Ugh. One thing I’m really having an issue with during this pregnancy is excess saliva. I seem to have way more than necessary and it makes my morning sickness much worse. All this saliva pooling in my mouth simply makes me want to barf. I have even taken to spitting it out ON THE STREET like a hooligan as it is either spit the saliva or vomit. Eric is mortified by it so it is rather hilarious. I try to carry tissues and do it the polite way but sometimes I just don’t even have time to get one out of my bag. Gross. So fucking gross. Oh and a tip to dealing with it is to EAT LESS STARCHY FOODS. Hahahahahahaha, who are they fucking kidding? All I want it starch. Starch and fruit. That’s it. So they can go get you know what’d because I ain’t giving up my starch just yet. But hey, growing baby and all so I’m trying to not whine about it and just get on with it. This too shall pass…
And 9 weeks you guys! Who would believe it?! I am actually getting to the point of believing that maybe little Bart is going to become a reality. Oh yes we all agree the baby in last week’s scan pic looks like Bart Simpson so that’s it, the kid has been named Bart. Although I did just question our decision as Bart is VERY naughty and I don’t want to give the baby any ideas while it is forming and all. Still, I think it is going to stick. It’s cute and funny. I called Monkey “Paris” (short for parasite because that is essentially what they are those babies, sucking all the nutrients from you first) before we knew he was a boy. We like our stupid baby names around here. Don’t be judgy.
The highlight of my week is that Eric got me Hulu so I can watch all my shows right after they are aired in the US and I don’t have to frig around with downloading! Wooooo! I am beyond thrilled about this. While not all my shows are on Hulu there is at least a sizeable chunk so yay for favourite TV. It was all good to go yesterday and I was feeling awful so I spent most of the day catching up on my teev while Monkey was with Eric and Granny. Granny just returned from Europe so they have had a bit of a bumper visit this weekend. I stayed for Thursday night and Friday with them and then I also went out with them for the day on Saturday but I did get some home alone time too which I really needed as so tired.
Speaking of tired, my housework is suffering. I just can’t face washing the dishes (yes we have a dishwasher but I won’t put plastics or certain other things in there so I wash some stuff) and putting the clothes away and doing anything really. I have also developed a head cold today. Sneezing sneezing sneezing and feeling awful. I have actually had a really healthy year – the last time I was sick was May – but I know that this is a direct result of my less than healthy eating lately. Plus of course my immune system is flattened out being pregnant and all. I am starting to really look forward to the second trimester. I want my healthy eating back and a little bit of energy really wouldn’t go astray.
Time kinda seems to have picked up a bit since that last scan so that is some welcome relief. I think it is as I am feeling more confident now. Only 1 more week until our 10 week scan and NIPT (chromosomal blood tests) and that actually seems really close now rather than so far away. I am actually starting to feel like we are in the home stretch of the first trimester now and that is a relief.
I am refusing to weigh myself as I’m not eating so great. I have decided to check in at around 12/13 weeks when I am hopefully feeling better and then work on the weight gain and healthier approach from there.
Life is good though, I am happy to be where we are. Not a day goes by when I am not grateful for this life growing inside of me when we have struggled for so long to come by it.