Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Further along

Though it was a formality, the blood tests did come back positive reading that I was 5 weeks pregnant last week. That puts me at 6 weeks right now and still no morning sickness. Can I tell you how happy that makes me? I even read somewhere that if you haven’t started suffering morning sickness by the 6th week, chances are you’ll get away with never having it. I did have some pretty bad back pain toward the end of last week but it seems to have subsided. I mean, I get twinges but nothing as bad as what I was suffering on Thursday night.

Unfortunately, I have grown out of most of my pants. I bought my first pair of maternity pants last night (I wasn’t going to spend money on pants one size bigger that I would grow out of in 2 weeks) and it felt very odd. See, if work only allowed me to wear sweat pants, this wouldn’t be an issue.

I finally found an OB/GYN and made two appointments. One with a Nurse Practitioner to get all the stuff and info I need. Second with a doctor between my 8th and 10th week. I believe that will be the physical examination and all that jazz.

Emotionally, I’m doing okay. I’ve read that in some cases, pregnancy actually makes women very energetic rather then fatigued. Yes, it seems like I’m one of those. I think I have more energy now then I did before I got pregnant. And this is with no caffeine at all. I do have some trouble sleeping because of my allergies and congestion which is made worse by the fact that I’m not taking any meds. But surprisingly, I feel great. My fears are still there but only rear their ugly heads only once in a while. I keep on trying to be positive and hold on to the good feelings.

So now, the debate is over the sex. We have 4 months till we find out but the debate is on. Right now, the only people involved are sisters and mothers. I’m seriously thinking I might start taking bets. I’m leaning toward a boy based on my mom’s experiences early in her pregnancies. Apparently, my brother’s pregnancy was a breeze for her. Mine not so much. I also found out yesterday that both Josh’s mom and his sister have similar experiences when they compare their first/boy pregnancies to their second/daughter pregnancies.

The clincher is the Chinese Gender chart. According to that, it’s a boy. And EVERYONE knows that the Chinese Gender Chart is foolproof :P

5 Comments:

Blogger Adellyna said...

I’m leaning toward a boy based on my mom’s experiences early in her pregnancies. Apparently, my brother’s pregnancy was a breeze for her. Mine not so much. I also found out yesterday that both Josh’s mom and his sister have similar experiences when they compare their first/boy pregnancies to their second/daughter pregnancies.

I'm not too sure if my mom can say that, since I was so tiny when I was born (I was 4lbs 1oz)! My brothers were around 6lbs, I think. I'm not sure if she had a lot of morning sickness and whatnot with me though.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I had horrible, horrible, horrible morning sickness with Nate. None with Sam. I was a lot more tired with Sam, though, although that could be because I was also chasing around a two year old. :)

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Jeanette said...

I vote girl! But I am biased. ;)

My morning sickness usually starts at week 8. I don't throw up or get "morning" sickness. I get all day nausea and extreme fatigue. Lasts until about week 15'ish.

Love that 2nd and 3rd trimester tho. Go high metabolism!

WALK A LOT

Love you.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

Mina!!! Congratulations!!!! I wasn't sure if you were actually pregnant or not. I know you were trying. Such happy news! And hopefully that nasty morning sickness will stay away. It's the worst. I had it and it lasted much longer than the 3 months they said :( But it was all worth it in the end. Now I have couple of fine sons that can help me rake leaves.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Votiso said...

Oh, wow! Congratulations!

12:59 AM  

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