Weeks/Days along: 9 weeks and 1 day
Appointments: I seriously need to book my u/s and next appt... I do solemnly swear to book it while DS naps today.
Symptoms: Boobs are still sensitive but everything else is slowly easing up! I didn't really have nausea too bad (I am SO sorry) but I was exhausted and even after not sleeping for 5 nights straight (over the past week due to DS's pneumonia), I feel pretty good and I have a normal level of energy. I am also very anemic but I seem to have conquered that at the moment. I am getting way more hungry- I am not the kind of person that likes snacking and now I want to snack all the time because I am hungry. Feed the baby- num num num! I am also having trouble sleeping which has never been an issue with my first two. I am so tired at bed time but I can't get comfortable. I desperately want to sleep on my belly but I can't and so I toss and turn.
Food: I want SUGAR! I want warm glazed donuts and chocolate bars and coconut cream pie. I don't have any major aversions. It was Canadian Thanksgiving over the weekend and I was desperate for a full turkey dinner and we had to cancel (I was hosting) due to DS's pneumonia so I am looking forward to doing that in the next week or two. I am also wanting Eggo Waffles. I don't know why... OMG now I want one so bad... Do they still make the mini ones? NEED!
Exercise: I carried my 30 lb sick DS for 5 days... does that count? I also laid with him A LOT so... that cancels that out. Nope- no exercise.
Body changes and other milestones: I feel huge. My belly is cute but my back seems huge. Does that make sense? My back (upper and lower) seem to be getting fat.
Thoughts: While sitting in the hospital, worried to death for DS and missing DD who I watched her crying in the car as DH pulled away from the emergency room doors, I thought- can my heart carry the worries of another child? I have no problem imagining the love multiplying in my house but I fear for my heart as it seems like it cannot take more worry. We have been through a lot with our kids medically and I think about sitting by my third with a high fever and my heart is already breaking. Sorry- its been an emotional week full of worry. On the flip side, as I was rocking 3 year old DS to sleep, I couldn't help but be excited for a much smaller child to be in my arms. He is all arms and legs now and it is getting hard to rock him and if I wasn't pregnant, I would be really sad right now thinking that time in my life has come to a close but I was able to think about the new baby and I got excited!
Is anyone else having sleep issues? Maybe it was the combo of an awful week and just being over tired. I felt really bad for DH as he was working 7am-5pm and then staying for overtime from 8pm until 1:30am most of the days last week while I was home with the sick kids. Neither one of us got any sleep. We need a return to normalcy in our home. After this week, DH is on holidays for a week and a half. I am looking forward to going to the market and the pumpkin patch and getting some good quality family time in!