I have an announcement to make: I’m pregnant!
I’m a little over twelve weeks along, we’re thrilled, and Wesley is super excited to be a big brother.
This largely explains my absence here late this summer. I don’t seem to throw up with my pregnancies (apparently, although I did throw up at work yesterday which was about as much fun as it sounds. Not sure what happened there) but I have been SO MUCH MORE SICK this time around. Weeks 6 and 7 were kind of rough – if I was not at work, I was curled up on the couch with a blanket and Sea Bands and ginger candy and Preggie Pop Drops and who knows what else.
I’m going with the local midwifery clinic for my prenatal care, and I’m very happy about it – I just love them. I would really like to have a VBAC, and the midwife is super supportive of this decision and has lots of advice for me to help achieve that outcome. We’re also really hoping I don’t end up with preeclampsia again – that’s probably going to be the biggest deciding factor in terms of whether or not I can go ahead with a VBAC. She put my risk of getting it again at about 20%.
My main goal is to gain no weight for this pregnancy, which absolutely will not happen, BUT: If I say I’m going to gain 20-30lbs, I will gain the 60lbs I did last time. HOWEVER, if I say I’m going to gain nothing, I’ll probably end up gaining the recommended (for someone with my BMI) 11-20lbs. With my nausea, food aversions, and recent stomach flu, I appear to be down about two pounds, so that’s a promising start.
I had a quick consultation appointment with the midwives a couple of weeks ago and got to have an early ultrasound, so we got to see the little bub waving its arms and legs and wiggling around. I didn’t get an early ultrasound last time so it was kind of nice to have one and make sure the bub had all its limbs and stuff. My first actual prenatal appointment is next Friday.
Whee! A baby!