Monday, May 10, 2010

Pregnancy Update...

As the title gives, this is a post to update those of you who have persistently asked how my pregnancy is going and baby Swann is doing. You're so sweet to do so!

Today I am 14w 5d and feeling {majority of the time} great! Nausea still hits occasionally and still mostly late afternoon/early evening time frame. How convenient huh? Can't cook dinner. haha! Charles has been absolutely fantastic in picking up the slack with dinner and cleaning and stays on me to make sure I'm keeping hydrated and not doing too much. When I start feeling sick, he'll rub my back and massage my neck just how he knows I like it. :-) Makes me fall in love all over again!

To be honest, other than the nausea occasionally, I really still do not feel pregnant. I had one and a half days of a horrible headache this last week and some rare twinges but nothing is persist ant in reminding me that I'm indeed pregnant. Perhaps this is why I'm loving the every two weeks ultrasounds...... :-) So far, baby had been really lazy with hardly moving until our last appointment where baby suddenly got an energy burst where Dr had a really hard time finding the heartbeat but with all the moving abouts, I was not worried. Unfortunately, we even had a surprise peak at the sex {we're still going to keep it quiet until after baby comes for the fun!} and are so happy, either way we don't care! Dr said it was too early to confirm but he thought the same thing I did so we'll see! We declined all genetic testing so as far as we are concerned, we have a beautifully healthy baby growing very well!

I have no cravings, yet, but tons of food aversions. I've also come to terms that I have mild pregnancy induced lactose intolerance. Pretty much no straight milk products like milk or ice cream. Cheese in moderation seems to be fine though and yogurt too. I cannot eat Peanut Butter either or else I'm throwing it up almost immediately. Strange. So it's been interesting with eating lately...

By late afternoon into the evening I can certainly tell I have a "baby bump". Gotta love the bloat! :-) I'm still wearing regular clothes most of the time and they certainly are not as comfortable as they once were... I'm holding out until I see the maternity pants go on sale or even better, clearance, at Kohl's and Target and all! Or maybe I'm just too cheap. ha!

We have purchased several baby items... Some even gender specific outfits that were on clearance and since we know so many people having kids {and we hope to have more too!} we figured we can just pass on the ones that we will not use now. It's just exciting to purchase any type of baby item and it be for US and not for someone else's baby shower or new bundle of joy!

And we can't help but talk about trying for our next baby... We do not know how long it will take so we've kind of decided unless something big happens that we'll start trying around six months for baby number two! Well, that also depends on breastfeeding and how that goes.......

Anyways. Must go finish tiding up the house so the photographer can come take photos... Ah I hate moving and dealing with real estate agents but it's even worse when it's not YOUR house for sale!

4 comments:

squirrelgirl said...

So glad to hear that everything is still going so well! Don't get too set on the gender yet; it's so early to tell, and sometimes things are not what they appear to be. The important thing is that the baby is healthy - so relax and enjoy yourself!

Cathy said...

Loving that things are going so smoothly. You deserve ever bit of that. Before you know it you'll really be showing and then Baby Swann will be here!!

So... what are your plans for moving? Any idea yet? The good thing is that hopefully you'll be able to get settled into a new place well before the baby arrives!

Lisa said...

Yay! Glad things are going so well!

TwoDogMama said...

I'm glad to hear things are going so well with the pregnancy. I was thinking about you the other day and hoping all was well. I hope moving goes smoothly, and that you will be all set up before the baby comes.