I think this is one of the reasons we forget about pregnancy and childbirth. If we remembered all of the details, we would never get pregnant again! The same goes with childbirth. I distinctly remember telling my husband after giving birth for the first time that I didn’t ever want to do that again. One child was a really great number.
But then time started passing, my memory faded. After a year, I still remembered enough that I was okay with one child. But at two years, Emma is more mobile, and I’m remembering how great it was having a sister growing up. We did everything together! So it was just natural for me to start wishing for a sibling for Emma. Despite the fact that I have to get pregnant and go through childbirth again for this to happen.
Note to Emma when she grows up: I hope you appreciate that I’ve done this for you!
The last few weeks have been so awful for me. I really want to knock those bubbly women over the head who say “I just loved being pregnant!” Well, their pregnancy experiences must have been a lot different because I. Am. Miserable. And I’m only at 9 weeks and 2 days.
I’ve been so exhausted I can hardly get up off the couch, bloated and dealing with heartburn off and on already, and suffering from morning sickness 24/7.
Don’t get me wrong, I know this is going to be completely and totally worth it, but right now I am so not having fun. The highlights of my pregnancy so far have been getting the food I crave, my husband doing the dishes for me (thank you, sweetie!), and being able to go maternity clothes shopping with one of my best friends who is also pregnant. I think Motherhood Maternity was my favorite place in the mall to get clothes. But we did pay for it for the next few days because we were extra exhausted. Still, it was worth it knowing I’ll be able to wear clothes that fit me when I’m able to leave the house. :)
A week ago I got my first ultrasound, heard the baby’s heartbeat, and even got some pictures of the little dot in my uterus. :) Now that was a definite highlight. It suddenly was real – I’m having another little baby! I saw him/her move his/her head, and they gave me an estimated due date: January 19. Let’s hope this little one comes on or very close to the due date, not like Emma waiting 10 days after!
So that’s all for now. I’m happy I was feeling well enough to get up and get on the computer this morning. It’s been torture not being able to do much blog-wise lately. They tell me that after 12 weeks things get better, though. So I’ll be able to catch up soon. I’m already doing much better and am hoping that when the weather gets nicer I’ll feel better, too. Sitting outside in the sun is a big help.
I’ll keep you all updated! ♥