You may find yourself developing a bit of a split personality — feeling moody one day and joyful the next. Unsettling as this is (especially if you pride yourself on being in control), what you're going through is normal.
I woke in an awful mood this morning. I'm not really sure why. Glad that I'm "normal." Despite a decent sleep, I woke up tired. That's been the case for the last few mornings. The girls started fighting before 6:30am so that certainly didn't help. We have since had breakfast and they're relaxing on the couch watching an episode of Caillou, while I drink tea and type. Day is getting better!
So, you might have noticed that I referred to baby as a SINGLE sweet pea. We are having "just" one! I ended up having a very early ultrasound last week. I was having some pains on one side of my lower abdomen. They were sharp and very localized. The one-sidedness concerned me, especially because we were getting ready to go down to Western MA for a long weekend for a wedding. (Pictures to come -- wedding was gorgeous!)
I sent a message to the doctor because it was after-hours and I couldn't reach the nurse. His response wasn't encouraging. "Please go to the emergency room." Jenn was angry at the shortness of his reply because it scared me. I knew that I would feel much better if I ruled out an ectopic pregnancy, so I went to the ER, only to leave 3 hours later at midnight without an answer. Because I wasn't doubled over in pain and/or bleeding, they felt confident that I could get a proper OB ultrasound in the morning. Thankfully, my morning ultrasound showed an intrauterine pregnancy with one little sac. We were relieved on many levels!
Symptom-wise -- I don't have any real complaints. Symptoms seem to come and go. I seem to be a little bit more tired than usual. I have very mild bouts of nausea that come and go, usually when I'm feeling hungry. The abdominal twinges are less frequent now.
We have our first midwife appointment this week -- with the same midwife who delivered the girls! And, we are going in for an ultrasound next week to see the little gummy bear. I can't wait to see the heartbeat!
PS. YES, AMANDA…my bucket list is coming soon!!