting till after the ultrasound to tell them but definitely telling them before it leaks out. 

Anyway, yeah… Not much else to update at the moment. Just hoping and praying for a good ultrasound appointment and getting the loan processed for the land we are trying to buy. It’s been hard working with the banks through the holidays but we’re getting there! 

Dear God, thank You for this unique time in my life to be so busy but so blessed. Thank You for choosing to bless us with this experience again. Please protect and keep this little one healthy. In Jesus’ name, amen.