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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

pregnancy #2: 6 weeks

6 weeks (Week 7) - March 21 to March 28

So far, this pregnancy is nothing like the last one. Not at all. So, instead of going into it with all the confidence of a seasoned veteran, I'm a little bewildered and trying to keep up with the bevy of symptoms that are assaulting me from every direction. Here's a list:

Whoa morning-noon-night sickness. What the? At this point last time, I was three weeks away from running a half marathon, which meant training runs five days a week. And not just little runs; 14, 16, 18k, and I had no problems. This time, the only place I'm running is to the toilet. Woof.

Aversions. I remember being somewhat grossed out by a few things here and there throughout my last pregnancy. This time, there's already a substantial list of must-not-eats: veggie burgers (made by me at home; I can handle some restaurant ones), perogies, butter, ginger (perhaps from ODing on ginger everything in an attempt to quell symptom #1), and many others.

Fatigue. Was I this tired last time? Maybe. I can't really remember, but I'm managing a solid nine hours a night and it doesn't feel like nearly enough. I'm absolutely wiped.

Bloat. Aww, what a cute little bloat baby. Not. Where did that belly come from? It can't be the real deal yet, can it?

On the sunny side of the street, it has been really fun to think about what we will all be like as a family of four. We have already been explaining to Jacob that we're going to be bringing home a new baby. He loves to lift up my shirt and kiss my belly. He says "Hi, baby" and "Bye bye, baby" when he does it. It's pretty adorable. He's not quite understanding fully, since he lifts his own shirt and says baby, and does the same to daddy. But he only kisses and talks to my belly, so maybe he senses a difference.

So, if you're keeping track, my official guess for this little peanut is girl, because my boy didn't cause me any of the aforementioned issues. Any guesses?

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  1. I was going to say girl after reading about you being so sick. It seems like of the last 10 or so people I've known who were pregnant, everybody who got sick had girls and everybody who didn't had boys. It's an old wives' tale but there seems to be some truth to it. I hope you're feeling better!

  2. My two pregnancies were the exact same way. Boy, I could have demo'd a house AND built a new one from scratch with my own two hands with all the energy I had. Girl? FORGETIT. I was so sick that there were days I had my arm up to my elbow down my throat BEGGING to throw up anything, even if it was a vital organ, JUST GET IT OUT! I also found myself falling asleep anywhere and everywhere. There was more than one occasion where my cereal bowl was lobbed off the kitchen table because my arm knocked it off during a "jerk" reaction in an attempt to keep from falling a.) out of my chair as I passed out or b.) to keep my face from falling in the bowl. It was so bad. SO bad. Good luck girl.

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