I’m halfway through this pregnancy. That is, of course, if I don’t go over (which I fully expect to). This pregnancy is going by so fast, especially with the move. I’m finally over the morning sickness and starting to feel more normal.
A few observations about this pregnancy:
*I felt the baby move so early this time – at 14 weeks.
*I’m amazed that I still get stretch marks. You’d think with this many babies that my skin would already be stretchy.
*I have always said that pregnancy is easy for me. Why do I do that? It seems like whenever I say that I always or never anything, then the opposite happens.
*My family is so very sweet. They have encouraged me to rest and take it easy. I’m so spoiled.
*I am measuring a good month further along. My midwife has said that if I hadn’t already had an ultrasound, she would insist on one to rule out twins. But, I’m carrying this baby so much higher than I normally do. It’s no wonder I already feel like my stomach and lungs are squished :).
*We are using a midwife this time around. I really like her. She has focused a lot on my nutrition and helped me change my diet to combat the morning sickness. By following her advise, I lost almost three pounds this last month. She encouraged me to make sure I am eating often, and I said that wasn’t a problem ;). She has also been supportive of my decisions to decline unnecessary tests and procedures. We will be trying to have a home birth, for the first time. The midwife works closely with a doctor, whom I see every three months. In my ninth month, I will have an appointment with the doctor and receive a thorough check-up. At that time, she will also prescribe medications that may be needed during the birth. I am really excited to be able to stay home and know that this will be a much more peaceful birth.