Wednesday, September 29, 2010

11 weeks

I'm 11 weeks along now and the first trimester cannot end soon enough! I know that I am just 2 weeks away from the second trimester, but it feels like forever away. My first doctor's appointment is this Friday, but it is also Nicole's 18 month checkup. We'll see how that goes. Poor Nicoley has to get shots.

My first 11 weeks have not been nearly as bad as they were with Nicole. I have been nauseated and I've thrown up, but I haven't been as down right miserable as I was with Nicole. My nose isn't nearly as sensitive as last time, my emotions are not nearly as out of control. I've only burst into tears a handful of times and that was only because I hadn't eaten. I've learned that the secret to a happy pregnancy is food. I have to eat every two hours or I feel nauseated and I get emotional. Hopefully, when I get past this first trimester I will be able to cut back on all the snacking because I don't like eating 6 times a day.

I've had the cramps like I did last time, but not nearly as bad, and I get tired, but not nearly as much as last time. Some nights I can even stay up until 11pm. Oh yeah, I'm a rebel.

I don't know if this pregnancy is so different because my body has done this once before and it knows what is going on or if I am just handling it better than last time. Or, maybe it is a boy and only girls make me super sick.

A lot of people ask me if I want a boy or a girl. I don't really know how to respond to that question. A boy would be great because then I will have one of each. But, a girl would be great because Nicole would have a sister. Is anyone really going to be upset if they don't get the gender that they want? I feel like it may be a boy because the pregnancy feels so different, but who knows. I just want a healthy baby.

I already went in for an ultrasound with Norm to see my little bean. We didn't take pics because there wasn't much to see except a little black and white blobby. But, at least it is only one little blobby. I don't think I could handle twins! Norm told me that the other day a woman came in for her 20 week ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby and they found out that she was having triplets. They didn't know that they were having multiples until halfway through the pregnancy. That would really be quite shocking.

Well, I am hanging in there and hopefully I will start feeling better soon. I want to be able to come home from work and have the energy to play with Nicoley, but perhaps I will never have that with pregnancy.

P.S. You will not be getting belly pics with this pregnancy. Get yourself accustomed with the idea right now cuz it ain't gonna happen.


Jasmine said...

I think second pregnancies are definitely easier than the first not only because your body has done it before, but you already know what to expect. Also, when you're pregnant with a kid, you have a LOT more distractions, so maybe you don't have the time to feel as sick or as tired. I've definitely noticed HUGE differences between this pregnancy and my last one.

Hang in there! The second trimester is just around the corner!

Marie said...

Belly pics! Belly pics!

Fine! As long as you keep us updated about the pregnancy, I guess we can live without pics.

Laura said...

Maybe you can live without belly pics, but what about the rest of us. Somehow, I feel cheated. I don't know if I can handle the disappointment. :(

Lauren said...

11 pm! You ARE a rebel! I usually only made it to 9. By the way, congrats on the pregnancy. I'm glad you're feeling somewhat better this time around. :)