Summer and blogging don't really fit as well for me which is why I've slowed down a bit lately.
Although I'm still tired, my energy is definitely returning. I'm starting to feel a bit more normal which is nice. My doctor told me that I'm anemic at my 10 week appointment (my sister and mom were also anemic during pregnancy) and I just started actually taking an iron supplement. So far no major constipation...
I still have some aversions, but it's still more of a nothing sounds good kind of issue with food. I've ordered 2 salads and haven't been able to eat them which seems weird. I can eat the chunky parts, just not any type of lettuce. I'm also pretty much off of pizza. I can eat it, but I usually feel nasty after. My go to's are fruit, PB&J, yogurt, and pasta. Oh and I just started eating cucumber and avocado rolls to get my sushi fix! I honestly don't even miss the fish! I get the same basic taste with my veggie roll. I'm also loving BLTs from Submarina.
I think my scale broke (really - like it's saying ridiculously low numbers) so I don't know how much weight I've gained, but I'm guessing about 8 or 9 pounds. I'm in maternity pants full-time (have been for weeks now). I think I can still mostly hide the bump if I wear the right shirt, but with fitted clothes it's getting pretty obvious!
I have pretty frequent heartburn and stuffiness, but that's about it.
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I also did CVS testing this week (chorionic villus sampling). The genetic screening tests aren't normed for 3 babies so we can't do any of them. So we decided to do CVS. Through the abdomen or vaginally, the doctor takes a tiny piece of the placenta (through suction) and it is tested for chromosomal abnormalities. (Mine was vaginally and it was NOT very comfortable, but didn't exactly hurt either.) I also opted to do the 99 panel blood test. It checks for 99 different genetic disorders! I guess 20-30% come back positive for something. Then your partner has to be tested to see if he is a carrier of the same issue. If so, they can test the CVS sample. All of these are extremely rare, so I'm not too concerned.
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I'm fully in maternity clothes, but really have been for 3 weeks at least for pants. Many of my shirts are too short to work with the pants, so I'm sticking to the longer and/or baggier ones. Everyone that knows me can definitely tell I'm pregnant, but I'm not sure if it's obvious to strangers yet.
One of my friends just gave me all of her maternity clothes and I'm really excited to look through them! I can't really borrow my sister's (except for shirts) because she hemmed everything and is shorter than I am.
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My beautiful and perfect nephew was born last week at 4:53 in the morning. (I'm going to write another post about the birth story.) I'm so in love with him! He's so tiny (born 7,7 - now a bit under 7lbs) and he looks me straight in my eyes with his little blue eyes. I'm so excited to watch him grow up!
Alright, alright - here's a pic: