First of all, HI DAWNIE!! Yes, please use my due date as inspiration! I'm due June 12th. But promise me you'll encourage me once June comes and you're all fit and trim and I'm just starting the journey, ok??
I had a doctor's appt today. I'm 14 weeks today and really feeling the baby move a lot. I ate powdered doughnuts yesterday and the child went WILD. I'm not sure if it was the sugar or if they were just saying, "Hey Mom! I really liked those doughnuts!!" But whatever it was, it definitely got a reaction out of the little babe.
I'm feeling pretty good. I basically have to do nothing. Literally. I mean, I can load the dishwasher and make the kids meals and that's about it. Then I collapse in bed and conk out. My kiddos go to sleep between 7 and 7:30 and if Josh is here, he puts them to bed. Otherwise I stick em in bed at 7 and let them talk and play until they fall asleep.
If I do too much, I inevitably end up in the hospital for IV fluids. Like, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up having to go this weekend or early next week. This week is busy. I had a doctor's appt today, Christian has an eye appt in a big city an hour away tomorrow (he is having surgery to correct his eyes in January most likely), Thursday the kids have a moms and tots Christmas get-together and a choir practice for our Christmas program, maybe another practice on Friday, the church program is Saturday and we're supposed to get together with my in-laws on Sunday. I can see myself not being able to make it to that, which makes me so mad and sad because I love my in-laws and it's a special time with the older ones.
Anyway, all that may not seem like that much, but my dumb body can't really handle anything. So I'm trying to take it easy, keep myself hydrated and hope for the best.
The baby's heartbeat was nice and strong; my OB didn't say how fast it was. I have my ultrasound scheduled for Jan. 19th to find out if it's a boy or girl. I honestly can't wait to find out, and will be happy with either. I just am praying everything is healthy and whole. This is the first time I can honestly say I don't have a preference on gender; in the beginning I really wanted a girl, and then the last few weeks I've been thinking about how sweet boys are and wanting one more boy. Now I just want the baby to be healthy and it's so exciting to find out whether it's a boy or girl. I can't wait, and I'll share here for sure what it is.
I have to give blood for more tests on the 5th and I'm so nervous I'm going to faint again! I have never done that in my life, so I'm really going to try to eat some protein beforehand so I won't be so woozy and lightheaded. I've had two IV's since then, and the needles for that are much larger and been fine. So keeping my fingers crossed the fainting episode never happens again. ;-)
I hope you're all doing well!! Thanks for checking up on me. :)