Hello Week 9!
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Where did this week go? We have been trying to potty train the twins hardcore this week since there is no way on this green earth we are having 5 in diapers at one time. The only way that is okay is if you have a TLC show and you have a set of quints. Lawson is getting on board and Gwendolyn is warming up to the idea.
Morning sickness is always around. I basically nibble a breakfast and having a lunch and then nothing till the next day. I really try and eat dinner but I find it very difficult.
Another thing hard about this week is that this is officially the longest I have gone without an ultrasound. I usually having one around week 8 with all the other babies. This time because of COVID it will not be until week 12. I find this has caused me great stress since I am attached and I don’t want anything bad to happen. For me the minute I see that line I am in love. I do take comfort that I feel the same like I do with my other pregnancies and my bump is growing. Of course I could ask for one but I really do not want to use resources that other people need more during this time. I have a home doppler that I used a TON with the twins – like daily I was so worried from week 11 – 17 or something like that. Lachlan I used it once – could not find anything and thought he was dead — talk about a panic. Since then I swore I would never try it again.
But the ultrasound is looming and the fact Eric cannot be there hurts. So I am thinking about using a doppler right before to have some peace. But I do not want another Lachlan experience again. I have a couple of weeks to decide.
Watson is such my cuddle buddy. Every pregnancy he is the same. Head on the baby. Once the baby is out – he is over them !
How far along: 9 Weeks
Total weight gain: Lost 9 pounds
Maternity clothes: Trying to find all my maternity clothes from the last 3 pregnancies. I know I put them somewhere. My bump is bumping and I need to find my clothes
Stretch marks: Can you get stretch marks on stretch marks? Just kidding. Kinda. My whole tummy from 4 other babies is a mess. But nothing new yet – it is always during the last strech
Bump: HUGE! I have not told anyone I am pregnant yet. I think it is 3 pregnancies in what 18 months? Lachlan is 17 months and Gwenivere is 6 month so how many months would that be being pregnant enough to make a belly? I have no idea. Basically my bump is huge – I think some it has to do with my umbilical hernia I have as well
Sleep: Sleeping a ton. I think with the 4 under 4 I am just wiped by 6 pm.
Best moment of this week: About a week ago we got the sneak peek results on the baby’s gender!
Miss anything: Going anywhere – but that is more Covid then anything else. I need me some Costco
Movement: So I am feeling something. Same thing happened with Gwenivere. Around 13 weeks with here it was like proper kicks. Right now it feels like someone popping a single bubble wrap right where the baby would be
Food cravings: SPICY. That is always a craving for me. I want those spicy Cheetos. Basically anything to cause me heartburn.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smells. Always smells
Have you started to show yet: Yes. It really is my bump. I measured it a few times and in a week I went up about 1.5 inches this seems to be consistent.
Genders: Yes! But I am waiting for the ultrasound
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: Out always with my hernia
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Good Mood
Looking forward to: Planning on telling everyone about the pregnancy. NO one has a clue. I mean who would. We had a baby 17 months ago then had a baby 6 months ago plus add in a pair of little twins. AGAIN this newest pregnancy was not planned and my OB is stumped since my birth control was suppose to be 99% effective.