Tuesday, May 5, 2009

14 Weeks

Woot!! We have made it to 14 weeks. That means we are 2 more weeks down the Prego road than we were when this whole thing started. I don't have a lot of nausea when I'm pregnant, but during the 1st Trimester I am incredibly exhausted. Thankfully that is starting to subside, and I feel more like my normal(term used loosely) self. I am finally able to stay up longer than Clayton, and get the laundry done. Seriously, we were living out of the laundry baskets for a while. I don't like that at all. It feels like chaos all the time, and I do not thrive in chaos. I need my routine in a bad like way.

Here's my real point(I don't really have one today, but just go with it). Before we get to that point I have decided to term Trisomy 18, "T18", it's shorter and easier. One more thing, guys I'm gonna talk about preggo girly stuff from here on out. This is your chance to leave, or forever hold your peace. Here we go.

T18 babies normally have a larger than normal placenta that they get to float around in. Johanna (or should I guess actually me) has one. I have only gained 4.5 lbs so far. And remember for the last 2 weeks I have been stress eating. I have been pleased with my little weight gain so far. I had gained a lot more when I was 14 weeks with Clayton. Anyway, my clothes don't fit. AT ALL. I haven't been able to wear my jeans for a while now, so I went ahead and made the switch to maternity jeans a month or so back. I was still able to wear my scrub pants to work though. Well, this week they are not as comfortable as they once were. It amazes my how something that small can make your clothes fit so tightly. When Chad and I found out we were expecting again, I assumed that I would need maternity clothes more quickly than I did with Clayton. But, this is crazy. I'm gonna have to go to Mimi's House of Mumu's by the end of next week.

It's so worth it though. I love this little girl so very much. I didn't think it was possible to love a person as much as I loved Chad, then we had Clayton, and I again thought I would never love another person as much as I love him, then I found out I was pregnant again, and I immediately loved this little person as much as I love Chad and Clayton. We found out that Jo is a "special" child, but we don't feel any differently about her. I absolutely love being pregnant, and it is my intent to enjoy this pregnancy, however long or short it may be, as much as I did with Clayton.

That's all I got for today. I feel incredibly blessed and loved this week. God has an amazing way of taking the difficulties out of difficulty(it made sense to me).


Rebecca said...

I am just the opposite! I was huge with the other 3, but *so* much smaller with Olivia. I'm guessing it's because she's significantly smaller :>( due to the one artery umbilical cord.

P.S. I know this is weird, but my husband was asking if Chad would open to emailing. I know they're perfect strangers, but....I think my Hubs is looking for someone to "connect" with that can understand what he's going through. Please let me know when you can: chefgirl96 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Adrienne said...

You've got a wonderful attitude and God will give you the strength to make it through this pregnancy. I hope little Jo will continue to grow and thrive and bring much joy to your family- sounds like she already is!:)

<----- That's me... said...

I love you. Haha, and how you are optomistic and whatnot..

I'm glad you are feeling better that's alway a good sign:)

Yes, God can always take the difficulties out of difficult (made sense to me too!)

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

Hi there! I'm Cathy and I'm also 14 weeks pregnant with my 5th child (all have been girls so far). My last pregnancy was scary in that I had a few soft markers for a genetic disorder - downs syndrome and trisomy were possibilities. Because I was 28 weeks along when they noticed the issues - I chose not to have an amnio and just to handle what the Lord gave me.

I'm a bit scared of a repeat performance this time around as I'm closer yet to 35 (I'm almost 34) and I am aware that the more kids I have the more likely there is to be "something wrong".

I believe God has led me to your blog and others for a reason. Three years ago - the thought of losing a baby or even having something wrong with one, would have been too much to handle.

Today - I know I can handle anything and feel much closer to God than I have ever before in my life. Baby Jo has already made a difference in my life and I'm going to assume others as well.

How about THAT for not even having been born yet!

Preachersgirl3491 said...

I think you are beautiful and we can all get matching mumus how fun would that be.