We’ve made it another week! Second trimester, 2nd high-risk pregnancy with Baby #2 (we’ve gotta come up with another name!). The baby is in my right uterus, just like Hannah. He/she sits WAY over on my right side. If you look closely enough, I’m just a little lopsided. Fun side effect of having uterus didelphys! (That won’t last the whole time, and I’ll call you out if I see you staring.)
Ligament pain tends to kick in for me a little early, too. A lot of times it just means I need to sit down, slow down and take it easy for a minute or three. Nothing like shooting pain down your side to remind you that you’re pregnant!! While it’s not the most fun thing in the world, it lets me know baby is growing and moving around in there. So long as it doesn’t get too extreme, I’ll take it every day of the week.
Like any pregnancy, I have my good days and I have my bad. Good: No spotting this pregnancy!! I spotted dark brown blood from my empty uterus for the first 10 weeks with Hannah. That can happen with uterus didelphys. That, or even a ton of blood once the empty one realizes it’s not pregnant. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t. And so far that’s the case with me! Yay! Spotting is the scariest thing if you’ve ever had a miscarriage.
The bad: I REALLY wish this “morning sickness” would let up. I put it in quotes because for me it’s all day, and actually gets worse at night. I’m on Zofran to keep the nausea away and help me eat a little… but sometimes I just need to sleep it off. I was sick through 24 weeks with Hannah, so I’m prepared for a few more months of this.
I love playing with my daughter, but between feeling sick and having no energy I feel bad about the kind of mom she’s getting right now. So, to make up for it, any ounce of extra energy I have goes towards her. This little girl is something else. Let’s see… she’s already learned to roll her eyes at me, dances to music whenever she hears it, and is REALLY good at the word NO. She’s sassy… and I have NO IDEA where she gets it from! (wink wink) I blame her father! Ha! Just kidding.
Epic hair on a grumpy morning
Cruising the strip… otherwise known as the hallway.
Coloring… our new favorite pastime.