This week makes 22 weeks pregnant, 18 more (give or take) to go! So, why is this a “sort of” comeback? Well, let’s start with the fact that I started this post 7 weeks ago and stopped because using the term “comeback” was premature and prejudicial :).
I’m not truly enjoying the “Second Trimester Honeymoon” as so many women are lucky enough to enjoy (my very best girlfriend in Massachusetts is in the same boat I am, but she’s only got about 10 weeks left–lucky b!%@# ;).
I had been doing really well around 16 weeks–off Zofran, had an appetite, and wanted to EAT. Then, week 18 is when it all went downhill…my poor husband, God love him, had to take me to the ER at 9:30 one evening because I had been throwing up for about 12 hours and couldn’t eat, drink, sleep, or go to the bathroom. After LOTS of fluids and two heavy duty doses of an anti-emetic, we got home at nearly 1 am–and my husband was back up at 5 am to get ready for work…
Since then I’ve been taking Zofran again every morning because I wake up gagging. I dread morning because I know what’s coming. Thankfully, once the meds kick in and I get some sugar in my system, I’m good for the day. Then it’s just a matter of finding motivation to get stuff done. Being older and having a toddler this pregnancy definitely makes it a completely different experience: I’m more tired, more sore, have less energy, and I have no drive to do much of anything. I’m sure you’re wondering at this point, “Is she going to stop whining about it now?” Yes, I am :).
And that’s because, at nearly 22 weeks, I’ve not gained more than 10 pounds max, I’m not fitting into my currently too-big maternity clothes, and we are having a BOY!!!
And that means our family is COMPLETE. I WILL NOT be getting pregnant again. EVER. So I’m ecstatic and so is my husband :). The Robug doesn’t really get it, but she knows she’s going to have a baby brother and that she is going to be a big sister; that’s about it.
I have gotten some sewing done, but it’s a lot more slowly than before. I’m working on some posts on stuff I’ve made for The Robug. I’ve also finished the cowl and have yet to take pictures, so that’s coming soon, too.
We’ve also been working on plans for the bedroom makeover for Robug and her brother; we will be chronicling that process as well as. Oh, yeah, and repainting and redecorating our living room, and finishing the bedframe for our room (because we can’t leave good enough alone). For having so little energy, I sure do have a lot to do and a lot planned.
Since tomorrow is Halloween, I’m hoping to post the costume I made for The Robug and, if I can figure out how to do it, I’ll try to make the pattern into a downloadable file–we’ll see…
As always, thanks for reading and for sticking with me through this post-barren time 🙂