Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seventeen weeks

There's something I've been meaning to mention. I haven't before now, because I hadn't said anything at work until 2 weeks ago. And because, well, I don't subscribe to the view that you need to give every little detail about your life on your blog. But now, I guess, I am ready ... so here goes:

I am seventeen weeks pregnant.

It feels like I could write a whole book about what's happened from the beginning up until now but again I am reluctant to reveal too much personal detail.

I took the pregnancy test (though I knew in mind before - but have trained myself not to trust my mind since in the past I've felt like I was pregnant but wasn't) on the day after we 'broke up' from work for Christmas. This is exactly the day I took a pregnancy test last time and found out we were having E.

If you think that's a little strange, read on. Four has always been my lucky number. I use it on every Lotto ticket I ever buy. Shaun and I celebrate our anniversary on April 4. We had our four-year anniversary on 4/4/04. The gap between the due dates (though not actual birth dates I hope, since E was four weeks premature) is FOUR years and FOUR days.

Hmmmmm. Yeah.

So far? .... sooooo sick. Morning sickness so much worse this time round. With E I felt green for 14 weeks and never threw up. This one? Throwing up almost daily (and green the rest of the time). Has been charming.

Thankfully, at 17 weeks, I am now beyond most of the queasiness (although the smell of bacon cooking this morning did odd things to my tummy). Right now, we appear to be EXPANDING, big time. I keep getting knocked out. For example: I slept from 10pm through to 9am this morning (my one sleep-in day of the week - a precious thing!), then after I put E in bed today at 1.30ish I decided to lay on my bed 'for a minute'. An hour and a half vanished...

The bump is bigger than first time round, though I think that seems to be normal with second pregnancies. Quite a lot is, er, cushioning and not baby though. C'est la vie. A pregnant lady must eat - the dieting can bloody wait (after all, it will keep!).

So, yeah, there you have it - nearly halfway there!

8 comments:

Blue Mountains Mary said...

That is the loveliest loveliest news.

Except for the wicked morning sickness. I was a daily vomiter too...

daysgoby said...

SQUEE! Congratulations!

juliette said...

YaY!!
Congratulations!!

Super Sarah said...

Yay! My hideous vomiting stopped around the 17 week mark and I felt great after. Now, not so much, a horrible cold at 37 weeks makes for some uncomfortable pregnancy incontinence issues. Sigh, and now Amy is coughing too.

Stomper Girl said...

Congratulations! Only 23 weeks to go!

The second baby big bump is expected and yet so unexpected!

Melody said...

Oh congratulations! Great news. So bub #2 is due just after E's b'day hey? That's okay - you'll be able to have 1 party instead of 2 when it comes to b'days! *heehee*

M said...

Congratulations! That's fabulous news.

kim at allconsuming said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - HOW EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!