Almost out of the woods now…
I can’t believe that I am 10 weeks pregnant already. I was so lucky to skip the whole throwing up morning sickness thing. Other than aches and fatigue the 1st trimester has been a breeze (now that I have adjusted to being in bed eating all the time and being tired all the time).
December 11th is my 2nd prenatal checkup and I am amazed at how much better I am beginning to feel! I was up and out of bed all afternoon enjoying the holiday goodness that is our living room. Over the weekend N dug out the holiday decorations and we got our holiday tree so we decorated the place up and I have been enjoying it all day.
My energy level is increasing and all my other symptoms are improving as well so this is a relief to me. I learned that towards the end of the 1st trimester a woman’s blood supply greatly increases and my observed dizziness is my body trying to adjust to the changes in blood supply. I am working to move slower when I stand up or bend down as this is the main cause of the dizziness.
The whole idea that N and I are pretty much 100% alone out here has started to set in now that the holidays are close. We wont be visiting family this holiday season since we now live 1000’s of miles away from them. We are planning to send them some gifts but we’ll be all alone for Christmas this year.
I’ll also be going without a baby shower as a result of the miles between us. It is disappointing and sad for us, especially since this is our first child and it is such a big life event that we’ll be experiencing all alone. Although we are sad to be alone we are also happy that we were able to get life in order as a result of this move. I guess it is a trade off huh?
Either way I am excited to spend the holidays with N and to have my next prenatal appointment. Yay for being pregnant and for Christmas.