Feels like I have every symptom in the book. I've been having back pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, fatigue, and I've never daydreamed about food so much in my life. I was in a conversation and holding an egg with some salt and pepper packets, and I couldn't WAIT to end the conversation and bite into the egg and sprinkle that all over, I kept imagining it. Also I've been daydreaming about salt running out of the box. It's a little ridiculous.
I heard the baby's heartbeat at my latest appointment <3 I was in shock, I could hardly believe it. I got an audio recording of it so when I tell people I'm pregnant and they inevitably ask "Are you serious?!" I can whip out my phone and show them.
I am on the waitlist for midwives in my area unfortunately, which doesn't make sense because they should prioritize hopeful homebirths.
I told my parents, which was quite the undertaking, and it went the opposite of what I expected. Everyone mentioned how abstinence is the only 100% effective form of birth control. Like right, thanks, so helpful. My stepmother (who has never had a baby) has graciously informed me, twice, that I 'need to eat right' now that I'm pregnant. Like great, thanks, I'll get right on that, as soon as this chemotherapy-level nausea takes a hike. Maybe in a few weeks. So frustrating.
Also my step mother objects to me having a home birth. It's her house, her rules... so I'm thinking maybe I won't be living there very long. We've never had a great relationship. Maybe I'll end up moving in with my boy toy, if we become a thing. However I met him... like... January 18... lol.
TBH I'm only happy that my baby is showing only healthy signs right now, and that aside from common complaints, this pregnancy is generally going smoothly. I am sooooooo grateful I don't have to chase after any older kids, I'm way too tired to be able to deal with that on my own. Not jealous of you other mamas.