Happy Monday, friends!
Welcome to the first round of Mommy Monday for pregnancy number two!
You guys: I started showing SO QUICKLY this time around!! Seriously, I think the moment I got pregnant my uterus was like, "Ok, this again!" and blew up. haha I was showing when we were in Hawaii and that was only at six weeks...granted I'm sure a lot of it was bloating, but still. I started showing waaaayyyy sooner than I did my first pregnancy. I'm glad I've announced that I'm pregnant because now I can just let it all hang out, haha.
This week I am going in for a pre-op consultation with Maternal Fetal Medicine because...yup, I have to get a cerclage again.
As of my eight week appointment, my cervix was still looking perfect and hadn't started shortening or anything, but my OB told me "once a cerclage, always a cerclage". So I'll be getting one put in at 14 weeks as a precaution. And at least this time around it wont be an emergency or a scary unknown hurried thing. I can plan ahead, prepare for it mentally, go in to the hospital in my pajamas and glasses (last time I was wearing tight jeans, high heels, and contact lenses...NOT COMFY POST-OP, haha). Oh, and this time I can tell the anesthesiologist ahead of time that I puked on the operating table last time, so they can plan ahead and give me medicine for that haha. Anyways, this time should be a much more pleasant and calm experience, God-willing! :)
So, this week is my pre-op consultation for all of that. I'll fill you guys in on all the details of that appointment in next monday's post. I'll be getting an ultrasound so I'm really looking forward to seeing the little one!
As I mentioned in my last post I'm not experiencing any morning sickness any more, so that has been wonderful! So much better in that regard, compared to my last pregnancy!
You guys all know how much I love and adore the Core Rehab Program from Knocked Up Fitness, right? (Read about my posts on it here and here) Core Rehab helped me heal my abdominal separation postpartum and just helped me to get my body back to looking and feeling it's best after having James. Well, I'm so excited to be doing the Knocked Up Fitness Prenatal Program during my pregnancy this time around!!
You can learn more about the Knocked Up Fitness Prenatal Program here. I'd love it if some of you other pregnant mamas did it along with me! Let me know if you're doing it and we can hold each other accountable!
Ok, now to the weekly survey, which I'll be filling out each Monday, just like last time:
How far along: 12 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure! I haven't been weighing myself. I was 107lbs before I got pregnant.
Maternity clothes? Some! They are way more comfy, and like I said, I am getting so big so fast with this pregnancy that already some of my non-maternity clothes are getting too tight!
Stretch marks? Just the old ones so far!
Sleep: Not great! Having so many weird dreams and such bad allergies. I keep waking up with an itchy nose, haha.
Best moment this week: Hitting the 12 week mark! It just feels like a milestone, as we're basically out of the first trimester now!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: Not yet!
Food cravings: None really! Sour candy has been my jam though!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Vegetables, unfortunately. Just the thought of them makes me gag. :(
Have you started to show yet: Yes, SO quickly this time around!
Gender: Don't know yet!
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? In/flat
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but SO emotional!!
Symptoms: Weird dreams, dry skin, acne, tired.