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Tuesday, April 25, 2006Ok, so Kelly says I've gotta give pregnancy updates. :) So here goes...
Four months in...and so so so thankful for my midwife. This time last pregnancy, I was still puking my guts out on an almost daily basis. This time around, thanks to a midwife that rides me about my diet (100 grams of protein a day! Protein! PROTEIN!) I'm almost always doing pretty good nausea wise.
Energy wise...blech. I'm still dragging big time... I really took it for granted that the last time around, I could sleep in in the mornings if I was tired. This time, I don't have that option because I've got to get up when Elnora gets up. Thus, instead of the 10 hours of sleep that I seem to need in my pregnant state, I'm very lucky to pull in 7 or 8. Anyone else find that they were just flat out exhausted the second (third? fourth?) time around?
Emotional wise...way worse this time around...which is funny, because most of the things I had anxiety about last time are gone. (I know how to deal with labor, I know how to be a mom...) On the other hand, I have no idea how I'll manage to keep working at home with two little ones. Mentally, things seem to hit harder this time around, though that could just be the stress of pregnancy while taking care of another kid.
Birth wise...still excited about the home birth. :) Trying to decide if we should rent a tub for laboring in. I have no desire to have a water birth, but I'd love to be able to labor in a nice warm tub. Also still trying to figure out how to approach my dad to tell him about it. Pretty much all of the rest of the family knows and they're supportive...but dad could easily go either way. You all know how dads are. ;)
Oh...and I missed my goal. I'd hoped to make it to twenty weeks before having to switch to maternity clothes...(I know, I know, hefty goal) but I fell three weeks short. Oh well...it's nice to not have to suck stomach in anymore. ;)
That said, only up three pounds, so that's nice. I only gained about 24 pounds the last time, and 9 of that was in the last two weeks. Had it all gone by 13 days after Elnora was born. Kinda hoping for a repeat. (Don't hate me, even without my pregnancy weight, I could still lose another 30 pounds) :)
Happy Kelly? :)