So there’s one thing that I forgot to mention during my update yesterday, and that is that my due date (may have) changed. There were some clerical errors made that no one had told me about which showed my due date as February 25th rather than the 28th. But the doctor was confused, and I’m not really sure what was decided by the end. Still, by MY reckoning, I am 19 weeks pregnant today, though on my sonogram two days ago, it shows me as 19 + 1, which would make me 19 + 3 now.
Have I confused you yet?
So anyway, until I know for sure, I am going to just continue regarding my due date as the 28th of February until someone gives me a definite answer. So here’s this week’s bump pic!
For comparison, here are my 19 week bump pics from the first pregnancy.
This week has been pretty quiet. Not a lot going on other than the usual pregnancy mood swings and a bit of stress about our scan results. But it’s important for us to remain calm and stress-free, so I am doing my best not to worry too much.
Yesterday morning I awoke around 4 AM, obnoxiously ill. Sore throat, pounding headache, earache and a horrible hacking cough. I actually had to get out of bed and get some tylenol (which I NEVER take if I can help it), it hurt so bad. Mark was lovely and actually let me sleep an extra 90 minutes, taking on double duty as daddy and working man. I appreciated it so much, and the extra sleep was helpful. I spent all day on the couch in my pyjamas, though, too tired and ill to do much else.
It truly is the worst being sick when pregnant. ESPECIALLY when you’ve still got a toddler to look after. Lucky for me, Dex seemed to sense my sickness and was pretty good for once. He gave me lots of hugs and cuddles.
Today I’m feeling better, though still not quite 100%. I think being ill made my dreams worse, though, as last night I dreamt over and over again about terrible things happening to Dexter. From falling out of a second-floor window onto the road to being beaten and bloodied at a party to being repeatedly thrown into the air and left to splatter on the concrete… it was one horrible thing after another, and I woke up with tears pouring down my face. There is something about being pregnant that makes you dream HORRIBLE things. I absolutely hate this part!
Anyway, I’m really hoping that taking it easy today and getting a good night’s sleep will help me to feel better, as tomorrow morning we’re up bright and early to begin our 1100 mile drive to Pennsylvania!
That’s right, we’re headed up north to enjoy the autumn as it’s MEANT to be enjoyed – with a bit of chill in the air and lots of pretty leaves falling from the trees. We’re staying until after Halloween, which is going to be so much fun. Dexter will get to go trick-or-treating with my dad and my brother’s family. He doesn’t know enough to be excited, but I’m excited enough for everyone!!
I did order some warmer pregnancy clothes off of ebay, and I’m DESPERATELY hoping they arrive today, as otherwise I will have nothing to wear up there! As it is, I am wearing the same four shirts and three skirts, as they are the only things that fit!
Not much else is going on, but I’m really looking forward to the coming week. Not only will I be enjoying visiting my family and friends and experiencing the best that fall has to offer, but next week marks the halfway point of the pregnancy!! YAHOO!