I'll be 9 weeks tomorrow!!! Oh my gosh, the time is already speeding by!
I noticed today that I can feel my uterus- even under all my belly flab!! It stops a finger or two below my belly button. I was a little surprised! I tried to feel lit about a week ago when I was lying down in bed, but couldn't distinguish anything because of the texture of my many previous stretch marks. And today, in the shower, I could just tell! There was that familiar firm, round bump in my belly. That was sorta nice. :)
I think my nausea has officially gone away. Which means, what... it lasted maybe two weeks altogether? But I haven't had any queasiness for a good week now. Every now and then I eat something that seems to not agree with me, and it makes me feel like I'm the very edge of being queasy, and is uncomfortable, but I never get all the way there.
I have off-and-on insomnia. Last night I randomly woke up at 4am and couldn't get back to sleep for a good hour. The light from the window bothered me (which got me brainstorming about how to darken my window more), it felt too warm in the room (though the thermostat was set the same as always), DH seemed too far in the middle of the bed and I felt like my space was being invaded, I couldn't get comfortable on the side I *wanted* to lay on, and on and on..... it was really annoying. Every now and then I have a night like that, no matter how tired I am.
I've been having annoyingly realistic dreams, too. Like walking around with my cell phone in my hand ALL DAY, and my fingers constantly brushing the volume controls and inadvertently turning off my ringer altogether. And someone constantly needing to get a hold of me, and being annoyed that I couldn't manage to keep my phone turned on so they could reach me. And then I would be embarrassed, but it would keep happening no matter how hard I tried in the dream to fix it.
I am in *love* with sour cream this week. On baked potatoes, in quesadillas, as an ingredient in ranch dip, and so on. I need more sour cream ideas. I can't get enough of it, but I don't have a huge variety of things I can put it on!
I have my first visit with a local midwife tomorrow. I'm a little nervous! What if I don't like her? Will I have to start searching all over again (when I really HATE searching)? I hope it goes well. DH is coming with me, so we can both get a feel for her. I REALLY hope it works out - her home office is only 5 minutes away!! That's such a big perk when my day has so many back-and-forth trips in it already.
I ordered maternity clothes online a couple days ago, and also bought a few things from a department store. I'm not even needing maternity clothes just yet! But I can't get it off my mind. I'm frustrated about jeans and pants, though. I can't fit into my previous pants (too small), but I'm also not having much luck finding my size at a reasonable price in a store. Maybe I'll just live in skirts and dresses this time around.
Capretta, I love your story, too. So sweet! I think I'm a little more teary this time than I have been before. I made myself cry thinking about DH being at a job interview. Being hopeful, excited, supportive, etc. ... it just all built up and turned into tears that I couldn't hold back. I felt a little crazy! ;)