10 weeks already! Where has the time gone!? I am officially in my 10th week, my baby is the size of a prune and I have a little belly showing already that I have to work on hiding. I have been nothing less than exhausted since finding out I was pregnant. I could probably live on my couch or in my bed and sleep forever. I thought I would be able to keep up with my workout routine, but at a lighter pace, and that is currently not the case. I had one good week, two weeks ago where I went everyday for 6 days, but then I crashed again and haven’t been at all last week. I can’t even bring myself to do an at home workout. My tank is empty.
I’ve experienced several symptoms so far but nothing unbearable. I have been very lucky with regards to morning sickness and I have not experienced any at all. I think I’ve had a couple waves of nausea, but not in awhile and a couple moments of light-headedness. I find that as long as I don’t let myself get hungry and continue to eat throughout the day, I am perfectly fine. My boobs feel like they’re growing at a rapid rate. I have pulled the old bras out of storage fit right back into them. If my boobs keep growing at this rate, I will not have any bras to turn to soon and may just switch permanently to comfy sports bras, which I prefer anyways. No one likes bras (girls), and when you add permanent tender boobs to the mix, it’s way worse.
Two symptoms that I’ve really noticed are acne and hair growth. I have such bad acne now and it’s on my face, chest and shoulders. My hair growth had sped up drastically. I feel like I have to shave my legs every other day instead of every four days. Saliva is a little excessive as well. Even though I’m not nauseous, I’ve still got excess saliva. I do find that I get very warm/sweaty at night time and tend to wake up drenched in sweat, even though I went to bed freezing.
Yesterday I spent the day painting what is currently the office but will soon become the nursery. That took a lot of energy out of me, and I have to go back and do a second coat today. I’m hoping I can find the energy because I am once again exhausted. I choose a dark teal colour and am looking to have all white furniture to make it all pop. I’m very excited for the finished product.
I haven’t really been having cravings I don’t think, but I find that if I smell something yummy or get an idea of a food in my head, I need to eat that for my next meal. I will become fixated on it. This past Friday it was Chinese food. I don’t even eat Chinese food anymore as I cut it when I cut the bad carbs. I’ve been eating a ton of bread again, which I know hasn’t been the greatest but sometimes I find it the easiest, quick snack to make a piece of toast when I’m getting hungry and know I need to eat something before the nausea kicks in.
I have my first appointment with my midwife next week. Yes, it’s late for a first appointment but my husband is away and I was waiting for him to get back so we could go together. I have disclosed to them that I would like to avoid having an ultrasound done and would like not to have them use the doppler on me. They did not seem to keen on that, and have said if I do go that route, that I will not be able to do an at home birth because we don’t know what kind of risks there might be without the ultrasounds. I have time to decide what I would like to do in the end, but I want to ensure I do all my research first.
I knew if I ever became pregnant that I would definitely be one of those ‘hippie moms’ who does things as natural as possible. I understand I may be faced with some judgement and opinions on these topics, but I have done my research first. I am a non vaxxer. I was vaccinated until kindergarten and after that my mom stopped. I will not be vaccinating my child and thankfully I also have a husband who is on board for this.
I’ve done my research behind mid-wives vs. OBGYN’s and I’ve chosen a mid-wife. As I have a previously diagnosed condition, the midwife may not accept me. They are not familiar with Adenomyosis, but they plan on doing research and they may deny me, which will be upsetting if that is the case. I did not think I could get pregnant. I successfully got super healthy and boom, baby appeared.
I am also looking to have as non-invasive of a pregnancy as possible. I tried to do research on this, and it was hard to find. I’ve read lots of research on the dangers of ultrasounds, but I struggled to find other moms who talked about their experiences with doing non-invasive pregnancies. I’m hoping to be another voice for this advocacy as we tend to follow the standard schedules our doctors recommend, not truly knowing the dangers of what we might be doing. I’m hoping this blog will be helpful to some of you, and I hope you ask questions and do your research. There’s lots out there, our doctors just don’t always disclose it to us.
I am also O negative blood type, and my doctor wants me to get the Rhogam shot. I will talk about this later on as well, as it is another immunization type shot and there are studies behind it.