Oooh! Ooh! I'll play!
How far along are you?
How are you feeling?
Much better than last month, thank you very much! But I still miss the usual me. Still fatigue, headaches, random nausea here and there, the thrice-cursed bleeding, and this darned stuffy nose!!!
Have you felt movement yet?
No, but I'm VERY aware he's in there. Pressure is probably the best way to describe it. Despite what all the articles say, it's not gas, it's different. And I know when he's awake and squiggling around in there, but that's intuitive. Again, not something covered in the articles!
What are your plans for the birth?
Birthing center or home birth. We were decided on home birth, then my CNM unnerved us, and now we're considering both.
Is there anything about being pregnant that has been a surprise for you?
Good god, yes! The fatigue is way beyond anything I expected. I thought I'd be a bit sleepy, this has felt like a really bad case of flu. The congestion was unexpected. I did understand I'd feel icky, because I assumed morning sickness happened to everyone, but I didn't think it'd be a 24/7 inability to function. It has been. Probably the biggest surprise has been my drive to stop working and get ready to be a SAHM NOW, though. I really didn't think that would kick in until after birth, but here it is, and it's intense.