Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bad Excitement, Good Excitement, and 18 Weeks

I've had the tiniest bit of rusty-colored discharge/spotting today.  So far it seems to have stopped, but my heart is currently residing in my throat.  Most would say that I've had a fairly easy pregnancy, but I would take 9 months of throwing up every day, to never have to go to the bathroom and see spots in my panties. I'm doing my best to stay calm about it.  Every subsequent visit to the potty with nothing new makes me feel a little better.

In other, more happy-inducing news, my master bath is well on it's way to being renovated!  In 1 day the contractors had it completely gutted.  The next day they put down new subfloor, built out the wall so a 4 foot shower could fit were a non-standard (small) tub had been, and installed most of my new shower.  Today they're putting down the new flooring, and I'm not sure what else.  Very exciting!

On a semi-whim, JP and I decided to take a little trip!  My twin sister has lived in Denver for a couple of years now with her fiance.  She's moving back to Indiana in the Spring/early Summer, so if I want to visit her out there, I need to get going before my third trimester.  We booked out plane tickets today, and we're heading out on November 9th.  I'm so excited!

Speaking of my twin sister...  My pregnancy has motivated her to make some changes of her own.  She's dedicated to losing some weight, and she visited an endocrinologist to start being treated again for her CAH (we're identical, with the same adrenal disorder).  She is officially on the start of her road to TTC!  We're all really excited!

The weekly update, feel free to skip right on by!

* Belly - Definitely popping out now, though some still say it's not obvious.

* Weight gain - I'm up about 7 lbs.

* Symptoms - Fatigue is the big one.  My commute to work is starting to become pretty rough.  I'm having a lot of trouble staying asleep all night.

* Cravings/Aversions -  Sweets and Chinese food.  All of the Fall pumpkin treats are amazing!

* Clothes - I'm completely on maternity pants or regular pants and a Bella Band.  I'm having trouble with maternity shirts, and in general find them to be TIGHTER than regular shirts of the same size, just longer.  What the heck is up with that?

* Movement - I'm pretty sure I felt the baby move for the first time the night before last.  It felt like a tiny little flick just to the left of my belly button.  So amazing!  I can't wait until it's more frequent!

* Feelings on gender - I'm not guessing anymore!  My mother is SURE it's a girl, and my twin sister is SURE it's a boy!  Anatomy scan in 5 days!

* Meds - Morning:  Regular multivitamin, 2000 ui Vitamin D, Clari.ten 10 mg, 1600 mcg Folic Acid, 2 puffs of Symbi.cort (new change from Advair).  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Rhino.cort (new change from Flonase), Symbi.cort, 450 mg DHA, 30 mg Hydrocortisone.

* Mood - Erratic.  I go from really angry to over the moon excited about all the changes going on.  I feel like I'm losing my mind sometimes.

* What I miss - Sleep.

* Appointments - Have I mentioned that my anatomy scan is in 5 days?!?!

* Medical concerns - Nutrition/calories, vitamin levels, CAH.

* Coming up - ANATOMY SCAN on Monday!


  1. Damn spotting! It's never, ever welcome. I hope you've seen the last of it.

  2. Happy 18 weeks! How exciting for your sister to start on her TTC journey. Hopefully, it won't be a struggle for her. :)

  3. Sorry about the spotting, lovely, hope it goes away soon-soon-soon!

    Twin sister. Mystifying. I wonder how similar the children of identical twins end up looking?