Good and Bad News.

I’ll start with the good. So I entered my 11th week yesterday and I really can’t believe how fast this is going this time. Since I have a toddler to run around after I don’t have as much time as the first go around to obsess over the pregnancy. Last time it was so different. I actually prefer it to go as fast as possible this time because I’m getting very excited now. I have so much to look forward to this year. This summer my son and I are gonna spend 2 whole months with my parents. I am so happy about that. We leave as early as mid June, just in time for the summer solstice. It’ll be the first flight we take where he gets his own seat, so that’ll be interesting. And in the fall he starts his daycare/school type thing which is gonna be fun for him. And then December comes around and my due date will be there. It’s gonna be a good year ❤

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I have some sad news too.. My parents had to put our family dog down yesterday. It wasn’t a shock but so very sad still. She was 16 years old. Which is CRAZY for a dog. So we were very lucky to have her that long. It’s gonna be very weird to go home this summer and not have here in the garden with us barking at people who walk by ;( But it was her time, sadly. She was barely moving for two days, didn’t eat or react to anything. I cried a lot yesterday but I know it was for her best.

Back to the update. What a rollercoaster post. Heh.

11 weeks pregnant ❤ 

Due date: December 7th 2019

Time left of pregnancy: 28 weeks, 6 days

Baby is the size of: A lime or a fig.

Cravings: I’m basically back to my normal eating habits now. Thankfully. I was eating so weird for many weeks there. This week though it’s mostly been cravings for chocolate, nacho cheese flavored Doritos and carrots. Odd combo when it’s written together like that, ew. Haha!

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Movement/pains/aches: This week I thought I felt a little movement one night while lying down. Who knows what it was but there is no way it wasn’t baby related. It felt like a warm swish. I’m not sure how to describe it. I’ve also had a lot of back pain this week. I’m obviously on my feet a lot but that’s unavoidable so I try my best to relax as much as I can.

Purchases: None this week. I don’t think we’re gonna buy anything until after the summer. It just isn’t necessary and we have so much stuff already, a bunch of clothes obviously. Strollers, car seats. There will be purchases though (obviously) and I’ll update it once it happens but for now I’ll remove the “purchases” point of my updates.

Gender of baby: We don’t know.

Mood: This week I’ve been in a good mood. Having the nausea out of my life makes the BIGGEST difference. When it started fading I felt like a new person. I still feel a little dizzy every morning and gag sometimes but it’s noooothing like how it was. It’s totally manageable and last a minimum of 30 minutes, and it’s only right after I stand up out of bed.

Next ultrasound/doctors app.: June 5th. I’m SO excited.

Notes: 

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First doctors appointment for Baby #2.

Today I’m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I’m starting to get really attached to this little human already. I know I’m still in the danger zone of the pregnancy but I’ve noticed no alarming symptoms or signs. I had my first ultrasound on April 30th and it was such a great experience. I decided to switch hospitals for this pregnancy so it was fun to go through that place. I love my new OB, she’s really sweet. The OB I had for my first pregnancy was kinda harsh and judgmental at times which made it a little uncomfortable to go for my appointments. And she was such a rush and weird mood during my birth which was so weird too. Odd lady. Glad to switch.

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We got to see the heartbeat and I had to cry a little bit because I was so relieved that it all looked good. I had been nervous beforehand because you just never know. It was great. She also said that I was a little further back in the pregnancy than I thought myself. The baby measured at 8 weeks, one week less than I had calculated. But that’s okay.

Back to the regular update 🙂 (For week 8 + halfway through week 9.)

Due date: December 7th 2019.

Time left of pregnancy: 30 weeks and 4 days.

Cravings: Oh man, the last few weeks I’ve had SO MANY different cravings. What I’ve had to have had at home at all times is: peach flavored ice tea, nuts, cookies, granola with vanilla Greek yoghurt and rice. I could probably eat just rice with some sriracha on it and be happy. It’s been a weird week, hah.

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Anything noticeable movements?: No, it’s too early for that. But I am looking forward to it for sure! I wonder if it might be earlier this time. They say when you’re pregnant for the second time things become more noticeable quicker.

Purchases: None. I have started making a list of what we will need in the future though.

Annoyances: I’ve had more back pain this week which sucks. I did my first workout yesterday and today I’m so sore. I hope it’ll get easier because I’d really like to continue working out during my pregnancy.

Gender of baby: Don’t know. But apparently you can find out with a blood at 10-11 weeks. Is that completely reliable? I don’t know. But last time I didn’t find out until our 16 or 18 week ultrasound which now feel like such a long and hard wait.

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Mood: I’ve felt like myself again in the last few days and I’m very excited about that.

Next ultrasound/doctors app.: June 5th.

Notes: I’m finally starting to feel better now. Some days I puke in the morning, but the nausea is basically gone now. I can eat vegetables again. Smells are still a little bit triggering sometimes but less and less.

♡ 7 Weeks, 5 Days Pregnant ♡

So.. Pregnancy. First trimester. NOT easy, is it ladies? I’ve been having the worst time. It all turned on me overnight one day. I was doing so well in the first month. Now, I’m puking at least twice every morning plus feeling nauseous pretty much all day. No food is tempting and I’m eating very little. And I am SO tired, I’m seriously ready for bed at 4PM some days.. I don’t feel so bad that I think it’s worth a hospital visit or anything because this is exactly how I was doing in the first trimester of my first pregnancy. I wish my update was more happy but that’s life. Pregnancy isn’t roses and butterflies for every woman. Those who have an easy ride are so lucky and I am a little envious but I’m doing my very best to stay as positive as I can ❤ I am very excited about being pregnant and this phase of it will pass.

I thought I would do my pregnancy updates in the same format as I did for my first pregnancy. If I use the same questions I can compare the two later on. Fun! Here we go.

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Due date:
So I haven’t been to a doctor yet (it’s such a long waiting list to get in, but I am going in on April 30th) but from my own calculations it would be December 2nd. We’ll see if she says something else.

Time left of the pregnancy: 32 weeks and 2 days.

Baby is as big as: A raspberry.

This weeks must have: Pringles, diet Coke, cold water, long showers.

Any noticeable movements this week?: No.

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Purchases: I did get a little pyjamas with Dumbo on it one day a few weeks ago while out in town. That’s it though. I did that mostly to make myself believe I was pregnant, haha. It felt so unbelievable the first few weeks.

Cravings: Nothing. Literally.. NO food sounds best right now. Damn.

Annoyances: My general state and mood hasn’t been the best. I’ve been so.. just BLAH! Luckily we’ve had my parents over for a whole week (they left today) so I’ve had tons of help with my son. They’ve all loved it and we have had a great time together. I can’t wait to spend the whole summer at their house!

Gender of the baby: No idea. I don’t have a preference either. I’m gonna be so excited for either ❤

Mood: Up and down.

Next ultrasound/doctor visit: April 30th.

Anything else you want to add: I know it might be weird for me to be doing these updates this early on. Who knows what could happen, these are the most crucial weeks after all. But I am very confident this is going to go very well and I’m already attached.

10 Questions & Answers.

The best thing about this week:
Taking more pregnancy tests and them all being positive. Plus calling my family telling them the news. Everyone was so sweet and happy ❤

The worst thing about this week:
This week has been good so the only thing I can think of is the weather. It’s been so shifty and it’s kinda annoying. I get ready to go outside (dress a toddler etc, you know how hard it can be) and when we get outside, five minutes in – rain starts pouring. Without a warning. It was sunny when we left.

I am listening to:
Tritonal – Hard Pass.

I am watching:
My laptop screen. And my husband gaming in the background, hehe.

What did you do today?:

Today was rainy and cold so I hung out at home with my son. Did the usual chores, laundry, cleaning, a workout and bla bla. And made a super nice meal, which my son refused to taste. It was delicious, I swear.

What annoys you today?:
How incredibly bloated I am. I seriously look at least 4 months pregnant and I’m only 5 weeks. It’s very uncomfortable.

I am wearing:
Black leggings, black t-shirt.

I am thinking about:
My pregnancy. I’m having so many feelings about it.

I am eating:
I have been eating so many carrot/cucumber/celery sticks this week, it’s crazy. I’ve been having them with every meal. With hummus as well. I love it so much. I seriously hope I never get any food aversions this pregnancy, I don’t remember if I did last time but I don’t think I did.

What are your plans for tomorrow?:
Tomorrow my MIL comes to pick up my son for a fun day. That means I’m gonna spend the day doing whatever I want and I haven’t decided it yet. But I think a good workout then a bath, movie and ice cream sounds like a good plan. I really love the days she comes and takes him for some hours, he has so much fun with her and since she’s an older lady it’s important that he gets to see her as much as he can.

 

Pregnant again.

So.. Apparently I’m pregnant again. At least according to the three pregnancy tests I have taken over the last three days. I took one on Tuesday night. Another yesterday morning and today in the morning too. DON’T ask me why I did that, I just didn’t believe it at all the first two times. Haha. I’ve also watched way too many early pregnancy videos on YouTube to calm me down. I feel very out of it. I’ve been in a daze for the last two days. The first night I couldn’t fall asleep and I got up at 6 am the next day. Which is something I never do.

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According to the pregnancy app I downloaded last night I should be 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant today (28 march 2019). The due date says December 2, 2019. I will retest next week to see if the line progresses. This does feel very surreal and it’s very hard to decide on how I feel about it. I wanted it of course but it happened so fast that I can’t even collect my thoughts. During my last pregnancy keeping this blog up to date with how I was doing was very important to me because I knew I’d enjoy looking back at it in the future. Now is definitely a time for that. I’m so glad I did that. I’ll do my best to do that this time around as well. But I have a two year old so you know.. Time is limited. Heh.

Here are some of the symptoms I’ve experienced so far. There isn’t that many to be honest. Last time I was pregnant I had no idea I was until around 8 weeks. That’s when I tested. All my symptoms last time started around 10 weeks. It really hit me hard then, I had the morning sickness for many months after that. If I was religious I’d start praying now for NO nausea or puking this time around but I probably won’t be so lucky. Knowing my body. It’s super sensitive to anything. BACK to my point. I always go off track when I type, hehe.

How I first suspected I was pregnant:
The first sign for me was when I did my usual workout one day last week and I was super bloated and didn’t feel that energized to do my workout as I usually do. I also felt very, very hungry for a few days in a row. I decided not to test until I missed my period because it could have been PMS symptoms. But my period was gonna start on the 24th of March (my birthday) and nothing came. I took the first test on the 26th.

Symptoms so far, at 4 weeks:
I have broken out really bad. A few days ago it was really bad. It’s gotten better now but I have never had acne problems before. So that’s not too fun but not a problem. I’ve also started needing to pee ALL the time. That’s super annoying. Especially when you’re out and about. Taking my son for walks now gets kinda challenging because I need to pee 20 minutes in. I’m super bloated and it seriously looks like I’m way more pregnant that what I am. It’s also because I have a little bit of tummy left from my last pregnancy so it all adds up you know. I have a sneaking suspicion that if this pregnancy goes well I’ll end up being huge. I hope I don’t gain too much, I want to keep it under control this time. Last time was ridiculous. And that’s about it so far.

Other thoughts I have:
I’m already feeling like I want to start organizing and get ready. I know I shouldn’t be doing it because things could still go wrong but it’s what I’m feeling.

I’m also frustrated that my husband won’t FREAK out with me. When I showed him the first test he was happy but totally calm. Me.. Super freaked out. I guess it comes with being the one who is actually pregnant and has to do the whole thing but still. But he’s just a very calm person. He’s the calm one, I’m more fiery.

That’s what I have so far. This blog has been so neglected. It was started as a pregnancy blog and that’s what it does best I think.

10 Random Questions.

HEY! Welcome back lovelies. Happy new year! Can I still say that this far into January? I still will though. I wanted to write a little different post today. I saw this list of questions about your week and days be answered somewhere else and I copied and saved them in my notes months ago. I never finished it, so here I go.

1. What’s been the best thing about this week?
– My son and I flew home yesterday and it all went very well. We had no trouble. I’ve flown with him several times alone now and I feel more confident each time, so thats good. But the best thing was of course to see my husband again.

2. What’s been the worst thing about this week?
– Leaving my parents house. We love staying there and they’re always so happy when we stay there. But they will come and see us this Easter so that’s not too far away.

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3. What are you thinking about a lot right now?
– I’ve been thinking about what color curtains we need for our living room. Lol. The floor here is awful. I really don’t like it, but I’ve learned to live with it at least. But I believe that new curtains will make it look less… harsh. I’m going to measure it out tomorrow and hubby and I will look for some this weekend. I believe it’ll brighten up the living room.

4. What are you wearing?
– Sweatpants and I wrapped a blanket around me. My MIL gave me a super soft, fuzzy blanket for Christmas and I’m a sucker for fuzzy blankets. Or socks. If I could I’d buy a ton and have a huge collection but that’s a bit.. over the top.

5. What are you listening to?
– I’m watching the new Ted Bundy documentary on Netflix. It’s on next to me right now. So spooky. I love true crime and documentaries.

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6. What have you been watching?
– I haven’t been following anything new lately. But I am SO excited for April when Game of Thrones comes back. It’s the last season sadly but I can’t WAIT to find out how the story will end!!

7. What did you do today?
– Today I spent the entire day unpacking and organizing our and babys closet. It took me literally all day. I barely sat down. I managed to gather three plastic bags of his clothes that are now too small.

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8. What annoyed you today?
– Hmm.. I haven’t really had time to be annoyed at anything today. Maybe just having to do the unpacking was annoying in itself? But I don’t bother getting annoyed at things that needs to be done anyway. OH! I thought of something. Husband hadn’t cleaned the bathroom before we got home yesterday. I had to do that, but whatever. No big deal 😉

9. What did you eat today?
– For lunch I had a sandwich. And for dinner I just threw together a pasta dish. We had a can of tomatoes, a head of broccoli and some ground beef. Easy meal. I haven’t meal planned yet obviously so we don’t have much in the fridge yet. Because when my husbands home alone he lives like a bachelor. Bread, cheese, soup. He hardly ever makes himself a proper nice meal, haha.

10. What are your plans for tomorrow?
– Tomorrow night hubby and I am going on a sushi date and babys gonna be with his grandma. But during the day I’m gonna continue organizing and probably vacuum + laundry, standard stuff.

That was it. 10 questions to answer. To be honest I just did this because I felt like typing on the keyboard. I haven’t done that in a long time and I didn’t think of anything else to write about. I guess I could’ve written this post out exactly how I did, but without the question points. HAH! Anyway. I hope you’re all doing well ❤

Mixed Emotions.

Merry Christmas and a (almost) happy new year to everyone. I must admit the past week has been interesting. I mean, sometimes things just doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped they would. We’ve had a lovely time but there has been some hick ups.

On Christmas Eve my son fell and hit his mouth on the wooded floor which naturally gave me a panic attack. I did my best trying not to show him my fear. There was a lot of blood which scared me but his teeth were fine and it wasn’t so bad that we needed to go to the emergency room. Thankfully. But oh boy. It was my baby’s second Christmas and of course that happens. Poor little one. He has had a swollen lip for five days now ever since it happened but it goes down every day. I’ve felt so bad for him.

He slept well that night though. He was exhausted after the drama so he went down fine and the rest of us finished Christmas Eve with present opening etc. He opened his the day after and he got so much nice stuff. He had a hard time eating for two days and he was mad about the little cut being there on his lip. He kept rubbing his mouth trying to somehow get it off 🥺 And on top of that he has been having a dry cough that didn’t seem to take the cough medicine we gave him. It has gone down now but there was one day there where it wouldn’t stop. I felt so bad for him, but his energy has always been super high despite him having a cold. He hasn’t had a fever so maybe that’s why but I always assumed sick kids would want cuddles and quiet time. He’s wanted neither of those. Lol.

Anyway.. the Christmas Eve crisis didn’t stop there. When the night was over my grandma started feeling faint. My aunt and uncle were staying with her over Christmas so all of them spent Xmas eve with us (+my cousin.) She had acted sorta weird all night. She was talking very loudly, almost as if she thought we couldn’t hear her properly. (Trust me we could.) Among other things. And when they came back to her apartment she had to lay down and kept saying she didn’t feel well. They took her to the emergency room straight away. They spent the entire night there with her and she got a bunch of tests done. She was admitted to the hospital for observation at 7am the next morning and they could go back home to get some sleep until we heard something from the hospital. It was strange waking up the next day to this news. It turned out she had to stay an extra night so they could figure more stuff out.

My grandma is 86 years old. She still rides her bike everywhere. She barely needs any help from anyone unless it’s for transportation so for her spending two nights in the hospital is a blow. But she was happy they checked absolutely everything out and now she knows what’s going on. I went to the pharmacy for her to pick up her medication, we went through the routine on when she needs to take what etc. Apparently she had a small problem with one of her heart valves. They will keep an eye on it. It was scary for two days there but I’m glad it’s under control.

So that was my family’s Christmas. Don’t get me wrong. We had a good time in between the bad things that happened. We ate so much good food. My husband and I got spoiled by my family with great gifts and I loved seeing everyone’s faces when we gave them ours. After Christmas I also spent some hours at a mall by myself roaming the sales. Christmas sales are awesome. My dad and I also went to see Aquaman together in 3D which was a lot of fun. It’s not the best movie ever but 3D is always fun anyway. I’ve found a new love for going to the cinema. I haven’t done it in so long but my dad really loves it so in December we’ve been to the cinema twice. My dad and I have a great relationship and we have so much fun. Daddy’s girl 🖤

How was your Christmas? Are you excited for the new year? I am 🎉