11w4d

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wow... It's hard to believe the first trimester is winding down.  It seems like yesterday there was the Suprise! 2 lines! and now... on the downward slope to week 12 and the last week of this trimester.  Some days, I am still shocked that this is where we are.  Some days, I still can't believe that, truly, I'm pregnant...

Today is the first day in weeks that I've felt like myself.  No nausea when I woke up, none when I ate.  Actual energy.  I took down the Christmas tree and decorations by myself.  The playgroup went well, and I actually felt like my brain cooperated in having grown up conversation.  The kids and I played after playgroup before I made lunch and it wasnt a struggle of monumental proportions.  After lunch, nap took a bit longer than normal (probably because we were playing and excited more than usual) but it was fine.  I didnt feel like I was going to pass out if I didnt lay down for my afternoon rest period.  I didnt feel like I was on the verge of cracking.  I felt... normal.  Like a few months ago. 

There's a part of me that, I think, feels like a loss of symptoms means that it is time to freak out, but the bigger part of me feels like this is all just normal.  The way normal pregnancies are.  I remember feeling fairly average during my previous pregnancies, and Dr. B. said that (fingers crossed) my nausea, etc. would start to go as the first trimester went, so...  Normal.

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We had our annual 3 Kings potluck yesterday.  It was a lot of fun and I felt good!  It was nice to socialize with people and not feel like I needed to find the closest bathroom to get rid of what I was eating.  My FIL also discovered a great alcohol-removed wine called Fre and the two whites I've tried have been decent.  I don't miss alcohol or caffeine, but it's nice having alternatives with a nice meal.  The kids had a blast (this is a 'kid party' for the most part) and it's my favorite get together of the year. :)  Part of the evening was spent debating names... and no one likes Peter's constant chant of Xerxes, so that was quite priceless.

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Still logging miles.  I have a five mile race (well, let's be honest, I'm not 'racing' anyone since I'm so slow now... I went from 10min/miles to 13min/miles) on Sophia's birthday.  It's extra special.  Sarah ran this race the day Sophie was born, and she always calls it the Sophie run.  For the last few years,  I run the age of the kids in distance, and since it is Sophia's birthday... plus the run is on her actual day... Sarah and I decided to do it together.  I'll do a neighborhood 5mi on Nicholas's birthday, but this is a nice addition to my runs. :)

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I've been thinking about getting a doppler.  I had a small, over the counter kind of doppler (a Graco, I think?) with N, S, and A but it broke before B & M's pregnancy.  I've heard great things about Sonoline, but that's close to a $60 investment!  When I'm seeing Dr. B. every 3 weeks (and that will only increase to every 2 weeks in the middle of the second trimester), I wonder if it is even worth it.  Thoughts?

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All in all, doing well!  Less than a week and a half until we hit the second trimester and T-2 days until my next appointment with Dr. B.!

1 comments:

Michelle said...

I got that sonaline doppler, I think $60 is nothing for piece of mind. Especially because I'm a worry wort and when I'm worried, I want to know right away, not in half hour or the next morning when I can get to see the doctor. I want to know right away. It's so easy to use, picks it up really early too if you know what you're looking for. Good luck! And congrats again!