This post is Part 2 of my current pregnancy story. If you missed Part 1, you can read it HERE!
After all the commotion at the beginning of this pregnancy, I was keen to just relax and start enjoying it.
But in typical Jacqui fashion this was not to be.
I became violently seasick and dizzy, a massive case of All-Day-Sickness, that would not ease for anything.
Those of you that have known me since the twins, or who have read my TWINS post would probably be thinking exactly what we were thinking at this stage…
There has to be more than one in there….
And with the high blood test results and previous experience, we were thinking there was a fair chance they missed one on the early scan again.
As a result, we opted to take the 12 week blood test and scan that they do to test for Downs Syndrome. Not so much because this was going to be an issue, but because we needed to have a good look inside my tummy to check for the stowaway…
It was the first time we had ever had this test done and to be perfectly honest with you all, it caused me more worry and stress over something that has never been a worry for us before. In hindsight, I probably wouldn’t take that test again, but it was nice to have another peek at bub.
At 12 weeks, still feeling like death warmed up, the sonographer introduced us to our bub again.
Yes, that’s right, JUST ONE!!! Or so they say….. (We never fully believe them till they’ve sewn my Caesar scar back up!!!)
It was amazing to see just how much it had grown in a short period of time.
So the what if’s and worry began about test results as I fought to keep my head out of a bucket and remain upright.
My blogging decreased dramatically as I could not even sit up long enough to type a status update. The house became a disaster zone as the mess kept piling up and I just couldn’t function to fix it.
I was a mess. Emotionally and physically. The house was (and still kind of is) a great big mess. The stress was adding up and I could feel a meltdown coming on. Except I didn’t even have the energy for that.
Life took over as I nodded off randomly, got up and fell down with dizziness and watched Christmas pass us with a blur.
It was tough and none of my other single pregnancies have treated me this way.
I anxiously awaited the results of the test, to be told there was no risk and everything looked happy and healthy in there. GREAT!!!
The doctor is testing for diabetes earlier than normal, just to see if that is the cause of the dizzy spells. On a whole I am feeling a lot better.
I’m still dizzy. I am still very tired, but I am able to function so much better.
AND THAT IS SOMETHING I WILL NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN!
My weight-loss has not suffered, and that pleases me to bits. After months of eating anything that would stay down, and absolutely no exercise, I was happy to get on the scales at the doctors to find I had not gained any weight at all.
Infact, although the doctors cannot confirm this for me, I am certain that the reason we have been blessed with this baby is the result of losing those 14 odd kilos. Perhaps my massive weight gain after Levi had something to do with the lack of ovulation, or the way my body coped with the initial stages of conception.
I am now between 14 -15ish weeks. There is a week and 2 days difference between the scan dates and the date of my LMP but close enough is good enough for me. I just think we’re growing a giant!!!
Boy or girl, big or small, it doesn’t matter to us. All I know is after the rough ride this little person has endured through this first trimester, it’s going to be one hell of a little fighter! 🙂
Now in the beginning I was convinced it would be another boy, due to the cravings and similarities between the pregnancy I had with Levi……
But after all this illness and puke, only a girl could make me feel this crook, speaking from experience on that one.
Do you like to find out the sex of your babies or do you leave it to be a surprise???