Sunday, July 13, 2008

Okay, so this is what pregnancy feels like...

So I'm about 17 weeks along, and in my second trimester now. I feel like a lot of things have happened in the last few weeks. The first trimester was pretty much a breeze for me; except for being tired a lot the week before we found out I was indeed pregnant, everything had been somewhat normal. I still had quite a bit of energy every day and didn't get nauseous or sick at all.....

The aches and pains started 2-3 wks. ago; waking up with back aches and a full bladder every night, pains in my stomach, which I know is my body stretching and making room for this new life. I have to say I'm not complaining because I was getting worried not feeling anything in the first trimester. I would find myself at work thinking, 'Just give me a little pain, just a little'. Trust me, I'm no masochist, but I just wanted some assurance that something was happening in my body, that I felt should feel very different from the start. If I had any doubts before, I definitely know with surety now that there is a baby inside me.

I've gotten nauseous only a handful of times, but luckily haven't had to throw up, and the feeling doesn't last very long. But I'm really nervous with my backaches since I really am barely showing, and it's only going to get better, right? :(

Oh, and to add the physical changes, there have certainly been emotional ones as well. I can go from happy to mad in...well, I'm sure Paul could tell you, in just about no time. Then I start crying and it's over; I'm gone!! Well, quick story, we went to Chicago over the 4th, and I left our brand new (3 mo. old) digital camera on a bench in a parking garage. Needless to say 30 mins. after we'd left and I figured this out, it was gone. I freaked! I would have pre-pregnancy, but I really did in pregnancy! Well, at least that was understandable... (Paul duly noted that he holds/keeps track of anything of value while I'm pregnant, again, understandable). Paul's the best husband and made me feel better about it!!

But I do have to say that I don't take for granted one minute that I'm pregnant. I truly do realize how lucky I am to be having a baby, and that I will go through anything for this little one. I'm so happy to be given such a wonderful blessing! We're so happy!

So, this Tuesday the 15th we have our 2nd prenatal appt. with the Dr. They'll check my blood pressure, weight, the baby's heartbeat, etc. and make sure everything looks good. Then if baby wants to cooperate we'll find out if we're having a boy or a girl!! The ultrasound is a week after the prenatal appt., the 22nd. Can't wait to find out! :D

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