Since I kept this pregnancy a secret for almost all of the first trimester, I figured a recap would be good for those of you who are interested.
I hit the glorious 12 week mark tomorrow and welcome the start of the 2nd trimester. Maybe I can get some relief from my headaches, peeing every 20 minutes, and tiredness? Lol, who am I kidding!?
But I have to admit, this time around…it’s been different than with Mabel. Mabel’s pregnancy was fairly easy; no morning sickness was the biggest thing and I didn’t know how good I had it! This time around, I had it…but it wasn’t too bad. It was 4 straight weeks of constant nausea but no throwing up (thank goodness).
My headaches this time around have been daily and I’m almost certain it’s due to stress since I mainly feel them in the back of my neck. My advice: don’t try to relocate/move when you’re pregnant…if it can be avoided. But apparently being pregnant is my thing when moving, since I was pregnant with Mabel when we moved from Colorado to Delaware. But back to the headaches…maybe it’s also due to not drinking enough water? I know, I know…shame on me…but my issue with water this early in the game is that it gives me killer heartburn (I seriously didn’t have this issue until the 3rd trimester last time around). But it is what it is. Tums are just going to be my best friend until February and this child will probably end up with a ton of hair just like Mabel had when she was born.
So I’ve had a few questions already this time around that I figured I’d address too:
Will I be doing vlogs again? Yes, I’m hoping to…I finally got a new computer (my old computer was so full that it wouldn’t let me store any new vlogs so that’s pretty much the reason why I stopped). My in-laws are coming to visit next week, so I’m going to try to start up after that…if my headaches let up.
Will we be finding out the gender? Yep…I’m not a surprise kind of person.
Hospital or Birth Center this time around? We’re hoping to do a midwife run birth center again this time around. I had such an amazing experience with the midwives at The Birth Center in Wilmington, Delaware that we’ve been looking around to find a similar place in South Carolina. The two in the area are both around an hour and a half drive, so let’s just hope I don’t end up having this next baby in the car, lol! And as with Mabel, I’m also hoping to go med free again…call me crazy.
Water birth? Maybe…last time I wasn’t able to try since the one water birth room was taken when I was in labor with Mabel. The birth center that we are looking at now has a birthing tub in every room so it should be an option this time around.
I plan on starting my weekly updates next week but until then if you have any questions, please leave them for me and I’ll do my best to answer! Feel free to ask midwife/birth center questions too…I try to help with those!