This Thanksgiving the turkey won't be the only thing in the oven. ;) I have my butterball marinating for 9 months.
It's been so difficult already to keep this to myself. We are so excited, so spilling the beans before the end of the first trimester! Yep, I am a rebel, going against the norm.
I sure feel this pregnancy. It is far more intense than it was with William already. I didn't even know I was pregnant with William for the first couple months. I had very little symptoms with William until my third trimester started, and only got nauseous and threw up like three times with him in the third month of pregnancy. I remember being super tired with him, but I worked 12 hours a day at least 5, sometimes 6 days a week,and walked 10-14 miles a day most days, constantly on my feet, up until two weeks before I went into labor, so that could be a good reason why I was so tired too back then.
I knew from conception on this time around that I am pregnant. Within a couple days past ovulation (dpo) I was having symptoms. I have had morning, well afternoon/night sickness three times, backaches, cramping, bloating like can't fit in any of my pants type of bloating, thank goodness for Jack's sweats. I have gained three pounds, but it feels like 20, and I am just starting week 5! I am working out and taking good care of myself though. Except I eat more chocolate lately, but that could be due to giving up all the good stuff,you know like coffee and wine, so chocolate is my treat. Speaking of coffee, lawwwd have mercy, that was tough to detox from!
My boobs ache almost as much as they did in my first couple weeks nursing William, they are swollen and heavy, achy and sensitive. If you ask me, I even think my face looks fuller and rounder in this pic, than it does compared to my wedding pics from August.
Last night we watched Inside Out. It was a really good Disney movie, and it made me feel emotional, like ready to pull out Kleenex and sob my eyes out, so the sensitive emotions feel new as of then. My abs, oh my gosh, my abs, what the heck, I did not feel this way until I was like 7 months pregnant with William. I feel like I have been doing situps in my sleep or something, like maybe I have somehow become an amnesiac and do some crazy ab workouts, and forget about it! Seriously, from my rib cage down, I feel like I am stretched out, stretched apart, achy, and like I never want to do another sit up in my life, but believe me sit ups aren't really part of my routine, and not the cause of that, so I guess everything is stretching and relaxing from the get go with this pregnancy. My body must have some good muscle memory or something, like my abs are saying, "yep, got this, been there, done that."
We are so happy! As of right now, writing this blog this morning, I have told both of my parents. I am waiting for the call from my grandma. I told her I sent a surprise in the mail to her. I mailed her prints from the family reunion and mixed in this photo with the bunch. I am looking forward to her call.
William is ecstatic to be a big brother, and I know he is going to be an amazing big brother. He keeps talking about all the things he can't wait to teach the baby, read stories, play ukulele, teach him or her to ride a bike, and so on. He rubs my belly and talks to the baby every day. He is super sweet.
It was awesome to be able to tell Jack on his birthday Nov. 3. I already know that I want to go to a birthing center this time, and stay as far away from a hospital as I can, if possible. This will be a VBAC baby, and I want nothing to do with a medical setting that I had with William. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for it, because he was breech, and I needed a c-section because of how he was positioned, but really hoping to not go through that kind of experience again. I would love a natural water birth in a loving environment, so that is my goal, but will do whatever is best for baby and me.
So July 18th'ish, we will be welcoming baby Allison!
Lots of love to you family and friends, and you know me, I will keep you all posted along the way. ;)
P.S. I was so excited so I began writing blogs right away, there are few listed below under the pic.