Saturday, July 25, 2015

Let's start at the very beginning. Pregnancy number 4

It was a sunny day late in March when, after doing at least 8 (or 50 numbers-smumbers) tests I was finally convinced this could possibly be happening, we sent this little square picture to our closest family. 

No matter how much I stared at that test knowing that "a line is a line" I just couldn't grasp the fact that this was happening. It was surreal.  

In true us style. We had a cake. The kids thought it was "Happy I love you day". Well it kind of was. {With a smidgen of "Holy-crap-we-are-doing-this Day"}  

Within seconds of sending the photo we started getting face time phone calls from parents and siblings. Can I say how reassuring it was to have their beaming faces congratulating us. When all I felt was numb excitedness, their excitement helped me feel like this was ok and that it was actually real.  

This pregnancy was super planned. Just in case you wanted to ask. We have the huge blessing of being able to pick which month we want to be due in. And I didn't want to be pregnant over Christmas so we planned for just before that. I'll do the math for you, just over 2 months after Emmes birthday we were pregnant again. Emmes pregnancy was the best, I was healthy and no recovery physically was needed (Mentally. Well. That's a different story all together) and we had the ok from my Dr. 

4 days after we announced to our family. 
This happens. 

Spotting, cramping, vomiting non stop. 
I got hospitalised for 3 days. On a drip and awesome anti nausea meds to slow the vomits down to a dull roar. 

What have I done! I thought! Not another vomity pregnancy!!! Crap! 

Armed with a handful of medication to try and keep food down I went home. Do you know how difficult it is to keep a pregnancy to yourself when you're vomiting and sick for 3 months? People get suspicious when you have one day feeling yuck. Ha! Nosey! 

5 weeks and counting. Not bad 2/3 months Postpartum (if I say so myself!) 

Pregnancy questions. Week 5. 

How far along? 5 weeks 
How big is the peanut? Teeny tiny, but bigger than where it started. Sesame seed. 
Total weight gain/loss? 0
Maternity clothes?  Nope. 
Sleep? Sleep and I are not the best friends. Well I love sleep, sleep doesn't love me. 
Best moment this week? Telling family we are expecting. 
Symptoms? No period, bloated, tired, spotting, all the usual suspects. 
Food cravings? Nope
Food aversions? Nope
Gender? Not yet 
Labor signs? Hell no
Belly button in or out? Inny
What I miss? Nothing yet. 
What I'm looking forward to? Kicks and being able to cuddle this baby on the outside. 
Milestones? We are pregnant. That's a pretty big win! 
Bump? Nope.