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Still pregnant!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Okay well yea. Still pregnant. I hate being pregnant. I feel bad saying that sometimes because I know there are a lot of people out there who put themselves through hell to get pregnant, but I just hate it. I love the kid when it comes out, but...I just hate it.

I also feel bad saying that because in the grand scheme of things, both of my pregnancies have been very easy. I had very limited morning sickness with this one, and none with Max. With Max I had an intense appetite - I don't think I felt full for the entire 9 months he was in there. That resulted in like 65 lbs of weight gain. This one I don't have that, which is kind of nice, and I don't have really any aversions so to speak. I've managed to keep my weight under control, which is kind of surprising to me cause I still feel huge, but as of my last appointment I've only gained 7 lbs.

But I still hate being pregnant.

That being said, we get to find out the gender next week. I'm pretty excited about that. I'm about 98% sure that it's a girl. Husband still doesn't want to find out, saying that it's "The last big surprise you get in your lifetime." I think that's BS. So we are compromising and having the Dr. write it on a slip of paper and put it in an envelope, and then having a friend of mine make a cake for a reveal. We will have parents on Skype so we can all find out together. That's probably the biggest thing going on right now.

Last week was rough - after a week of a cold that passed it's way through my house, I ended up with strep throat. I was out from work for two days. I took the whole week off of the gym to recover. I'm still not 100%, but at least no sore throat anymore. Still coughing and so tired. It seems like I just can't get enough sleep.

Husband has taken to sleeping diagonal in the bed. Monday night I was shoved into the corner of the bed all night. That was not fun in the slightest. Last night he was relegated to the couch. I slept much better until 4am when my son woke up and wanted no one but me. I reset my alarm so that I would be up for work but not the gym thinking that I wouldn't be able to get him back to sleep before I had to wake up at 5, but at 5:10 he was snoring away so I quickly brushed my teeth and headed out the door. No protein shake, no snack before working out, no medicine. I went back after working out and took my meds. I ate my lunch for breakfast when I got to work. I'm paying for not just taking that time to sleep now. I'm very tired and foggy.

We've also started trying to potty train Max. That's an interesting endeavor with MIL and Johnny at home. For some reason, MIL is reluctant to help much with it or doesn't understand what to do or thinks she can't do it. So Johnny, who is supposed to be working at home NOT caring for Max, ends up having to do it. But it's hard when you're not able to spend all of your time with him asking him to try to go potty or talking constantly about it with him so he doesn't forget the goal. So I have a feeling the efforts during the week are fruitless. He was really great over the weekend, only 1 accident in 2 days. He was getting it and doing well, but I feel like it's not happening much yet this week. We'll see I guess.

So anyway, I haven't really been watching what I've been eating, except to say that I"m trying to eat healthier than I did with Max and making sure I'm only eating when I'm hungry (which isn't all that often in many cases). I have been continuing to work out when I can, eating fruits and veggies for snacks when I am able to, and really doing what I would imagine I'd be doing in maintenance mode. Thank goodness I'm almost halfway done with this. I want to get back to eating for ME and MY needs.

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CHANGEISGOOD 2/18/2013 3:09PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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I haven't been on here much the last month or so, I didn't realize you are pregnant! I am happy for you! When is the baby due?

The gender reveal party is a good idea! We did that with my daughter during her pregnancy. The doc wrote the results and sealed it and my other daughter was the only one that knew until right before the party. I got to find out a couple days early so I could help with the party plans. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes quickly and smoothly for you!


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KPETSCHE 2/12/2013 4:56AM

    I haven't done a good job of keeping up with my SparkFriends so I've been visiting SparkFriends' websites to catch up. Glad to see that things are going okay for you. Don't blame you for not liking the being pregnant part but it's awesome that you're doing so well with the weight gain portion. Good luck on the potty training!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/30/2013 8:45PM

    Sounds like your doing awesome, gaining 7 lbs half way through!

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MJREIMERS 1/24/2013 11:43PM

    I'm sorry that your pregnancy isn't enjoyable. I loved being pregnant! Maybe that's why I have four kids barely 5 years apart with the oldest three just over three years apart!

My sons weren't completely potty trained until they were 3 years old, too. Something about those boys! It sounds weird, but I know of some people that actually put the potty chair in the family room so that when their kids had to go, they were close and were more successful. (I never used this technique, but to each their own and if it help, then I guess I'd give it a go!)

If it makes you feel better, I gained lots of weight, too!
Child #1, 65 lbs; child #2, 45 lbs as she was a fall baby and that summer was HOT; child #3, 65 lbs, and child #4, 60 lbs, but he was delivered a week early because each child was getting bigger!

It sounds like you have a lot going on! Hang in there! Soon you'll have that new little blessing in your arms! Good luck!




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PHAMS85 1/23/2013 8:55PM

    I'm sorry you "hate" to be pregnant but at least it is only for a short time period.

Good luck on the potty training! I didn't get my son potty trained until almost 3 years old. What I finally did was go to Wal-Mart and buy an assortment of goodies. It was a wide variety...DVDs, clothes, various toys, even some lawn ornaments and getting to pick a prize after my son used the potty really helped. Before the basketful of goodies, I tried candy and that didn't work for him nor me because I wanted to eat on it too!

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