Hello my dears, sorry for being MIA
My mom was here visiting from Venezuela and she left this week, so I was busy with that, and then recovering from being sad to see her leave AND taking time for myself (I hadn't had much of that in a while). In a way I'm happy she left. She's lovely and I ADORE her, but she was here for 3 months and it wasn't all rosy all the time (we had our drama every now and then). I still think her presence helped this cycle be successful because she cooked all that special food I like and pampered me tons. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about her leaving.
Apart from that, my belly is starting to show, and I'm definitely gaining weight, I tried to ware a cute dress yesterday and it didn't fit. Same with my pair of "comfortable" jeans (I could have forced them to fit if I wanted it, but I don't want to push my belly in just to ware a pair of jeans). For people who don't know me, they may think I have a fat belly, but my mom and DH can definitely tell is a pg belly
We haven't told ANYBODY. Just my mom, my brother and DH (not even my dad back home knows, nor my in laws). We just moved to a different state so people didn't know me before, so they probably can't tell. Morning sickness are getting better, but they're still there, AND I still can't stand to even think about chicken....grrr...it's so bad! I get full pretty quickly when eating and usually feel bloated. Anybody on the same boat?
SONU--how are you doing? We don't have gender selection in Venezuela, but most men want to have a boy as their first born. My DH is hoping with all his heart we are having a girl. He can't wait to have a little girl call him "daddy." hehehehe.
LITERTRIZ--yes, my nick means "hope" in Spanish. It isn't my real name, but since Spanish is my first language, I decided to go with something that represented what I was feeling at the time...HOPE. I don't know what I would do without it.
About the food aversion...here, here! isn't it terrible? sometimes all I want is comfort food: pasta, ice cream, bread with cream cheese, pizza.
ALREADYBLESSED-- no, I don't have any other children. This is my first, although it's my second pregnancy (the first one ended in miscarriage
). I'm still taking progesterone in pills once a day. Sunday will be my last day and I can't wait! I think they make me more nauseous. SO, SO, SO glad that the bleeding has stopped. Thank goodness! Let us know about your sonogram.
AMAZU--thank you for responding my question about your last pregnancy. Sorry that happened to you and DH. I'm hopeful that your experience with this one will be completely different
Great news about the genetic counselor! yay! I don't know if we are doing any of those tests. I know for sure I won't do the amnio (it's a personal choice), but we haven't been advised of any (as far as I'm concerned) yet. Our next appointment is when I'm 14 weeks. I about 3 weeks approx. Thank you for the hot water and honey trick...I will keep it in mind after baby is born
BABYLOVES--I'm glad you're getting over that nasty cold. I had a 3 or 4 days cold during my 4th week and I was so scared. I'm sure your babies are doing just fine.
Sorry for such a long post. Next time it won't be this long. I hope everyone is getting to enjoy this special moment. I'm still scared about miscarriages, but I'm also hopeful and excited about this baby.