It appears that I have been slacking quite a lot. During my previous pregnancies, I started writing posts as early as 7 weeks. While I got my "big fat positive" test at 4 weeks this time, here I am writing my first post at nearly 12 weeks. Oops.
When I first started this blog, I was pregnant with Logan, so the title "3 Snookies" seemed to be appropriate since he was the 3rd member of the family. I'm pretty happy with myself now because I'm carrying our third Snookie, so it finally makes sense again 😃. Bear with me.... it's the little things that make me happy 😉.
Since I'm nearing the end of my 1st trimester, I'll briefly recap the past 8 weeks. Nausea and exhaustion. That's about it, lol. I took a positive test on January 24th, 2017 and was able to keep it a secret (from ALMOST everyone) until I announced to my parents on February 10th, their anniversary. The public announcement was on February 14th and I kind-of went all-out with pictures, making shirts for myself and the kids, etc. Jason said I went a little overboard, but since this is most likely our last baby, I wanted to have fun with it.
Anyway, back to the symptoms. I have nausea almost all day, every day. It progressively gets worse throughout the day. Multiple times I've thought bad thoughts toward the person who coined the term "morning sickness". Lies. All lies. I thought I was tired with my other 2 pregnancies... after all, I did work full-time and was chasing a toddler with the second one. However, this one seems to trump the others. I have to plan my days out carefully because I'm fairly limited by my energy. I run a couple of errands (max) in the morning and then I try to do a couple of chores when I get home. After 1pm, though, I'm pretty much useless. I've somehow managed to make dinner every night, even when I'm feeling super nauseated. Also, I keep the kids alive all day, so... Boom. My house might be a disaster, but we're all surviving. I consider that a victory. Another strange symptom I've had is the chills. It's like when you get a fever and your body feels freezing cold, no matter how many layers you have on. That happens to me every day, so I have to stay bundled up in blankets on the couch.
This pregnancy has had some fun up-sides, though. Since Logan is 5 and Elise is 3, they both kind-of understand what's going on and they like arguing about whether the baby is a boy or a girl. They both want a little sidekick. I have a feeling that they'll both be super excited with whatever it ends up being and we should hopefully find out around Logan's birthday. They also love me telling them how big the baby is. It started out as a poppy seed, then progressed to a blueberry (which they thought was hilarious), raspberry, and now a fig. Sharing the whole experience with them has been a lot of fun.
My food of choice has been: nothing
Cravings: chicken gravy (weird, I know)
Aversions: I don't really care for chicken (at least when I have to cook it)
Weight loss/gain: -10lbs
That's all for now. Until next week 😊