I have been keeping up and have started replies about 10 times but always I'm a paragraph in and something happens (kid falls over, one is hitting the other, I forget I was supposed to leave for work 5 minutes ago, etc) and I abandon it in the middle.
See if I finish this one! Ha, the phone just rang, but I kept it short. Good.
I can't remember anything I wanted to say. Cramping and gas pains- yes. Gas pains woke me up yesterday, ahd me doubled over for a bit it hurt so much. So I poked around at my belly a bit to shift the gas bubbles and managed a huge fart (haha) and felt instantly so much better. My two year old woke up at the same time I did and then when I farted she goes "whoa, what was that noise!? Did you beep?" Erm, no. I remembering having a lot of cramping with my first and a full, stretchy feeling really early on- same as this time.
I'm also breaking out so badly. I haven't had acne in about 5 years but it's pretty bad right now.
Food aversions/ cravings- none so far. In the morning everything looks and sounds revolting but I make myself eat some alkaline foods (watermelon, cucumbers, celery, water with lemon) and then I feel fine after that and I'll eat a real breakfast. The rest of my day is fine. I've never really had much by way of morning sickness but with my first i couldn't even look at meat for the first trimester without feeling like I was going to throw up (never did though).
Midwife/hospital.... I would like a midwife. My first was a midwife, my second was a planned UC because we couldn't find a midwife and our only other option was the icky hospital. I despise hospitals. I get nervous diarrhea just going to visit someone in the hospital, let alone be admitted myself. Yuck! We will be very likely unable to find a midwife (I think there's 5 total for this giant region?). I plan to see a doctor nearby for prenatal care... uh, sometime.... so we're in the same position again of hospital or UC. Or find and underground midwife somehow (I would, but I have no idea how).